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Jon C. Daugharthy

Estate planning Attorney at Overland Park, KS

5.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 14 years
    Missouri - MO 15 years
    Tennessee - TN 19 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jon

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Jon earned his law degree at Vanderbilt Law School in 2004 along with a certificate in business law in conjunction with Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Business.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in finance.


Following law school, Jon clerked at the trial court level for Chief Judge Thomas Brothers in Nashville, Tennessee, after which he associated with the commercial litigation firm of Kay Griffin, Enkema & Brothers, PLLC.  He  moved back to his hometown of Kansas City in 2007 and opened his law practice.  He has handled matters in a number of areas, including estate planning, probate and trust administration, business law, non-profit law, intellectual property, and immigration.  He enjoys solving problems for individuals and small organizations, with a high level of client care.


Jon loves being married to his wife, Michelle.  They live in Roeland Park, Kansas, with their three daughters, and Leo--the dog.  Jon is involved in his church, several non-profit organizatons, and tries daily to express God's redemptive love in each area of his life.  


Jon is also a working actor with a long list of commercial clients, including John Deere, Kubota, Walmart, Applebee's, Hallmark, H&R Block, Garmin, Dow, Monsanto, American Century, Kansas and Missouri Tourism, and many others.  He also performs in musical productions regulalry and has been on stage at the New Theater, American Heartland Theater, the Chestnut, Quality Hill Playhouse, MET, and the Kansas City Symphony.

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Jon Daugharthy, Attorney & Counselor at Law
10955 Lowell Ave.
Ste. 900
Overland Park, KS, 66210


