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Jason Kotlyarov

Employee benefits Attorney at Kansas City, MO

4.8   16 reviews

also known as Yevgeniy Kotlyarov


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About Jason

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Jason Kotlyarov has lived in the Kansas City area for the majority of his life and obtained all three of his degrees right here at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a huge Royals and Chiefs, as well as an involved member with several charitable organizations and projects throughout the Kansas City community. His philosophy is that Kansas City has given him everything and that he can never give enough back.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the UMKC Bloch School of Business in 2010, and proceeded to attend UMKC's School of Law where he graduated with his J.D. a semester early and attained his LL.M. (law masters) in taxation. Jason chose to focus primarily on employee benefits/ ERISA law and has been representing multiemployer (Taft-Hartley) plans. The other areas of focus of his practice are cybersecurity and litigation. 

Licensed for 9 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kotlyarov Law Group
PO Box 26011
Kansas City, MO, 64196

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Braulio | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not Disappoint
Jason was recommended to me by a friend. When we sat down and I talked to him about my case, it was refreshing to speak with someone who just knew how to explain things in a way that you understand. I had zero clue what my options were. He did not make me feel that he is in it for the money or that I was wasting his time He was patient and helped me understand my options. I know that attorneys take on many cases. Mine was a case of just being stupid, to be honest, but he took it serious like any other case and never made me feel like my case didn’t matter. Thanks Jason. I’m glad to have things back on track and getting a favorable result for all. Win. Win.
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Posted by Christina | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If I ever need a lawyer again, I will most definitely use Jason Kotlyarov!
I utilized Jason Kotlyarov recently for a traffic ticket, and recommend him to anyone! Jason is extremely helpful, efficient, and fair. He explained my case to me clearly, and helped me with minimal effort on my part. This was a great experience for me because it’s often hard for me to leave work, etc., and Jason took care of everything for me. I never had to follow up with him because he was always on top of reaching out to me first. If you find yourself in a circumstance that you need a lawyer, I definitely recommend Jason.
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Posted by Brady | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Debt Dismissal
I went to a dentist last year to get some work done. The dental practice told me that everything was covered by my insurance and that I would only have to pay a few hundred dollars at the location after service was completed. I confirmed this multiple times with the practice prior to the work that was to be done so there were no surprises. About 6 months later I was sent a bill from the practice for about $1,300. It turns out they were not in my network even thigh I asked multiple times. I tried to work with the practice, explaining what I was told and they told me they would give me a courtesy discount and only charge me $900 even though i had already paid a few hundred during my last visit. Long story short, I asked Jason for help because I felt like I was being taken advantage of. Jason asked us to send him all of the documentation I had regarding the procedure and document my experience. He drew up a very well written letter to their lawyer explaining the situation with documentation and shortly after they dropped all of the charges and included they would not send me to collections our affect my credit score. Jason was very prompt and thorough and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Carter | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The attorney I needed in my time of need.
Jason was wonderful at getting all evidence needed to protect me from my old roommate. Jason was knowledgeable on the law and helped me make the best decision for my situation. I would recommend Jason to anyone that needs an attorney.
Posted by Ryan | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blocked KC MO from trying to screw me
I was involved in an accident due to ice created by Kansas City's failure to maintain their water system (a water main broke and leaked water on to the roadway creating a pool of ice and slush around a curve). To add insult to injury, KC gifted me with 2 tickets for not driving for conditions that were both unforeseeable and their fault. Anyway, the point is that he took care of both tickets and got one dismissed and one amended to a non-moving violation. KC still got their money out of me, but my driving record is intact and I did not have to show to court. I was also able to pay him online which is a major plus for me. I would not hesitate to use Mr. Kotlyarov again for future legal needs.
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Posted by Elena | January 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and knowledgeable
Mr Kotlyarov was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable when i contacted him about my tax dispute with the Department of Revenue. It took just one phone call to resolve my case! I highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help with these pesky, confusing matters!!
Posted by Arwen | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and professional
Jason is setting up my LLC, drafting my operating agreement, getting my federal tax ID number and helping me set up my business bank account. He not only made it simple and straightforward but continues to give great advice and has an active interest in helping my business move forward. Personable and professional!
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reasonable
I had some admin stuff that needed to be handled by a lawyer. Others quoted me ridiculous. He handled it very professionally and charged for his time not a $2000 minimum. Being a small business owner, I appreciate honesty and am willing to pay for time. I will use him whenever I need a lawyer in the future.
Posted by Jordyn | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me a great deal!
I hired Jason the day after I got a speeding ticket and 'no seatbelt' ticket. He entered his appearance right away and kept me informed through out the process. He got the 'no seatbelt' ticket thrown out and my speeding ticket reduced to equipment malfunction with a much lower fee than he quoted me. He's a great lawyer to work with, very friendly and straight forward.
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Posted by Kimberly A. Burgess | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effortless but Effective!
I hired Jason to handle a traffic ticket from another MO county. He handled everything - I just had to send him a copy of the ticket. I didn't even have to think or worry about it. When he had it handled, I was able to send him the court fees and his fee over Venmo, which was awesome because who has checks these days? I never even had to take the time to drive to drop off anything or mail anything. It was the easiest ticket experience ever... And I may or may not have had a couple in the past!
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Posted by Jason | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Overall Experience
My grandmother hired Jason Kotlyarov to do her power of attorney and had nothing but good things to say, so I came to him with my speeding ticket. It was handled quickly and he was even able to get a better deal for me with the prosecutor than he originally told me he expected! Would recommend to anyone looking to get over a legal headache quickly.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney Experience for Traffic Citation
I came to Jason a few months ago for help with a traffic citation for speeding. After providing him with a copy of the citation, my side of the story, and payment of the associated fees, Jason was able to get the speeding violation reduced to a non-moving traffic violation within 48 hours. I would recommend Jason to anyone looking for an expedient, professional, and respectful lawyer.
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Posted by John | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My bankruptcy case
Jason went beyond my expectations in representing my wife and I in our case. He assisted in finding sources that help us cover legal expenses. Our case was more difficult than most and he help us navigate the best solutions for us. Not all of our options were favorable but Jason clearly pointed out the best solution for us to choose from.
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Posted by Craig | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
I was very pleased with Jason as my attorney. He was very upfront with his professional option and honest about possible outcomes. I would use him again and I would recommend him to anyone. He was able to help to amend my traffic violation to a more reasonable outcome. He is a tough negotiator. Again, I am very thankful he was the attorney representing me in court.
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Posted by Terry | December 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax returns
After two years of having a third party doing taxes, I hired Mr. Kotlyarov to do my family's taxes. Two years in a row, he was able to get us a better return than what we got when we went to larger national tax chain. He was thorough and very detail oriented. He asked questions that we never would have thought about, which help us at the end due to those items helping for tax purposes. We plan to use him again come tax time this year. I'd highly recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by jody | March 3, 2015
never ever
I hired him to work on tax issues. He left the original firm and I went with him to a new firm . I stopped in to discuss my case with him since I had no contact from him in months only to find out he was gone again. Bottom line is he never actually accomplished anything and dissappeared . I have nothing to show and must start over. I am currently in dispute with both firms to get my money back. He is untrustworthy and i am following up with a complaint to the bat. .
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney/Owner
  • Kotlyarov Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Smith Hammond and Associates, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Student Attorney
  • Kansas City Tax Clinic
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Tax Researcher
  • H&R Block, Tax Institute
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • Missouri Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Associations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member; Co-Vice Chair for the Employment and Labor Law Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Jewish Family Services Volunteer Attorney Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bacchus Foundation
  • Legal Advisor
  • 2016 - 2018
  • YourKC Young Professionals Board
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • 2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • School Council Leader of the Year
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • 2009

