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Former AG Steve Six joining Kansas City law firm

September 14, 2011


Former Kansas attorney general Steve Six is joining as a partner the law firm of Stueve Siegel Hanson, which is based in Kansas City, Mo., it was announced Wednesday.

“I have known Steve for a long time, and his reputation, skill and integrity as a lawyer and judge are second to none,” said partner George Hanson.

Six and Hanson were classmates in Lawrence High School’s 1984 graduating class.

Six, a Democrat, was defeated in the 2010 election by Derek Schmidt, a Republican state senator. This year, Six was nominated by President Barack Obama to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. But Six’s nomination was blocked by Kansas’ U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, both Republicans.

In 2008, then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius picked Six, who had been a district judge in Douglas County, to replace Paul Morrison, who left office during a sex scandal.

While attorney general, Six successfully prosecuted capital and first-degree murder cases, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in water litigation and represented the state in numerous other areas.

“Steve is a rare find — a lawyer who has represented plaintiffs in complex litigation, served as a judge, and as the chief law enforcement officer of the state,” said partner Patrick Stueve.

Six will work in the law firm’s commercial litigation, public client and personal injury practices.


KS 6 years, 9 months ago

He should have declined Queen Kathy's invite to be AG. He would still be in Lawrence serving as a District Judge. (not a bad gig) Now he gets to do the K-10 parade every day. I hear he is a very nice guy. If he had joined the lawsuit against ObamaCare, when he was AG, he would probably have been confirmed to the Federal bench. That's the way the chips fall.

Steve Jacob 6 years, 9 months ago

With the extra money he will be making, he can afford a limo and driver to drive him on K-10. An Ex-State AG for your law firm has to be a big deal.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 9 months ago

This is a terrible loss for Kansas. Judge Six was one of the best district judges we have had in Douglas county and his denunciation by senators robber and moron is diabloical and despicable. I am damned sick and tired of this political crap from representatives who are supposed to be representing the best interests of Kansas and not the facist Republican Terrorist Party and the National Socialist ideals of the current speaker, John Boner, (Reprobate of Ohio) of the U.S. House of Recalcitrant idiots in Washington.

Bobo Fleming 6 years, 9 months ago

"...the facist Republican Terrorist Party and the National Socialist ideals of the current speaker, John Boner, "

Somebody check with the State Mental Hospital- a patient has escaped

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 9 months ago

As part of the great leap backward, the Republicans in Kansas already closed the state hospital in Topeka...

Paul R Getto 6 years, 9 months ago

Good luck, Sir. Thanks for you service and sorry about your experiences with our "Statesmen" in the US Senate.

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