Jeff is a Partner in the firm. Jeff has built his practice on three main principles. First, provide your clients the best possible legal representation. Second, resolve your clients’ disputes in a manner which serves the best interest of each client – understanding that each client is different, and has different priorities, concerns and interests. Sometimes this is accomplished through early resolution, while at other times the clients’ best interests are served through proceeding through the trial and appeal process. Third, develop long lasting relationships with your clients, promoting a better understanding of their priorities and interests.
Jeff enjoys the challenge of trying a case to final judgment, verdict or award, as well as the challenge of finding creative solutions to disputes without the need for trial. Jeff’s enthusiasm for the practice of law is enhanced by his passion for dealing with novel or complicated legal and factual issues.
Jeff’s practice has always focused on representation of insurance carriers and their insured’s, self insured groups and companies, and individual businesses, both large and small, in Workers’ Compensation, Construction and Commercial Liability cases. Through this, Jeff has developed relationships with large and small companies in a variety of industries.
Jeff grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas, and attended Hutchinson High School. He attended The University of Kansas, earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Italian. Jeff is a member of Phi Gamma Delta. After obtaining his undergraduate degrees, Jeff earned his law degree from The University of Kansas in 1993. While a first year law student, Jeff was selected to represent the University of Kansas, School of Law on the Jessup International Law Moot Court team. Jeff is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri, and is a member of the Kansas, Missouri, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Kansas City Metropolitan bar Associations. Jeff was the founder and first president of the Wyandotte County Young Lawyer’s Section, and is a former member of the American Bar Association Litigation Committee. He has also been chosen as a presenter at numerous seminars.
Jeff and his wife are the proud parents of three active children. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, playing golf, hunting, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.