His community activities include being a Board Member and President of the Board of Directors of Community Resource Council, Family Service and Guidance Center, Shawnee Country Club and Topeka Country Club.
Randall J. Forbes
Randall J. Forbes has engaged in the practice of law with considerable trial experience for more than 40 years. Mr. Forbes has successfully represented clients in the fields of construction law (representing general contractors and subcontractors), civil litigation (representing plaintiffs and defendants), administrative law (including representing doctors and other health care professionals before licensing boards), employment law (representing employer and employees) and business transactions (including the sale and acquisition of various businesses). He taught pretrial and trial practice for several years at the Washburn School of Law and has lectured on a variety of legal topics throughout his career, including but not limited to, construction law, school law, employment issues, trial practice, real estate and administrative law and procedure. He presently serves as General Counsel for the Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry, Kansas Dental Board, Kansas Pharmacy Board, Kansas Board of Accountancy, the Kansas State High School Activities Association and the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority. Mr. Forbes has also counseled clients on legislative matters, rendered interpretive opinions to clients on legislation, drafted proposed legislation and testified before the Kansas Legislature. He has skillfully represented clients in Kansas and Missouri trial courts, federal district courts and appellate courts, including the Tenth and Fifth Circuits of the U. S. Court of Appeals, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Kansas Supreme Court, Tribal Court – Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation, United States Western District of Missouri and U. S. Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Forbes has previously served as part of the Litigation Section, Construction Law Section and Administrative Law Section and Legislative Committee of the Kansas Bar Association. He has served as Chairman of the Litigation and Administrative Law sections. He is also a member of the Missouri Bar Association and American Bar Association. Mr. Forbes has held a Martindale Hubbell A.V. (highest possible) rating since 1996. For several years Mr. Forbes has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America, KC Magazine’s Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer Section and the Top Lawyers Section of the American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Guide – all in the practice area of Commercial Litigation. Also, he is listed in the Top Rated Lawyers in the American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel in the category of Construction Law and Top Rated Lawyers in Construction Law, as well as Top Rated Corporate Counsel and the American Lawyer in Construction Law.