Stange Law Firm, PC

Stange Law Firm, PC

Stange Law Firm, PC: Here to Help You Rebuild Your Life. Areas of representation: Divorce, family law, child custody, child support, adoption and other domestic relations matters.

Firm Overview

Stange Law Firm, PC is a Family Law firm that has quickly expanded to include multiple offices throughout the Midwest in cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and beyond. The firm focuses on family law in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, and other domestic relations matters.

Attorneys at the firm have been in Missouri and Kansas and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Notably, Kirk Stange was named to the list of Super Lawyers by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine from 2015 to the present.

Attorneys at the firm have also received awards from organizations such as the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, the National Trial Lawyers, Lead Counsel, the American Society of Legal Advocates, and AVVO.

Stange Law Firm, PC takes pride in being accessible, including giving their personal cell phone numbers of its attorneys and provides an online system where clients can view their files. A free mobile application for Apple, Android, and Kindle titled Divorce Headquarters is also something Stange Law Firm, PC offers.

Mr. Stange wrote a chapter in a book titled "Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds)" through Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Publishing. He also has a full-length book through the same publisher titled "Prenuptial Agreements, Line by Line." In 2015, he wrote a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: "Strategies for Family Law in Illinois." Mr. Stange is on the advisory council for Kids Rock Cancer.

Attorneys at the firm have also presented at CLE seminars for other attorneys, including through National Business Institute, the Missouri Bar, myLawCLE, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Kirk Stange has even presented at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Stange Law Firm: Here to Help You Rebuild Your Life

(The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Kirk Stange is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105.)

Main Office

Main Office
120 South Central Ave.
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone

(855) 805-0595

Fax

(314) 963-9191

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

NO

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

NO

Hourly Rates

Varies based on attorney

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Office Manager

Rebecca Terry (Office Administrator)

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices

St. Charles Office
2268 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303

Jefferson County (Arnold) Office
16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010

Franklin County (Union) Office
5 South Oak Street
Union, MO 63084

West St. Louis County Office
16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011

St. Louis City Office (by appointment only)
100 S. 4th Street
Suite 549
St. Louis, MO 63102

St. Clair County (Belleville) Office
115 Lincoln Place Court
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221

Madison County (Maryville) Office
25 Professional Park Drive
Suite B
Maryville, IL 62062

Lincoln County (Troy) Office
20 Centerline Drive
Troy, MO 63379

Monroe County (Waterloo-by appointment) Office
116 W. Mill Street
Waterloo, IL 62298

Sangamon County (Springfield), Illinois
400 S. 9th Street
Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701

Boone County (Columbia) Office
1506 Chapel Hills Road
Suite H
Columbia, MO 65203

Jackson County (Lee's Summit) Office
256 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

Jackson County (Kansas City-by appointment only) Office:
2300 Main Street
Suite 948
Kansas City, MO 64108

Johnson County (Overland Park, KS) Office
7300 West 110th Street
Suite 560
Overland Park, KS 66211

Greene County (Springfield, Missouri) Office
901 E. St. Louis
Suite 404
Springfield, MO 65806

Sedgwick County (Wichita), Kansas
2024 North Woodlawn Street
Suite 407
Wichita, KS 67208

McLean County (Bloomington), Illinois Office
1012 Ekstam Drive
Suite 4
Bloomington, IL 61704

Tulsa County (Tulsa) Office
6660 S. Sheridan Road Suite 240
Tulsa, OK 74133

Oklahoma County (Oklahoma City) Office
2601 NW Expressway, Suite 411 W
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Shawnee County (Topeka) Office
800 SW Jackson Street
Suite 812
Topeka, KS 66612

Divorce

DISCLAIMER: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois nor The Missouri/Illinois Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. Thus, we do NOT and CANNOT claim to specialize in any particular area of law.

Stange Law Firm, PC is dedicated to the practice of family law. We handle only practice divorce and family law. We represent clients in all types of divorces, including:

Uncontested Divorce: Uncontested divorces happen when both spouses both want to be divorced and when they agree on all the decisions that divorcing couples often have to make. In an uncontested divorce, parties have to agree on issues of child custody and visitation, child support, division of property and debt, as well as attorneys fees.

Contested Divorce: Sometimes, one spouse wants a divorce, while the other wants to stay married. Additionally, even when both parties want a divorce, the parties can often fight over the terms of their divorces on issues like child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support or property division. In such situations, the couples often go before the court to hear a final decision on the issues they were not able to negotiate themselves.

Collaborative Divorce: We represent clients seeking creative solutions to their divorce matter through collaborative law.