Publications

  • medium.com
  • Abuse of Discretion’s Role in ERISA Cases
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Supreme Court Docket Update CLE
  • Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (co-presenter)
  • 2020
  • CLE By The Hour
  • Introduction to Labor Law
  • 2019
  • CLE Rewind; Coffee & Core Concepts: Tax for Attorneys
  • Tax for Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Fifth Ward Junior High, Bush, LA
  • Law and Public Safety
  • 2017
  • HIPAA 101
  • HIPAA
  • 2017
  • Disability Access & Rights
  • Disability Law
  • 2017
  • MOBAR CLE (Acting as moderator)
  • Continuing X-Files: Retaining Client Files and Other Document Management Tips
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (26)
Endorse Jason
Business Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Such a great attorney I hired him to help set up my firm. I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason Kotlyarov is a fantastic attorney. I have worked with him on several occasions and trust him to handle complicated cases. He is knowledgeable in many areas of law including business law, criminal defense, personal injury, and tax."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason Kotlyarov is a dedicated, and intelligent attorney. Working with him professionally has only been an extension of the effort and intellect I've seen him apply to matter from before he became an attorney. With his command of various practice areas, and a commitment to getting all the necessary information before attacking the problem vigorously, I can say I am nothing short of impressed every time we work together directly, or consult each other. His commitment to understanding new technology, his attention to detail, and his desire to keep clients and potential clients informed are traits that should be lauded. I therefore give him my endorsement, with no reservations."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is smart, professional and organized. He is attentive to the needs of his client and appreciates the finer nuances of the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is an outstanding and widely-respected attorney. I have worked together with him on a few cases and have witnessed his dedication to his clients and tireless efforts to get the results that his clients want. I strongly endorse Jason Kotlyarov for employee benefits matters, tax matters, bankruptcy, business entities, debt collection and other types of matters."
Tax Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Kotlyarov on complex legal matters which require particular attention to detail and the ability to "think outside of the box." Mr. Kotlyarov is dedicated to finding a creative solution to the problems presented to him and is persistent in obtaining results. He has strong character and I have found him to be trustworthy, attentive, and hard working. As such, I endorse Jason Kotlyarov."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an attorney that I profoundly trust and often defer to on employee benefits matters. He also has extensive knowledge in the areas of tax, corporate transactions, bankruptcy and litigation. Those in need of quality legal services will greatly appreciate Jason’s practical and results-oriented approach. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Kotlarov is a friend and fellow colleague. I have personally known Jason to be a prompt, meticulous, and diligent Attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kotlyarov is a friend and fellow lawyer. He is experienced in bankruptcy and tax issues. His knowledge is always appreciated in legal matters."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a good friend and a lawyer whom I deeply trust. We exchange cases on a regular basis and consult with each other when dealing with difficult issues. While Jason is a competent tax attorney, he is also well-versed in litigating various civil matters. I recommend Jason with no reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended law school with Jason and also worked in the same legal community with him for some time. In my time knowing Jason, he has always been well-liked by all who have met him and for good reason. He has always been extremely diligent in his work as well. He isn't the type to shy away from the tough case and has, more than once, spoken of the virtue of his work, noting that clients deserve focused, individual representation."
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