Chaz A. Coberly, J.D.

Trust Officer
Chaz joined Advantage Trust Company in 2019. Chaz obtained his Bachelor of General Studies Degree in Physics from Wichita State University in 2012. Chaz obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Washburn School of Law in 2015 and is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Prior to joining Advantage Trust Company, Chaz previously worked in the Salina area as a practicing estate planning attorney, as well as a tax research attorney at a local accounting firm. Chaz and his wife Megan have a young daughter Alice who keeps them on their toes. In his free time Chaz enjoys contributing his time and creativity to the Salina Community Theatre where he wears a variety of hats.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 – PresentADVANTAGE TRUST COMPANY, Salina, Kansas
  • Currently holds title of Trust Officer
  • Responsibilities include account administration and general legal work.
2017 – 2019NORTON, WASSERMAN, JONES & KELLY, LLC, Salina, Kansas
  • Held title of Associate Attorney
  • Duties included drafting estate planning documents, advanced estate planning and business succession planning, and facilitating various business transactions.
2015 – 2017KCOE ISOM, LLP, Salina, Kansas
  • Held title of Tax Research Associate
  • Duties included tax research relating to a variety of federal, state, and international estate and business succession planning issues.

EDUCATION

2012 – 2015WASHBURN SCHOOL OF LAW, Topeka, Kansas, J.D
  • Certificates in Tax and Estate Planning with distinction
  • Pro Bono Honors with highest distinction
  • Deans Honors
  • Licensed in Kansas
2009 – 2012WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY, Wichita, Kansas, B.G.S., Physics
  • Minors in Mathematics and Education
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
2007 – 2009FRIENDS UNIVERSITY, Wichita, Kansas
2003 – 2007SALINA SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, Salina, Kansas

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2003-PresentSALINA COMMUNITY THEATRE
  • Board Member (2017-present)
  • Secretary (2018-2019)
  • President (2019-present)
  • Performer, Instructor, Director, Volunteer
2017-PresentSALINA AREA UNITED WAY
  • Finance Committee Member
2018-PresentSALINE-OTTAWA BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Association Member
2017-PresentKANSAS BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Association Member
2017LEADERSHIP SALINA
  • Graduate