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Firm Management

Our law firm is a limited liability partnership and most decisions are made by majority vote.  However, the firm relies heavily on Linda Parks, its managing partner, for day-to-day operational decisions.  While Parks claims this means only that she "has the authority to pick out the firm Christmas card," in truth, the firm relies on her to represent the firm in the community and to lead the firm in policymaking and in reaching consensus. Her business skills are invaluable in this position, and her dedication of time to the firm’s administration is key to its success.

To our knowledge, Linda leads the largest law firm with a female managing partner in the region.  And her dedication to the leadership of women in the practice of law has resulted in 9 of the firm’s 23 attorneys being women--a significant change fromthe days when Parks was the only woman at the firm’s previous incarnation and the only female partner for more than 11 years.

Outside the firm, Parks is a known leader, having served as president of the Kansas Bar Association.  She has further promoted the leadership of women in the practice with her co-founding of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association in 1994 and her leadership in the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations.  Parks has served on the Wichita Bar Association’s Managing Partner’s Committee under that organization’s diversity initiative.  That committee spearheaded an effort to develop “best practices” for recruiting and retaining under-represented groups in Wichita’s firms as associates and partners in significantly higher numbers than in the past.    

Kelly Rundell leads Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court
Kelly Rundell has been elected president of the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court for the 2017-2018 year. The Inn’s 100 members are selected through an application process. The membership is made up of Masters, Barristers and Associates, depending on the attorney’s experience. Kelly is a Master and has been a member of the Inn since its formation in 2008.
Recognized as 2017 Highly Recommended Local Litigation Firm
Hite Fanning & Honeyman is one of only two Kansas law firms “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation 2017. Benchmark Litigation is described as the definitive guide to America’s leading firms and attorneys in the area of commercial litigation. Benchmark Litigation also specifically profiled Richard Hite, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson as standouts among Kansas litigation attorneys. A special congratulations to them! This is the fifth year that these HFH attorneys have been highlighted. https://www.benchmarklitigation.com/
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.