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Hon. Dale L. Somers

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Topeka, KS 66683

Class: XIV (2003)Circuit: Tenth


Kansas State University, B.A. (1968)
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. (1971)

Professional Career

Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas (2003-)
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (2010-)
Managing Partner, Wright, Henson, Somers, Sebelius, Clark & Baker, LLP (1993-03)
Partner, Davis, Wright, Unrein, Hummer & McCallister (1989-93)
Partner, Eidson, Lewis, Porter and Haynes (1973-89)


Kansas Bar Association, President (1996-97)
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
Topeka Bar Association


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (1986-04)