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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 is licensed to practice law in Texas (2006) and in Kansas (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, and Kansas Administrative Agencies.

Richard currently serves on the Wichita Bar Association Board of Governors and Chair of the WBA Legislative Committee. He is a 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 Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt as Chair of the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board in 2018 and continues to serve as chair. He was appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines Committee and appointed by the Kansas Judicial Council to serve on the Judicial Council Family Law Advisory Committee.

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


  • 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, Former Legislative Chair
  • Wichita Bar Association, Board of Governors, Legislative Chair, 2014 to Present
  • Kansas Judicial Council Family Law Advisory Committee, 2021 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Wichita Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Wichita Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Past Board Member
  • 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