Kelly Rundell serves as of counsel at the firm and is a litigator with extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation, employment law, civil rights law, and governmental liability.
In addition to practicing in the private law sector, Kelly spent over 20 years as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Wichita, handling civil litigation, advising management and providing ongoing training on various employment issues to city employees and supervisors.
Kelly is considered an excellent 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. She is a past vice-president of the Wichita Bar Association. She is also a past president of the Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court and the Wichita Women Attorneys Association. She received the Louise Mattox Attorney of Achievement Award in 2012.
Kelly is actively involved in the community, having served as a board member of the Susan G. Komen Kansas Affiliate, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer. She is a past-president of the Wichita YWCA, which operated a shelter for victims of domestic violence and the Wichita Area Women's Golf Association. Kelly has been Affiliate Faculty for Southwestern College, teaching courses in negotiations, business law and ethics.
Kelly has a talent and passion for art and painting. Collectors can find her paintings in galleries around Wichita. Her creativity brings a new perspective to solving problems.
Women Who Lead in Legal Services, Wichita Business Journal 2022
Louise Mattox Attorney of Achievement Award, 2012
Business Hall of Fame, Southwestern College, 2018
• Undergrad: B.B.A. Southwestern College, 1982 summa cum laude
• Law School: University of Kansas, 1985
• Year Started Practicing: 1985
• Year Started with Hite, Fanning & Honeyman: 2015
Recent Continuing Legal Education courses:
Kelly’s appellate practice focuses on employment and government issues. She is well versed in the rules of appellate practice. She has prepared briefs and argued cases before the Kansas court of Appeals, the Kansas Supreme Court and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The following are representative of her experience: