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The Firm

Our firm’s founding partners, from left to right, H.W. Fanning, Richard L. Honeyman, and Richard C. Hite.

Litigation and Business Law 

Hite Fanning is a premier litigation and business law firm committed to helping our clients be successful and solving their toughest problems. This firm's mission is to provide superior counsel, responsive client care, creative, pragmatic, timely, and cost-effective solutions to our clients. We aim to earn our clients' loyalty by recognizing their goals and working with them to achieve those goals.

At Hite Fanning, we pride ourselves on living up to our core values. 

  • We conduct ourselves with professionalism and the highest ethical standard.
  • We attract highly motivated lawyers and staff with diverse backgrounds who are recognized for their talents and skills, ability to thrive in a collegial work environment, and commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.
  • We support our profession and the communities in which we practice.

Our Management

Scott M. Hill
Leadership
Diversity
Involvement
Our law firm is a limited liability partnership, managed largely by an elected Executive Committee. The committee members are Don Gribble, Scott Hill and Linda Parks. The firm relies on its managing partner for day-to-day operational decisions, a role capably filled by Scott Hill since July 2022. Scott’s leadership skills, business savvy, and attention to detail assure the firm is lead with a steady hand. His vision and commitment will lead the firm into a stable and flourishing future while honoring the visions of previous leaders. 
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman has long been a leader in embracing diversity in all areas. Linda Parks served as Managing Partner from the firm’s inception in 2001 through 2022 and to our knowledge was the largest law firm with a female managing partner in the region. Although she was originally the first female partner and the only female partner for over a decade at the firm’s previous incarnation, her dedication to the leadership of women in the practice of law resulted in seven of the firm’s 19 attorneys being women.

Our inclusive environment also values the addition of minority attorneys and we are proud to offer legal services to clients who prefer to speak Spanish or Mandarin.

HFH wants to provide the best in legal services to clients representing all parts of our local culture.
In addition to serving on the firm’s three-person Management Committee, Scott and devotes significant time to firm management and marketing matters as well as being involved in the community. He currently serves as President-Elect of the Wichita Bar Association and has recently served as president of the Kansas Bar Foundation. Scott also supports many community organizations through contributions and support of community events.  

Honors, Awards and Recognitions

2020... Best Lawyers in America

Hite, Fanning & Honeyman is pleased to announce that eight lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006, and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and good standing.

Benchmark Litigation Recognition

Hite, Fanning & Honeyman has been identified by Benchmark Litigation as one of two Highly Recommended litigation firms in the state of Kansas for 2018. The 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation has further recognized Richard L. Honeyman and F. James Robinson, Jr. as "Local Litigation Stars" for their high-quality litigation work. Richard's work in commercial litigation and professional liability was noted. Jim was recognized for his work in construction litigation, products liability, as well as general commercial litigation.

Chambers USA Recognition

For the thirteenth year in a row, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman has been identified by Chambers USA, an international publication, as one of the top law firms in Kansas. Chambers develops its rankings by surveying both clients and other lawyers. In the 2018 publication, the firm was specifically recognized for its abilities in the area of commercial litigation. According to Chambers USA, the HFH team “represents business clients in a range of complex litigation. Has talented litigators who handle matters across a broad spectrum of industries, including construction, real estate, and healthcare.”
Additionally, six of its attorneys were recognized as

Leaders in their Areas of the Law

Jim Robinson
is described by Chambers USA as “a ‘fantastic lawyer’ with a wealth of experience and operating in the upper echelon of the Kansas litigation market.”
Chambers USA describes
Don Gribble
as having a well-regarded practice focusing on medical and legal malpractice cases.
Chambers USA recognizes
Richard Honeyman
as having an excellent reputation in representing clients in sophisticated personal injury and civil litigation
Additionally, Chambers USA says that
Gaye Tibbets
earns praise for her tenacious advocacy and sensible demeanor in her employment practice.
Richard Hite
is considered as a senior statesman, with an impressive track record in commercial litigation. Chambers describes Richard as a popular choice as mediator and arbitrator.

In Memoriam

Richard C. "Dick" Hite

September 13, 1928 - December 16, 2021

Over the course of a life well-lived, Dick Hite raised a family, served his country, and enjoyed a career in law that was exemplary. His leadership was integral to the formation and growth of our firm. We will always remember Dick with gratitude and respect.

Dick’s commitment to the community and his love of the law will continue to serve as a guidestar for our firm. In the meantime, we like to think that he is enjoying a round of golf and Glenlivet.
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