Never compromising quality.
We are committed to open communication, focused solutions, and long-term value.
HomeOur FirmFirm Management

Firm Management

Our law firm is a limited liability partnership and most decisions are made by majority vote.  However, the firm relies heavily on Linda Parks, its managing partner, for day-to-day operational decisions.  While Parks claims this means only that she "has the authority to pick out the firm Christmas card," in truth, the firm relies on her to represent the firm in the community and to lead the firm in policymaking and in reaching consensus. Her business skills are invaluable in this position, and her dedication of time to the firm’s administration is key to its success.

To our knowledge, Linda leads the largest law firm with a female managing partner in the region.  And her dedication to the leadership of women in the practice of law has resulted in 9 of the firm’s 23 attorneys being women--a significant change fromthe days when Parks was the only woman at the firm’s previous incarnation and the only female partner for more than 11 years.

Outside the firm, Parks is a known leader, having served as president of the Kansas Bar Association.  She has further promoted the leadership of women in the practice with her co-founding of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association in 1994 and her leadership in the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations.  Parks has served on the Wichita Bar Association’s Managing Partner’s Committee under that organization’s diversity initiative.  That committee spearheaded an effort to develop “best practices” for recruiting and retaining under-represented groups in Wichita’s firms as associates and partners in significantly higher numbers than in the past.    

HFH Attorneys Named in 2020 Best Lawyers
Eight lawyers of the Wichita law firm of Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP are recognized in the Best Lawyers of America 2020. Additionally, Lawyer of the Year awards are presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. HFH’s F. James Robinson was named the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Wichita in Bet-the Company litigation; Jim was also recognized for commercial litigation, and banking & finance litigation. Other HFH attorneys recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition are Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, mediation and personal injury litigation-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense), Jon Newman (employment law-individuals, employment law-management./insurance and workers’ compensation-employers), Linda Parks (bankruptcy creditor and debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law and commercial litigation), Gaye Tibbets (employment law-individuals, employment law management and labor and employment litigation), and Randy Troutt has been ( medical malpractice defense litigation). , Best Lawyers is a peer review publication, seeking the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues in the same practice area.
F. James Robinson is recognized by legal professionals.
F. James Robinson was inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society. named after the former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Burger Society honors individuals who have used their time, talent and support to further the mission of the National Center for State Court's in exceptional ways.
Super Lawyers list includes HFH attorneys
Attorneys of Hite Fanning & Honeyman have been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of Super Lawyers. Richard Hite is included in the category of general litigation, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson are in the business litigation category and Art Chalmers is in the defense litigation category. Linda Parks is recognized in the area of business and corporate work and Gaye Tibbets is included in the category of Employment and Labor. Additionally, Don Gribble and Randy Troutt are included in the list of attorneys defending medical malpractice cases. Finally, Scott Hill was selected to be included in the list of Rising Stars in the area of business and corporate work. Super Lawyers’ annual process for identifying attorneys include independent research and peer review. No more than 5% of the attorneys in the state can be included in the Super Lawyers listing.