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Ruane, Mr. James P. Information

Ruane, Mr. James P.
205 E. Central Wichita, KS
Phone: (316) 269-2284
Fax: (316) 267-6997


Current Employment Position(s)

Attorney at LawLiaison, All Regulatory AgenciesLiaison, Management and Internal and External Auditors

Lawyer Overview

"As General Counsel for 13 years I have supervised litigation in all fifty states involving claims of all types. I want clients to draw from our experience in knowing when to pursue a particular course of action, and how to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

Contributing to the experience and business perspective of the firm is my experience and business of eleven years in private practice defending retailers, auto dealers, companies involving aircraft, automobiles, finance and all forms of asset based financing. I have years of experience in corporate law and transactional law, employment, class actions, environmental, oil and gas, and bankruptcy matters.

I look forward to working closely with my clients and building strong relationships that help them succeed. In this time of uncertainty with economic instability and global pressures, it is important to have an understanding of the total business picture, not just the legal picture. I am working with you on approaches we will take to solve business problems and help our clients grow and thrive."

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer

West Practice Categories

Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy Law, Business & Commercial Law, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Lemon Law, Business Organizations, Sexual Harassment, Eminent Domain, White Collar Crimes, Employment Law -- Employee, Employment Law -- Employer, Energy Law, Trusts, Wills, Natural Resources Law, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord/Tenant, Taxation Law


Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wichita Bar Association (Ethics, Legislative, and Law in Education Committees)
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Board of Zoning Appeals (Chairman)
  • East Wichita Rotary Club (Past Director, Community Service Chairman)
  • Citizen Participation Organization (Former President)
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (Member, Commentator)
  • Senior Management "Leadership Team" (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker/Instructor-Banking, Real Estate Finance and Land Use for Industry and Attorney Practice Groups

Past Employment Positions

  • Fidelity Bank, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, 1981
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, 1978
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science