Recognitions and Professional Memberships


Adams Jones lawyers have been consistently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Selected in 2013 were: Mert F. Buckley, real estate law; Patrick B. Hughes, commercial litigation, land use and zoning law, and real estate law; Roger D. Hughey, banking law and real estate law; Dixie F. Madden, corporate law and health care law; Bradley A. Stout, eminent domain and condemnation law; and Monte Vines, commercial litigation, ethics and professional responsibility law, legal malpractice law, litigation-banking and finance and litigation-real estate law.

Mert F. Buckley was named Wichita Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America® 2011.

Chambers USA consistently lists Adams Jones in the first tier of leading firms for real estate in Kansas. Those attorneys selected from the firm in the area of real estate include Mert F. Buckley, Bradley A. Stout and Roger D. Hughey. Bradley A. Stout and Monte Vines were selected for general commercial litigation in Kansas. Rankings were compiled from interviews with clients and attorneys by a team of full-time researchers.

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers publication recognizes Mert F. Buckley, Patrick B. Hughes and Roger D. Hughey in the area of real estate and Monte Vines in the area of business litigation.


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • American, Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations
  • Kansas Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • Wichita Area Association of Realtors
  • Wichita Area Builders Association
  • Wichita Estate Planning Council