Dennis Depew sworn in as 2013-14 KBA president
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Posted by: Beth Warrington
Dennis Depew, of the Neodesha law firm Depew Law
Firm, was sworn in as the 128th president of the Kansas Bar Association on
Friday, June 21 during its annual meeting in Wichita. He succeeds Lee Smithyman,
of Overland Park, and will serve a term of one-year.
received his Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1980 and his
Juris Doctor in 1983 from the University of Kansas School of Law. Depew is a
member of the Wilson County, Southeast Kansas, 31st Judicial District, and
Kansas bar associations. He has been in private practice since 1983.
He is a past president
of the KBA Alternative Dispute Resolution; a member of the Family Law; and Real
Estate, Probate, and Trust sections. He is the State ADR Committee
representative for the 31st Judicial District, Kansas Bar Foundation Fellow,
and assistant Neodesha City attorney.
Depew has been a member
of the Kansas Board of Discipline of Attorneys since 1999 and served as the
District 3 representative on the KBA Board of Governors from 2005-2010 and
secretary/treasurer since 2010. Depew serves as president of the Kansas Association
of School Boards (KASB) and is a 17-year board member and past president of USD
461; past member of the KASB board of directors, National School Boards
Association Federal Relations Network, Kansas School Attorneys Association, and
KSAA board of directors. He co-founded the Neodesha High School Alumni
Association Scholarship Fund and the Neodesha Educational Foundation.
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