Mikel L. Stout
Wichita Office
1551 N. Waterfront Parkway
Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466
T: 316.291.9516
F: 866.347.5137
mstout@foulston.com
Practice Areas
Commercial & Complex Litigation
Employment & Labor
Environmental Law
Mediation/Dispute Resolution
Education
University of Kansas, J.D. (1961)
  • With distinction, Order of the Coif
  • Editor - Kansas Law Review
Kansas State University, B.S., (1958)
Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (1961)
  • Kansas (1961)
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Mikel L. Stout, Senior Partner


Mr. Stout handles complex business and commercial cases. He focuses on high exposure litigation with an emphasis on trial practice. He is one of the most well-known trial lawyers in Kansas and has tried many of the region’s high profile employment, environmental and commercial cases. His practice includes consultation on litigation problem solving and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Stout enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list, and Chambers USA as a leading general commercial litigation lawyer in the United States. Benchmark Litigation has named Mr. Stout a “Local Litigation Star.” In 2014, he was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Wichita Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” and in 2012, the Wichita Construction “Lawyer of the Year.” He has also been listed as a Top 100 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer®. Mr. Stout is a Fellow, member of the Board of Regents, and Past President of the American College of Trial Lawyers and his peer memberships include the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow and Board of Regents 2000 – 2007, President 2007-2008
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2012 Wichita Construction “Lawyer of the Year” and the 2014 Wichita Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 1987-2017
  • Top 100 Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer®, 2007 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List, 2005-2015 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Identified by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the United States for General Commercial Litigation, 2003-2016
  • Named by Benchmark Litigation - Local Litigation Star, 2014: General Commercial; 2013 & 2015: General Commercial and Labor/Employment; 2016: General Commercial, Labor & Employment, and Product Liability
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association Professionalism Award, 1997
  • Wichita Bar Association President, 1987-1988
  • Kansas Bar Foundation Fellow, Robert K Weary Award, 2006, past President, 1991-1993
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel William Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005, President, 1983-1984
  • Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group 1991-1995
  • Commission on Judicial Qualifications Chairman, 1994-1995
Community Involvement
  • Livestock & Meat Industry Council - Board of Directors, 1999 - 2006
  • Symphony in the Flint Hills - Board of Directors, 2011- present
  • Wichita River Festival – Admiral Windwagon Smith XXVIII, 2001
  • Wichita Wagonmasters – Captain, 1982 – 1983
  • Wichita Festivals, Inc. – President, 1978 - 1979

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