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Brad J. LaForge

Personal injury Attorney at Wichita, KS

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Brad

Learn Brad’s areas of practice.

Brad LaForge is a partner in the firm of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P.  He has earned the "Preeminent AV" Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of: 

  • Wrongful death
  • Catastrophic personal injury
  • Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Schools and Workplace
  • Pharmacy negligence
  • Serious auto and trucking accidents
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
  • Healthcare litigation
  • High value property loss

Brad has years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters before juries, judges and appellate courts at both the state and federal levels. His experience working with both plaintiffs and defendants provides him a unique perspective on the issues involved in litigation and the problems facing both his clients and the opposition. This unique perspective repeatedly translates into favorable results for his clients.

Brad has defended both individuals and corporations against a wide variety of tort actions.  In addition to defending commercial clients, Brad has worked with numerous insurance carriers to defend countless drivers and homeowners.  On the plaintiff’s side, Brad has successfully prosecuted actions against corporations and individuals.

Brad is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. In 2008, he successfully completed the highly regarded IADC Trial Academy at Stanford Law School, a program for developing defense trial advocacy skills.

He is a member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar associations, the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and is a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Association (KBA).

In the community, Brad is active in his church and has spent 14 years volunteering with StepStone, Inc., a program to help women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse.  In connection with his efforts with StepStone, Brad received the Champions of Respect Award in 2009.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for Dear Neighbor Minsitries and for StepStone. 

Brad received his B.A. in international relations from Knox College and his J.D., with honors, from University of Kansas School of Law. While in law school, he clerked for the Honorable Michael Malone of the Douglas County District Court. Brad joined Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P. in 2001.

Brad was raised in Parson, Kansas.  He currently lives in Wichita, where he and his wife, Shalom, devote considerable time to the raising of their three young children, Adele, Madeline and Truman.


Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP
100 N Broadway St., Ste. 950
Wichita, KS, 67202-2216

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Posted by Richard | November 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Brad and his team took my case with little time to react before the fast approaching statute of limitations on bringing a suit to right a wrong arrived. It seemed as if he dropped everything else and devoted all of his energy, resources, and attention to my case. Of course that was not the reality, but such was the attention, resources, and energy that he brought to the situation that no one could have told the difference. It certainly paid off, as no stone was unturned and the case was very successfully settled in our favor.
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Posted by Tricia | March 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
You Could Not Ask For Better Representation
Brad represented me in an extremely emotional case after a severe accident. His kindness, professionalism and outstanding knowledge of the intricacies of the law put my mind at ease and let me focus on healing my body. He is a person that can be counted upon to deliver the very best in every aspect of service. I have and will continue to recommend Brad to my family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
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I was represented in a sexual assault case by Brad LaForge and Gaye Tibbets. I was extremely impressed with them and couldn't be happier with picking them to represent me. They fought hard and helped me get through a very emotional and stressful experience. I would highly recommend both attorneys.
Posted by Marty | March 12, 2015
Brad Laforge an outstanding attorney
Mr LaForge kept us well informed. When needing an attorney to handle another another part of our nightmare of not being able to evict some people, he put us in contact with another great attorney. He's a keeper.
Posted by Deneen | March 9, 2015
Honest/Direct and great with our difficult circumstances
Brad was very professional and kept our family in the loop every step of the process. He was honest and direct throughout the trial and timeline. Our situation dealt with our minor daughter and he was so respectful and uplifting during difficult circumstances and treated her with much dignity. Brad empowered our daughter in every available challange, he definetly made what was a complex stressful time in our family into a managable and workable situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2015
Claims Defense Handling
Brad and the firm he is part of handle the insurance defense work for our company. We are very pleased with their handling of our claims and will continue using them for all future defense work.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2015
Excellent Trial Lawyer!
I trust Brad to handle any of my legal affairs. He is well versed in the law and will master the facts of your case. He promptly responds to client inquiries and gives candid advice regarding the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Partner
  • Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Associate
  • HIte Fanning & Honeyman LLP
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Hon. Michael Malone
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trail Academy
  • 2007
  • University of Kansas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Knox College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Defense Council
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Stepstone Domestic Violence Recovery Program
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Dear Neighbor Ministries
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court of Kansas
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • 5 Star Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Champion of Respect
  • Wichita Domestic Violence Coalition
  • 2009
  • Graduate of Trial Academy
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • KLPI Annual Meeting
  • Litigating a Personal Injury Claim: Plaintiff's & Defendant's Perspective
  • 2014
  • Claims Agent Seminar
  • Analyzing General Liability Claims
  • 2012
  • Claims Agent Seminar
  • Anatomy of a Workers Compensation Claim
  • N/A
  • Claims Agent Seminar
  • Work Disability Thresholds
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Brad
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brad is an excellent lawyer in serious personal injury litigation. He is competent and well-prepared. I would recommend him to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is a smart and professional lawyer. I would hire him to represent me in any situation. He has good client relationships and opposing counsel trust him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wichita Personal injury Lawyer Brad J. LaForge
Brad J. LaForge
Personal injury Attorney
Wichita, KS
Licensed for 22 years
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