Wm. Scott Hesse

Wm. Scott Hesse has been practicing law since 1984. During his career, he has represented clients in numerous landmark cases which have changed the landscape of Kansas law, including premises liability, the Kansas Tort Claims Act, the Kansas Judicial Review Act, school finance and Eleventh Amendment jurisprudence.  He has nearly seventy reported opinions in the United States & Kansas appellate courts.

He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States,  the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth and District of Columbia Circuits. He is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court and all other courts in Kansas. Scott Hesse is a 1984 graduate of the Washburn University School of Law and Kansas State University in 1981.

As an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Kansas, Scott Hesse was honored as a National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Fellow during the 2002 Supreme Court of the United States term. He has been certified by the Federation of Associated Regulatory Boards (FARB) and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Scott Hesse is active in his community. He annually gives his time to the Washburn University School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP). A Paul Harris Fellow, Scott Hesse has served as President of the Topeka South Rotary. The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership asked him to be a member of Class IX where he has remained active as a KARL Alumni. He is also active in his profession having served on the Topeka Bar Association Ethics Committee and the Kansas Bar Association Government Lawyers section as a past Chair.

In addition to being an attorney, Scott Hesse has been licensed as a Real Estate Broker since 1978. Scott assists his wife Anne in their family real estate business. Finally, Scott manages the 350 acre Hesse family farm in rural Shawnee County where he lives with his wife and three children.

Specialties Litigation. Administrative Law. Appellate law. Retail and Government Collections.



Support Staff:

The Law Firm of Newman, Hesse & Associates, P.A. employs eight staff members. Each of these persons are thoroughly trained in consumer collections and boast an average of over seven years experience.