After nearly a decade long career as a classroom teacher, I decided to make a change and pursue a life-long dream of going to law school. I earned my law degree from Washburn University School of Law. As part of my studies, I earned a family law certificate for completing a concentrated course of study in family law issues.
While attending law school I was a junior editor on the Family Law Quarterly, a scholarly publication for family law practitioners, and I served as a representative on the Washburn Student Bar Association.
Additionally, I clerked for the Honorable Mary Mattivi, District Court Judge, for the Shawnee County District Court, doing research and writing on family law cases.
I chose to focus my practice on adoption because I have a personal connection, having been adopted myself as an infant, and am now in a place to give back some of what has been given to me. As an adult I can look back and see all of the opportunities afforded me by my parents and can only hope to help others create the same love-filled life for themselves.
Below is a list of organizations of which I am a member:
American Bar Association
* Family Law Group
* Adoption Committee
* Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
* GPSolo Leadership
Kansas Bar Association
* Family Law Section
* Solo & Small Firm Section
Topeka Bar Association
* Family Law Committee
Kansas Judicial Council
* Adoption Law Advisory Committee
Allan A. Hazlett
Allan A. Hazlett
Allan A. Hazlett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 1965 and is a graduate University of Kansas School of Law in 1967. He was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1968. He served as Senior Judge, Shawnee County Magistrate Court from 1973 through 1977. He attended the National Judicial College in Reno, NV in 1973 and was one of eight judges in the country selected for a special faculty-training program at the Judicial College in 1974, where he also served on the faculty. During his term as judge, he developed one of the first “Diversion” programs in the United States. In 1987 he opened a solo practice in Topeka which he continues today.
Adoption related accomplishments include:
Mr. Hazlett is a frequent writer and lecturer on adoption law. He lives in Topeka, Kansas with his wife, Peggy, who is his legal assistant. He has three adult children.