Michael Clutter received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 1971. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Kansas State University in 1968. He began his legal career as Assistant Kansas Supreme Court Reporter, and later joined the firm of Irwin, Irwin, Clutter and Schoengert in 1972. That firm eventually evolved into Clutter & Aadalen.
David K. Aadalen received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 1979. He attended the University of Kansas in 1971 and received his B.A. in Political Science from Washburn University in 1975.