Richard L. Budden



Kansas City, Missouri





Richard joined the firm in the fall of 2014, after spending two years in Wichita clerking for the Hon. J. Thomas Marten in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Originally from St. Marys, Kansas, he graduated magna cum laude from Washburn Law School in 2012. He served as Executive Editor for volume 51 of the Washburn Law Journal after having his comment published in volume 50. Richard also earned his B.B.A. with emphases in accounting and management from Washburn University.

Richard enjoys playing guitar, competing in sports and spending time with his wife, Samantha, a registered nurse.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, J.D.
  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Published Works

All in All, Miranda Loses Another Brick From Its Wall: The U.S. Supreme Court Swings Its Hammer in Berghuis v. Thompkins, Dealing a Crushing Blow to the Right to Remain Silent, 50 Washburn LJ 483 (2011)


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