James R. Hanson

Expertise

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Trusts
Of Counsel

Contact

jhanson@gh-ks.com
Direct Number: (316) 264-7321

Gibson, Watson & Marino LLC
301 North Main
Suite 1300
Wichita, KS 67202-4813

Phone: (316) 264-7321
Fax: (316) 264-8614

Expertise

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Trusts

Biography

Now of counsel with the firm, Mr. Hanson has practiced in a very wide range of law, reflected by examples of his appellate cases: Wesley Medical Center v. Clark, 234 Kan. 13, 669 P.2d 209 (mandamus); Aldoroty v. Wesley Medical Center, 265 Kan. 666, 962 P.2d 501 (medical negligence, trial, comparative negligence); Leaderbrand v. Central State Bank, 202 Kan. 450, 450 P.2d, (Uniform Commercial Code, bank deposit, and collections); In Re: Estate of West, 203 Kan. 404, 454 P.2d 462 (will construction, federal estate tax allocation); Haysville State Bank v. Hauserman, 225 Kan. 671, 594 P.2d 172 (mortgages, guaranties); and Warren v. T.G.&Y. Stores Co., 210 Kan. 43, 499 P2, 201 (negligence, premises liability).

Born in Concordia (KS), Mr. Hanson received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas before graduating from the KU School of Law.

He was admitted to practice in 1957 and joined the former Boyer, Donaldson & Stewart firm, which merged with Gilliland & Hayes in 2002. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Kansas, the United States District Court for Kansas, and the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. James served as a naval aviator on active duty from 1949-1953 and in the active Reserve from 1953-1974.

Mr. Hanson is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, Navy League (past Wichita Chapter president), Wichita Downtown Lions Club (past board member and treasurer); and Wichita Executives Association (past president). He is also active in the management of his family’s farm.

Member

  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association