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Larry R. Rute

Larry is partner and co-founder of Associates in Dispute Resolution. Prior to founding ADR he served for many years as General Counsel and Litigation Director for Kansas Legal Services, Inc., and Special Counsel and Legislative Liaison for the Midland Group.  He also served as Coordinator of Mediation Services for Midland Mediation and Settlement Services.  Larry has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of contract, employment, personal injury and family law disputes. He was instrumental in establishing and administrating the Kansas Human Rights Commission’s Volunteer Mediation Program, the EEOC’s Voluntary Mediation Program and the Supreme Court’s “Access to Justice” mediation program. As a trial attorney, he successfully litigated several class action civil rights matters in both state and federal court, including the establishment of due process rights for individuals facing mental health commitment and conditions-of-confinement matters for individuals in state and local institutions. 

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Larry Rute Online Bio - 2023


Professional Activities

In 1992 and 1996 Mr. Rute received the Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award. In 1997 he received the Governor’s Award for Exemplary and Distinguished Service to Children and Families. He is a frequent presenter of legal education programs at the local, state and national levels. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Washburn University School of Law teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.


Mr. Rute earned his Masters of Law (LLM) Degree from the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington in 1976. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law in 1973.


Author, Arbitration May Soon Be Coming to a Family Law Court Near You:  An idea whose time has "finally" come.

2020 Kansas Foster Care News Release

Author, How do Effective Dispute Resolution Programs Assist Businesses to Anticipate, Manage and Resolve Conflict

Author, Commercial Attorney's Guide for Preparing the Client for Mediation 2013.

Author, Successful Settlements that Last:  How Mediation Best Practices Techniques Can Improve Your Settlement Strategy, Trial Tort & Insurance Section Committee News, Fall 2011.  Successful Settlements TIPS Newsletter.pdf

Author “The Evolution of Commercial Mediation in the Midwest:  Best Practices, Confidentiality and Good Faith,” Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, January 2010.  The Evolution of Commerial Mediation January 2010.pdf

Author, In Praise of the Strategic Opening Statement in Commercial Mediation, October 2008 (copyrighted)  In Praise of the Strategic Opening Statement in Commercial Mediation.pdf 

 Co-author, Discrimination in the Workplace:  How Mediation Can Help American Arbitration Association Journal, February-April, 2000.  Discrimination in the Workplace.pdf     

 Co-author, Mediation Round Table:  Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Mediation, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Volume 26, Number 4, March 2003. Mediation Round Table Article.pdf 

 Co-author, The Changing Face of Arbitration:  What Once Was Old is New Again, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, August, 2003.    Arbitration Article.pdf 

For a complete list of all training and speaking engagements for Larry R. Rute, please click here.  TRAININGS--ALL EVENTS 2002 TO 2023.pdf

Larry Rute e-mail:  larry@adrmediate.com







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