The Tradition of Excellence Continues

A leader of the Western Kansas legal profession for more than 60 years, Glassman Bird Powell, L.L.P. honors our heritage of providing distinguished, caring legal services for our clients and community. Like our Founder, the late Robert F. Glassman, our Partners are native Kansans who have chosen to provide their expertise and support to their fellow citizens.

We are proud of our professional relationships with Courts, fellow lawyers, city personnel, and many community agencies and organizations in Western Kansas and beyond.

We offer a full range of legal services and give each client personalized, focused attention. An outstanding team of Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Technology Specialists, and Receptionists support our mission with professionalism, dedication, integrity, and client service. Together, we take joy in our profession, are proud of our heritage, and share a commitment to serving our community.

Deceased Partners
Robert F. Glassman (1922-2005)

John T. Bird

John T. Bird, native of Hays, Kansas, is Senior Partner in the law firm of Glassman Bird Powell, L.L.P. John graduated from both Washburn University (1970) and Washburn University School of Law (1974) with honors. He returned to his hometown of Hays in 1974 to practice law with Robert F. Glassman.


Todd D. Powell

Todd D. Powell, a sixth-generation Phillips County native, is a Partner in the law firm of Glassman Bird Powell, L.L.P. Todd graduated with a B.A. from Fort Hays State University in 1995 with a major in History and a minor in Political Science. He graduated Cum Laude from Washburn University School of Law in 1998.




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Recent Articles

14. Aug


MATHEMATICS AND DIVORCE – MAKING THINGS ADD UP by John T. Bird I am reminded of the old aphorism: Give a man a hammer and every problem looks like a nail. I am a divorce lawyer so when asked how to use math in a law practice, I answer from that point of view. The …
14. Aug

Divorce as Grief

by Robert A. Simon, Ph.D. Sometimes, those of us that work every day helping people through divorce, are not always as aware as we wish we were about what an immense transition divorce is. Now and then, I find it helpful to go back to the basics and remind myself what the process is like …

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