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Aerospace & Aviation

Practicing in Wichita, the self-proclaimed Air Capital of the World, we have gained the right mix of aerospace, aviation, and government contract industry experience to serve your needs. Our aerospace and  aviation clients are typically many respected component part manufacturers, material suppliers, metal finishers, and machine shops, both large and small, all of whom do business with the most prominent manufacturers in the industry. We understand the cyclical nature of the business and the unique challenges of operating in a highly competitive global market. Our experience includes structuring, drafting and negotiating complex supply contracts; addressing quality assurance issues; representing companies providing component parts to manufacturers in Canada, Belgium, Brazil and Israel; mergers and acquisitions; distributorships; addressing the daunting regulatory challenges facing the defense industry and government contractors;  and a wide-range of corporate, labor and employment  and litigation matters.

We are committed to adding value for our client. Our culture of team-work, tradition of lean staffing, rates reflecting Kansas values, and location in the heart of the Air Capital, set us apart from our much larger national peer firms.

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.
Court Rules Against Proposed Wind Farm in Northern Sumner County
On September 21, a Sumner County judge issued a ruling in a zoning appeal case that blocks the construction of a proposed wind farm in northern Sumner County.