Linda Constable was born in Salina, Kansas, on February 3, 1948. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas, with highest distinction, in 1973, and Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Kansas in 1979.
Ms. Constable was admitted to the Kansas bar in 1979, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. Ms. Constable began private practice in 1979 with the firm of Foulston & Siefkin. She joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch as a member in 1993.
Ms. Constable’s law practice includes drafting wills, revocable trusts, and related documents; structuring wealth transfers to individuals and charities through irrevocable trusts and other arrangements; complex planning associated with business succession issues; preparing gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax returns; forming family limited partnerships and other entities; advising fiduciaries on administration of estates and trusts; and resolving tax disputes.
Ms. Constable has made presentations at Quad State Meetings of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Kansas Tax Conference, the Arkansas Federal Tax Institute, and National Philanthropy Day Conference. She has also been a presenter at seminars sponsored by the Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations and other professional groups.
Ms. Constable is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Kansas Bar Association Section of Probate, Real Property, and Trust Law, on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, and on various professional committees. She is a member of the Wichita Estate Planning Council and has served on that organization’s executive committee and as its president. She has been a member of the Wichita Estate Planning Forum since its inception and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Trusts and Estates since 1991, and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate.
Ms. Constable has been actively involved in the Wichita community. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Wichita Community Foundation, the Rotary Foundation, the Kansas Humane Society, Heartspring, Inc., and Big Brothers–Big Sisters (she was also a Big Sister). She has been a member of the St. Francis Foundation Planned Giving Committee, the Midway Kansas Chapter of American Red Cross Board of Directors, and has served as a member and chair of that organization’s Planned Giving Committee.
Ms. Constable is currently on the Board of Directors of Spay/Neuter Kansas, Inc. She is also currently a member of the Wichita State University Planned Giving Committee.