Managing Partner, Stinson LLP


After joining the firm in 1985, Mark Hinderks became Managing Partner in 2014. He serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2014, Mark defended the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma in a class action suit over rights to tribal land, and in 2017, he spoke out against white supremacists.  

Stinson LLP views participation in LCLD as a key part of its diversity efforts. Other actions include firm-wide diversity seminars, pipeline and scholars programs, and minority recruiting and mentoring. The firm’s inclusiveness has been recognized by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, the Human Rights Campaign, and CenturyLink. Stinson LLP was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2018 and 2019. 

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2016) 
Fellows nominated:
2021: Jeannie Boettler; 2020: Samir Mehta; 2019: Christine Eld; 2018: Cate Heaven Young; 2017: Brittany A. Barrientos; 2016: Johnny S. Wang; 2015: Sharon Wei Ming Ng; 2014: Robin K. Carlson; 2013: Jamie Boyer; 2012: Emmanuel N. Ayuk, Danielle Ducre Rawls

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2021: Christina Hansen; 2020: Lariss Maldonado, Aalok Sharma; 2019: Julie Scheipeter; 2018: Javier Torres

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Zachary Taylor, Miranda Swift, Elizabeth Smith; 2019: Jordan Ortmeier, Brionna Pratt; 2018: Jennifer Brown, Lillian Chin; 2017: Jordan Bradford-Shivers, Benjamin Somogyi; 2016: Priya Sunkara; 2015: Roger Yang; 2014: Christopher Lewis, Ma Xiong; 2013: Zelda Elcin, Benjamin Passer, Keith Starr; 2012: Najmeh Mahmoudjafari

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2015 

Annual Meeting (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Members: Mark Hinderks

Diversity Professionals: Ann Jenrette-ThomasPatricia A. Konopka, H. Russell Frisby, Jr.

Communications: Jill Weber