I am a sole practitioner engaged in the private practice of law since 1979. Although I have handled many types of cases over the years, my emphasis is in the area of family law, which includes divorce, annulment, legal separation, paternity, child custody, and child support.
I am an experienced trial attorney, having conducted many contested trials and hearings over the entire 36+ years of my practice. I am also a trained mediator, both in civil cases generally and in child custody matters.
I am a member of many bar associations and legal organizations, including the Christian Legal Society and our local Christian Lawyer Referral Network. It is always my natural inclination to attempt to resolve conflict with the least amount of litigation possible through either mediation or negotiation and settlement, recognizing, however, that it is necessary in some cases to be more aggressive in the advocacy of my client's rights through the courts. As both a trial attorney and a mediator, I am uniquely trained and qualified to do just that.
As I offer a free initial telephone consultation, you may feel free to call me anytime to discuss your case. I look forward to hearing from you.
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1995||01/08/2013|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||1979||11/09/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Completion - Civil Practice Mediation Training||Kansas Bar Association||1995|
|Certificate of Completion - Child Custody Mediation Training||Kansas Bar Association||1992|
|Mediator||Jeffers Law Office||1992 - Present|
|Attorney||Jeffers Law Office||1979 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Kansas Legal Services For Prisoners||1981 - 1982|
|Law Clerk||Kansas Dept of Health & Environment||1978 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Johnson County Family Law American Inn of Court||Master of the Bench||2014 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||2002 - Present|
|Christian Lawyer Referral Network||Board Member||2002 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1984 - Present|
|Kansas Association for Justice||Member||1979 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Johnson County Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Case No. 84109; Barrera vs Barrera-Becerra, et al||The trial court decision in favor of my client was affirmed on appeal|
|Case No. 67,548; Marriage of Parish||The trial court decision in favor of my client was affirmed on appeal|
|Case No. 55,707; Asbury vs Mauk||The trial court decision in favor of my client was affirmed on appeal|
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|Washburn University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Pittsburg State University||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1975|
|Good Sense||BUDGET AND DEBT COUNSELING||2002|
|Merit Badge Forum||Citizenship||2001|
|Merit Badge Forum||Citizenship||2000|