Kent Meyerhoff grew up on a farm near Palmer, Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wichita State University, graduating magna cum laude, in 1991, and his Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994.
While at the University of Nebraska, Mr. Meyerhoff was executive editor of the Nebraska Law Review, and authored Regulatory Takings—Winds of Change Blow Along the South Carolina Coast: Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 112 S. Ct. 2886(1992), 72 Neb. L. Rev. 627 (1993). He was elected to the Nebraska chapter of the Order of the Coif, a national honor society consisting of approximately ten percent of the highest ranking law students in each graduating class. Mr. Meyerhoff was admitted to the Kansas bar and joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 1994. He is currently a member of the firm's Executive Committee and serves as head of the firm's Trusts and Estates Practice Group.
Mr. Meyerhoff’s practice is devoted to Estate Planning (including drafting of wills, trusts and related documents); Business Succession Planning; Trust Administration and Probate; Guardianships and Conservatorships; Trademark and Copyright Law; and Business Law. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright Law, Elder Law, Trademark Law and Trusts and Estates, and in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning and Probate. Based on ratings by his peers, Mr. Meyerhoff was named Wichita Lawyer of the Year in his practice areas three consecutive years by Best Lawyers (Elder Law - 2014 and 2016; Trusts and Estates - 2015).
Mr. Meyerhoff is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is an active member of the Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations. He is President of the KBA’s Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section and serves on the Executive Committees of that section and the KBA’s Tax Law Section. He is a member of the Kansas Judicial Council's Probate Law Advisory Committee, the Wichita Bar Association Probate Committee, the Building Management Committee for the Sedgwick County Law Center, and the board of directors of the Wichita Bar Foundation.
Mr. Meyerhoff has made numerous presentations to community and professional groups and is co-author of chapters in three Kansas Bar Association professional handbooks: Kansas Probate & Trust Administration After Death, Kansas Basic Will and Trust Drafting, and Kansas Corporation Law & Practice. Mr. Meyerhoff also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Sedgwick County District Court, Probate Department. He was a member of the 2001 Leadership Wichita class and was selected by the Wichita Business Journal as one of its 40 Under 40 honorees in 2003.
Mr. Meyerhoff is active in a variety of community organizations and activities. He is a member of the Wichita Estate Planning Council and the Wichita Estate Planning Forum, and serves on the Board of Directors of Home Technology Solutions, Inc., a non-profit corporation that provides emergency response services to allow the elderly disabled, and others maintain peach of mind, dignity, and quality of life in the privacy of their homes. He previously has served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Health and Wellness, Inc. (now HealthCore Clinic, Inc.), Childstart, Inc., and the Arts Council, Inc.
Mr. Meyerhoff and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 29 years and have two sons.