In the 2011 issue of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

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In the latest issue of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (available online, digitally, via app and in print), we profile Denise Henning, a personal injury lawyer at The Henning Law Firm in Kansas City, Mo. Henning has a special interest in transportation and highway safety cases and reveals how the laws surrounding semitruck-crash cases are very different from a typical car accident.

Henning is also a breast cancer survivor, and takes us through her battle with the disease, explaining how the experience gave her greater empathy for her clients as they recover from tragedy.

We get down to earth with environmental and employment lawyer, Randy Rathbun, a litigator at Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer in Wichita, who grew up on a farm and has spent a career fighting to protect the land--and the little guy.

In a Q&A interview, St. Louis' Larry Katzenstein, an estate planning and probate partner at Thompson Coburn, talks about his practice, which is largely devoted to representing charities and planned-giving programs. He also shares his love for classical music and talks about a computer program he designed, which the IRS has used.

Health care attorney Mary Daniel, an associate at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City, Mo., helps health care providers comply with strict government rules and regulations. She also stays connected to her Native American roots by serving as a special judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas.

Finally, we get insight from three attorneys on the best advice they've received with regard to practicing law: Jerry M. Hunter, a partner at Bryan Cave in St. Louis; Susan Saper Galamba, of The Law Office of Susan Saper Galamba in Overland Park, Kan.; and John R. Hamilton, of Hamilton, Laughlin, Barker, Johnson & Watson in Topeka, Kan.