Client loyalty.
We recognize our clients' goals and work with them to achieve those goals.


We know litigation. It is a cornerstone of our practice. As the largest component, it embraces many other subject matter areas, including business torts, unfair competition, patent, trademark, trade secrets and intellectual property, creditor’s rights, financial services, contracts, employment, health care, toxic torts, oil and gas, aviation, software design, medical malpractice, environmental, defamation, securities fraud, professional liability, director and officer liability, real estate matters, partnership disputes, trust and estate disputes, construction litigation, personal injury, product liability, workers compensation, and insurance coverage disputes.

Our reputation in the field has been forged in Kansas courtrooms and boardrooms across the world. Three of our lawyers have been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers. We are active in Defense Research Institute, Inc., Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, International Association of Defense Counsel, and Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. What’s more, we have received numerous recognitions from respected groups and publications such as Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America; and Super Lawyers in Missouri & Kansas. Companies of every size and in many sectors of the economy retain our lawyers for their considerable experience in trials, arbitrations, hearings, and appeals. Year after year we take case after case to verdict or decision and we win.

We recognize that most cases are disposed of by judicial decision or settlement before they go trial. It is always our objective to help clients solve problems as quickly and economically as possible. We often recommend alternative dispute resolution procedures. Our lawyers' success is a reflection of the firm’s reputation for trying cases and the knowledge of other law firms that settlement decisions will be based upon sound business judgments, not by the fear of the courtroom.

Our philosophy of preparing cases for trial does not sacrifice litigation efficiency. We know litigation is expensive. We only focus on those matters necessary to try the case and we employ pretrial strategies that are likely to dispose of the case prior to trial or narrow the issues for trial. We work with clients to develop budgets. We provide statements that describe in detail the services we performed, when we performed them, and how long they took. We always look for ways to improve the service our clients receive for the amount of money they spend.

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.
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,
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.