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Darin McCollum • Associate

Hinkle Law Firm LLC • Wichita, Kansas

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Contact Information

Hinkle Law Firm LLC
301 North Main ST
Suite 2000
Wichita, Kansas 67202
phone 316-267-2000

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Mr. McCollum works primarily in the firm’s employment law & litigation, and employee benefits & ERISA practice group, dealing primarily with business clients on federal and state laws affecting employers.  Our emplloyment law practice area offers practical insights that help business clients better manage their workplaces with respect to employment law, executive compensation, and employee benefits matters.  Business clients are advised on federal and state laws affecting employers and executive compensation, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA, USERRA, COBRA, ERISA, and Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.  Mr. McCollum also drafts and provides counsel regarding employee handbooks and policies, executive contracts of employment, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, severance plans and agreements, retention plans, and vendor agreements for employee benefit plans.

Prior to enrolling at Washburn University School of Law, Darin served as the Director of Engineering & Manufacturing of Tayman Medical, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri and later the Principal Engineer for Hardware Development of Computerized Medical Systems (now Elekta / CMS, Inc.). While pursuing his Juris Doctorate at Washburn University School of Law, Darin completed a year-long externship for the Honorable Judge Julie A. Robinson with the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and worked as an Intern Attorney in the Small Business and Transactional Law Clinic. Darin also served as a member of the Washburn Law Journal and had his Comment published, received several academic achievement awards, and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Activities, Awards, Acknowledgments

Education:
Washburn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2010
Certificate in Business and Transactional Law (with distinction)
Washburn Law Journal, staff member 2008–2010
CALI Excellence of the Future Award: Jurisprudence
Am-Jur Award: Legal Research and Writing
Top Paper: Transactional Drafting
Kansas State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1996

Bar Admissions:
Kansas Supreme Court
Missouri Supreme Court
United States District Court, District of Kansas
United States District Court, Western District of Missouri

Associations and Honors:
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Kansas Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Publications:
“The Kansas Supreme Court Sounds the Death Knell of the ‘Civil’ Juvenile Court Proceeding.” Washburn Law Journal (2009).

Education

  • College: Kansas State University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Law School: Washburn Univsersity, J.D.

Bar Admissions

Kansas
Missouri
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Last Login: May 10, 2011

Practice Areas

• Age Discrimination
• Disability Discrimination
• Drug Testing
• Employee Assistance Plans
• Employee Benefits
• Employee Handbooks
• Employment At Will
• Employment Contracts
• Employment Law
• Executive Compensation
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
• Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
• Noncompete Agreements
• Pension Plans
• Race Discrimination
• Reductions In Force
• Sex Discrimination
• Sexual Harassment
• Sexual Orientation Claims
• Unemployment Compensation
• Wage and Hour Laws
• WARN
• Whistleblower Claims
• Wrongful Termination