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
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance