Steven R. Wiechman

Steven R. Wiechman

Partner
Location:
Topeka, Kansas
Phone:
785-379-6642
Fax:
785-233-8893
Email:
Having been raised in Western Kansas on a cattle and grain producing farm, there were principles instilled which have carried forward in life.  Attending Kansas State University and spending time in the U.S. Army including a tour in Vietnam gave me an appreciation for what Kansas offers to its people.  Returning from overseas to attend Washburn University and being graduated in 1975 gave a license to learn more about life and people.  After completing school and being legal advisor to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Department of Revenue and the Kansas Attorney General Office Consumer Protection enabled me to have an even greater appreciation of what Kansas has to offer.   Becoming a private practice attorney allowed those experiences gained to be used for the benefit of others has been essential.  Realizing family conflicts being caused by financial pressures which often resulted in Divorce caused a greater focus on resolving those issues by focusing on Bankruptcy.  Since the Bankruptcy law change in 2005, there has been a concentrated focus on Bankruptcy and work to help develop the new law by advancing theories and approaches to ways to resolve financial issues for the client.  Even though being very involved in the practice of law, there has still been time to be involved in Community Service whether it be teaching marriage and divorce classes to a high school class, providing presentations to landlords regarding landlord/tenant law or being in Kiwanis working at Topeka Rescue Mission or raising funds to support high school scholarship, there is a community commitment. 

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Bankruptcy
  • 25% Family Law
  • 15% Business Contracts
  • 10% All other areas

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D.
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    • B.S.
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Residential Landlord Tenant Act, Apartment Council of Topeka
  • Marriage and Divorce, Auburn Washburn School Dist

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Kansas Bar Association and Topeka Bankruptcy Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Kansas Attorney General Office, Legal Advisor KBI, 1975 - 1976
  • Kansas Department of Revenue, Hearing Officer/Acting Director Vehicles, 1976 - 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association/Lawyer Referral

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying Kansas Association of Counties 1978 - 1986
  • Lobbying Kansas Salvage Vehicle Dealers Assn. 1980-1998

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Beta Sigma Psi