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Bradley J. Schlozman


Mr. Schlozman’s practice focuses primarily on Employee Benefits and ERISA law, as well as government investigations. Brad’s national practice has given him extensive subject matter knowledge and deep experience working on these issues in both the public and private sectors. In addition, Brad counsels clients on compliance issues in these areas in an effort to stave off potential investigations and lawsuits.


Bradley J. Schlozman contact information

Phone: 316-660-6296
Fax: 316-264-1518

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Mr. Schlozman joined the Hinkle Law Firm LLC in 2007, where his practice has concentrated primarily on Employee Benefits and ERISA law, as well as government investigations.

In his employee benefits work, Brad has a national practice in which he represents plans, employers, third-party administrators, record-keepers, investment advisors, financial institutions, insurance brokers, and various fiduciaries, helping them to achieve and maintain compliance with the array of laws, regulations, and guidance governing qualified and welfare benefit issues.

In his government investigation work, Brad has represented states, municipalities, and law enforcement organizations around the country that are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice and state regulatory agencies on various civil rights issues.  Representations have covered voting rights issues, disability matters, as well as a range of policing issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Brad held a series of high-level posts in the Department of Justice, including United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, and Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General.

Before transferring to the Justice Department in 2001, Brad was an associate at Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White, LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Practice.

Brad graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School. Following his graduation from law school, Brad completed a two-year federal judicial clerkship with then-Chief U.S. District Judge G. Thomas VanBebber of the District of Kansas. He then clerked for an additional year for U.S. Circuit Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Brad has been recognized by his peers by receiving Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating.


  • COVID-19 and Welfare Benefit Plans – Key Legal Developments. Employee Benefits Institute (UMKC Law School). Kansas City, MO – July 2020.
  • Impact of CARES Act on Retirement Plans. Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association. Wichita, KS – April 2020.
  • Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement. Agri-Business Benefit Group. Garden City, KS, Hays, KS, and Wichita, KS – August 2019.
  • What to Do (and What Not to Do) in the Face of a DOJ Investigation. Utah Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference, St. George, UT – September 2017.
  • How to Respond to a DOJ Investigation: The Virtues of Principled Resistance. North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Annual Training Conference, Sunset Beach, NC – July 2017.
  • Responding to a Civil Rights Pattern and Practice Investigation, National Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference, Washington, DC – February 2017.
  • Responding to a DOJ Investigation: Why Capitulation is Not the Answer. Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference, Alexandria, MN – December 2016.
  • The 2016 Health Care Reporting Requirements – Is “Good Enough” Still “Good Enough?” Hinkle Law Firm Seminar Series, Wichita & Overland Park, KS – November & December 2016.
  • Health Care Regulatory Updates: Affordable Care Act and Beyond, Kansas Society of CPAs, Wichita, KS – November 2016.
  • The Pitfalls of Reflexive Capitulation to DOJ Investigations. National Sheriffs’ Association. Mackinac Island, MI–October 2016.
  • The Virtues of Principled Resistance to DOJ Investigations. Indiana Sheriffs’ Association. Indianapolis, IN –July 2016.
  • The Virtues of Principled Resistance to DOJ Investigations. National Sheriffs’ Association. Washington, DC — February 2016.
  • Federal Health Care Reform Updates. National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives. Wichita, KS — June 2015.
  • Navigating the New Health Care Reporting Requirements. Agri-Business Benefit Group. Dodge City, KS, Hays, KS & Wichita, KS — May 2015.
  • Cracking the Affordable Care Act Nut: How Federal Health Care Reform Affects Employers. Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Wichita, KS – August 2014.
  • Cracking the Affordable Care Act Nut: How Federal Health Care Reform Affects Employers. Kansas Women Attorneys’ Association. Lindsborg, KS – July 2014.
  • The Affordable Care Act: What’s New, Different, and Still the Same. Human Resources Professionals Association, Emporia, KS – July 2014.
  • Health Care Reform: Impact on Educational Institutions. South Central Kansas Education Service Center. Clearwater, KS – February 2014.
  • The Affordable Care Act for Employers: New Legal Developments and Observations Emporia Society for Human Resource Management. Emporia, KS – June 2013.
  • How to Clean Up Messes: Correction Procedures for Mistakes Made on Qualified Retirement Plans. Pension Focus Conference, Branson, MO – May 2013.
  • Common Plan Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Pension Focus Conference, Branson, MO – May 2013.
  • Health Care Reform: What it Means for You. Osiwala Financial Group Annual Symposium (keynote speaker). Detroit, MI – November 2012.
  • Health Care Reform: What it Means for You. Barber Financial Group Annual Symposium (keynote speaker). Overland Park, KS – October 2012.
  • GINA, FMLA, ADA, and HIPAA – The Four Headed Dragon. Hinkle Law Firm Employment Law and Employee Benefit Seminar. Wichita, KS – October 2012
  • Health Care Reform: The Supreme Court Has Ruled! Preparing Employers for the Changes. Johnson County Society for Human Resource Management. Johnson County, KS – August 2012.
  • Understanding the New Health Care Law: Keys to Compliance. Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Wichita, KS – August 2012.
  • How the Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling on Health Care Reform Impacts Human Resources and Business. Wichita Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Wichita, KS – July 2012.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s Review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care. Wichita, KS – May 2012.
  • Health Care Reform: What Every Employer Needs to Know. Wichita Bar Association. Wichita, KS – March 2011.


Affiliations, Activities & Honors

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Associated Professional Member (APM) of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., History, 1993, magna cum laude with special distinction

Bar Admissions 

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Court of International Trade