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Appellate

Our lawyers have extensive appellate experience in the Kansas Court of Appeals, Kansas Supreme Court and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  A few recent successes showcase the ability and talent of our appellate lawyers:

  • United States v. Krause, 637 F.3d 1160 (10th Cir. 2011)  Judgment in favor of bankruptcy trustee was upheld in case of debtor who titled assets in children and corporations and trusts in order to avoid tax liens.  Court affirmed trial court' decision to grant judgment as sanction for spoilation of electronic evidence.
  • Parks v. Dittmar, 618 F.3d 1199 (10th Cir. 2011) Judgment in favor of debtors was reversed in trustee's effort to add stock appreciation rights to several debtors' bankruptcy estates.
  • Westar Energy, Inc. v. Lake, 552 F.3d 1215 (10th Cir. 2010), court compelled a corporation to advance past and future legal fees incurred by corporate director for his criminal defense.
  • City of Neodesha v. BP Corporation North America, _ Kan. _, 287 P.3d 214 (2012)  Reversal of trial court's vacation of jury verdict in client's favor.  Kansas Supreme Court ordered judgment be entered in client's favor on issue appealed. 
  • Evensen v. Lilley, _Kan._, 282 P.3d 610 (2012) Client's attempted "controlled burn" in rural area caused loss of trees to adjoining property.  Kansas Supreme Court affirmed damages calculation that awarded difference in value of property before and after loss of trees rather than cost to replace trees.
  • Law v. Law Co. Bldg Assocs., 42 Kan. App. 2d 278, 210 P.3d 676 (2010) Court reversed award of summary judgment for defendants on plaintiffs claims for reformation of a contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
  • Roles v. Boeing, 43 Kan. App. 2d 619 (2010) The Kansas Court of Appeals reversed years of Division of Workers Compensation administrative agency rulings assessing significant workers compensation medical costs against the employer and carrier, which resulted in a reimbursement award of $132,674.92 for benefits paid.
  • Walker v. Regier, 41 Kan. App.2d 352 (2009) Jury verdict in favor of physician/hospital in medical malpractice case was affirmed.
  • Rojas v. Barker, 40 Kan. App.2d 758 (2008)  Verdict in favor of physician/hospital in medical malpractice case was affirmed.  Issue was informed consent.
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.
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
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.