Rute, Larry R.


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Contact Information
Name:
Rute, Larry R.
Name:
Rute, Larry R.
Address:
212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 102
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone:
785-357-1800
Fax:
785-357-0002
Email:
Website:


Bar Admissions
District of Kansas:
8105 (-)
Others:
Missouri Bar #61333 Admitted 2009
In Good Standing:
Yes


ADR Experience
Experience:
Has served as a Mediator/Arbitrator in more than 4,000 matters arising in federal, state and administrative agencies. These matters include civil rights, commercial law, consumer fraud, consumer protection violations, contract law, constitutional law, construction law, corporate dissolution, domestic relations, domestic relations division of assets, employment law, environmental law, fair debt collection practices, fair housing, FSLA, insurance claims/bad faith, international disputes, material and latent defects, malpractice, labor law, lemon law, personal injury, public policy residential construction, real estate, truth-in-lending, workers\\\' compensation, Section 1981 and 1983, toxic tort, regular education/special education disputes, securities, water law issues, wills, trusts and estates, zoning disputes, and design and development of internal dispute resolution systems. Settlements have ranged from a few thousand dollars to several million dollars. Resolved numerous collective/class actions involving consumer/merchandising practices act violations, employment discrimination; FSLA; multi-party cases involving asbestos contaminants, personal injury, toxic tort, product liability and contract/construction disputes. Approved by the Kansas Supreme Court as a mediator and mediator trainer in all categories. Serves on arbitration panels for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA and National Arbitration Forum. Certified by the Kansas Department of Education as an approved special education mediator and due process hearing officer.
Lead Mediator Sessions:
Co-Mediator Sessions:
Counsel for a Party Sessions:
401



ADR Training
Course Info:
Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution (3-hour Course), Washburn University School of Law, Winter-Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. 2013 ADVANCED DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAININGS International Academy of Mediators, 2013 Spring Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 9, 2013 (8.5 hours) American Bar Association, 15th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 4, 2013 (8.5 hours) International Academy of Mediators, 2013 Fall Conference, Paris, France, September 19-21, 2013. (8.2 hours) 2014 ADVANCED DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAININGS International Academy of Mediators, 2014 Spring Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 23-25, 2014 Tri-State Regional Special Education Law Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, November 6-7, 2014. 2013 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting Alternative Dispute Resolution and Child Advocacy, January 10, 2013 University School of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, Mediation Best Practices Techniques, March 8, 2013. Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, Employer Dispute Resolution Programs, March 13, 2013 Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting, Topeka, Kansas, Attorneys Guide for Preparing for Mediation, June 21, 2013. Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, Parenting Coordination or Case Management, August 15, 2013. Kansas Bar Association, Employment Law CLE, Lenexa, Kansas, presenting Dispute Resolution Ethics: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration, October 11, 2013. Crawford County Bar Association, Pittsburg, Kansas, presenting Successful Commercial Mediation Best Practices Techniques, October 16, 2013. Western District Early Assessment Program, Kansas City, Missouri, Proven Mediation Strategies, Tactics and Techniques, October 25, 2013. Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, Evolution of Civil Mediation in the Midwest, November 7, 2013. Kansas Bar Association ADR Section CLE, Lenexa, Kansas, Arbitration 101: Practice Tips for Litigators and Mediators, November 15, 2013. 2014 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting Alternative Dispute Resolution and Child Advocacy, January 6, 2014 American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, presenting Mediating the Multi-Party Fair Labor Standards Act Case, Miami, Florida, April 4, 2014 University of Kansas School of Law, presenting Mediation Best Practices, Lawrence, Kansas, April 11, 2014. Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting Domestic Case Management Guidelines, August 14, 2014. Federal District Court, Western District of Missouri, presenting Mediating Class and Collective Actions in Multi-Party Cases, Kansas City, Missouri, September 24, 2014. Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting ADR Best Practices and Ethics CLE, November 14, 2014
Total CME Hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:
12.0

Yes


Legal Experience
Experience:
Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution (3-hour Course), Washburn University School of Law, Winter-Spring, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. More than 27 years\\\' civil litigation experience in state and federal courts. Primary areas of practice include civil rights, constitutional law, and general civil litigation. Has successfully litigated several class action civil rights matters in both state and federal court, including the establishment of due process rights for individuals facing mental health commitment, and conditions-of-confinement in state and local institutions. Has served as lead trial counsel in hundreds of federal and state trial proceedings and administrative law matters including: civil rights, contract law, consumer fraud, consumer protection violations, corporate liability issues, constitutional law, domestic relations, fair debt collection practices, fair housing, material and latent defects, lemon law, Native American law, residential contract and construction, real estate law, truth-in-lending, Section 1983, and special education disputes.
Active Litigation:
27 Years
50% representing Plaintiffs
50% representing Defendants
20% in Federal Courts
80% in State Courts
Other Experience:
Education:
Washburn University (BBA, 1966); Washburn University School of Law (JD, 1973); University of Washington School of Law (LLM, 1976).
Additional Details:
Recent Publications: Author, Successful Settlements that Last: How Mediation Best Practices Techniques Can Improve Your Settlement Strategy, Trial Tort & Insurance Section Committee News, Fall 2011. Author, The Evolution of Commercial Mediation in the Midwest: Best Practices, Confidentiality and Good Faith, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, January 2010; Co-author, Mediation Round Table: Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Mediation, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Volume 26, Number 4, March 2003. Co-author, The Changing Face of Arbitration: What Once Was Old is New Again, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, August, 2003 Co-author, Discrimination in the Workplace: How Mediation Can Help American Arbitration Association Journal, February-April, 2000 (republished as a Chapter in the Handbook on Employment Arbitration in ADR, Second Edition, Jurist, LLC 2010) Recent Awards: Has received the Governor’s Award for Exemplary and Distinguished Service to Children and Families. He was elected in 2011 as Chair of the Kansas Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Council He has twice received the Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award. Larry currently serves as Chair of the Kansas Supreme Court Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution. He has twice received the Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award. He is a 2008-2015 Super Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri, a 2013-2015 Best Lawyers in America, and International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation Lawyers 2012-2015, U.S. News-Best Lawyer “Best Law Firm” 2015.


Fee Structure
Rate:
$345.00 per hour for single-party matters, $445.00 per hour for multi-party matters. No travel time or expenses incurred if mediation location is within 60 miles of Topeka, Kansas. Please contact us for current billing information and rates.
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas