Richard A. Samaniego

Richard Samaniego

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Direct Number:
(316) 264-7321

Richard represents clients in general civil litigation matters, including family law and probate. When not litigating, Richard counsels clients on legal matters such as municipal law, guardianships, pre/post nuptial agreements, estate planning, probate and government relations.

Before moving to Wichita, Richard was a member of a law firm in Topeka, Kansas where he represented business and association clients before the Kansas legislature and administrative agencies.  Richard has been actively involved with government affairs having worked three legislative sessions as a staffer for the Texas House of Representatives and six legislative sessions as a lobbyist before the Kansas Legislature. Richard joined as a member of Gilliland & Hayes, LLC in January 1, 2017 and is a founding member of Gibson Watson Marino LLC.

Richard graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Government and is certified by the McCombs School of Business for having completed a curriculum with an emphasis in Business. Richard received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Richard was admitted to the Texas bar in 2006 and to the Kansas bar in 2007.

Richard currently serves as Chair of the WBA Legislative Committee and is a member of the Family Law and Probate Committees.  Richard is the Chair of the WBA Legislative Committee, member of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines Committee, past board member of the WBA Young Lawyers Division, member of the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, East Wichita Rotary, and Wichita Crime Commission.




· AV Preeminent Rating for Highest Ethics

· 2017 Wichita Bar Association President’s Award for Service to the Bar

· Super Lawyer’s Rising Star 2015

· Avvo Top Rated Attorney 9.7/10 rating