Kip Kubin grew up on a farm near McPherson, Kansas, but realized early that farming was not his calling. He discovered an interest in the law early, when a local attorney started a law explorer group for his Boy Scout troop. After high school, Kip set off to become a lawyer, attending the University of Kansas for both his undergraduate and law school degrees. He is admitted to practice in both Kansas and Missouri and has been practicing law in the Kansas City area since 1983. Currently, Kip’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense.
Throughout his career, Kip has represented clients through all phases of litigation involving jury and court trials on both the state and federal levels, as well as administrative courts, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the National Indian Gaming Commission, and has even dealt with the NCAA. He has extensive experience not only in workers’ compensation but also in employment litigation, Native American law, and personal injury cases.
Kip is a Fellow of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers and serves on its Board of Governors. He is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Kansas Bar Association and former president of the Johnson County Bar Association. He has an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell, and has been listed in both the Super Lawyers list and the Best Lawyers in America list.
When he’s not in the office or traveling across Kansas and Missouri for hearings, Kip loves to spend time with his family. Cheering for the KU basketball team, trap shooting, perfecting his Big Green Egg meat-smoking skills, and a little bit of ballroom dancing with his wife are just a few of Kip’s fun extracurriculars.
- University of Kansas School of Law, JD, 1983
- University of Kansas, B.A., with honors, 1980
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Kansas Bar Association – former member of Board of Governors, Ethics and Grievance Committee, Annual Survey of Law Committee, Nominating Committee, and Civil Bench-Bar Committee
Missouri Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association – former President
College of Workers Compensation Attorneys, Board of Governors, current vice president
Kansas Workers Compensation Advisory Board, 1995-2004
- UPCOMING: Speaker, 74th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Workers' Compensation Institute, August 2019.
- Speaker, "The Effects of Cannabis on Workers Compensation Coverage," Understanding the Rapidly Changing Impacts of an Emerging Industry: Employment, Resource Management, and Insurance Matters related to CBD/Cannabis/Hemp, CBIZ Kansas City, May 2019.
- Moderator/Speaker, "Under Pressure: A Live Demonstration of Direct Testimony and Cross-Examination of a Physician," American Occupational Health Conference, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2019.
- Speaker, "The Future of Workers' Compensation: Opportunities and Challenges," Association of Corporate Counsel - Mid-America Chapter, February 2019.
- Panelist, "No Tengo Documentos - Practical Hurdles and Considerations in Pursuing and Defending Undocumented Workers' Claims," 2017 Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, March 16, 2017.
- Speaker, "Technology, Social Media and the Rules of Professional Responsibility," 2016 Annual Workers' Compensation Institute, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2016.
- Moderator, "The Final Four: Four Important Ethics Topics," 2013 Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, March 14, 2013.
- Speaker, "The Future of Workers' Compensation: Opportunities and Challenges," SEAK National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference, June, 2015.
Awards And Recognition
Best Lawyers in America, 1995 - 2021
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer, 2019, 2020
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