John Gerdes was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on February 27, 1960. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Benedictine College in 1982 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Washburn University in 1990. He went on to earn his Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the University of Florida in 1991. He joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 1991 and currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
In addition to the local state and federal courts, Mr. Gerdes is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the Wichita, Kansas, and Missouri Bar Associations and is a member of the executive committee of the KBA’s Tax Law Section. Mr. Gerdes is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Tax Law, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, and Trusts & Estates. He has also been listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the area of Tax.
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