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Darin Hayes joined Hutton & Hutton in March of 2002. Darin primarily focuses on cases that involve catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and/or health care-related negligence. Over the course of his career, Darin has secured numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts and many large but confidential settlements for clients injured as a result of auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and other causes. 


Prior to joining Hutton & Hutton, Darin worked for a prominent Wichita defense firm. His experience gained from working for the "other side"​ has served to bolster his abilities to strategically attack and defuse common defense tactics employed to harm his clients'​ cases. Darin holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Texas and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is admitted to practice in state and local courts throughout Kansas, including the Supreme Court of Kansas, and in the United States District Courts for the District of Kansas and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Darin's professional affiliations include the Kansas Association for Justice, the Kansas Bar Association and the Wichita Bar Association. 


Darin has been selected as a Kansas "Super Lawyer"​ and has been recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer"​ by the National Trial Lawyers Association.


In November of 2013, Mr. Hayes was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as Lawyer of the Year for plaintiff personal injury litigation. 


In 2015, Mr. Hayes was selected to the Best Lawyers of Kansas by the Best Lawyers in America.


In August, 2015, Mr. Hayes was named the Best Lawyers'​ 2016 Wichita Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year". 


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%



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  • Donald Howard Snook

    Darin is an exceptional attorney and has tremendous experience in medical malpractice cases. Darin works hard for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Darin is an excellent trial lawyer with an ability to grasp complex litigation matters and simplify them to triers of fact; a true gift for the litigator.


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Contact info

Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC

8100 E. 22nd Street North
Building 1200
Wichita, KS, 67226-2312


KSAuthorized to practice law199407/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Wichita Medical Malpractice Plaintiff's "Lawyer of the Year"Best Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in KansasBest Lawyers in America2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Lawyer of the Year - Personal InjuryWichita Business Journal2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHutton and Hutton2002 - Present
AttorneyToomey, Pilgreen1999 - 2002
AttorneyTurner and Boisseau1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Kansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wichita Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Numerous Large SettlementsN/A
Hospital Negligence (infection)$400,000 plus punitive damages
Medical Negligence$4,000,000 verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Texas System, AustinPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990