AND MUCH MORE
Specializing in Governmental & Public Relations, Issues Management, Regulatory Counsel, and Association Management
John J. Federico has worked in the lobbying field in Kansas since 1994. Upon graduating from the Washburn University School of Law, Federico went to work for Pete McGill & Associates. In 1997, Federico left McGill and started Federico Consulting, Inc.: A Public Affairs Group.
In 2015, Stephen Duerst began working with Federico. In 2020, Duerst became a named partner, and the firm officially changed its name to Federico // Duerst Consulting Group, and is now considered to be one of the premier lobbying firms in the state.
Federico // Duerst attributes its' success to several equally important factors including: a talented, well-educated, creative staff; a strong commitment to developing personal, meaningful relationships with legislators on “both sides of the aisle”; respect from, and a good working relationship with, fellow lobbyists; and an outstanding reputation built on honesty, professionalism, and tenacity. The firm is committed to delivering value to the clients it represents by providing the necessary time, talent and attention required to accomplish the goals set forth by the client, in the most professional and effective manner possible.
// Experienced Governmental Lobbying & Advocacy at the Federal, State, and Local Level
// Complete Legislative Committee Monitoring
// Expertly Prepared Written & Oral Testimony
// Professional Association Management
// Comprehensive Strategic Planning
// Legal & Legislative History Research
// Contract Procurement
// Business Development
VP, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF POLICY & ADVOCACY
A SAMPLING OF OUR CLIENTS PAST & PRESENT
Sporting Kansas City Soccer Club
Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association
Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Quest Diagnostic Laboratories
Mammoth Sports Construction
American Association of Orthodontics
University of Kansas
International Litigation Financing Assn
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Kansas Turnpike Authority
Heartland Credit Union Association
Kansas CASA Association
Kansas Health Care Association
Kansas State Fire Fighters Association
American Medical Response (AMR)
Kansas Dental Association
National Vehicle Protection Association
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association
National Association of PEO’s
Kansas District Judges Association
Homebuilders Association of Greater KC
Kansas Chiefs of Police Association
Current client list is available upon request.
LAW CLERKS & COMMITTEE MONITORING STAFF
Federico // Duerst also retains the services of up to five law clerks and other staff during the Legislative Session to ensure that every necessary committee hearing and floor session is being monitored for our clients at all times. Federico // Duerst is universally known as a firm that offers some of the most extensive and professional coverage of the Kansas Statehouse during the Legislative Session.