Generally considered among the region’s premier business and commercial litigators, Forrest James (“Jim”) Robinson, a senior partner, engages in a broad litigation, and counseling practice with particular experience in complex challenges involving contract, commercial, construction, officer/shareholder liability, intellectual property, professional liability and product liability issues.
In 2020, Best Lawyers in America named him “Lawyer of the Year” in “Bet-the-Company Litigation in Wichita.” He is recognized by Chambers, U.S.A., as a one of four “Band 1” Kansas attorneys in commercial litigation. He is named by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star in Kansas.” He is included in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers editions from 2008-2020.
Jim’s practice spans both federal and state trial and appellate courts. His clients range from financial institutions to technology, consumer, construction, oil and gas, aerospace and industrial companies.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Jim is among a small group of practicing attorneys inducted in the D.C.-based National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society, which honors persons who have made an extraordinary commitment to the administration of justice.
In recognition of his service to the legal profession, Jim has received prestigious awards from the Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, Kansas Association for Justice, Kansas Appleseed and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and DRI (Defense Research Institute).
In 2018, he was appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to the Kansas Judicial Council.
He lectures and writes on topics related to litigation, constitutional history and courts. He volunteers at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C., enjoys the mountains, gardens and carves wood. He is married and has three children.