Steve HS 1.jpg



Steve is a graduate of Washburn University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011. Steve earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 2014 and is licensed to practice in Kansas and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Steve is the Alta Vista, Kansas Municipal Court Judge and a Rural Water District No. 1 board member.

Prior to law school, Steve served in the Army for six years. He engaged in over 100 combat missions while deployed in Iraq from 2007-2009. One of Steve’s responsibilities while in the military involved training other soldiers while serving as squad leader, convoy scout gunner, and air assault squad leader.

Throughout college, Steve worked as a welder, and he still enjoys working on all things mechanical. His handyman skills are a great benefit on the family farm where he raises cattle and hogs. He treasures spending time with his wife and two daughters and all his extended family.

Friendly, caring, and passionate, Steve is an open and approachable attorney who hits it off with almost everyone he meets. 

Susan HS 1.jpg


Administrative Professional

Being an Administrative Professional to an attorney is my “encore” career. I began this career in the fall of 2013. I am a retired high school English teacher. After teaching for 34 years, I retired from Council Grove High School, Council Grove, KS in 2013. Previously, I taught for 20+ years at a small high school in Washington County, KS (North Central/Morrowville). My first four years of teaching were in the Sandhills of Nebraska at Thedford. I have a BS in Ed from Concordia Teachers College (now Concordia University), Seward, NE. I earned a MS in Secondary Ed from KSU in 2003.


My husband Ron works for Tri County Telephone in Council Grove. We have two married sons, Travis (Korielynn) and Christopher (Andrea). We have four grandchildren whom we love to spoil.


I enjoy reading historical fiction and novels of intrigue and mystery. I love to crochet, do counted cross stitch and sew for myself and my granddaughters. Ron and I enjoy traveling to visit state capitals and national parks. I was going to learn how to knit when I retired, but since I didn’t really retire, ….that hasn’t happened yet.