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Best Lawyers in America 2016 has indentified the following practice areas as being "tier 1":  Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers.

The following attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2016 in Wichita by the Best Lawyers in America:  Don D. Gribble, II (Medical Malpractice Law) and Kim R. Martens (Workers' Compensation Law - Employers).

Best Lawyers in America 2016 has also recognized the following attorneys as the best in their practice:

  • Richard C. Hite, Bet-the-Company Litigation (Lawyer of the Year 2010, 2014), Commerical Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation - Defense (Lawyer of the Year 2013)
  • Arthur S. Chalmers, Insurance Law (Lawyer of the Year 2013)
  • Richard L. Honeyman, Personal Injury Litigation - Defesne (Lawyer of the Year 2015)
  • Jon E. Newman, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (Lawyer of the Year 2015)
  • Linda S. Parks, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation - Bankruptcy, Transactions, Litigation - Bankruptcy (Lawyer of the Year 2012), Real Estate Law
  • F. James Robinson, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commerical Litigation - Bankruptcy, Breach of Contract, Civil Litigation, Commerical Disputes, Complex Litigation, Construction, Contract Disputes, Product Liability, and Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Gaye B. Tibbets, Employment Law - Individuals (Lawyer of the Year 2013), Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment Law
  • Randy J. Troutt, Medical Malpractice Law - Defense

Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. has been identified by Benchmark Litigation as one of two Highly Recommended litigation firms in the state of Kansas for 2016.  The 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation has further recognized Richard C. Hite, Richard L. Honeyman and F. James Robinson, Jr. as "Local Litigation Stars" for their high quality litigation work.

Chambers USA has recognized Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. as a leading law firm in Kansas.  In the 2016 publication, the firm was recognized for its practice in the area of General Commercial Litigation.  According to Chambers USA, the HFH team "represents business clients in a range of complex litigation.  Has talented litigators who handle matters across a broad spectrum of industries, including construction, real estate and healthcare."

Chambers USA has further recognized six HFH attorneys as leading practitioners in their respective areas of practice:  Arthur S. Chalmers, Don D. Gribble, II, Richard C. Hite, Richard L. Honeyman, and F. James Robinson, Jr. for their practice in General Commerical Litigation.  Gaye B. Tibbets was recognized for her practice in Labor and Employment Law.

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,
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.