Todd was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. His practice is exclusively in the complex area of workers' compensation and industrial accidents. The workers' compensation statutes in Kansas are filled with detailed provisions, exclusions and exceptions that change regularly with court rulings, regulatory modifications and legislative amendments. Workers' compensation requires continuous research, active participation in litigation and on-going review of legislative activity. Kansas workers' compensation benefits are among the lowest in the nation. Todd has argued before the Kansas House Committee on Commerce in an ongoing effort to improve the rights of Kansas workers.
Russell Todd King
Before forming the Accident Recovery Team, Todd worked at a large insurance defense firm representing some of the state's largest employers and their insurance companies in workers' compensation litigation, thus giving him a unique litigation perspective from both sides of the courtroom that he uses to optimize his client's benefits and recovery. With litigating workers' compensation cases since 1996, Todd is a frequent seminar speaker having taught workers' compensation issues for the Council on Education in Management, Lorman Education Services, Sterling Education Services, the National Business Institute and the Wichita Bar Association.
Todd received his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the Kansas Association for Justice, a member of the Kansas Bar Association and a member of the Wichita Bar Association, where he serves on the Ethics and Grievance Committee, investigating attorney ethical violations. He is licensed to practice in the Kansas District Courts, the Kansas Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court for the State of Kansas and the 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.
Born Omaha, Nebraska, July 7, 1974; admitted to the bar, 2000, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Doane College (B.S. Political Science, magna cum laude, 1997); legal education, University of Kansas (J.D., 2000). Member: Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations; Kansas Association for Justice; American Association for Justice.
Sean C. Brennan
Prior to law school, Mr. Brennan worked on both the Senate and campaign staff of former Senator J. Robert Kerrey-D-NE. Following law school, Mr. Brennan practiced in the fields of personal injury defense and commercial litigation. In 2003, Mr. Brennan ceased representing insurance companies and began representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation.
Mr. Brennan has tried many cases in district courts throughout the State of Kansas and in Federal District Court in Wichita. Mr. Brennan's current practice emphasizes trial work. In connection with his trial practice, Mr. Brennan has presented at numerous seminars and Continuing Legal Education events on matters relating to trial practice.
Born and raised in Newton, Kansas. First admitted to the bar in Missouri in 1990, Mr. Albin was admitted to the Kansas bar in 1991 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts (Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas) and the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He received his preparatory and legal education at the University of Kansas (B.A., Economics/Political Science, 1987; J.D., 1990). Mr. Albin served on the University of Kansas Law Review in 1988-89. He is currently a member of the Wichita Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas Association for Justice.
Gary K. Albin
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Albin practiced in the fields of workers' compensation defense, employment discrimination (both on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants) and insurance defense. Since 2004, he has represented injured workers and plaintiffs exclusively in both workers' compensation claims and personal injury litigation throughout the state of Kansas. Mr. Albin has prepared written materials and been a featured speaker at numerous seminars and continuing legal education presentations, focusing on matters pertaining to workers' compensation, Family Medical Leave Act and employment discrimination topics.
Born Carrollton, IL, February 3, 1975; admitted to the bar, 2007, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Friends University (B.S. Computer Information Systems, 2003); legal education, Washburn University (J.D., 2007). Member: Wichita, Kansas, and American Bar Associations; Kansas Association for Justice.
Norman E. Douglas Jr.
Prior to law school, Mr. Douglas served five years as a law enforcement officer in the United States Air Force. Within his role as a law enforcement officer, he was additionally certified as a Law Enforcement Desk Sergeant, Armorer and Patrolman. During his enlistment, he had temporary duty assignments in foreign countries such as Saudi Arabia and South Korea. After an honorable discharge, Mr. Douglas spent four years working at Cessna Aircraft Company. While working in Citation Warranty Administration, he handled customer warranty issues - dealing with domestic and international customers on a daily basis. He also reviewed and made recommendations regarding contractual agreements between Cessna and its customers/suppliers. Finally, he created and published internal procedure manuals to be used by coworkers and new employees. Following law school, Mr. Douglas joined the firm, concentrating his practice in the field of personal injury.
Mr. Douglas has litigated multiple cases in the district courts throughout the State of Kansas and in Federal District Court in Wichita. His current practice includes litigated and non-litigated cases.