Jim Gillmore

Jim Gillmore is a partner of Sizemore Burns and Gillmore in Newton, Kansas. After practicing privately in Kansas City and for the government for three years, Jim returned to his home town to practice law. He joined Speir Stroberg & Sizemore in 1975 and has continued to practice in the firm. It is now named Sizemore, Burns and Gillmore.

Jim predominantly practices in the area of estate planning, probate law, government, real estate law, agricultural law, and corporate law.

Jim graduated from Wichita State University with a B.A. in 1969. He attended the University of Kansas School of Law graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1972. While attending Law School, he served on the Kansas Law Review and was Topic Editor. He published Articles entitled “Three Constitutionally Permissible Ways to Handle Unruly Defendants” 19 Kansas Law Review 305 (1971) and “Implied Warranty in Real Estate Sales” 43 Kansas Bar Association Journal 163 (1974). He graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. with an LLM in Administrative Law in 1977. Jim was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1977-1979.




Areas of Practice:

Probate Law, Estate Planning Law, Product Liability, Divorce Mediation, Government, and Public Administration.


In the interest of Ingold, 4 Kan. App. 2d 692, 610 P.2d 130 (1980)
Peterson v. Midland Nat. Bank, 242 Kan. 266, 747 P.2d 159 (Kan., Dec 11, 1987) (NO. 60,437)
Waite v. Adler, 239 Kan. 1, 716 P.2d 524 (Kan., Mar 28, 1986) (NO. 57,059)
Lips v. Commandant, USDB, 1992 WL 331334 (D.Kan., Oct 26, 1992) (NO. 88-3396-RDR)
Lips v. Commandant, USDB, 1992 WL 190613 (D.Kan., Jul 31, 1992) (NO. 88-3396-R)
Massachusetts Indemnity and Life Insurance Co. v. Lane, 1992 WL 402036
Butler v. Board of Education, 244 Kan. 458, 769 P.2d 651(A89)
Executive Aircraft Consulting v. City of Newton, 252 Kan. 421, 845 P.2d 57 (1993)
In re: Application of Kansas Christian Home, 2000 WL 282503