Meet Our Legal Team
If you're looking for a lawyer, chances are you're dealing with a difficult issue. We understand how stressful that can be and our entire staff is here to help. We serve the counties of Riley, Geary, Pottawatomie, Dickinson, Wabaunsee, Clay, Marshall, and other surrounding areas. Our attorneys are well versed in many areas of law and will advocate on your behalf.
About Our Attorneys
Richard H. Seaton, Sr., Partner
Dick Seaton is the firm's senior partner. He specializes in employment and school law, probate, workers compensation and commercial and civil litagation.
Richard H. Seaton, Jr., Partner
Richard H. Seaton, Jr.'s main areas of focus include criminal defense, personal injury, domestic and family law and firearms law.
Summer Ott Dierks, Partner
Summer Ott Dierks practices family, contract, property, landlord-tenant, farm, agriculture law and estate planning. She is a State Approved mediator in core and domestic Issues.
Trey Bryant, Associate
Trey Bryant practices civil litigation, criminal law, family law, landlord-tenant, contract law and appeals.
Steve D. Iverson, Of Counsel
In an effort to better serve our community, Seaton, Seaton & Dierks has associated with the law firm of Iverson Law Office, L.C. to serve of Counsel. Steve specializes in all aspects of business law, tax law, real estate law and complex estate planning. Steve is a graduate of Washburn University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011. Steve earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 2014 and is licensed to practice in Kansas and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Steve is the Alta Vista, Kansas Municipal Court Judge and a Rural Water District No. 1 board member.
An Army Veteran, Steve served for six years. He engaged in over 100 combat missions while deployed in Iraq from 2007-2009. One of Steve’s responsibilities while in the military involved training other soldiers while he served as squad leader, convoy scout gunner, and air assault squad leader.
Steve works primarily out of his office in Council Grove, Kansas and our shared office in Wamego, Kansas.
Abby Hoelting, Law Clerk
Abby originally joined our team as an Office Assistant in 2014, when she was an undergraduate student at Kansas State University. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Kansas State University in 2015, Abby attended Washburn University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in May of 2018.
About Our Legal Team
Marjorie Kern, Paralegal
Marjorie has been with the firm since 2013 and brought with her, four years of additional Paralegal experience. Marjorie served in the United States Army as a Paralegal for 3 years. Marjorie received a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Kansas State University. Additionally, Marjorie obtained an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies from Herzing University. Her primary areas of focus at the firm are personal injury, criminal defense, employment law, workers compensation and Estate planning.
Mary McMullen, Paralegal
Mary has been with the firm since 2015 and brought with her, two years of additional Paralegal experience. Mary received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Her primary areas of focus at the firm are family law, landlord-tenant, business formations and maintenance, real estate and contracts. Mary is a Juris Doctor candidate and will begin law school in the fall of 2019.
Candelaria Boone, Administrative Assistant
The first face you'll see when you come visit us! Candelaria, or “Candace” joined our firm in August 2018 and will most likely be the voice on the other end of the line when you call. Candace is the master of office scheduling and the main reason why our office runs so smoothly and efficiently. Candice is fluent in Spanish and assists with consultations and meetings for our Spanish speaking clients.
Hank, Office Dog
Hank was Richard Seaton, Jr.'s dog. He was a regular face around our office since he was a puppy, back in 2007. After a decade of accompanying staff on walks to the court house and the post office, he was also a familiar face in our downtown community. If you ever saw him waiting on us outside of the post office or courthouse, you knew what a great dog he was. Free pets and sticks were always welcomed by Hank.
Hank's birth made local headline news as he was one of sixteen puppies to his litter. As Richard stood there, staring at a pile of 16 snuggling golden lab puppies, he wondered how he would ever choose the right one. Turns out he didn't have to because Hank chose him. Hank got out of his snuggle pile and went and sat directly between Richard's legs. The rest is history.
When Hank was with us, he'd be in the office almost daily just lounging somewhere. If you didn't see him somewhere obvious, you would likely find him under Richard's desk or under the conference room table.
Much like the rest of the staff here in the office, Hank was always laid back and eager to help alleviate any stress and anxiety he sensed. He would just goes about it in a very different way!