Geoffry W. Hetley

Of Counsel

Fax 913-661-1747

About Geoff:

Geoff  offers an 'outside in-house' counsel  approach to clients needs and budgets.  Working with clients, he takes a multidisciplinary approach to help clients see the big picture to  develop long term strategy, implement  practices and procedures and negotiate and manage transactions.

Our goal is find the most cost effective approach in handling your legal matters. If we can resolve a case through mediation or arbitration, we will. If a settlement is not attainable, we are always ready to enter a courtroom on your behalf.  In 30 years of practice, Geoff has a reputation for having patience, attention to detail, openness to the concerns of others, effective communication and a focus on positive outcomes for his clients.

Regularly appearing in  courts in Kansas and Missouri, his legal experience has taught him the importance of establishing and maintaining good relationships with court personnel and judges.

Practice Areas

  • Creditors' Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transaction

Admitted:

  • 1989, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • 1990, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit

Education:

  • Washburn University of Topeka, J.D.

Member:

  • Member, Credit Assoc. of Greater K.C., (Director 1997-1998; Legislative Chairperson 1998-1999)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan (associate Division Committee, Vice Chair, 1993; Chair, 1994-1996)
  • Wyandotte County and Johnson County Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar (Member, Civil Practice an Procedure Committee; Secretary, 1996-1999, and 2001)
  • Kansas Credit Attorney Association
  • Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc.
  • Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Marquis Who's Who in America

Languages:

  • Greek

Cases:

  • McGannon v. Nugent, 872 S.W.2d 667 (MO.App. 1994); In Re. Stanley, 249 B.R. 509 (Bkrtcy. W.D.MO. 2000).