Brian Vanorsby was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Wylie, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Kansas State University in 2013. While at Kansas State, Mr. Vanorsby served as an Associate Justice on the Student Review Board and a Student Ambassador in the College of Arts and Sciences. He was also a member of the first Kansas State University Mock Trial team to qualify for and compete in the American Mock Trial Association’s national tournament.
Mr. Vanorsby began law school at the University of Kansas in 2014. While attending law school he served as a student clerk for the Honorable Melissa Standridge of the Kansas Court of Appeals and worked as a research assistant to Associate Dean Christopher Drahozal. Mr. Vanorsby’s work as a research assistant focused on issues related to International Commercial Arbitration. Mr. Vanorsby also assisted in teaching business law at the University of Kansas School of Business.
Mr. Vanorsby graduated from law school in May of 2017 and joined Fleeson Gooing in August of that year. He represents clients in complex civil litigation including matters brought under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, civil rights claims, collections, and issues related to construction defects. He has also represented clients in oil and gas disputes between operators and working interest owners.
Mr. Vanorsby is a member of the Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Kansas Aviation Museum. Outside of work, Mr. Vanorsby enjoys spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dogs, Daxo and Atlas.