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Jack Focht

Jack Focht, American lawyer. Recipient Outstanding Citizen award Wichita Police Department, 1976, Howard C. Kline Distinguished Service award Wichita Bar Association, 1992, President Outstanding Service award Kansas Bar Association, 1983, Distinguished Service award Kansas Bar Association, 1995.


  • Focht, Jack was born on June 30, 1934 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Bruce Rush Focht and Genevieve E. Focht Magness.

  • Education

    • AB, Southwestern College, 1957. Juris Doctor, Washburn University, 1960.


    • Associate Smith, Shay, Farmer & Wetta, Wichita, Kans, 1960-1963. Department county attorney Sedwick County Attorney Office, 1963-1969. Partner Smith, Shay, Farmer & Wetta, 1969-1984.

      Senior partner Focht, Hughey & Hund, 1984-1987, Focht, Hughey, Hund & Calvert, Wichita, 1987-1991, Focht, Hughey & Calvert, Wichita, 1991-1997. Special counsel Foulston & Seifkin, since 1998. Member, chair Continuing Legal Education Commission, Topeka, 1993-1996, United States District Court Civil Advisory Committee, 1992-1995, Kansas Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Criminal Law.

    Major achievements

    • Avocation: golf, fishing, volunteer community work.


    • Contributor articles professional journals.


    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.


    Board directors Kansas Health Foundation, since 1991. Chair Kansas Health Institute, since 1994, trustee Southwestern College, Winfield, since 1991, chair academy affairs committee Southwestern College, since 1992. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College of Trial Lawyers, Kansas Bar Association (vice president 1987-1988, president electrical 1988-1989, president 1989-1990).

    Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Wichita Bar Association (vice president 1974, president 1980), Kansas Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, State Board Law Examiners, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Association Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Kansas Action for Children, State Board of Law Examiners.



    Avocation: golf, fishing, volunteer community work.


    • Children: Clare Focht Korst, Lance, Blythe Focht-Talbert.
    • father: Bruce Rush Focht
    • mother: Genevieve E. Focht Magness
    • children: Clare Focht Korst Focht
    • Lance Focht
    • Blythe Focht-Talbert Focht
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    Born June 30, 1934