Zackery E. Reynolds (Zack) has had a distinguished legal career in several different areas of the law. He has had the distinguished AV Martindale Hubbell rating for twenty-four years, and served as President of the Kansas Bar Association. He now has thirty-six years of experience.
Jury Trial Experience
Zack has tried over fifty jury trials in twelve different Kansas counties and Federal Court. In over ninety percent of these trials, his client has fared better than the last offer extended by the opponent. His experience in rural areas of Kansas is bolstered by his rural Kansas roots and his knowledge and experience in cattle, farming, oil and gas, water law and his insight into the things that influence and persuade rural Kansans and Missourians. His knowledge of local venues is quite extensive and is put to valuable use for his clients. His personal injury practice has developed over the years from an insurance defense practice to almost exclusively representing injured clients, with a significant emphasis on business related litigation.
Zack has argued over seventy-five appeals in the Kansas Court of Appeals, Kansas Supreme Court and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Reported cases are as follows:
Puckett v. Mt. Carmel Medical Center, 290 Kan. 406, 228 P.3d 1048 (2010)
Southwind Exploration, LLC v. Street Abstract Co., 42 Kan.App.2d 122, 209 P.3d 728, (2009)
Vorhees v. Baltazar, 153 P.3d 1227, 283 Kan. 389 (2007)
Estate of Pingree v. Triple T Foods, Inc., 40 F.Supp.2d 1226, (D.Kan. 2006)
Smith v. Graham, 147 P.3d 859, 282 Kan. 651 (2006)
Hallam v. Mercy Health Center of Manhattan, Inc., 97 P.3d 492, 278 Kan. 339 (2004)
American States Ins. v. Farmers Alliance Mut., 20 P.3d 743, 28 Kan.App.2d 754 (2001)
In Re Swarts, 30 P.3d 1011, 272 Kan. 28 (2001)
Reynolds-Rexwinkle Oil v. Petex, 1 P.3d 909, 268 Kan. 840 (2000)
Loar v. Roletto, 982 P.2d 993, 26 Kan.App.2d 246 (1999)
McCleary v. Boss, 955 P.2d 127, 24 Kan.App.2d 791 (1997)
Raymond v. United States of America, 923 F.Supp. 1419 (D. Kan. 1996)
Mozier v. Parsons, 874 F.Supp. 329 (D. Kan. 1995)
Mozier v. Parsons, 887 P.2d 692, 256 Kan. 769 (1995)
Mozier V. Parsons, 852 F.Supp. 925 (D. Kan. 1994)
Union State Bank v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins., 856 P.2d 174, 18 Kan.App.2d 466 (1993)
Independent Drug Wholesales Group, Inc. v. Denton, 833 F.Supp. 1507 (D. Kan. 1993)
Fountain v. Se-Kan Asphalt Services, Inc., 837 P.2d 835, 17 Kan.App.2d 323 (1992)
Lee v. City of Fort Scott, 710 P.2d 689, 238 Kan. 421 (1985)
Teepak, Inc. v. Learned, 699 P.2d 35, 237 Kan. 320 (1985)
In Re Estate of Kreie, 679 P.2d 712, 235 Kan. 143 (1984)
Ulrich v. Board of Thomas County Comm’rs, 676 P.2d 127, 234 Kan. 782 (1984)
Balagna v. Shawnee County, 668 P.2d 157, 233 Kan. 1068 (1983)
Estate Planning, Business formation and Oil and Gas
Zack’s practice is somewhat unique as many lawyers do not combine these practices with a litigation practice. However, these areas have always been a major part of his practice. Many business clients first came to Zack as litigation clients.
Personal: Zack enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and running. He has climbed twenty-one “14ers” in Colorado and has completed seventeen marathons and thirty-six half marathons. Zack has also contributed to his community in several ways, as President of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce and Fort Scott Kiwanis Club, and was elected to two terms on the Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College. His wife, Leslie, is a retired teacher and his son Adam is a Minister in Hume, Missouri.