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Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Appellate Practice
Family Law

Admissions
Kansas
U.S. District for the District of
Kansas and Western District of
Missouri
10th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

Education
Washburn University,
School of Law, J.D. 

Baker University,
B.A. – Secondary Education


    Marti Crow
     
    Marti Crow received her Jurus Doctorate degree from Washburn Law School in 1992, magna cum laude and 4th in her class.  She was sworn into the Kansas Bar in 1993. She worked for the Kansas Department of Revenue and the Department of Health and Environment before joining Crow & Associates in 1995.  She graduated with honors from Baker University in 1966, with a B.A. in Secondary Education with a concentration in English and Social Science. Prior to law school, Marti served on the Leavenworth City Planning Commission and the Leavenworth City Board of Zoning Appeals for 17 years, including several years as Chairperson.  During her tenure, the Leavenworth City Zoning Ordinance was amended extensively and the Leavenworth City Comprehensive Plan was rewritten.  She was elected and served on the Leavenworth School Board over 13 years, including four years as President.  In 1986, Marti was selected as a member of the 1986 Leadership Kansas Class by the Kansas Association of Commerce and Industry.  She was a member of the founding board of Leadership Leavenworth Lansing, a local leadership program at the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce.

Marti was appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to serve on the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission from 1993 until 1999 and chaired the Commission from 1997 until 1999.  She has presented continuing legal education programs on military family law and Kansas legislation for the Kansas Bar Association annual meeting and the annual meeting of the Kansas Association of County Counselors.  She is the author of the Military Family Law chapter in the KBA Family Law Handbook.  She also served as an editor of the Washburn Law Journal and wrote an article about the Kansas divorce law that was published in the Journal in 1991. In the 1990s, she also wrote and published a series of articles in the Kansas Government Journal concerning environmental law. 

On November 5, 1996, Marti was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives to represent the 41st District in Leavenworth.  She has been reelected to six additional terms.  She has served on the Judiciary Committee for eleven years.  Marti is Agenda Chairperson and a member of the leadership team for the House Democratic Caucus.  During her service in the House, Marti has served as ranking Democrat on the Joint Committee on Claims Against the State and as a member of the Special Joint Committee on School Finance,  a Special Committee on Tobacco Settlement Funds. She has served on subcommittees to rewrite Kansas special education law; a bill to create a state postsecondary education savings program and subcommittees on powers of attorney, guardian and conservator law and protection from abuse proceedings.

In 1999, Representative Crow was one of three Kansas legislators selected to attend the Bowhay Institute fo Legislative Leadership Development program in Madison, Wisconsin.  She was selected as “2005 Legislator of the Year” by the Kansas Association of Career and Technical Education.  Representative Crow has served as a member of the Midwestern High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Project Committee and the Education Committee for the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments. 
 
     
 
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