Seasoned Wichita Attorneys Form New Practice as State-Wide Firm Announces Dissolution
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Six attorneys, formerly of the Wichita office of Gilliland & Hayes LLC, have announced the formation of a new practice. John H. Gibson, owner, announced today the formation of Gibson Watson Marino LLC (GWM) Attorneys at Law, featuring a seasoned group of attorneys who have practiced together in the Wichita office of Gilliland & Hayes for the past several years.
The Gibson Watson Marino LLC announcement comes as the owners of Gilliland & Hayes announce the firm’s intention to dissolve effective May 1, 2018. “GWM’s practice will offer clients the same service-driven focus, talent and continuity that clients had come to expect from Gilliland & Hayes,” said Gibson. “We believe this new formation continues to offer our clients a breadth of specialties to serve their most critical legal needs.”
Gibson Watson Marino’s attorneys are John H. Gibson, Michelle M. Watson, Andrew Marino, Richard Samaniego, Patty Dengler and Justen Phelps, all of whom have established well-respected practices at Gilliland & Hayes. Gibson Watson Marino will maintain a focus on the most sought-after of G&H’s specialties. The firm will continue to office at 301 N. Main Street, Suite 1300, where they’ve served Gilliland & Hayes clients for 16 years. The phone number, 316-264-7321, will remain the same. The firm’s new website is www.gibsonwatsonlaw.com
Michelle M. Watson, GWM owner, noted that the idea of the new practice evolved naturally as Gilliland & Hayes partners made known their intentions. “As discussions began regarding the future of Gilliland & Hayes, our Wichita office attorneys came together and were excited about the prospect of continuing the legacy of quality service with our own firm. We look forward to continuing to serve clients for decades to come.”
Culturally, GWM will operate much the same as G&H, with a broad emphasis on the areas of medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, business litigation, municipal law, employment law, health and cyber law, family law, small business and banking law, probate and estate planning.
Gibson Watson Marino LLC is a full-service law firm based in Wichita, Kan., with clients throughout South Central Kansas and the Midwest. GWM’s major areas of practice include medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, business litigation, municipal law, employment law, health and cyber law, family law, small business and banking law, probate and estate planning.
Learn more at www.gibsonwatsonlaw.com.