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Don D. Gribble II

Partner

Bio
Education
Appellate Decisions
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement

Our Professionals

Don D. Gribble II

Partner

GRIBBLE@HITEFANNING.COM
Bio
Education
Appellate Decisions
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement

Bio

Don is an experienced trial attorney, having been involved in 60 jury trials.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, inclusion by peer vote and limited to less than 1% of a given state’s lawyers.  Don focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice, legal malpractice, personal injury and lawyer professional ethics matters. He routinely handles multi-million dollar claims and has primary responsibility for several of the firm’s largest clients.  Don has handled multiple appellate matters establishing significant precedent in Kansas law. He frequently lectures to the legal, health care and insurance professions, and is a sought after speaker. 

Service to the community is of great importance to Don.  He is a volunteer with the Outdoor Youth Mentor Program. Don is an avid outdoorsman, having been involved in running marathons, long distance hiking, hunting, fishing and camping.

Education

Undergrad: B.A. University of Kansas, 1981 with honors
Law School: University of Kansas, 1984
Year Started Practicing: 1984

Appellate Decisions

  • Thompson v. Harold Thompson Trucking, 12 Kan. App. 2d 449, 748 P.2d 430 (1987)

  • Northern Assurance Company of America v. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., Inc., 249 Kan. 662, 822 P.2d 45 (1991)

  • Hess v. St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 254 Kan. 715, 869 P.2d 598 (1994)

  • Adamson v. Davis Moore Datsun, Inc. and USF&G Co., 19 Kan. App. 2d 301, 868 P.2d 546 (1994)

  • Adams v. St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 264 Kan. 144, 955 P.2d 1169 (1998)

  • Schmidt v. Shearer, 26 Kan. App. 2d 760, 995 P.2d 381 (1999)

  • Halsey v. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., 275 Kan. 129, 61 P.3d 691 (2003)

  • O’Donoghue v. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., 275 Kan. 430, 66 P.3d 822 (2003)

  • Maunz v. Perales, 276 Kan. 313, 76 P.3d 1027 (2003)

  • Rose v. Via Christi Health System, Inc., 276 Kan. 539, 78 P.3d 798 (2003) modified on rehearing, 279 Kan. 523, 113 P.3d 241 (2005)

  • Pullen v. West, 278 Kan. 183, 92 P.3d 584 (2004)

  • Tharp v. Lee, 32 Kan. App. 2d 628, 87 P.3d 323 (2004)

  • Walker v. Regehr, 41 Kan. App. 2d 352, 202 P.3d 712 (2009)

  • Morgan v. Healing Hands, Kan. Ct. App., No. 119,147 (2019)

Court Admissions

  • Kansas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1984

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Top Rated Lawyer, 2013; Healthcare Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2021; Medical Malpractice Law - Defense
  • Best Lawyers, 2013 and 2015; Wichita Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, 2013 as a leading lawyer in the practice area of General Commercial Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, 2009-2020 Editions

Professional Memberships

  • Wichita Bar Association (WBA) Member: 1984-Present
  • Kansas Bar Association (KBA) Member: 1984-Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Member: 1984-Present

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2005-2011
  • Outdoor Youth Mentor Program, current
  • RiverWalk Church of Christ
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