Paul was raised the second of four children in a home built by his parents on the north end of the Dugan family’s farm in west Wichita. His father, Paul Dugan Sr., enjoyed a long and successful career as an attorney recently retiring from the firm in 2013 and also served in public office as a former Kansas State Representative and Kansas Lieutenant Governor. Paul’s mother, Rosemary Dugan is a professional artist in Wichita, concentrating her work in pastel creations depicting the Kansas landscape. test
Paul graduated from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in 1985. While in high school, Paul enjoyed playing on the basketball and tennis teams, as well as, belonging to civic clubs, such as 4-H. Paul then attended Rockhurst University obtaining a degree in business marketing in 1989. Shortly after graduating from Rockhurst, Paul began feeling the calling to follow a career in law, and like his father attended Washburn University School of Law. While in law school, Paul held a law clerk position with the Kansas Corporation Commission learning new areas of the law including Oil and Gas regulation, telephone regulation and trucking or motor carrier regulation. In 1993, Paul graduated from Washburn University School of Law with Deans Honors and joined his father in forming the law firm of Dugan and Dugan, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Over the 21 years that followed, Dugan and Dugan focused it’s representation in the areas of Personal Injury litigation, Worker’s Compensation litigation, Estate Planning (drafting of Last Will and Testament and Revocable Living Trust Agreements) and Probate law matters.
Paul is married to Nancy and they have five children between them. Raising children has given Paul the opportunity to coach youth basketball for his children’s teams, as well as, be involved in their school classes and activities. He has enjoyed over the last 21 years involvement in professional organizations, such as, serving as a director for the Kansas Association for Justice, as well as, volunteering at his Church and in community organizations such as the Sedgwick County Fair Board, the West Sedgwick County Sunrise Rotary Club – serving on the board of directors for several years and president for a one year term, and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school advisory committee.
Dan was raised in Wichita along with his 10 brothers and sisters. His parents, Robert and Anne, were both educators in the Wichita area. In 1992, Dan received his high school diploma from Wichita Northwest High School. Dan then attended Newman University and graduated in 1996. While attending Newman University, Dan was extremely active in a variety of clubs and activities. He was president of the student government association and was a three-year captain of the varsity soccer team. Upon graduation, Dan was awarded the Ablah Award, which is given to the graduate who best exemplifies the mission of the university. After Newman, Dan attended Creighton University, where he was active in club activities, as well as, a member of the International Moot Court team, Environmental Law Club, and other organizations.
Following graduation in 1999, Dan took a job as an Assistant District Attorney in the 18th Judicial District, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Dan was assigned to the general, violent and sex crimes divisions of the office. Dan gained a considerable amount of trial experience while in the DA’s office, which allowed him to hone his trial skills.
Dan left the DA’s office in 2003 and joined the law firm of Prochaska, Giroux & Howell LLC. While there, Dan again continued to refine his trial skills. He specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Dan also routinely handled other types of cases involving contracts, business, and real estate law.
Dan continues to be very active outside of the practice of law. Dan is president of the Newman Booster Club, co-director of the Wichita Gladiator Dash, and he currently serves on the boards of the Center of Hope, Inc, and the Kansas Association for Justice. Dan also volunteers at the DUI Victim Center, AYSO Soccer and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Dan is married to Christine and they have four children.