Dick Seaton is the firm’s senior partner, with 50 years experience in the state and federal courts.  He concentrates in employment and school law, probate and estate planning, workers compensation and commercial and civil litigation.  He carries the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Seaton has considerable appellate experience before the Tenth Circuit and the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  Appearing twice in the U.S. Supreme Court, he most recently successfully represented the Plaintiff inUmbehr v. County Commissioners, a free speech case.  As a result of that case, he was named a lawyer of the year by Lawyers Weekly U.S.A.  Mr. Seaton is also listed in 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and Who's Who in America

Dick was for many years the general counsel for Kansas State University, where he handled cases relating to civil rights, employment, constitutional and administrative law. He also serves on the Board of Editors of the Kansas Bar Journal, and is a former chairman.

In 2016, Mr. Seaton has been named one of, "The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Education Law and First Amendment Law".

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation; Employment Law; Probate and Estate Planning; Commercial Law; School Law, Workers Compensation

Admitted

Kansas (1963); U.S. District for Kansas; Eighth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court.

Education

A.B. Harvard College (1959); L.L.B. Harvard Law School (1963).

Legal Organizations

Kansas and American Bar Associations; Kansas Association for Justice; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Board of Editors of Kansas Bar Journal.

Publications

Affirmative Action at the Crossroads, 36 Washburn L.J. 248; Age Discrimination in Employment, 55 J. Kan. Bar Assn. 17; Survey of Municipal Law, 27 Kan. L. Rev. 269.