Joan is a partner in the Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Kansas office. Joan represents employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in all facets of workers’ compensation law in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.  She specializes in the defense of claims involving construction, manufacturing, retail, food service, healthcare and utility industries.  Joan has handled in excess of 50 administrative hearings in Kansas and Missouri.  She has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory and received Super Lawyer — Corporate Council Edition 2009 and Super Lawyer 2008 recognitions.  Joan also served as an adjunct professor at UMKC School of Law teaching “Introduction to Workers’ Compensation.”