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Bob Frederick

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Well-respected during his time on the bench as a trial court judge, Bob Frederick puts his unique background in business litigation to work for you. He served as a 25th Judicial District Chief Judge before joining Kennedy Berkley in 2021. His practice emphasizes commercial mediation and arbitration cases, and he is based out of our Garden City office.

About Bob

The son of a medical doctor, Bob grew up in Hugoton, Kansas, where he graduated from Hugoton High School in 1968. He studied education at the University of Kansas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1972, before attending Washburn University of Topeka School of Law, where graduated in 1975. His case experience includes real estate, oil and gas, commercial, corporate, criminal, family law, estate planning and probate, and school law.

He served more than 20 years on the bench, most recently as a 25th Judicial District Chief Judge. He also sat with the Kansas Court of Appeals, assigned to 17 cases in 2018, which were argued and decided from October through December of that year. Prior to that he was assigned a civil case with the Kansas Supreme Court, when Chief Justice Marla J. Luckert recused herself.


University of Kansas, BS

Washburn University of Topeka School of Law, JD


1976, Kansas

1976, United States District Court

Practice Areas

Bob is proud to provide trusted legal services for his home state of Kansas. His practice emphasizes mediation and arbitration for businesses of all types and sizes, including agribusiness clients. In mediation, he works with opposing parties to reach a settlement that both sides can agree to and live with. Bob’s goal is to assist his clients in reaching mutually beneficial resolutions outside of the courtroom in a manner allowing clients more control over the process. As a former judge, he prioritizes thorough communication and collaboration to settle legal challenges effectively and efficiently while saving his clients time and money. In arbitration, parties who cannot reach a settlement can submit their dispute to an arbitrator, who then decides the case.


Considering litigation? Businesses of all sizes are recognizing the time- and money-saving value of commercial mediation. Our mediation services can help resolve your dispute without ever stepping foot in a court room. We prioritize efficiently delivering results, so you can get back to focusing on your business.

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