Jeter Law Firm's roots in western Kansas and the City of Hays, Kansas, extend back to 1937. Norman W. Jeter, father of current partners Joe and Bill Jeter, established his law office in Hays all those years ago. Norman was ultimately honored by the Kansas Bar Association for seventy years of legal service.
Public service has been a constant in the firm's history; Norman set a high standard for legal service and service to the Hays community and region. Among his many endeavors, he served as a member and chair of the Kansas Board of Regents. The Honorable Edward Larson, member of the firm from 1960 until 1987, is a recently retired Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. The Honorable Jerry Moran, a partner in the firm from 1983 until 1997, continues to serve Kansans in the United States Senate.
Our current partners and attorneys remain "involved" today. Joe Jeter is a member of the Kansas Judicial Council and past president of the Oil & Gas Section of the Kansas Bar Association. Bill Jeter is a former president and director of the Kansas County Counselors Association and continues to serve as counsel to several school districts and Ellis County, Kansas. Chris Sook is on the Board of Directors for the Heartland Community Foundation and has served as an adjunct instructor at Washburn University and Fort Hays State University. Tyler Turner has been deeply involved in the Oil & Gas Section of the KBA and has provided many continuing legal education seminars since joining the firm. Michael Baxter is on the Board of Directors for CASA, helping provide support to children in the legal system through Court Appointed Special Advocates. Ashley Comeau serves as a committee chair for the Rooks County Health Center Auxiliary and as an Ambassador to the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 2016, the firm added an office in Stockton, Kansas, and in 2017, the firm's Hays office relocated to the first floor of the Historic Chestnut Building "on the bricks" of downtown Hays. We constantly strive to meet the high standards of skilled, client-centered legal practice established by Norman more than 80 years ago.