Watkins Calcara, Chtd.

Jeffrey M. Kuhlman



After graduating from law school in 2015, Jeff spent two years as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Eric F. Melgren, where he gained valuable experience and exposure to a variety of complex legal issues. Jeff went on to enter private practice, litigating cases in a variety of areas and appearing in courtrooms across the state of Kansas. Jeff joined the firm in 2020, returning to his Western Kansas roots. Jeff’s practice focuses on civil litigation and municipal law. He has represented numerous cities, counties, sheriff’s offices, school boards, and other government entities. He is also experienced in matters of commercial and complex litigation.  As a litigator, Jeff works to solve problems, limit exposure, and obtain favorable outcomes for clients who find themselves in need of a thoughtful advocate.


Civil Litigation; Municipal Law; Civil Rights; Constitutional Law; Insurance Defense; Personal Injury.


At Kansas State University, Jeff was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and served as an Associate Justice of the Student Review Board. He went on to attend Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he served as the Senior Notes Editor for the Journal of Law, Economic, and Policy, participated in the law school’s Supreme Court Clinic, and eventually graduated cum laude.


Kansas and Barton County Associations; Kansas Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute.


B.A. in History, with a minor in Political Science from Kansas State University in 2012; J.D. from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in 2015. Admitted to practice by the Kansas Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.