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Posted by Gerry | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Several years ago, we were looking for an attorney to update our wills and other legal documents. Everything was completed to our satisfaction. We've since returned to Jon to address an estate as well as several Trusts. He's always listened to our needs and concerns, provided fantastic advice, alternatives and complete documentation in a timely manner. We would highly recommend Jon Daugharthy for any of your legal needs without reservation.
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Posted by Gary | November 23, 2018
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Wonderful Experience
My sister and I were looking for a attorney to help us settle our parents' estate. After some recommendations, we interviewed Jon Daugharthy. We immediately felt at ease and comfortable with him. He worked on our case right away with excellent results. He even gave us the option of doing some of the legwork ourselves to save some money. Throughout the entire process, Jon kept us informed, and was responsive to our questions ad concerns. He was fair with his pricing and billed us in a accommodating manner. I have worked with many attorneys over the yeas and have never felt so comfortable and cared about as with Jon.
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Posted by Ronald | November 16, 2018
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Would definitely recommend
Jon Daugharthy handled some legal business for myself and my family. I was extremely satisfied in his manner, his competence, his timely completion of issues that arose or needed resolving. I would have no reservations in recommending Jon Daugharthy.
Posted by Derek | December 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Meticulous work pays off for non-profit
Jon Daugharthy is our attorney for a nationally recognized foundation that works with elected officials across the United States. His meticulous work allowed our application to the IRS to become a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization to not only be approved by the IRS, but was approved in LESS THAN 90 DAYS. Jon helped a group of elected officials and board of directors understand the difference between the various classes of non-profit organizations, the laws that apply to each, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Jon will continue to have our respect and gratitude as we move forward with him with any of our legal needs. Jon's work ethic, professionalism, and character is simply the best we have seen. If you are a non-profit that needs help maneuvering through the government's bureaucratic nightmare, Jon is the ideal attorney for the job.
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Posted by Peter | August 24, 2015
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Estate Planning - Great Experience
My wife and I were slightly apprehensive about jumping into estate planning for the first time. We were introduced to Jon, and he made it a breeze. He is very personable, prompt, and professional. Jon took time to listen to all of our concerns and questions prior to guiding us in making decisions for our will and power of attorney documents. He was and is readily accessible by phone or email. His flat-rate fee for estate planning was very reasonable. Overall, I highly recommend Jon to others.
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Posted by Maria | February 15, 2015
Amazing Attorney!!!
Jon handled the probate court case for my father's estate, and I was very happy with his work. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. He was friendly and always responded very quickly and took the time to explain everything to me and my siblings and answer our questions. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Alan | October 24, 2014
Great Attorney
Jon helped with incorporation and other business matters. He was professional, responsive, and did everything he could to assist with our matters. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Joan | September 26, 2014
Jon C. Daugharthy recommendation
Jon is an extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented, and a personable attorney. His manner immediately put me at ease in an environment of confidentiality, trust, and respect. He knew what questions to ask in order to help me find the answers I was searching for, but didn't know how to verbalize. He took as much time as I needed to fully understand the legal components of the documents he was preparing for me. I have full confidence in Jon's ability and good judgement.
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Posted by Von | September 17, 2014
Wonderful attorney!!
We hired Jon to help with my husband's immigration petition. It was a first for him and he was so helpful and patient. I would recommend Jon to anyone wanting a lawyer that personally cares about his case and puts you at ease with all aspects of the process. We are eternally grateful to him!!
Posted by Jime Leonard | August 18, 2014
Amazing, professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him!
Jon got back to me right away, and was able to meet with us quickly. He worked with our schedule and was fine with bringing my newborn to the meeting. We asked tons of questions and he patiently answered all of them, looked them up when needed, and went the extra mile to help us. I am extremely pleased with our meeting, he answered ALL the questions I had and would recommend it to anyone.
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Posted by Joel | July 22, 2014
Application for 501(c)3
Mr. Daugharthy was recommended to me from a friend when we started working on the application for our ministry to file as a tax exempt not-for-profit. Working with him was great, he did a wonderful job of getting to know exactly what our ministry was about and where our hearts were at, a very important aspect when filing with the IRS. Mr. Daugharthy did a great job putting together all of our required paperwork and did an incredible job on the application. After filing the application I was expecting to have to go back and forth with the IRS several times before getting our approval but Mr. Daugharthy did such a great job that our application was approved on the first submission. I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Martha | May 2, 2014
Review of end-of-life documents preparation
Jon is the kind of attorney who is accessible, knowledgeable, understandable, patient and thorough. His fees are reasonable, and the turnaround was on schedule. He is very good at explaining legalese, and we would certainly recommend him to anyone without any hesitation. He prepared end-of-life/estate documents for us, answered all our questions and led us through the process carefully.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2014
Great service!!!!!!!
Mr. Daugharthy is an excellent listener, knowlegeble and real. We need more attorneys like him. I have known Jon for about six months now and I feel like I've known him forever, that's how Jon is. You are always welcome in his office and believe me, he will not make you feel rushed to leave. Now that is a hell of an attorney. I will go back to Jon any time. Thanks so very much Jon for everything.
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Posted by Nicole | December 22, 2013
Highly recommended attorney
Jon assisted me with updating my powers of attorney and living wills. I contacted him via email and received a response the same day; all communication was prompt. He was accommodating about my schedule and even came to my office for the final signings. He explained the documents and kept me informed throughout the process. He was professional and knowledgeable, and although the topic wasn't upbeat, he was fun to work with. I appreciate his assistance and have recommended his service to others. Thanks Jon!
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Posted by Saravana | October 18, 2013
Very knowledgeable, friendly and considerate
My case was quite complicated. Jon had to do considerable amount of research, and took his time to explain all the regulations very clearly to me. He was friendly and always returned my calls and e-mails. He is very professional. He did not take any fees for my consultation. I was surprised, he said i did not have a case yet. I would definitely go back to him again if i have any legal issue in the future. I highly recommend him
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Posted by Sara | October 1, 2013
Can't Say Enough Good Things!
Jon was nothing short of excellent to work with. He took the time to really listen to me and made sure that my needs were met. He explained all of the details, double checked my information and made sure I understood everything. He really seemed to care about my needs and desires and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I highly recommend Jon!
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Posted by Lupe | September 25, 2013
Amazing service!
Jon Daugharthy was recommended by our pastor back in 2011 and for a long time our case had to be on hold because we where going true some money saving and other reason with a friend who was helping our case who got cancer and while our case was on hold Jon Daugharthy understood and was very patience, helpful, respectful with our case. Not only was he our lawyer but he become a good friend all this time to us, thank you for all your amazing service. Once our case went true on June 21, 13 and by September 11, 13 my husband got his resident card and the case went really fast. Jon may God continue to bless your family, you and your work. Thank you for everything you did for us.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2013
Jon Daugharthy
I have been very pleased with the work of Jon Daugharthy. He is very friendly,he always makes me feel welcome in his office. He is very responsive, every time I've left a phone message or emailed him, he has always gotten back to me within a reasonable time frame. He is also very thorough, I felt like in our initial visit he asked many questions that were appropriate to helping the case. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer, and I will hire him again if I ever need a lawyer again.
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Posted by Clint | June 24, 2013
Exceptional service
Jon truly went above and beyond to accommodate our needs, ranging from his legal expertise to his willingness to meet on our time and locality restrictions due to our on-call job responsibilities. When selecting an Attorney, my spouse and I both agreed Jon would be a perfect match for us. His age better fit us in terms of understanding protection and support aspects of young dependents. Jon is extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable. In addition to Jon becoming our Attorney, he has also become our friend. Thank you Jon for securing our responsibilities both as parents and spouses; an invaluable peace of mind.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2013
Extremely Satisfied Client
Jon did a tremendous job for me. Honest, thorough, diligent, hard working, responsive, professional, knowledgable. He did an incredible job every step of the way and I would recommend him without hesitation.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jon Daugharthy, Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Brothers
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Judge Thomas W. Brothers, Sixth Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial District of Tennessee (Nashville/Davidson County)
  • 2004 - 2005


  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Kansas State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997


  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Order of Commendation
  • Judge Thomas W. Brothers
  • 2005
  • Scholastic Excellence Award
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Financial Officers Foundation- Annual Meeting
  • 501(c)3 vs. 501(c)4 Tax-Exempt Status
  • 2014
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Probate Overview for Financial Advisors
  • 2014
  • Legacy of Love
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Jon
Probate Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Other
"Jon is a thorough and conscientious lawyer focused on the client."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is both thorough and personable. I have known Jon for about a year, and confidently recommend his services for immigration, trademarks, non-profit establishment, contracts, licensing, and more."
Overland Park Estate planning Lawyer Jon C. Daugharthy
Jon C. Daugharthy
Estate planning Attorney
Overland Park, KS
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation