Jim Robinson is a senior partner in the law firm of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. Jim is a seasoned litigator with 35 years of experience. Today, he concentrates his practice on representing clients in:
His clients span many industries, including:
Jim is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of "Bet-the-Company Litigation," "Commerical Litigation" and "Litigation - Banking and Finance." He is recognized by Chambers, U.S.A., an independent guide to leading business lawyers, as a "Band 1" lawyer in the area of "Kansas, Litigation: General Commercial," and by Benchmark Litigation as a "Litigation Star in Kansas." He has received an AV® Peer Review Rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell®,* and has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, 2008-2018 Editions.
Business Litigation. In his litigation practice, Jim has significant experience and skill representing public and private companies in complex finance and contract disputes (including aerospace contract disputes), non-compete agreements, shareholder litigation, complex commercial loan disputes, trade secrets misappropriation, fraudulent transfers, bankruptcy litigation, real estate litigation, False Claims Act, and franchisor/franchisee litigation.
Products Liability. In the area of products liability, his representative experience has included packaging, automotive, construction, aerospace and health care products.
Professional Liability. Jim also handles the defense of professional liability matters, involving director and officer (D&O) liability matters, accountants, architects and engineers and attorneys.
Health Care. He also has significant experience in health care disputes, representing hospitals, clinics and medical personnel in managed care reimbursement claims, physician employment agreements and product liability claims.
Throughout his distinguished career, Jim has been an active member of the legal community and assumed several leadership roles. He is the past president of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC), a former Kansas state representative to the Defense Research Institute (DRI), a member of the Wichita Bar Association’s (WBA) Board of Governors, and former chair of the WBA's Legislative Committee. He is a past chair of the Kansas Bar Association's Legislative Committee. He serves on the Executive Committee, Lawyer's Committee of the National Center for State Court. In 2018, he was appointed to serve as a member of the kansas Judicial Council.
Jim is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts, the Kansas Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. He received a B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, from Southwestern College and obtained his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. He joined the firm in 1983.
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