John Nitcher

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:

John Nitcher is partner at Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher in Lawrence, and focuses his practice on auto accidents, divorce, estate planning, trusts, wills and real estate. He received his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Kansas.

Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy



J.D. Kansas, 1978; B.A., Kansas, 1975.


Kansas 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas.


Kansas and American Bar Associations, American Inns of Court.

Why KU
  • Top 25 among public law schools — Business Insider
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 2 wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015
  • 7,700+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., 3 U.S. territories, and 20 foreign countries
  • 91 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2015 – top 23.3 percent nationally
  • 23rd in the nation for most-improved employment rates
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 25th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation
  • 21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
  • 77 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • National Champions: 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
  • #19 moot court program in the nation
  • #17 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine