Gilliland & Hayes, LLC proudly congratulates Lisa M. Ward on receiving the 2016 Professional Advisors Award from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. Since 2014, the Community Foundation Awards has honored the numerous volunteers, donors, and non-profit agencies that have made a difference in their community. The Professional Advisors Award is presented to a professional advisor who has advanced philanthropy within the community for the benefit of non-profits an... Read More
After being challenged by another local law firm, the Gilliland & Hayes Wichita Office accepted that challenge and participated in the Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Law Firm Bowl on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
The team walked away with "Top Individual Team Award" and "Top Fundraiser Award". Overall it was a great success and a lot of fun!
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The Wichita Business Journal names Gilliland & Hayes LLC as one of the top ranked Law Firms in the Wichita area in its January 20, 2017 edition. The WBJ notes that there was a .73% decrease in the number of Wichita-area attorneys from 2016 to 2017 among firms featured on the list. There was also a 5.4% increase in the number of Wichita-area attorneys from 2012 to 2017 among firms featured on the lists.
The firm's areas of practice include Administra... Read More
Carol Smith authored and presented a paper entitled Surety Defenses in Practice: Modification of Contract, Impairment of Collateral, Release and Discharge and Extensions of Time - Proof, Problems, and Practice in Asserting These Defenses, and led a panel discussion of surety claims professionals about this topic at the annual meeting of the Surety Claims Institute in Newport, Rhode Island on June 22-24, 2016.
Gilliland & Hayes welcomes Bob Brown and Patty Dengler to our firm as Of Counsel.
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Lisa Ward presented at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Workshop concerning Business Fitness: Building a Strong Network. The popular series is designed to help educate women in the skills necessary for leadership in businesses within the community. Lisa, as well as three other area professionals provided tips on presenting yourself to the public, creating your own unique brand, importance of first impressions and building a strong operational network as ... Read More
John Gibson and Andrew Marino presented at the Wichita Executives Association morning meeting on February 23, 2016. WEA is a member of the International Executives Association, a group formed to share business industry news with others and offer networking opportunities. John discussed the history of the firm and its longstanding relationship with the WEA dating back to 1946. Gilliland and Hayes has been and continues to be the only law firm represented in the membership o... Read More
On December 4th and 5th, 2015 attorneys from the Wichita and Hutchinson offices of Gilliland & Hayes, LLC were in attendance at the 37th annual Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC) conference. During this conference they were updated on legal issues to include Recent Trends in Privacy and Data Security Law, a presentation by Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Karen Arnold-Burger concerning the role of the law and the justice system in a constitutional democracy and ... Read More
Lisa Ward presented at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Workshop concerning The Art of Negotiating. The popular series is designed to help educate women in the skills necessary for leadership in businesses within the community. Lisa, as well as three other area professionals provided tips on negotiating transactions, wages, and business operations with vendors and employees. Additionally the workshop focused on aspects of negotiating specifically helpful... Read More
On November 29, Ben Winters (pictured on the left, with fellow performers Anthony Perkins, Jr., (center) and Nathan Snyder (right)) performed the role of Melchior in Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Christmas opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” with Opera Kansas at Century II in Wichita. The performance was a 2015 revival of the Opera Kansas’s popular holiday treat and was a great success!
Keith Witten and Diane Kennedy attended the Board Meeting of the Surety Claims Institute in Naples, Florida on December 4, 2015. Keith Witten is a member of the Board of Directors and Diane is Executive Secretary of the Surety Claims Institute.
On Thursday, November 5, Carol Smith and Keith Witten spoke at the ABA-TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee’s Fall Meeting in Washington, DC where the Third Edition of the Annotated Commercial Crime Insurance Policy book was presented. Carol and Keith wrote and presented Chapter 13 – Duties of Insured in the Event of Loss.
We are very pleased to announce that Leslie Klaassen has joined the Hutchinson office of Gilliland & Hayes. Prior to joining us, Leslie worked in Southeast Kansas, where she defended felony and misdemeanor cases, served as the Assistant City Attorney for Chanute, and worked in three general practice law firms. Leslie’s practice at Gilliland & Hayes will focus primarily on family law, premises liability, auto negligence and personal injury.... Read More
It is with pride that we announce that five of our attorneys have been designated as this year’s Super Lawyers for Kansas and Missouri in Super Lawyers Magazine. Only 5% of attorneys selected are listed as Super Lawyers. These attorneys were nominated for their professional achievement and have earned a high-degree of peer recognition.Gerald L. Green – General Litigation John H. Gibson – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense Mark R. Malon... Read More
Jerry Green attended the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents in Alexandria Virginia (October 8-10) in his position as the Immediate Past President of the Kansas Bar Association. The Southern Conference of Bar Presidents brings together state bar leaders from numerous states to discuss and consider issues in common facing state bars and attorneys. Considered at the conference were issues relating to efforts necessary to maintain fair and impartial courts in lig... Read More
Jerry Green recently returned from the American Bar Association’s Fall National Legal Malpractice Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The event was sponsored by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and featured sessions on the future of the legal profession, decisions involved in venue selection, and the development of effective, high-impact defense and plaintiff themes in high-stakes malpractice cases. The Thursday evening reception ... Read More