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My time as a summer associate at Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, LLP was educational and enjoyable. As a summer associate, I was able to work on projects for every partner of the firm, which allowed me to experience many different areas of law. Not only did this help me to determine what kind of law I would like to practice, but it also allowed me to receive feedback from practicing attorneys. Also, I gained invaluable experience by writing motions and attending depositions, trials, and mediations. Additionally, the attorneys at Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, LLP were interested in getting to know me, my interests, and personality, which made me feel welcome and helped me to decide if the Firm was a “fit” for me. I was invited to attend many lunches, dinners, and Wichita Bar Association events, such as playing lawyer league softball and attending Wichita Young Lawyers’ Association meetings.

Former Summer Associate

My experience as a summer associate for Hite, Fanning & Honeyman gave me a fantastic opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of a “real world” attorney. My time was spent on a healthy mix of various legal research projects from each of the firm’s practice areas, assisting in preparation for oral argument and trial, and observing depositions, client meetings, and courtroom proceedings. But only describing my time with the firm in terms of work would be very misleading. I saw clearly how much the firm values having attorneys that engage the Wichita community by encouraging participation in Wichita Young Lawyers social hours, lawyers-league softball, and other Wichita Bar Association events. This attitude was ever present within the office, as the attorneys were extremely accessible and welcomed any questions I had, often accompanied by an invitation to lunch. By the end of the summer, I was certainly pleased with how much I had learned and the friends I made along the way.

Former Summer Associate

I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer at Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, LLP and have gained an invaluable experience.   Although I had two years of law school under my belt before beginning my summer internship, I now realize how little I knew about the practice of law.  I was able to attend numerous depositions, trials, and oral arguments, and I vastly improved my research and writing abilities by drafting various memoranda and trial briefs.   Every project I worked on was unique and concerned an area of the law I previously knew little or nothing about.  After having been exposed to so many difference facets of the law, I now know exactly what area of law I want to pursue.  Not only did I greatly expand my knowledge of the law during my summer experience, but I also gained many valuable friendships over the course of numerous lunches, social events, and lawyer league softball games.  The firm is made up of very talented attorneys, and everyone’s office door was always open.

Former Summer Associate

The Kansas Bar Association named F. James Robinson the 2017 recipient of the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction. He was also presented with the 2017 Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
The Kansas Association of Defense Counsel presented F. James Robinson with the Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the KADC’s highest honor, given only to those individuals with a distinguished legal and public service career. Aside from being a highly regarded attorney, Jim serves as a leader in the educating others of the role of an independent judiciary. The award was presented during the KADC's annual conference in December 2017.
Super Lawyers list includes HFH attorneys
Attorneys of Hite Fanning & Honeyman have been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of Super Lawyers. Richard Hite is included in the category of general litigation, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson are in the business litigation category and Art Chalmers is in the defense litigation category. Linda Parks is recognized in the area of business and corporate work and Gaye Tibbets is included in the category of Employment and Labor. Additionally, Don Gribble and Randy Troutt are included in the list of attorneys defending medical malpractice cases. Finally, Scott Hill was selected to be included in the list of Rising Stars in the area of business and corporate work. Super Lawyers’ annual process for identifying attorneys include independent research and peer review. No more than 5% of the attorneys in the state can be included in the Super Lawyers listing.
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers in America
Linda Parks was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of bankruptcy and creditor rights/insolvency and Gaye Tibbets was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of employment and labor litigation, by Best Lawyers in America. The following lawyers from Hite, Fanning & Honeyman have also been recognized as Best Lawyers in America 2018: Other HFH attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition. The attorneys selected were Art Chalmers (insurance law), Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Jim Robinson (commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, banking & finance litigation), Jon Newman (workers’ compensation-employers), Randy Troutt (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense) and Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation-defense). Best Lawyers is a peer review publication, seeking the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues in the same practice area. For more information, https://www.bestlawyers.com/Search?query=hite%2C%20fanning%20%26%20honeyman