About

Attorney Jeff Gedbaw, & Gedbaw Law Firm’s Philosophy

Attorney - Jeff Gedbaw

Jeff Gedbaw earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He then attended the University of Nebraska, where he earned his law degree.

Missouri State Public Defender System

Upon graduation, he was eager to begin work as a trial lawyer, so he joined the Missouri State Public Defender System and began his career as a criminal defense lawyer. During his time with the Missouri State Public Defender, he perfected his skills as a not only an excellent trial attorney but also as an excellent litigator and negotiator.  He developed a reputation as a defense lawyer who would strongly advocate to protect the constitutional rights of his clients, whether that was through negotiating excellent plea offers for them when necessary or through trial advocacy in front of juries.

supervisor for a team of trial attorneys

He spent the majority of his time as a public defender in the Kansas City Trial Office, where he not only handled some of the most serious cases in the Kansas City area but also served as a supervisor for a team of trial attorneys.  When new attorneys had questions on the law or needed help getting a case ready for trial, he was one of the people they would go to for help. He developed an excellent reputation not only amongst his fellow defense lawyers but also amongst the prosecutors he litigated against every day, as well as the judges he appeared before on a regular basis.  He developed a reputation as a defense lawyer who would always appear in court fully knowledgeable about the law and prepared to fight on behalf of his clients.

Federal Public Defender’s Office in Jacksonville

Eventually, he obtained a position with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida.  This position allowed him to continue his work in protecting the constitutional rights of his clients, as well as handling highly complex federal criminal cases.  The federal criminal system can be brutal towards those accused of crimes, but he was able to use the negotiation, litigation, and trial skills he learned as a state public defender to protect the rights of those whom the federal government was prosecuting for federal offenses.

his own law practice

After serving as a Federal Public Defender, he decided to return to the Kansas City area and open his own law practice.  While he still maintained strong feelings about criminal defense and specifically about protecting the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes, he felt that his legal skills could be used more broadly than focusing exclusively on criminal defense. 

litigates cases in both state and federal courts

After extensive legal training, he has now developed expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and family law, as well as his continued knowledge of the criminal court system.  He handles cases in both Missouri and Kansas and litigates cases in both state and federal courts. He treats his clients with respect and dignity, while also aggressively advocating for all clients so that they can obtain the best outcome possible.

Our Firm's Philosophy

We are a client-centered firm. What that means is that we understand that each client is unique, and each legal situation that our clients encounter is unique. While some firms take a “one size fits all” approach to the practice of law, we firmly believe that method does not obtain the best results for their clients. We understand that in order to maximize results for our clients and obtain the best outcome possible, we need to tailor our strategy to the unique factors of each client. What works best for one client may not work best for a different client. Throughout his nearly two decades in the practice of law, defense lawyer Jeff Gedbaw has honed his legal skills and is able to identify the best course of action for each unique, individual client.

We will take the time to listen to you

If you hire our firm to represent you, your main point of contact will be with a lawyer, not a paralegal. We will take the time to listen to you and listen to any concerns or fears that you may have as you begin the legal process. We will explain to you in clear terms what strategy we propose to take on your case. We will always consider any input that you have or any concerns you may have, and we will keep you updated on the progress of your case as it makes its way through the legal system. If there is something you don’t understand, we will always be here to answer your questions and alleviate any concerns you may have as the case moves forward.

rest assured that you are in good hands

We understand that, for most people, there is nothing scarier than the prospect of being involved with the legal system.  Those fears are understandable, but with the right lawyer by your side, fighting for you every step of the way, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

ability to listen to what the client wants

Experience matters.  The ability to listen to what the client wants, and not just repeat the same strategy with each client matters. Most importantly, having an advocate by your side who you can trust to fight for you and your legal rights matters. When you hire our firm, you can be confident that is what you will receive. You can contact us for a free consultation.

Where We Practice

At Gedbaw Law Firm, LLC, we are licensed to practice in the following courts:

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • State of Missouri
  • State of Kansas
  • State of Nebraska
  • State of Texas

The Gedbaw Law Firm represents clients and accepts all state and federal cases throughout the entire Kansas City metro, including but not limited to Lee's Summit, Greenwood, Lake Winnebago, Lake Latawana, Lone Jack, Pleasant Hill, Grandview, Belton, Raymore, Blue Springs, Loch Lloyd, Overland Park, Leawood, Praire Village, Lenexa as well as cases outside the metro area. States of Practice include Missouri and Kansas.

Contact Gedbaw Law Firm Attorney Jeff Gedbaw for a free consultation.