Scott R. Schillings

Scott R. Schillings

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Scott focuses his practice on representing clients in matters involving product liability, commercial disputes, mass torts, and construction defects. With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Scott has additionally represented clients in matters involving will and trust disputes, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, and other complex litigation.

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Scott R. Schillings contact information

Phone: 316-631-3153
Fax: 316-630-8466

Email: sschillings@hinklaw.com
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As the leader of Hinkle Law Firm LLC’s Product Liability and Complex Tort Litigation practice group, Scott focuses his practice on representing clients in matters involving product liability, commercial disputes, mass torts, and construction defects. With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Scott has additionally represented clients in matters involving will and trust disputes, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, and other complex litigation.

A substantial portion of Scott’s practice involves direct client representation of manufacturers and distributors of consumer products and industrial machinery on a national basis. Scott has represented corporate clients in more than 35 states. He also counsels his manufacturing clients regarding claims handling and risk management.

Scott has vast mediation, arbitration, and trial experience. He has successfully obtained defense verdicts for his clients in cases involving substantial property damage, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. Scott was trial counsel in the successful defense of Weider Nutrition International, Inc., in Garrett v. Weider. This product liability case involved a dietary supplement manufactured by Weider known as “Ripped Force,” which contained ephedra. Garrett was only the second case involving the manufacture of a dietary supplement containing ephedra to reach trial in the United States and the first successful verdict for a manufacturer of such a product.

Scott is a member of the Wichita, Kansas, and American Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Defense Research Institute and ALFA.

Presentations

Scott is a regular presenter on product liability, construction defects, and other complex litigation. Below are a few highlighted presentations:

  • Defending Products Involved in Single Catastrophic Incidents or Multiple Incidents in Different States. ALFA PLCT. Santa Barbara, California – October 2017.
  • SKINNING THE REPTILE: What the Reptile Theory is, Where it Shows up in Your Case, and (most importantly) How to Make Alligator Boots with It. ALFA PLCT. Amelia Island, Florida – May 2016.
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation. NBI. Wichita, Kansas – June 2011.
Affiliations, Activities & Honors
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • ALFA International Product Liability Steering Committee
  • Kansas Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Education 

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Oklahoma State University, B.S., political science, 1990

Bar Admissions 

  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin