Jarrod Kieffer is a member of the Business Litigation Division and Property Tax Appeal divisions. He represents clients in a variety of business litigation matters, although his primary focus has been in the area of Kansas property tax appeal litigation and sales tax exemptions. He represents both taxpayers and counties before the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals and the state courts on issues relating to real and personal property valuation and equalization, and on tax exemption matters. Jarrod’s experience includes properties ranging from restaurants and retail buildings to regional malls, refineries, casinos, oil and gas properties, and other special-use properties. Prior to joining the firm, he was a judicial law clerk for Judge Donald W. Bostwick, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, in Wichita. Jarrod was also a student law clerk for Judge Janice Miller Karlin, Bankruptcy Judge, in the U.S. District Court from 2003 to 2004. Jarrod mentored under the now-retired Bob O'Connor, who was one of the preeminent property tax attorneys in Kansas for many decades prior to his retirement.
In his many years as a trial attorney, Jarrod has represented both taxpayers and taxing jurisdictions in various property-related disputes. Jarrod has successfully represented clients before the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals in various classification, valuation and exemption matters. Jarrod has had many significant litigation cases, including the following: