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Attorneys William B. Swearer

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Phone: 620.662.3331

Effective June 30, 2019, Bill took Inactive status and is not currently practicing law.

William B. Swearer graduated from Princeton University in 1951 and the University of Kansas School of Law in 1955. He served with the United States Army (artillery) in Korea in 1952-53. He is Of Counsel to the firm. He has practiced law in Hutchinson since 1955. Bill served as a member (1979-92) and as chair (1987-92) of the Kansas Board of Discipline for Attorneys. He currently serves on the Kansas Comission on Judicial Qualifications. He has been active in the Kansas Bar Association, having served on various committees, as one of the Association's representatives to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (1995-2000), and as president of the Association (1992-93). Bill received Outstanding Service awards in 1977 and 1979 and the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas Bar Association. He is a member of the Reno County, Kansas and American Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Kansas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation (state chair 1997-2001). Bill has been active in his community where he has served as president of the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Hutchinson Hospital Corporation, Health Care, Inc., the Hutchinson Hospital Foundation, and the Hutchinson Library. He currently serves as a trustee of Wesley Towers, Inc.  Bill is Of Counsel to the firm.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Business, Banking and Corporation
  • Education
  • Estate Planning and Administration, Wills and Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • University of Kansas (L.L.B.,1955)
    Phi Delta Phi
  • Princeton University (A.B.,1951)

Professional Memberships, Affiliations and Honors

  • Kansas Bar Association
    President (1992 - 1993)
  • Kansas Board of Discipline for Attorneys
    Chair (1979 - 1992)
  • Kansas Judicial Qualifications Comission (2003- current)
  • Reno County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Representative House of Delegates From Kansas (1995 - 2000)
  • Kansas Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Foundation
    State Chair (1997 - Present)