Tom Lasater was born in Monte Vista, Colorado, and raised in Dodge City, Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from West Texas State University, graduating magna cum laude, in 1979. While at West Texas State, Mr. Lasater was a two-year letterman in football and a member of the 1977 Missouri Valley Conference championship team. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from George Washington University in 1982. He was admitted to the Kansas bar and joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 1982. He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Mr. Lasater practices primarily in the areas of Civil Litigation, Commercial Transactions, UCC Litigation, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, and Business Law.
Mr. Lasater is a member of the Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations. He has served as a member of the WBA Board of Governors, WBA secretary-treasurer, WBA vice-president, and WBA president in 1999-2000. Mr. Lasater is an active member of the WBA Bankruptcy Committee & Lawyers Assistance Committee. He is past president of the Wichita Young Lawyers, Wichita Lawyer's Club, and Wichita Bar Foundation. Mr. Lasater is also past president and past vice president of the KBA Bankruptcy Section. He is a current member and past president of the Wichita Metro YMCA Board of Directors. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Litigation.
In his spare time, Mr. Lasater competes in triathlons and is an avid traveler, cyclist, mountain climber, and white water rafter.