Kelly Rundell serves as of counsel at the firm of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. She is a litigator with extensive experience in the areas of:
Civil Rights Law
As a former Deputy City Attorney for the City of Wichita, Kelly spent 20 years litigating municipal liability, in addition to employment and labor law issues in the government sector. She also provided ongoing training on various employment law issues to city employees, supervisors and police officers. Prior to that, she practiced in a private law office setting. Kelly is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts.
Kelly is regarded as a resource for presentations, publications, and continuing legal education materials on the issues of employment law, ethics, and trial litigation practice. Her presentations have been heard by members of the bar at CLEs and conferences. Kelly is an active member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations, the Wichita Women Attorneys Association and the Kansas Women Attorneys Association. Kelly received the Wichita Bar Association President’s Award in 1993 and the Louise Mattox Attorney of Achievement Award in 2012. Kelly is currently Affiliate Faculty for Southwestern College, where she teaches Business Law and Ethics in the MBA program.
In addition to serving the legal community, Kelly is actively involved in her community as well. She is currently a board member of the Susan G. Komen Kansas Affiliate, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer. She also served on the board of directors of the Wichita YWCA, including as president, and was a member of the Southwestern College Board of Trustees.
Kelly received her B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Southwestern College and her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. She joined Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. in 2015.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys golfing, painting and throwing pottery. When she’s not hitting the irons or creating a masterpiece, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and their pets.
Wichita Bar Association (1985-present); Board of Governors (1998-2001); served on various committees including, Ethics Committee (2011-present); Civil Practice Committee (1989-1193, 1994-1995, 2000-2002), Chair, CLE Program subcommittee (1994-1995); Bar-o-Meter Committee (1994-1998, 2003-2010), Editor (1995-1997); Legislative Committee (2010-2011); Municipal Practice Committee (1994-1997), Vice-Chair (1994-1995); Public Relations Committee (1998-2005), Race Director, Race for Justice (2001, 2002, 2003); Nominating Committee (1992, 1995, 2004, 2014); Awards Committee (1994, 1996); Chair, Joint Committee of the Civil and Criminal Practice Committees on Jury Pools (1992-1993); Law in Education Committee (1987-1993, 1999-2000); Law Day Committee (1986-1989); Co-Producer, "Ask A Lawyer," television program (1988, 1989); Trial Lawyer Mentoring Project (1991-1993); Bar Show (1987, 1991, 1995, 1999)
Kansas Bar Association (1985-present)
Kansas Bar Foundation (1999-present)
American Bar Association (1985-present)
Kansas Women Attorneys Association (1994-present); Archivist (1995-1996); Annual Meeting Planning Committee (1998-1999, 2008-2009); Newsletter Editor (199-2004); District 7 Representative (2004-2006, 2007-2009)
Wichita Women Attorneys Association (1985-present); President (1990-1991); Vice President (1989-1990); Planning Committee for Lindsborg Conference (1994, 1996)
Wesley E. Brown Inns of Court, Barrister, Master (2008-present); Vice President/President-Elect (2016-2017); Secretary (2015-2016); Program Chair (2013-2014)
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (1988-2013)
Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care (2012-2014); Development Committee (2013-2014); Board Member (2014)
International Municipal Lawyers Association (1992-2012)
City Attorney Assocation of Kansas (1992-2012)
Society of Human Resource Managers (2013-2015)
Association of Legal Administrators (2015-present)