Charles Ault-Duell is an experienced Kansas attorney that clients can trust to fiercely defend them and truthfully counsel them. He has the tenacity and knowledge that clients need on their side in a wide range of legal arenas, including:
He received his law license in 2007 and defended his first cases while still attending Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. After law school he worked for the Kansas Court of Appeals as a chambers research attorney for the Honorable Patrick D. McAnany. He then returned to Salina to serve as an Assistant Saline County Attorney for over 3 years, where he gained invaluable trial experience on many high-visibility cases and won multiple appeals. Charles entered private practice in 2014 for a long-time Salina law firm, where he established his reputation as an excellent domestic and civil attorney. In 2017 he became a local business-owner and entrepreneur when he founded CAD Law, LC.
Charles grew up in Northwest Kansas in a family of preachers, teachers, and farmers. He is a proud alumnus of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina ('05), and he currently serves on its Board of Trustees. He served as the president of the Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association during the 2017-2018 term, and as an officer of the Bar Association for the 3 years prior. He has served several years on the advisory board of the Salina Initiative for Restorative Justice (SIRJ).
Taylor Thompson – Taylor is Wade’s full-time assistant. Taylor joined the firm in July 2019 when Wade joined the firm. Taylor worked for Wade for over 3 years outside of CAD Law, LC. Taylor has experience in and worked in many different trades until deciding to focus on Wade’s legal work.
Trista Crissman – Trista joined the firm in October 2018. Trista’s experience included over 18 years of experience in the banking industry. Trista started out working part-time assisting Charlie and eventually moved into assisting Wade on a full-time basis.
Mary Kay Thelen – Mary Kay joined the firm in July 2020. Mary Kay earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wichita State University in 2007. Mary Kay’s experience included almost 20 years working as a Social Worker in the Salina area. Mary Kay works part-time and primarily in the Personal Injury area of practice.
Kerry VanFosson – Kerry joined the firm in January 2021. Kerry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Auditing/Forensic Accounting from Kaplan University in 2011. Kerry’s experience includes 4 years of Legal Assistant experience, specializing in the domestic relations area. Kerry is Charlie’s full-time assistant.
Stephanie Lawrence – Stephanie joined the firm in January 2021. Stephanie earned a degree in Paralegal Studies from Brown Mackie College in 1996. Stephanie’s experience includes over 18 years of Legal Assistant experience in the areas of civil litigation and domestic relations, adding to it firm related administrative and management experience the last three years. Stephanie is the Office Manager and assists with legal assistant work where needed.