Lyndon W. Vix

Lyndon W. Vix: Attorney with Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C.

Biography

Lyndon Vix was born in Minot, North Dakota and was raised on a farm outside Sawyer, North Dakota. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors in Social Science-History & Political Science from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, where he served as student body president and student representative on the Tabor College Board of Directors. Lyndon received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota and began practicing with Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. in 1985. He is married and has three children.
Lyndon's practice covers a number of diverse areas. He is primarily engaged in appellate litigation, media law, insurance defense and workers compensation, but also is involved in business and commercial litigation, employment law, condemnation, insurance law, and foreign-born adoptions. He has been the primary author of approximately seventy-five appellate briefs in state and federal courts and over 150 briefs to the Kansas Workers Compensation Appeals Board. He also serves as primary newsroom counsel to The Wichita Eagle newspaper. Lyndon is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America under the areas of Insurance Law, First Amendment Law and Appellate Law. He previously chaired the firm's Litigation Practice Group and currently serves on its Executive Committee.
Lyndon is a member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations as well as the National Council of Appellate Lawyers, the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and the Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court, where he has served as membership chair. Lyndon serves as chair of the WBA Unauthorized Practice Committee and has been a staff member and contributor to the Wichita Bar-o-Meter magazine. He has also participated in six Wichita Bar Shows as an actor and soloist.
Lyndon is a frequent author and speaker at continuing legal education programs, particularly in the areas of appellate practice, media law and workers compensation. He has presented "Appellate Procedure in the Kansas State Courts" for the Wichita Bar Association, "Discussing Case Situations" for the annual Division of Workers Compensation Seminar and "How to Lose an Appeal in One Easy Brief" for the Kansas Bar Association Convention, as well as presenting on the topic of appellate procedure at the WBA's seminar for new lawyers for the past several years. Lyndon was the author of "Testing the Limits of Bates v. Hogg" in the spring 2009 issue of the Kansas Defense Journal and for the past six years has authored the Kansas chapter for "Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide" published by Aspen Publishers.
Since 1987, Lyndon has served on the board of directors of Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. He has held various leadership positions and has been chair of the board since 1998. Lyndon also serves as an adjunct professor for the Tabor College School of Adult and Graduate Studies at both the bachelors and masters levels, in the areas of business law, business ethics and public speaking. He was the speaker at Tabor College's 100th commencement exercises in May of 2010.
Lyndon has served in several capacities within the Mennonite Brethren denomination including vice-chair of the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches of North America and member of the board of directors of the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. He and his family are active in the First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita where he has served in various leadership roles including moderator.
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Areas of Practice (4)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Media Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
316-267-7361  Phone
316-267-1754  Fax
fleeson.com/attorneys/lyndon-w
University Attended:
Tabor College, B.A., Social Science-History and Political Science, with highest honors, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1985
Year of First admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, Kansas
Memberships:
Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations.
Birth Information:
Sawyer, North Dakota, May 11, 1960
Reported Cases:
