I am a lawyer living on the island of Chiloé in Southern Chile. We moved here in 2017. With a good internet service and a telephone, I serve clients from Kansas, Texas and other states.
I graduated from Washburn Law School, Topeka, Kansas, in 1993 with a Juris Doctor degree. I earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Before entering law school, I served four years on a US Navy destroyer home-ported in Charleston, South Carolina. I was admitted to the Kansas bar in 1993 and the Texas bar in 2008. I am currently licensed by the Supreme Court of Kansas. My license is inactive in Texas because I don’t plan to appear in a Texas court anytime soon.
After law school I practiced law in Greensburg, Kansas, with my grandfather, Steve Church. I am a licensed abstracter and owned and operated the title company in Greensburg.
In 2005, I sold the title company, closed my local practice, and moved my family to Southern Chile. We lived there for 2.5 years. While in Chile, I became familiar with the Chilean legal system and investment opportunities. Our 8th child was born there.
Living in Chile was an adventure, but it was a little far from home. So in 2008, we moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In 2010, we settled in Salina, Kansas.
I also write and speak for Bonner & Partners Family Office. It is a service for high net worth families wanting to preserve their family wealth through a family office. My writings include a step by step guide to setting up a family office. You can learn about Bonner & Partners Family Office at www.bonnerfamilyoffice.com.