Richard James

DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers
3241 N Toben St
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 977-9999

Based upon his willingness to take cases to trial and courtroom success, Richard was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for six years running. Super Lawyers Magazine has selected him as a Super Lawyer and a Rising Star. Richard was selected for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Plaintiffs - Personal Injury Litigation. The American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers have recognized him as a Top Trial Lawyer in Kansas. In 2009, he was selected by the Wichita Business Journal to its annual "40 Under 40" class selecting business leaders under the age of 40 who exhibited excellence in their profession. In 2005, he was chosen to participate in Leadership Wichita, a program by the Wichita Chamber of Commerce to identify leaders who positively impact the Wichita Community.

While attending York College, he was president of the student government and captain of the men's basketball team. While attending Washburn, he was a member of the Washburn Law Journal and his case was published and recognized as the best in the 1999-2000 issues of the Washburn Law Journal.

Richard and his wife Rachel, have one daughter, Abbey and one son, Jackson, and are very active in the community and their local church. He serves on the Board of Trustees of York College and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Carpenter Place (formerly known as Maude Carpenter Children’s Home) in Wichita, and as a Deacon at his church.

He looks forward to visiting with you about your case and your potential recovery. Rest assured that when you call our office, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case with an attorney. We are willing to come to your home or office to discuss your case.

* Prior results in an earlier case do not guarantee or suggest a similar outcome in future matters the lawyer may undertake.

Practice Areas

Car Accidents
Drunk Driving Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Wrongful Death
Nursing Home Neglect
Workplace Injuries


Law School:
Washburn University School of Law, J.D. with Honors, 2000

York College, York, Nebraska, B.S. in Business Administration, Cum Laude, 1997

Bar Admissions

United States District Court for the District of Kansas
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Certifications & Memberships

Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
10 Best in Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Super Lawyer by Kansas SuperLawyers Magazine
Kansas Association of Justice Board of Governors
American Association For Justice
Wichita Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Wichita Business Journal “40 under 40”, 2009