Jeff maintains a diverse legal practice as a litigator, concentrating in the fields of medical malpractice defense, civil rights defense, municipal law, construction litigation and personal injury litigation. Jeff’s clientele is equally diverse, and includes individuals, governmental entities and private corporations. Whether defending health care practitioners, municipalities, contractors, individual insureds or insurance companies, Jeff takes pride in providing an organized aggressive defense, while maintaining effective communication with the client. Jeff’s experience in the areas of municipal land use planning and zoning, constitutional law, and related state laws and regulations allows him to counsel municipal and other government entities. Jeff is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Plaintiff alleged a variety of civil rights violations related to the suspension of his employment pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. All claims were dismissed as a result of an extensive and complex motion for summary judgment.
Plaintiffs alleged intentional and negligent misrepresentation related to the purchase of a home. Plaintiffs specifically alleged a failure to disclose mold issues in the basement and sought consequential damages and attorney fees per the contract for sale. The case was dismissed following a complex and extensive motion for summary judgment.
Multi-million dollar default judgment incurred by defendant. Case was appealed by this firm, who replaced former counsel. Default judgment overturned on appeal, and the case was remanded back to district court for full litigation on contract issues.
City challenged insurance company determination that claim not covered under terms of policy and sought recoupment of consequential damages. District Court granted summary judgment to City on novel issues related to interpretation of insurance policy.