Samaniego, Richard A.
Richard A. Samaniego

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Richard A. Samaniego
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Richard A. Samaniego graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Government and a minor in Business. Richard received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas and licensed to practice law in Texas in 2006 and in Kansas in 2007. Richard has represented clients and organizations in various matters before Kansas Municipal Courts, Kansas District Courts, the Kansas Court of Appeals, the Kansas Supreme Court, the Kansas Legislature, Kansas Administrative Agencies, and the Immigration Court. Richard currently serves as Chair of the Legislative Committee, past board member of the Wichita Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, member of the Family Law Committee, and Probate Committee.

Richard is a member of the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, and State Bar of Texas. Richard provides legal services throughout central Kansas including: Butler County, Harvey County, Reno County, Sedgwick County and Sumner County.

Richard was appointed by the Kansas Attorney General as Chair of the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board, and by the Kansas Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines Committee. 

Richard serves as the City Attorney for the City of Rose Hill and Prosecutor for the City of Kechi.  


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Government
    • Minor: Business

Professional Associations

  • Kansas Bar Association, Legislative Chair, 2021 to Present
  • Wichita Bar Association, Legislative Chair, 2014 to Present
  • Kansas Judicial Council Family Law Advisory Committee, 2021 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Wichita Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Wichita Bar Association, Legislative Committee, Chair
  • Wichita Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Past Board Member
  • Wichita Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • Wichita Bar Association, Probate Committee
  • East Wichita Rotary, Former Board Member
  • Kansas Child Support Guidelines Committee (appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court in 2018), Member, 2018 to Present
  • Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board (appointed by Kansas Attorney General and confirmed by the Kansas Senate January 17, 2019), Chair
  • Wichita Crime Commission

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Adoption Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulments
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Criminal Law
  • Mediation
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Contract Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Family Mediation
  • Father's Rights
  • Felony
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Guardianships
  • Interstate Child Custody and Support
  • Juvenile Law
  • Military Divorces
  • Misdemeanor
  • Municipal Law
  • Name Change
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Parenting time
  • Paternity
  • Postmarital Agreements
  • Premarital agreements
  • Probate
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006
  • Kansas, 2007


  • 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 10/10 rating