Linda S. Parks
Twelfth District, (2020 – 2023)
Managing Partner, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, LLP in Wichita, Kansas
Washburn Law School, J.D., 1983
Linda Parks is the managing partner of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, LLP, in Wichita, Kansas. Linda practices in the areas of business transactions, banking, commercial real estate, creditors rights and estate planning. She is also a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. She advises financial institutions on multi-million-dollar loan transactions, loan purchases and sales, contractual matters and day-to-day operational matters. She is also a member of the Kansas Banker’s Association.
At the ABA Linda has served in the House of Delegates from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2015. She became the Kansas State Delegate in 2016. She has served on the Steering Committee for the Nominating Committee, the Select Committee, the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, the Commission on Mental and Physical Disability and the Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. She currently serves as State Membership Chair. She is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Linda has also been active in her local bar associations, having served as the President of the Kansas Bar Association 2007-2008. She is a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation. Linda was also a founding member of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association, having served as its first president from 1994 to 1996. KWAA awarded Linda the Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Attorney of Achievement Award in 2000. Linda is also a member of the Wichita Women Attorneys Association and received its Louise Mattox Attorney of Achievement Award in 1997.
This year, the Governor of the State of Kansas appointed Linda to Chair the Court of Appeals Nominating Commission for the state of Kansas. In 2011, Linda was appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to serve on its Blue Ribbon Commission for the study of the Kansas Judicial System.
Linda was born in Oneida, New York. She graduated from Washburn University of Topeka (Summa Cum Laude) and Washburn School of Law (Cum Laude). She was married to Randy Brown, a Wichita journalist, who passed away in 2014. But their five pets; lonely dog, Hudson and four cats, Lillian, Zeke, Zane and Zack, continue to reside with Linda.