Richard H. Seaton Sr. Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who


    MANHATTAN, KS, November 30, 2017 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard H. Seaton Sr., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Seaton celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Partner of Seaton, Seaton & Dierks, LLP, in Manhattan, KS, for the past 46 years, Mr. Seaton is an established attorney known for his experience in employment and school law, probate and estate planning, workers compensation, and commercial and civil litigation, both in the state and federal courts. Working alongside his son and partner, Richard H. Seaton Jr. and Summer Ott Dierks, this dynamic team represents a full-service law firm where professional ethics and standards are at its core. Offering an array of practice areas, including family, criminal and contract law, real estate, firearms law, and bankruptcy, their ongoing success is the result of hard work, passion, and a reputation that has been built on trust.

Prior to forming Seaton, Seaton & Dierks, Mr. Seaton spent eight years as an assistant attorney general for the State of Kansas. He also represented Kansas State University as general counsel for 38 years while maintaining the law firm. On behalf of First Savings Bank in Manhattan, KS, Mr. Seaton chaired the organization for several years and continues to serve as chairman for the Manhattan Broadcasting Company for nearly 20 years. Locally, he sat on the American Cancer Society, Inc., as chair of the Kansas division, was board director for Harvard Alumni Association, chair of the Audubon of Kansas, and attorney general of the Kansas Republican Party. He also chaired the board for the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc.

Admitted to practice by the Kansas Bar Association in 1963, the U.S. District Court of Kansas, the Eight and Tenth Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Seaton first completed his Bachelor's degree at Harvard University and LLB at Harvard University Law School. He has contributed his expertise over the year by authoring articles in numerous professional journals such as the “Washburn Law Journal,” the “Journal of the Kansas Bar Association,” and the “Kansas Law Review” and by serving on the board of editor for the “Kansas Bar Journal.”

Mr. Seaton served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens in the early 1960s. Honored by being named to The Best Lawyers in America in Education Law in 2016, The Best Lawyers in America in First Amendment Law in 2016, named Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly U.S.A., and cited in both Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America, Mr. Seaton is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubble. An elected fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a longstanding member of the Kansas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Kansas Association for Justice, he is married with three grown children, and always finds time for himself by playing squash, reading, or working in his garden.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Richard H. Seaton Sr., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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