Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert - Partner
912055181 BA, JD, LLM in Taxation
Practice Areas Estate and Gift Taxation; Taxation; Trusts and Estates; Probate; Wills; Business Law; Corporate Law; Partnership Law; Property Tax Appeals; Commercial Real Estate
Admitted: 1997, U.S. Tax Court; 1980, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1981 U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Law School: University of Kansas, J.D. and University of Missouri-Kansas City, LL.M., Taxation
Born: Norton, Kansas, November 22, 1955
Cases: Young v. Graves, 04-P-51 (Douglas County District Court) Royd-Sykes v. Dicken, 95,053 (KS Court of Appeals 2006).
B. J. Hickert received an undergraduate degree from Benedictine College, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, and a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Before joining the firm in 1997, B. J. litigated business disputes for fifteen years, including five years as a Senior Attorney in the FDIC Professional Liability Section. B.J. has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He focuses his legal practice in the areas of business and estate planning, probate, trust administration, and tax disputes. In addition to his active legal practice, B.J. serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Washburn University School of Law, where he teaches Estate and Gift Tax, and is a frequent lecturer for professional and community organizations.