Richard Boeckman has practiced law since 1978. He graduated from the University of Kansas as an undergraduate in 1971 and is a proud Jayhawk. He then served ten years in the United States Marine Corps, and was involved in the evacuations of Phnom Pehn and Saigon in l975. The Marine Corps sent Boeckman to law school and after law school Boeckman served three years as a judge advocate. He resigned his commission in 1981 and moved to Great Bend to practice law. He remained in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for fifteen years and is a retired Lieutenant Colonel.
Boeckman graduated from Washburn Law School with honors in l978. He was on the Washburn Law School Law Journal staff for two years, and was the managing editor of the law journal.
Boeckman initially worked with the Turner and Boisseau Law Firm. At that time the Turner firm was a well known insurance defense firm. Boeckman gained considerable trail experience with that firm. He then spent 20 years as an associate, and then partner with the Keenan and Boeckman law firm. During those years Boeckman continued to do insurance defense work but broadened his experience representing plaintiffs in a variety of legal areas.
Boeckman worked for Barton County Kansas for ten years. During that time he developed considerable expertise in municipal and local government law.
Boeckman has returned to the private practice of law after retiring from Barton County employment.
Boeckman is a member of the Kansas Bar and Barton County Bar Associations. He has been involved in many volunteer activities over the years.