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

Litigation

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.
HFH Attorneys Named in 2020 Best Lawyers
Eight lawyers of the Wichita law firm of Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP are recognized in the Best Lawyers of America 2020. Additionally, Lawyer of the Year awards are presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. HFH’s F. James Robinson was named the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Wichita in Bet-the Company litigation; Jim was also recognized for commercial litigation, and banking & finance litigation. Other HFH attorneys recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition are Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, mediation and personal injury litigation-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense), Jon Newman (employment law-individuals, employment law-management./insurance and workers’ compensation-employers), Linda Parks (bankruptcy creditor and debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law and commercial litigation), Gaye Tibbets (employment law-individuals, employment law management and labor and employment litigation), and Randy Troutt has been ( medical malpractice defense litigation). , 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.
F. James Robinson is recognized by legal professionals.
F. James Robinson was inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society. named after the former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Burger Society honors individuals who have used their time, talent and support to further the mission of the National Center for State Court's in exceptional ways.