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Richard Abriam Samaniego

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wichita, KS

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 16 years
    Texas - TX 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Richard A. Samaniego is a member/owner of Gibson Watson Marino, LLC and offices in the Wichita, Kansas Office located in the Epic Center. Richard 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 WBA Family Law and Probate Committees and serves as an appointed member of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines Committee. 

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

His practice areas include: 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, Mediation, 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, and Wills.  

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Gibson Watson Marino LLC
301 N. Main St.
Ste 1300
Wichita, KS, 67202


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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
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Worth every penny ......
Mr. Samaniego handled our child custody matter. It took a lot of work and a lot of time but he was very professional and compassionate to our situation. His knowledge of family law cannot be measured, he is off the charts. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney that works hard for his clients.


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Gibson Watson Marino LLC (Successor Organization to Gilliland & Hayes, LLC)
  • 2018 - Present
  • Member
  • Gilliland & Hayes, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • R.S. Law LLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Young, Bogle, McCausland, Wells & Blanchard, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • O'Hara & O'Hara
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Lawyer/Lobbyist
  • Kearney and Associates
  • 2006 - 2010
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  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2006
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • In re AM
  • Reversed Trial Court


  • Kansas Child Support Guidelines Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Legislative Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Probate Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wichita Bar Foundation
  • Family Law Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating - Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Martindale
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale
  • 2018
  • President's Award
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award 4.5 out 5 Client Rating
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Rating
  • Martindale
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kansas Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals
  • Legislative Update
  • 2017
  • Kansas County Officials Association
  • Legislative Relations
  • 2009
  • Kansas County & District Attorneys Association
  • Legislative Update
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Richard for over 10 years. He is a very talented lawyer and his personal dedication and commitment to his clients is highly regarded throughout the community."
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Wichita Divorce and separation Lawyer Richard Abriam Samaniego
Richard Abriam Samaniego
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wichita, KS
Licensed for 16 years