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:
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.
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2001||01/07/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Litigation Partner||Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP||2007 - Present|
|Associate||HIte Fanning & Honeyman LLP||2001 - 2007|
|Judicial Clerk||Hon. Michael Malone||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|University of Kansas||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Knox College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|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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