? Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered, Our Attorneys: Constance L. Shidler
About Us

Constance L. Shidler

Civil and Business Litigation

Outsourced General counsel to businesses

750 Commerce Plaza II
7400 West 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 661-9800 /121


University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1995

University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Juris Doctor, 1997


Kansas Bar, 1997

United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 1997

Missouri Bar, 1998

United States District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1998

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2014

Litigation and Legal Experience

Published Opinions:

Professional Experience

Judge Pro Tempore, Overland Park, Kansas

District Director, US Congressman Dennis Moore

Judicial Intern for US District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil

Civic Activities

Campaign to Re-elect U. S. Congressman Dennis Moore

  • Treasurer

Marillac Center, Level VI Facility for emotionally and mentally disturbed children

  • Board Member

Greater K. C. Women's Political Caucus

  • Board Member
  • Torch Dinner
  • Chair
  • PAC Chair

Leadership Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Class of 2005

Junior League of Kansas City

Kansas Legislative Compensation Committee

  • Commissioner

Johnson County Democratic Central Committee

  • Chair

Toastmasters International

  • Competent Communicator

Johnson County Kansas Charter Committee

  • Commissioner

Professional Activities

Presenter, Legal Due Diligence: Insight from a Business Contract Attorney, May 11th, 2015

Professional Organizations

Kansas Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Johnson County Bar Association

Central Exchange

Earl E. O'Connor Inn of Court, Master


Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors

  • Junior member (1997-2001)

Chosen "Top Attorneys in Kansas" by KC Magazine