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. At that time McGill, the former Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, had built one of the largest and most successful contract lobbying firms in the Midwest. 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.
Since its inception two decades ago, Federico // Duerst is now considered to be one of the premier lobbying firms in the state.
Federico // Duerst is a government affairs firm that offers a variety of professional services including: governmental lobbying on the local, state and federal level; legislative monitoring; public relations; issue management, regulatory counsel, and professional association management.
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
CURRENT CLIENT LIST
(available upon request)
A SAMPLING OF OUR CLIENTS PAST & PRESENT
Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association
The Alliance for Kansans with Developmental Disabilities
Heartland Credit Union Association
Kansas CASA Association
Kansas Health Care Association
Kansas State Fire Fighters Association
American Medical Response (AMR)
Kansas Dental Association
Indeck Energy Services, Inc.
National Vehicle Protection Association
Kaplan Higher Education
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association
National Association of PEO’s
AAA of Kansas
Kansas District Judges Association
Clarence M. Kelley Group of Companies
Kansas Auctioneers Association
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Homebuilders Association of Greater KC
Kansas Chiefs of Police Association
Presto Convenience Stores, LLC
STEPHEN P. DUERST, JD
VP, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF POLICY & ADVOCACY
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.
The Historic Gordon Building
900 South Kansas Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, Kansas 66612