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Richard (Rick) W Smith

Richard (Rick) W Smith

Helping clients across Kansas—Estate Planning, Probate, and other legal needs...
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Business Law ...
  • Kansas
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Biography

Qualified and experienced estate planning attorney with three years representing clients in probate courts throughout the state - including Shawnee County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Washington County, Osage County, Lyon County, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Logan County, Russell County, Geary County, Sedgwick County, and others.

Rick is passionate about helping clients resolve concerns, understand the law, and accomplish their goals.

Practice Areas: Focus in estate planning and probate; also represents clients in adoption, guardianship, conservatorship, and business-related matters.

Education: Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law.

License: Kansas Supreme Court (and all state courts); U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Professional History: Prior to starting his own practice, Rick worked for a law firm doing estate planning and probate work, preceded by work for two other organizations doing estate planning (wills, trusts, deeds, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, etc.). Prior to law school, Rick interned for the U.S. Senate, and during law school interned for the State of Kansas in the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Membership: Kansas Bar Association; Topeka Bar Association.

Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D.
Activities: Shawn Bentley Public Service Award (presented in D.C.); Kansas Bar Foundation Merit Scholarship Award; Intellectual Property (IP) Law Society—President/Secretary; J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS)—Vice President;
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Dixie State College
B.S. | Communication (Interpersonal / Small Group)
Activities: Talent Scholarship—Art; Dean's Scholarship—all four years; Student Involvement Award—top 5 nominee
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Mack & Associates, LLC
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Prepared hundreds of estate planning documents including wills, trusts, deeds, living wills, powers of attorney, and associated documents. Represented clients in adoption, guardianship, conservatorship, and other court proceedings.
Law Clerk
Wes Winsor Law PLLC
Prepared estate planning documents for attorney Wes Winsor.
Law Clerk
Legally Mine, LLC
Researched state laws across the U.S. related to estate planning documents. Prepared asset protection blueprints for legal team.
Legal Intern
Kansas Corporation Commission
Assisted litigation team and advisory counsel by preparing briefs, reports, summaries, and performing legal research on requested topics.
Intern
United States Senate
Corresponded with constituents on Senator's behalf. Prepared reports on current issues to present to Senate Staff.
Awards
Shawn Bentley Public Service Award
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyD.C./Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Case, Moses, Zimmerman, P.A. Scholarship Award
Kansas Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
State Bar of Kansas  # 27049
Member
Current
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Kansas Bar Association
Member
Current
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Topeka Bar Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court
ID Number: All state courts and U.S. District Court (District of Kansas)
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute consultation by phone, then representation agreement required before further proceeding.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most services flat fee. Various payment options available.
Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Guardianship & Conservatorship
    Elder Law
Languages
  • English
Contact & Map
Rick Smith, Attorney at Law
5887 SW 29th St
Topeka, KS 66614
Telephone: (785) 380-8925
Monday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Meetings by appointment preferred. Virtual consultations available.