Wayne and Carolyn Davidson

Wayne and Carolyn Davidson

donor plaque
Wayne and Carolyn  Davidson

Wayne was born December 11, 1932, on a farm near Lexington, Missouri. Wayne graduated from Emporia State University in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business. He met his future wife, Carolyn, in Emporia and they have now been married for over 60 years.Wayne earned his JD from Washburn University School of Law in 1960, thanks to Carolyn, who with full- time employment provided the funds to "put Wayne through school". While in law school, Wayne assisted the late Kansas Supreme Court Commissioner, Earl H. Hatcher, who at that time was authoring a research book on the law of damages. 

Wayne's legal career started with three years at the prominent Topeka law firm of Schroeder, Heeney and Groff. Wayne then joined his Washburn law classmate, J. Harlan Stamper, in the Kansas City, Missouri law firm of Morris, Sanders, King and Stamper for five years.In 1968, Wayne founded the Kansas City, Missouri law firm, now known as Davidson, Deckert and Glassman, P.C. During the last fifteen years, Wayne's wife, Carolyn, has been Wayne's very proficient para-legal. 

For several years, Wayne served on the Kansas City Children's Mercy Hospital Planned Giving Council. Wayne's law practice involves corporate, business, taxation, trusts, probate and estate planning law. Wayne has served as a director and legal counsel to Cobalt Boats, the renowned boat manufacturer in Neodesha, Kansas, for over 48 years. 

Wayne has practiced law for the last fifty-seven years and is still practicing. Wayne has been rated by Martindale- Hubbell, for forty years, as having the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and has been rated in the top 1% of America's Most Honored Professionals. 

Wayne and Carolyn are avid Washburn Law supporters, participating in numerous Washburn Law projects and simply beating the drum for Washburn Law. For example, Wayne wrote a book, "Washburn Law School- The Best Choice", which describes Wayne's experience at Washburn Law, and encourages prospective law students to choose Washburn Law over all other law schools. As part of his total contributions to Washburn Law, Wayne provides these books free of charge to prospective law students. 

Wayne and Carolyn are avid travelers, having traveled to all seven continents. They have two sons and three grandchildren. They enjoy fine art, such as their many paintings by their friend, the nationally acclaimed artist, Mark English.