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Mr. Skolaut focuses on civil litigation and transportation law at Hinkle Elkouri. While attending Creighton University School of Law, Jay earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law II and was a member of the advanced trial practice team. Jay participated in a constitutional law seminar taught by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Jay earned a certificate for completing an area of concentration in business, taxation, and commercial transactions.

Jay assists members of the transportation practice group’s Critical Occurrence Response Team, responding to events involving the firms motor carrier/transportation industry clients. Prior to coming to the firm, Jay served as a clerk for Union Pacific Railroad Company. He is involved in the Trucking Industry Defense Association and the trucking section of the Defense Research Institute.

In support of the firm’s insurance defense practice group, Jay is involved in the full range of property and casualty matters, insurance coverage issues, and critical occurrence investigations for fires, explosions, and other large value losses.


Practice areas


  1. Transportation: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Insurance: 25%
  4. Construction: 25%

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Contact info

Hinkle Law Firm LLC

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


MOGood Standing, Active201201/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law200507/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law IICALIN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberHinkle Law Firm LLC2012 - Present
AssociateHinkle Law Firm LLC2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wesley E. Brown American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Wichita Young LawyersN/AN/A
ALFA TransportationSteering CommitteeN/A
Wichita Young ProfessionalsN/AN/A
Knights of Columbus (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton)N/AN/A
Nebraska State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Wichita Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Kansas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Huntington Place Owner's AssociationCounselN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
ALFA International Transportation UpdateI'm Still Standing - Kansas' Statutory Cap on Noneconomic Damages Upheld by the Kansas Court of Appeals as Other States Deem Similar Statutes Unconstitutional2010
ALFA International Transportation UpdateUpdate on Negligent Entrustment and Negligent Hiring, Retention, and Supervision Claims in Kansas2009
Kansas Human Resources ManualContributing author2008
ALFA International Transportation UpdateSlippery When Wet...More Benefits to Getting There Early2008
ALFA International Transportation UpdateThe Times They Are A-Changin': The Politics of Global Warming and Its Effect On the Trucking Industry2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Creighton UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Kansas Ski CLEEthical Considerations for Lawyers who Engage in Social Networking2010