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A Vision of Hard Work and Innovation

The founders of Hinkle Law Firm LLC knew just what they wanted: to serve businesses and help them grow. And that mission hasn’t changed a bit since the start.

Founded on January 1, 1987, Hinkle Law Firm LLC set out to change the legal landscape of Wichita. Our founders wanted a business law practice instead of a wide-ranging general one, concentrating on taxes, municipal finance, and corporate law. As client’s needs grew, so did the firm. Over time, practice areas were added to support all areas of our client’s business and personal lives.

Our attorneys were, and still are, accessible and serve as business advisers as well as business lawyers. The focus on serving clients is a core element of Hinkle Law Firm’s culture, which promotes and rewards entrepreneurship as well as excellence in the law. Since its founding, the firm’s practice areas have grown to include employee benefits; employment law; aviation and aerospace; estate planning and probate; product liability; oil and gas; energy law; medical malpractice; creditor’s rights, insolvency and bankruptcy; healthcare business transactions; and construction, transportation, and other forms of litigation. For more information, see our practice areas.

The firm’s intent has always been to do work on the level of big-city firms, and training and resources are essential to that. By cultivating relationships and building loyalty with clients, the founders brought the firm business from outside their own practice areas. They built a culture of sharing while also coaching younger attorneys to find and develop their own clients. The firm expanded as its practice areas did while maintaining its focus – business – and its culture.

Today, Hinkle Law Firm is Wichita’s second-largest, serving a diverse client base of privately and publicly held business entities, municipal governments and administrative bodies, as well as individuals. If you’re looking for a forward-looking, entrepreneurial firm, we invite you to contact us.

Hinkle is a member of the ALFA International legal network.

Since our founding in 1987, Hinkle Law Firm LLC has encouraged our attorneys and staff to share their talents and skills with organizations that strive to improve the lives’ of people in our community. Our attorneys sit on the board of several not-for-profit organizations in and around the Wichita and Kansas City area. They actively participate in several charitable endeavors, volunteering their time and providing financial support to a range of civic, cultural, educational, medical, governmental, and service organizations seeking to enhance the quality of life in our community.

We are proud to support the following organizations:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Cancer Council of Reno County
  • Coming Together for a Cure
  • Empower
  • Family Promise of Greater Wichita
  • Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center
  • Goodwill Industries of Kansas
  • Greater Wichita Partnership
  • Greater Wichita YMCA
  • Heartspring
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Kansas Chamber of Commerce
  • Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation
  • Kansas Humane Society
  • League 42
  • Lenexa Chamber of Commerce
  • Tallgrass Film Association
  • The Kansas African American Museum
  • The Salvation Army
  • United Rainbows
  • United Way of the Plains
  • United WE
  • Wichita Animal Action League
  • Wichita Cancer Foundation
  • Wichita Chamber of Commerce
  • Wichita Children’s Home
  • Wichita Community Foundation
  • Wichita Healthcare Academy
  • Wichita Independent Business Association
  • Wichita Symphony
  • Wichita Wagonmasters

Our success is in no small part due to esteemed former members of the Firm who spent decades serving clients and leading the Firm. These attorneys may be retired but the legacy of their contributions remain.

Photo of founding attorney Winton Hinkle
Years of Service 1987 – 2014
Photo of founding attorney David Elkouri
Years of Service 1987 – 2007
Photo of founding attorney Max Eberhart
Years of Service 1987 – 1999
Photo of retired attorney John "Jack" Stallings
Years of Service 1988 – 2011

Years of Service 1990 – 2021
Photo of Member Emeritus Martin Ufford
Years of Service 2015 – 2023
Photo of Member Emeritus Tom Gilman
Years of Service 2015 – 2023

†Founding Member
⁑ Redmond & Nazar, LLP (merged in 2015)


Hinkle attorneys are good at what they do. So good, in fact, that they’ve been recognized with honors by legal organizations and their peers. Our attorneys are consistently recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Chambers and Partners to name a few. 


Our Firm is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States) ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. More information is available at

In addition, our firm’s attorneys are involved in many civic, community, religious and professional organizations within our communities.

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • ALFA
  • Chambers