Deborah B. McIlhenny

Deborah B. Mcllhenny

Attorney Deborah B Mcllhenny

Deborah B. McIlhenny, known as “Debs,” is the child of a career Air Force family and wife of a retired General. A mostly-Southern girl, she got an English, Language, and Writing degree from Valdosta State College [GA ‘77] and a law degree from Valparaiso University [IN ‘98]. She joined Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC in 1998.

Nationwide, Debs litigates plaintiff’s civil, complex litigation in constitutional and consumer rights, antitrust and price fixing, pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts, and personal injury and other torts. Some of her clients are small businesses.

Debs is a member of the Wichita, Kansas, and American Bar Associations, and the American Association for Justice. She serves on the WBA Board of Governors and Continuing Legal Education Committee; and the Sedgwick County Ethics & Grievance Committee [since 2005; Sec’y since 2009]. Debs organizes and teaches ethics continuing legal education, and volunteers for the WBA Speakers for Schools program. She is a former member [2009-15] and officer [Treas. 2010-11] of the Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court. In 2010, she served on the Federal Magistrate Judicial Merit Selection Panel for the Kansas federal court. She is Secretary/VP of the Board for ChumpCar International, Inc. [since 2014].

A frustrated thespian, Debs is a “regular” singer/actor in the Wichita Bar Show musical revue associated with the Kansas Bar Association traveling convention. A former, federally-licensed gun dealer, Debs enjoys shooting skeet and sporting clays, and annually organizes the WBA Judges’ Day Sporting Clays event.

Debs contributes to the community. Committed to the military, Debs gives her time to the JROTC Corps Commander Selection Board for U.S.D. 259 [since 2009] and the Military Academy Nominating Board for the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas [since 2007]. She speaks publicly on patriotic, inspirational, and constitutional issues; sings The National Anthem at various venues; and performs regularly with the all-volunteer Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus [since 1982].

When not working or volunteering, Debs races cars; plays piano and bridge; shoots; gardens; savors fine wine; and dotes on her golden retriever, “Doc.”


Ms. Mcllhenny is admitted to practice in the Kansas State and Federal Courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 9th and 10th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

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