Tracie England is a partner in the firm of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P., focusing her practice in the areas of:
She has experience defending health care providers against allegations of EMTALA violations, both in litigation and at the state and federal administrative levels. She is admitted to practice in Kansas state courts and the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Tracie has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, 2010-2011.
Tracie's clients include:
She provides thorough assessments of her clients' legal matters in a cost-effective, efficient and timely fashion. Tracie is a competent, hard-working trial lawyer who values the relationships she builds with her clients. Tracie recognizes the fact her clients' lives may be significantly impacted by the litigation process, and she strives to involve her clients in case strategy decisions. She has built an excellent reputation in the legal profession by being diligent, respectful and ethical. Tracie prides herself on practicing law by the "Golden Rule."
Medical, Nursing and Dental Malpractice/Negligence Defense. In her medical malpractice/negligence defense practice, Tracie provides quality representation for her clients in lawsuits and liability claims. She has obtained dismissals of lawsuits or defense verdicts in multiple medical malpractice and personal injury cases, as well as reasonable settlements and/or verdicts in cases where the plaintiffs have prevailed.
Professional Licensing Defense. Tracie handles matters involving regulatory boards' investigations and/or licensing disciplinary action matters. Her clients include physicians, licensed nurses and dentists. She has been successful in obtaining closure/dismissal of multiple administrative agency investigations on behalf of her clients.
Tracie is a member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar associations, Wichita Women Attorneys Association, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), American Health Lawyers Association, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, and the Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys.
Tracie completed the elite International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy in 2007. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Psychology, with a Minor in Criminal Justice, from Wichita State University, and her J.D., with honors, from Washburn University School of Law. She was an intern for the U.S. District Attorney and clerked for a large Kansas law firm, prior to serving a clerkship at Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P., where she now enjoys the practice of law. Tracie joined Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. in 2001, and has served as the firm's Legal Assistant Supervisor and Associate Training Coordinator.
She is active in her community and in her church, and has provided pro bono services involving administrative actions, debt collection, tax collection and landlord/tenant issues. Tracie has coached her daughter's basketball and softball teams, and is an active volunteer in the schools of her children. She married her husband in 1990, and together they raise their three children with the same principles Tracie employs in her legal career - respect, ethics, hard work and diligence.
Represented a dentist in an investigative matter pending with the Kansas Dental Board. A complaint was submitted to the Board by a patient, alleging the dentist failed to properly treat her for cracked tooth syndrome, including refusing to remove the crown that had been placed on her tooth. Tracie, on behalf of the dentist, responded to the complaint, stating removal of the crown, as the patient insisted, was contrary to the standard of care and ADA Fractured (Cracked) Tooth Treatment Parameters, as an endodontist’s examination was needed before consideration should be given to removing the crown. Plus, premature removal of the crown would have put the patient at increased risk of further tooth damage and significant pain. The Kansas Dental Board agreed with the dentist’s professional judgment and treatment of the patient, and closed the investigation without taking disciplinary action against his license.