S. Lucky Defries

Attorney
Lucky Defries

Mr. DeFries is an attorney at Coffman, Defries & Nothern, P.A., based in Topeka. His practice focuses on state and local taxation, corporate law and real estate and practices regularly before the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals. He was staff attorney in charge of sales and use tax litigation from 1979 to 1983 for the Kansas Department of Revenue. He lectured on state and local taxation at Washburn University Law School from 1980 to 1982 and returned to teach its state and local tax course beginning in 1993. He is also the co-author of the Tax Law Chapter of the Annual Survey of Kansas Law and a frequent speaker on state and local tax matters. He is a member of the Topeka and American Bar Associations and has served as the president of the Taxation and Administrative Law Sections of the Kansas Bar Association. He is on the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections and has served as its Chairman. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and has been included in the 2005 through 2016 editions of the Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers. He has served on the Secre¬tary of Revenue's Advisory Council and is currently serving as the Chair of the Topeka Bar Association's Ethics and Grievance Committee and as the Vice President of the Board of Governors for the Washburn University School of Law. He is a member of the Kansas state bar.

Education:
J.D., Washburn University School of Law
B.A., Ottawa University

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
Kansas Corporate Income Tax (co-author)