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Trinidad Galdean primarily represents businesses and employers on employment law, commercial law, and immigration matters. Chambers USA, in recognizing the best lawyers in employment law in Kansas, recognized Trinidad for "the superb quality of his counseling work" and for "his employment law expertise." He has also been recognized as a "Rising Star" Super Lawyer in labor and employment law by the Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine and the Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.  He frequently speaks in various states on legal issues. 

Trinidad is certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute.  He is also Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Trinidad has practiced law for over 20 years. He is admitted to practice law in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
    24 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    24 years
  3. Immigration: 10%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hinkle Law Firm, LLC

301 N. Main Street, Ste. 2000
Wichita, KS, 67202


OKAuthorized to practice law200810/20/2009
KSAuthorized to practice law200707/04/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition in Labor & Employment Law for KansasChambers USA2011
Recognition in Labor & Employment Law for KansasChambers USA2010
Recognition in Labor & Employment Law for KansasChambers Global2009
Human Resource Professional of the YearKansas State Council of the Society of Human Resources Managent2008
Professional of the YearWichita Society of Human Resources Management2008
Labor & Employment Law - Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHinkle Law Firm2012 - Present
AttorneyKutak Rock2006 - 2012
AttorneyThe Garcia Law Firm2004 - 2006
AttorneyAdams & Graham1992 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Diversity Leadership Institute - Advance KansasAdvisory Board Member2010 - Present
Kansas State Council of Society of Human Resource ManagementDirector2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Wichita Society of Human Resource ManagementPresident2012 - 2012
Wichita Hispanic Chamber of CommercePast Chairman2009 - 2011
Kansas Hispanic Education & Development FoundationBoard Member2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rugaart v. Mason & Company Realtors, 13-02-00116 (Tex. App.- Corpus Christi, 11-13-2003)For the Defendants
Mutchler v. PS Holdings, LLC, Case No. A-08-CA-730-SS, US District Court Western District of TexasFor the Defendants
Williams v. North Kansas City School District, Case No. 07CY-CV08172, Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Clay County, MissouriDismissal of Plaintiff's claims.
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Publication nameTitleDate
HR Kansas Works MagazineSignificant Changes for Employers: Federal Cases & Regulations2011
HR Kansas Works MagazineUS Supreme Court Update - Changes for HR2010
Lorman Education Services publicationDocument Retention Program2008
HR Kansas Works MagazineI'm Just an HR Bill Sitting on Capitol Hill2008
Lorman Education Services publicationExit Interviews & Severance Agreements2008
Council on Education in ManagementManaging Other Employment Law Based Immigration Issues2007
Lorman Education Services publicationDealing with Difficult Employees2004
Lorman Education Services publicationFMLA Issues & Update2004
The Health Lawyer (ABA)Overview of Healthcare Liability Issues & the Millennium Bug1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Texas Tech UniversityBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SHRM Johnson County January MeetingEmployment Law Update and Legislative Issue2012
Kansas Bar Association Annual ConferenceNew & Dangerous: Corporate Immigration Issues for Corporate and Employment Lawyers2011
Wichita Hispanic Chamber of CommerceEmployment Law Changes the Last 12 Months - Key Points for Employers2010
Kansas SHRM Employmnet Law ConferenceUS Supreme Court Update – Changes for HR2010
Corporate Immigration Compliance Officer TrainingBalancing Employer Immigration Compliance with Non-Discrimination and Diversity2010
Wichita SHRM - PM ProgramManaging HR Resources in a Recession – Key Issues to Controlling & Reducing Costs2009
WHCC - Legal UpdateImmigration Legislation: Impact, Implications & Realities2009
Western KS-HRMALegal Update for Employers2009
SE Kansas SHRM Annual ConferenceWhat’s Up on the Horizon: Upcoming Employer Issues,” S2009
Human Resources Management NetworkEmployment Law Update2009
Employment Law SeminarImmigration Compliance in the Workplace2009
Central Kansas SHRMEmployment Law Update 20092009
20th Annual Kansas SHRM ConferenceImmigration Compliance Update for Employers2009
Wichita SHRMKansas Employment Law Legislative Update 20082008
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board ProgramKansas Immigration Legislation2008
Human Resource AuditsExit Interviews & Severance Agreement2008
Document Retention ProgramDocument Retention and Destruction Policies & Requirements2008
Wichita SHRM - PM ProgramImmigration Compliance – HR Boot Camp2007
Wichita SHRM2007 Legislative Update: Employment Laws in Kansas2007
Salina Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law Compliance2007
Equal Opportunity Law Update SeminarEmployer Requirements: Immigration Issues & English as a Second Language2007
Topeka Immigration ForumManaging Immigration Employment Issues2006
Kansas FMLA UpdateWorking with the Medical Profession to Obtain Complete and Essential Medical Information under FMLA2006
Corporate In-House TrainingHarassment Prevention Training2005
Texas Employment Law Seminar - Lorman Education ServiceTexas Employment Law Update2004
Employment & Labor Law in Texas SeminarFMLA Issues & Update2004
Corporate In-House TrainingInternal Work Place Investigations2001