Cottonwood Law Group, LC proudly serving Central Kansas.
120 N. Main St. Hillsboro, KS 67063
Washburn University School of Law, J.D.
Legal Clerk for Tenopir & Huerter, Attorneys at Law in Topeka, Kansas
Current City Attorney for Goessel, Hillsboro, Lehigh and Lincolnville;
Adjunct Instructor at Tabor College;
Attorney with Bob Brookens at Brookens and Boehm, LLC in Marion, Kansas;
Between College and Law School I worked with Menards, where I completed their management program, and as a District Executive with the Boy Scouts of America.
U.S. District Court for Kansas
Hillsboro Kiwanis, President;
Holy Family Parish;
St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary: Lifetime Member;
Knights of Columbus Council 3423, Advocate;
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce;
Hillsboro Community Foundation, Secretary;
Marion County Bar Association, President;
"Through this storm that we went through. Josh and Tracy brought a level headed consideration to the team.
When we were ready to pull out all the stops, Josh was the calm , grounding voice of reason that we needed. Both of them handled themselves professionally and we are glad we used them. We would highly recommend them for contract and business law."
Joseph R. Aker
418 NW 3rd St
Abilene, KS 67410
Joe graduated from Fort Hays State University with degrees in Agriculture Business and Agriculture with an emphasis in Agronomy. In May 2018 he graduated from Washburn University School of Law.
He grew up on a five-generation family farm south of Abilene, which led to his interest in agricultural and business law, estate planning, and real estate law.
During Law School, Joe was a summer associate at Ag & Business Legal Strategies in Iowa and a legal intern at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. He worked primarily with farmers on agriculture and business legal strategies, including succession planning and bankruptcy.
Joe is involved in the Abilene Community, including being a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Sponsor and Volunteer of the Central Kansas Free Fair, Volunteer Firefighter with Saline County Rural Fire District No. 1, Member of the Kansas Meat Goat Association, and an Abilene FFA Alumni.
Joe is practicing in Abilene at our second location in the former Ad Astra Bank building at 418 NW 3rd St.
Administrative AssistantTracy Hefley was born and raised in Hillsboro, Kansas. She is married to Ryan and they have three children, Reese, Cooper and Maddox.
Tracy started working for the firm in January of 2017 as their Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities include drafting various motions and letters, scheduling appointments, and handling billing.