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Hugh W. Gill


Mr. Gill uses his extensive experience in business and tax matters to assists clients with estate planning, asset protection, business entity formation, and business succession planning.


Hugh W. Gill contact information

Phone: 316-631-3138
Fax: 316-630-8466

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As a member of Hinkle Law Firm LLC’s trusts and estates practice group, Mr. Gill uses his extensive experience in business and tax matters to lead the probate and trust administration needs of the group. He is primarily responsible for guardianships and conservatorships, disability planning, post-mortem tax planning, and marital agreements. He also assists clients with estate planning, asset protection, business entity formation, and business succession planning.

Hugh frequently lectures on estate planning and estate administration topics. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers.

Hugh is active in the legal community. He has served as Chairman of the Kansas CLE Commission. He is also a past president of the Wichita Bar Association and of the Wichita Estate Planning Council and is a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

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  • Dealing with Unwanted Irrevocable Trusts and Basis Issues, The American College of Trust and Estate Council, Podcast – February 2022.
  • Fact vs Fiction: The Duty to Diversify, Estate Planning Forum, Wichita, KS – April 2019.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Guardianships and Conservatorships, Wichita Estate Planning Council – March 2018.
  • Stewardship & Planned Giving, The Kansas Humane Society Planned Giving Seminar, June 2017
  • CPAs Role in Trust and Estate Administration, WBA Fall Estate Planning & Probate, October 2016
  • Thou Shalt Not Take: Disinheriting and Disincentivising Troublesome Beneficiaries Through In Terrorem Clauses, WBA Fall Estate Planning and Probate, October 2016. 
  • Common Problems with Common Law Marriage, WBA Spring Estate Planning and Probate, Wichita, KS – March, 2016
  • Digital Assets Part II: Technological Wrinkles in Trusts & Estates. Wichita Estate Planning Forum. Wichita, KS  – June 2012.
  • Determining the Basis of Property Acquired from a Decedent. KBA Plaza Lights CLE. Kansas City, MO – December 2011.
  • Estate Planning for Unhappy Couples. Wichita Bar Association, Probate Updates Seminar. Wichita, KS – October 2010.
  • Digital Assets. Wichita Estate Planning Forum – July 2010.
  • Roth Conversions and Tax Law Changes in 2010. Society of Financial Service Professionals – March 2010.
  • Asset Protection & Estate Planning. University of Kansas Medical School – October 2009.
  • Premarital Agreements: Defining the Rules After the Engagement. WBA’s “Probate: Probate, Estate and Succession Planning” Seminar – February 2009.
  • Choose to Plan – Selected Topics. Upward Bound Math Science Regional Center at Wichita State University – February 2009.
  • No Place Like Home: Keeping Charitable Gifts in the Community.  Heartland Community Foundation. Hays, KS – December 2008.
  • Estate Planning Update: Planning Opportunities in a Down Market. Smith Barney – Business Building Workshop – December 2008.
  • Business Valuation: What Is It Worth and Why Is It Important? Wichita Estate Planning Council. Wichita, KS – March 2007.


  • Probate & Trust Administration After Death, Seventh Edition, Part 5 – Chapter 1, Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Tax. Kansas Bar Association; Kansas (2015).
  • Basic Will and Trust Drafting, Second Edition. Chapter 8, Revocable Trusts – Uniform Principal and Income Act (1997). Kansas Bar Association (2017).
  • Estate Planing for Clients in Different Life Stages: Where to Spend the Time. Agent’s Sales Journal (October 2008 Edition).
  • Estate Planning for the Second Marriage (or Third. .. or Fourth). Journal of Taxation of Investments (Summer 2007).

Affiliations, Activities & Honors

  • American Bar Association
    — Sections: Real Property, Probate and Trust
  • American Heart Association
    — Past Chairman of the Board
  • Best Lawyers
    — 2008 – Present (Trusts and Estates, Litigation – Trusts and Estates)
  • Best Lawyers ‘Lawyer of the Year’
    — 2015, 2018, & 2022 (Trust and Estates)
  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Kansas Bar Association
    — Committees: Elder Law and Disabilities Law
    — Sections: Real Estate, Probate and Trust
  • Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission
    — Board Member 2008-2014; past chair 
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer
    — 2005, 2009, 2011 – Present (Estate Planning and Probate)
  • The Independent School Board of Trustees
  • United Way of the Plains
    — Planned Giving Committee
  • University of Kansas Alumni Association Wichita Chapter
    — Past Board Member
    — Chair: Jayhawk Round-Up 2008 to 2010
  • University of Kansas Law School Board of Governors
  • Wichita Bar Association
    — President (2012-2013)
    — President Elect (2011 to 2012)
    — Board of Governors (2009 to 2013)
    — Young Lawyers Section, Past President
    — Continuing Legal Education, Past Chairman
    — Probate Committee, Past Chairman
  • Wichita Bar Foundation
    — Past Secretary-Treasurer
  • Wichita Estate Planning Council
    — Past President
  • Wichita Estate Planning Forum


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of Kansas, M.B.A., Finance Emphasis, 1995
  • University of Kansas, B.S., Business Administration, 1991

Bar Admissions 

  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas