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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.

Background

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.

Career

Associate, Smith, Shay, Farmer & Wetta, Wichita, Kansas, 1960-1963;department county attorney, Sedwick County Attorney Office, Wichita, Kansas, 1963-1969;partner, Smith, Shay, Farmer & Wetta, Wichita, Kansas, 1969-1984;senior partner, Focht, Hughey & Hund, Wichita, Kansas, 1984-1987;senior partner, Focht, Hughey, Hund & Calvert, Wichita, Kansas, 1987-1991;senior partner, Focht, Hughey & Calvert, Wichita, Kansas, 1991-1997;special counsel, Foulston & Seifkin, Wichita, since 1998. Member, chair Continuing Legal Education Commission, Topeka, 1993-1996, United States Dist.Ct. Civil Advisory Committee, 1992-1995, Kansas Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Criminal Law.

Achievements

  • Avocation: golf, fishing, volunteer community work.

Religion

The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

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.

Views

One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf, fishing, volunteer community work.

Connections

Children: Clare Focht Korst, Lance, Blythe Focht-Talbert.