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Summer Ott Dierks

Summer was born in Kiowa, Kansas. She was raised in Coffeyville, Kansas and attended Kansas State University from 2002-2005 obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.

Before attending law school, Summer worked at the Kansas State University Foundation fundraising for the College of Agriculture from 2005-2007. She then worked at the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau as the Convention Sales Manager until 2010.

During law school, Summer clerked for the Honorable Steve Leben, Judge at the Kansas Court of Appeals as well as the Kansas Attorney General, Criminal Litigation Division. She was also licensed to practice law as a student in the Washburn University Law Clinic. She was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2012 from Washburn University School of Law.

Summer was the 2016 recipient of the Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Award.

Practice Areas

General Practice with an emphasis in Family Law, Landlord-Tenant, Estate Planning, Contract Law, Property Law and Farm & Agricultural Law. Summer has participated in state-approved mediation training and she is a mediator in the areas of Core and Domestic.


Kansas (2013); U.S. District Court
United States Supreme Court


B.S. Kansas State University (2005); J.D. Washburn University School of Law (2012)

Legal Organizations

Kansas Bar Association; Riley County Bar Association