Honorable Jeffrey D. Gossard was elected to the bench and began his service to the 14th Judicial District on January 12, 2015. A Kansas native, he grew up in Coffeyville and received his bachelor’s degree from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. He obtained his Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Prior to his election, Judge Gossard was a trial attorney in private practice for 12 years. He is a member of the Montgomery County and Kansas Bar Associations, and attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
Judge Gossard is an active member of his community, participating in such organizations as Coffeyville Public School Foundation, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation, and previously served as Chairman of the Coffeyville Recreation Commission Board.
He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.