Paeten joined Denning Law Firm, LLC in 2021. Paeten knew at a young age she wanted to be a lawyer so that she could help others. As a grade-schooler, she would attend law school classes with her Dad and would study with him after school each day in the library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. It was this early exposure to law and her desire to enter a profession where she felt like she could have a positive impact on people’s lives, that reinforced her desire to pursue a career in law.
Paeten pursued this dream at the University of Kansas School of Law graduating in 2019. Following graduation, she began her legal practice at a plaintiff’s firm in Kansas City focusing on the areas of personal injury, civil rights, and medical malpractice. Paeten assisted in two major jury trials, appeared for hearings in state and federal court, participated in local activism, and gained invaluable experience representing individuals who had been injured due to the negligence of others.
While at the University of Kansas School of Law, Paeten was an active student participating in women in law, the international law society, acted as the vice president of the student bar association, and KU’s traffic court. After her first year of law school, Paeten interned at the United States District Court of Kansas. She helped write the Kansas Habeas Corpus help sheet, assisted in writing court orders, legal research, and observed federal dockets and trials. Paeten also interned at the Tanzania Women Lawyer’s Association in Arusha, Tanzania. She assisted low-income clients with custody issues, land right issues, and participated in community activism for female representation. After her second year, Paeten clerked for a plaintiff’s firm and then was awarded a humanities grant to travel to Tanzania to study health law and health care access for women.
I'm proud to be an advocate for those who have suffered due to negligent or discriminatory actions.