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.

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.
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.
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.