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Mr. Spencer offers practical insights that help his business clients better manage their workplaces with respect to both employment law and employee benefits matters. James advises business clients on federal and state laws affecting employers, including FLSA, ADA, FMLA, USERRA, COBRA, ERISA, and Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. He also drafts employee handbooks and policies, executive contracts of employment, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.  

Prior to joining the firm, he served as in-house counsel for a national non-profit corporation and was in private practice. His responsibilities included employment law, contracts, litigation, and negotiations.

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Hinkle Law Firm LLC

301 North Main St.
Suite 2000
Wichita, KS, 67202-4820

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 75%
  2. Employee Benefits: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($305-370/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KSAuthorized to practice law199607/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Am Jur Award in Legal Research & WritingUniversity of Kansas School of Law1996
Summa Cum LaudeKansas State University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberHinkle Law Firm LLC2009 - Present
AssociateHinkle Law Firm LLC2006 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Order of the CoifMemberN/A
Kansas Law ReviewMemberN/A
Kansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wichita Bar AssociationMemberN/A
St. George CathedralParish CounselN/A
Society for Human Resource ManagementN/AN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas Chamber of CommerceModel Policies and Forms for Kansas Employers2008
Kansas Chamber of CommerceKansas Human Resources Manual2008
ELLA®Employment-Labor Law Audit™2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Kansas State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wichita Bar Association Family Law SeminarFamily Law2009
Wichita Bar AssociationRejected Again! Domestic Relations Orders for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans2009
Kansas Tax ConferenceFinal 409A Regulations for Nonqualified Plans: The Compliance Deadline is Looming2008
Wichita State University Small Business Development CenterContracts for Employees and Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference?2007
Wichita Dental District SocietyEmployment Issues for Dentists: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure2007
The Wichita State University Small Business Development CenterContracts for Employees and Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference?2007
Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceConcealed Carry: Are Companies Under the Gun?2006
Wichita Chapter of the Society for Human Resource ManagementBest Practices: Human Resource Audits for Employers of Choice2006
Wichita Area Chapter of the Association of Legal AdministratorsConcealed Carry: Are Companies Under the Gun?2006
The Wichita State University Small Business Development CenterEmployment Law Audits2006
The Wichita State University Small Business Development CenterContracts for Employees and Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference?2006
The Wichita State University Small Business Development CenterEmployment Law Audits2006
The Wichita State University Small Business Development CenterContracts for Employees and Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference?2006