About Befort Law

Jeffrey A. Befort


For the past thirty-one years, Jeff has both prosecuted cases on behalf of and defended clients in a wide variety of consumer, real property and commercial litigation. In particular, he has represented a major automotive finance company in consumer class action litigation concerning the terms of leases and acted as statewide counsel for defense of consumer claims involving wrongful repossession, odometer fraud, violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth In Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and violation of state consumer protection statutes. He has also represented a national consumer law firm in an enforcement action brought by the Kansas Bank Commissioner. Jeff has handled several appeals involving both common law and constitutional issues arising from consumer and commercial transactions.

Community Involvement

  • Organizing Committee — Kevin Gray Father's Day 5K and Sports Fair, 2012 – 2017
  • The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance
    – Member of Board of Directors (1999 – 2003)
    – Chair of Missouri Legislative Committee (2002 – 2003)
  • The Centurions Leadership Program, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Co-Founder of Elderly Outreach Program
  • Non-Parent Youth Basketball Coach for over twenty years

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1986
  • Kansas, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1986
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1995
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 2000
  • United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar, YLS Board of Directors (1991 – 1993)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City, YLS Board of Directors (1989 – 1993)

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