Richard H. Seaton, Sr.
Firm: Seaton Law Offices, L.L.P.
Address: 410 Humboldt Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Membership: Kansas and American Bar Associations; Kansas Association for Justice; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Board of Editors of Kansas Bar Journal.
University: Harvard University, A.B., 1959, Harvard University, LL.B., 1963
Admitted: 1963, Kansas; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth and Eighth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: 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 in Umbehr 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 20th 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.Practice Areas:Civil Litigation; Employment Law; Probate and Estate Planning; Commercial Law; School Law, Workers CompensationEducation:A.B. Harvard College (1959); L.L.B. Harvard Law School (1963).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.Bar Fellowship: American Bar Foundation.