“Having been born and raised in Wichita, KS, I am beyond excited to be a J.L. Weigand, Jr. Trust Scholarship recipient. I feel blessed and lucky to be part of this family. Although there is outstanding monetary assistance provided with the scholarship, the people are what matter the most. I hope to honor J.L.’s legacy by serving this state well.”

Paige E. Reese

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2021

Wichita, KS


Husch Blackwell LLP


B.S., Computer Science, Wichita State University, 2018

B.A., Political Science, Wichita State University, 2018

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List (3 semesters)
  • Senior Honor Woman

J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2021. 

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Certificates: Intellectual Property Law (with distinction) and Pro Bono Honors
  • Top Papers: Intellectual Property Law, Writing in the Law Practice (tie)

Paige E. Reese is an associate attorney at Husch Blackwell. She practices in the Kansas City office with the intellectual property group where she advises clients on various intellectual property matters. She prepares and prosecutes patent applications, conducts patentability and freedom to operate searches, counsels clients on the strategic use of intellectual property assets, drafts and negotiates the complex agreements for software licensing, and provides counsel on the intellectual property implications of mergers and acquisitions. She is licensed with the State Bar of Missouri and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Paige graduated from Wichita State University in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science (with a minor in mathematics) and a Bachelor of Arts in political science. During her undergraduate career, she was involved in many organizations, but the most prominent were Student Government Association and her sorority, Delta Gamma. She was also given the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C., for Senator Jerry Moran during her freshman year.

Paige graduated from Washburn University School of Law in May of 2021. In law school, Paige participated in multiple extra-curricular activities. She served as the Senior Articles Editor on the Washburn Law Journal, Treasurer of the Washburn Student Bar Association, Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, Vice President of the Pro Bono Society, and Chair of WashCall. These organizations formed Paige into the student leader she had always hoped to be. In these roles, she found a way to give back to the university, the students it serves, and the state as a whole.

Outside of work, Paige is involved in various community organizations. She serves on the board of the Young Lawyers Section for the Kansas Bar Association, is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, and is part of the Kansas Emerging Leaders Board and class of 2021. She plans to remain involved in Kansas and hopes to give more Kansans the opportunity to work with a homegrown patent attorney.

Paige enjoys spending time with her husband and family, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, and being the Wheel of Fortune’s number one fan. She loves anything and everything Kansas and is thrilled to have been selected as part of the Weigand family. Ad Astra Per Aspera!