Stearns v. Clarkson, 615 F.3d 1278 (10th Cir. 2010) [civil rights]; The Law Company, Inc. v. Mohawk Construction & Supply Co., Inc., 523 F. Supp. 2d 1276 (D. Kan. 2007), rev'd 577 F.3d 1164 (10th Cir. 2009), after remand 702 F. Supp. 2d 1304 (D. Kan. 2010) [construction dispute]; Mitchell v. Petsmart, Inc., 41 Kan. App. 2d 523, 203 P.3d 76 (2009), aff'd in part rev'd in part, —Kan.—, 239 P.3d 51 (2010) [workers compensation]; Martinez v. Milburn Enterprises, Inc., 290 Kan. 572, 233 P.3d 205 (2010) [tort damages (amicus brief)]; Kannaday v. Ball, —Kan. App. 2d—, 234 P.3d 826 (2010) [personal injury]; Webb v. West Coast Life Ins. Co., 338 Fed. Appx. 742 (2009) [life insurance]; Downing v. Kinglsey, 43 Kan. App. 2d 30, 221 P.3d 115 (2009) [personal injury]; Pollock v. Crestview Country Club Ass'n, 41 Kan. App. 2d 904, 205 P.3d 1283 (2009) [private association dispute]; In re Ford, 387 B.R. 827 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2008), aff'd 574 F.3d 1279 (10th Cir. 2009) (bankruptcy); Le v. Joslin, 41 Kan. App. 2d 208, 202 P.3d 677 (2009) [procedural dispute]; John Allan Co. v. Craig Allen Co L.L.C., 540 F.3d 1133 (10th Cir. 2008) [trademark infringement]; Waeker v. American Family Mutual Ins. Co., 275 Fed. Appx. 777 (10th Cir. 2008) [insurance dispute]; State ex rel. Six v. Kansas Lottery, 286 Kan. 557, 186 P.3d 183 (2008) [amicus brief in constitutional challenge to gaming legislation]; American General Financial Services, Inc. v. Carter, 39 Kan. App. 2d 683, 184 P.3d 273 (2008) [real estate priority dispute]; American Family Mutual Ins. Co. v. Wilkins, 285 Kan. 1054, 179 P.3d 1104 (2008) [insurance dispute]; Wade v. Emcasco Insurance Co., F.3d 657 (10th Cir. 2007) [insurance bad faith]; Merriman v. Crompton, Inc., 282 Kan. 433, 146 P.3d 162 (2006) [personal jurisdiction]; Scott v. Hughes, 281 Kan. 642, 132 P.3d 889 (2006) [wrongful death]; In re Robertson, 280 Kan. 266, 120 P.3d 790 (2005) [judicial discipline]; City of Wichita v. Sealpak Company, Inc., 279 Kan. 799, 112 P.3d 125 (2005) [condemnation]; Back-Wenzel v. Williams, 279 Kan. 346, 109 P.3d 1194 (2005) [procedural dispute]; In re Wedel, 102 Fed. Appx. 639 (10th Cir. 2004) [bankruptcy]; Roof-Techs International, Inc. v. The State of Kansas, 30 Kan.App.2d 1184, 57 P.3d 538 (2002) (Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for The State of Kansas ) [construction dispute]; Morrison Enterprises v. McShares, 302 F.3d 1127 (10th Cir. 2002) [CERCLA]; Medina v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., 29 Kan.App.2d 805, 32 P.3d 205 (2001) [underinsured motorist coverage dispute]; Carlson v. Burkhart, 271 Kan. 856, 27 P.3d 27 (2001) [condemnation]; Neeley v. Neeley, 26 Kan.App.2d 924, 996 P.2d 346 (2000) [trust modification]; Hogue v. Johnson, 28 Kan.App.2d 334, 17 P.3d 364 (1999) [procedural dispute]; ABC Rentals of San Antonio, Inc. v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue, 142 F.3d 1200 (10th Cir. 1998) [depreciation of rent-to-own inventory]; Chambers v. Family Health Plan Corp., 100 F.3d 818 (10th Cir. 1996) [ERISA dispute]; Ensminger v. Terminix, 102 F.3d 1571 (10th Cir. 1996) [termite inspection contract dispute]; Kitch v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 103 F.3d 104 (10th Cir. 1996) [tax dispute]; Crane Construction Co. v. Klaus Masonry, 71 F.Supp.2d 1138 (D.Kan. 1999) [procedural dispute]; Baer v. Terminix International Company, L.P., 975 F.Supp. 1272 (D.Kan. 1997) [confirmation of arbitration award]; Rodriguez v. Learjet, Inc., 24 Kan.App.2d 461, 946 P.2d 1010 (1997) [airplane purchase contract dispute]; Moler v. Melzer, 24 Kan.App.2d 76, 942 P.2d 643 (1997) [home inspection contract dispute]; Bell v. Brittain, 19 Kan.App.2d 1073, 880 P.2d 289 (1994), aff'd, 257 Kan. 407, 893 P.2d 251 (1995) [will contest]; In re Estate of Bennett, 19 Kan.App.2d 154, 865 P.2d 1062 (1993) [will contest]; Nash Finch Co. v. Caspar, 813 F.Supp. 1497 (D.Kan. 1993) [breach of contract]; Bennett v. Wichita Fence Company, 16 Kan.App.2d 458, 824 P.2d 1001 (1992) [workers compensation]; Phelps v. Wichita Eagle-Beacon, 886 F.2d 1262 (10th Cir. 1989) [RICO and civil rights claims]; In re Huxtable Living Trust, 243 Kan. 531, 757 P.2d 1262 (1988) [trust dispute]; Kansas State Bank & Trust Co. v. Emery Air Freight Corp., 656 F.Supp. 200 (D.Kan. 1987) [insurance and contract dispute].
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