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Highly Qualified and Compassionate

Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC Law Firm is proud to have a staff of highly qualified and compassionate personal injury and medical malpractice specialists to help clients achieve the best results possible! Together with our attorneys, they work to help you obtain full physical, emotional and financial recovery.

Meet Our Attorneys

Our Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Specialists

Our hard-working personal injury and medical malpractice specialists gather forensic evidence, interview witnesses, collect medical information, monitor our clients’ medical care, and prepare summaries of medical, personal and technical data.

Serving PHP Law Firm since 2008, Christina Stephen oversees the office operations, including marketing and IT. She also assists Attorney James R. Howell with his cases, which are typically personal injury cases that include medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, construction accidents and motor vehicle accidents.

Prior to joining the firm, Christina worked in the medical, insurance and legal defense fields, which provides an alternative perspective that has proven to be a unique advantage. Today, she is passionate about helping victims of personal injury cases whom she considers friends.

Christina loves spending time with her three children, family and friends. She also enjoys riding her motorcycle, watching football, traveling, reading and spending time with her dogs.

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Organizations Supported:
  • CASA of Sedgwick County
  • Wichita Family Crisis Center
I love working with families. We can't fix the past, but we can try to bring them peace of mind for their future or the future of a family member.

Drawing on education from Wichita State University and Friends University, as well as certification as a legal assistant, Lisa LaRue has been with PHP Law Firm since 1994. She is the accounting manager and also assists Attorney Bradley J. Prochaska with his cases, which are centered on medical malpractice.

Lisa is married and has three dogs. She enjoys seeing wildlife through the office windows and gardening. Lisa is the president of the Herb Society of South Central Kansas, getting involved monthly in programs and garden tours, and she is a Sedgwick County Master Gardener, which includes serving as the committee chair for the Demonstration Garden.

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Organizations Supported:
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners
  • Herb Society of South Central Kansas
  • Botanica
  • Monarch Watch
  • Herb Society of America
  • North American Butterfly Association
  • National Audubon Society
We have a great team at PHP and are like a second family, which makes coming to work enjoyable. I also enjoy being able to help people try and recover from unfortunate circumstances that have occurred in their life.

With PHP Law Firm since 2009, Beth Rico assists Attorney Ryan A. Prochaska, who specializes in representing medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury plaintiffs. She also maintains the firm’s vast medical library. Prior to joining PHP Law Firm, she gained 15 years of experience working for plaintiff firms that specialized in civil cases, class actions, mass tort litigations and probate issues.

Outside the office, Beth loves spending time with her fiance and family, including her grandchildren. She also enjoys antique shopping, reading, cooking and day trip adventures.

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Organizations Supported:
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Comcare of Sedgwick County
  • Wichita Family Crisis Center

Our Office Dog


Kaya, a half Corgi and half Australian Sheppard, was born in May 2018 and started visiting our office with her human just one month later. When at work, she enjoys playing ball in the hallways and checking in on all of her coworker friends.

Kaya is very loyal and highly intelligent, learning new tricks very quickly. She is very protective of her loved ones and likes to think she is brave, but she is easily scared, especially by cats when they hiss at her. Kaya is a very loving dog and enjoys spending time with her humans.