Gillen, Dennis L.

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Contact Information
Gillen, Dennis L.
8301 E. 21st Street North, Suite 450, Wichita, Kansas 67206-2936
Practice Region:
Wichita, KS

Bar Admissions
District of Kansas:
07429 ()
Admitted to United States District Court, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1972. Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 1977.
In Good Standing:

ADR Experience
I was appointed as Federal Court Mediator by The Honorable Patrick F. Kelly, United States District Court Judge, in 1981. I have served as mediator or arbitrator in civil disputes in excess of 1,400 cases since being appointed, with approximately 450 mediations being conducted in the last five years.
Lead Mediator Sessions:
Co-Mediator Sessions:
Counsel for a Party Sessions:

ADR Training
Course Info:
KADC 27th Annual Conference presenter, "Winning at Mediation," 12/2/05, 4.5 hours; Wichita Bar Association Spring Ethics presenter, "Ethics of Professionalism in Mediation," 3/10/06, 2.5 hours.
Total CME Hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:


Legal Experience
1972 - 1979: Curfman, Brainerd, Harris, Bell, Weigand & Depew, Wichita, Kansas - Associate. 1979 - 2004: Depew and Gillen, L.L.C., Wichita, Kansas - Partner. 2004 - Present: Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer, LLC, Wichita, Kansas - Partner. I have 36 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil matters and am an occasional speaker on mediation/arbitration topics.
Active Litigation:
36 Years
25% representing Plaintiffs
30% representing Defendants
25% in Federal Courts
75% in State Courts
Other Experience:
1969 - Bachelor of Arts Degree (magna cum laude), Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. 1972 - Juris Doctor Degree (cum laude), Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.
Additional Details:
Professional Recognition Selection: Martindale Hubbell AV, The Best Lawyers in America (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Chambers USA (ADR/Commercial Litigation), Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (Commercial Litigation). Professional Memberships: Wichita Bar Association (President - Young Lawyers Section 1977; Board of Governors 1979 - 1981; Vice President 1982 - 1983). Kansas Bar Association (Board of Governors 1987 - 1992; Secretary-Treasurer 1985 - 1986; President 1993 - 1994). Elected to Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Committee (1986 - 1993). America Bar Association (Fellow). Kansas Bar Foundation (Fellow). National Health Lawyers Association. American Arbitration Association. Board Memberships: Halstead Hospital Foundation (Board of Directors); Catholic Charities (Board of Directors, Finance Committee); Newman University (Associate Board); Wichita Childrens Home (Board); Wichita Festivals, Inc. (Board); The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company (Board).

Fee Structure
$250 per hour, to be divided between the parties as agreed.
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas