|Name:||Rute, Larry R.|
|Address:||212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 102 Topeka, KS 66603|
|Practice Region:||Topeka, Kansas City and Wichita, KS|
|District of Kansas:||2555 (1973)|
|Others:||Missouri Bar #61333 Admitted 2009|
|In Good Standing:||Yes|
Has served as a Mediator/Arbitrator in more than 4,500 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.
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:||450|
|Counsel for a Party Sessions:||0|
Has completed three separate 40-hour civil mediation training programs provided by the Kansas Bar Association; Kansas Department of Education, Special Education Mediation Training and Due Process Hearing Officer Training. U.S. Postal Service “Redress” Mediation Training, St. Louis, Missouri; U.S. Department of Justice, ADA Mediation Training, St. Louis, Missouri; U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Advanced Mediation Training; and, Topeka Bar Association, Arbitration Training (40-hour).
Other advanced dispute resolution training events in which he has participated:
|Total CME Hours:||61.5|
|Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:||Yes|
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.
Partner and Co-founder, Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC, 1999-present; Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Interviewing & Counseling, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration) Washburn University School of Law, Spring Semesters 2007-2012; Special General Counsel/Legislative Liaison, Midland Group, 1990-03; General Counsel/Litigation Director, Kansas Legal Services, Inc., 1973-01; Litigation Director, Farmer Assistance Counseling and Training Service (FACTS), 1984-01; Director/Mediation Coordinator, Midland Mediation & Settlement Services, 1995-01; Officer, United States Air Force, 1966-70
|Active Litigation:||50 Years
50% representing Plaintiffs
50% representing Defendants
20% in Federal Courts
80% in State Courts
|Education:||Washburn University (BBA, 1966); Washburn University School of Law (JD, 1973); University of Washington School of Law (LLM, 1976).|
|Rate:||$425.00 per hour for single-party cases
$525.00 per hour for multi-party cases
Minimum fee of 4.0 hours