Mediated Divorce: We have mediators who can help you mediate your divorce.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, clients can schedule an initial consultation. To schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations in Missouri, Illinois or Kansas, call us at:

Saint Louis County (Clayton), MO: 314-963-4700

West County (Ellisville), MO: 636-200-6400

Jefferson County (Arnold), MO: 636-296-3060

St. Charles County (St. Charles), MO: 636-940-5900

Franklin County (Union), MO: 636-388-0700

Lincoln County (Troy), MO: 636-487-0088

Boone County (Columbia), MO: 573-303-0595

Jackson County (Lee's Summit), MO: 816-875-4505

Greene County (Springfield), MO: 417-797-7887

Jackson County (Kansas City, by appointment only), MO: 816-288-4530

Saint Louis City, MO (by appointment only): 314-499-8340

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL: 618-310-3711

Madison County (Maryville), IL: 618-307-7100

Sangamon County (Springfield), IL: 217-717-8605

McLean County (Bloomington), IL: 309-807-4915

Monroe County (Waterloo, by appointment only), IL: 618-208-0587

Johnson County (Overland Park), KS: 913-221-0332

Sedgwick County (Wichita), KS: 316-202-2041

Shawnee County (Topeka), KS: 785-380-2382

Tulsa County (Tulsa), OK: 918-723-2008

Oklahoma County (Oklahoma City), OK: 405-59-0633

Family

DISCLAIMER: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois nor The Missouri/Illinois Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. Thus, we do NOT and CANNOT claim to specialize in any particular area of law.

Stange Law Firm, PC is dedicated to the practice of family law. We handle only family law and divorce related matters.

Some of the family law cases we represent clients in are as follows:

Divorce - Where parties wish to dissolve their marriage, we can help. We represent clients in contested, uncontested, mediated and collaborative divorce matters.

Legal Separation - Where parties are separating, but the marriage is not irretrievably broken.

Paternity - Custody and support cases dealing with unmarried parents.

Adoptions - We represent clients in agency and step-parent adoptions.

Prenuptial Agreements - Often, parties need to make important decisions prior to marriage about how matters would be addressed if the marriage later ends in divorce.

Guardianships - In some cases, parties may need to seek guardianship over a minor child or adult who is unable to make decisions for themselves.

Contempt - Where a party fails to abide by a family court judgment or order.

Orders of Protection - Where parties need protection from another individual because of physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, stalking or harassment. We can help parties with adult orders of protection and child orders of protection.

Juvenile Matters - We can help parties with cases involving juvenile law.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we offer potential clients a half-hour consultation. To schedule a confidential, half-hour consultation at any of our convenient locations in St. Louis County, West St. Louis County (Ellsiville), St. Charles County, Jefferson County (Arnold), Franklin County (Union), Lincoln County (Troy), Boone County (Columbia), Jackson County (Lee's Summit), Jackson County (Kansas City - by appointment only) and St. Louis City (by appointment only), Missouri, or St. Clair County (Belleville), Madison County (Edwardsville), Sangamon County (Springfield) and Monroe County (Waterloo-by appointment only), Illinois, call us at:

Saint Louis County (Clayton), MO: 314-963-4700

West County (Ellisville), MO: 636-200-6400

Jefferson County (Arnold), MO: 636-296-3060

St. Charles County (St. Charles), MO: 636-940-5900

Franklin County (Union), MO: 636-388-0700

Lincoln County (Troy), MO: 636-487-0088

Boone County (Columbia), MO: 573-303-0595

Jackson County (Lee's Summit), MO: 816-875-4505

Greene County (Springfield), MO: 417-797-7887

Jackson County (Kansas City, by appointment only), MO: 816-288-4530

Saint Louis City, MO (by appointment only): 314-499-8340

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL: 618-310-3711

Madison County (Maryville), IL: 618-307-7100

Sangamon County (Springfield), IL: 217-717-8605

McLean County (Bloomington), IL: 309-807-4915

Monroe County (Waterloo, by appointment only), IL: 618-208-0587

Johnson County (Overland Park), KS: 913-221-0332

Sedgwick County (Wichita), KS: 316-202-2041

Shawnee County (Topeka), KS: 785-380-2382

Tulsa County (Tulsa), OK: 918-723-2008

Oklahoma County (Oklahoma), OK: 405-594-0633

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Stange Law Firm, PC was founded by two domestic litigation attorneys, Kirk C. Stange, Esq. and Paola Arzu Stange, Esq., and is dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law and to preserving the integrity of fractured families.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Stange Law Firm's hard work and successful outcomes for clients has helped them achieve a great deal of recognition, including three attorneys from Stange Law Firm, PC being selected as Super Lawyer Rising Stars in 2015 by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, including Paola Stange, John Kershman. Kirk Stange was selected as a Super Lawyer by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, Jillian Wood was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2015 to 2017 by Illinois Super Lawyers.

Mr. Stange has authored a chapter in a book through Aspatore Publishing titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds). In 2014 he published a full-length book through Aspatore Publishing titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. In 2015, Mr. Stange wrote a chapter in a book in 2015 through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: "Strategies for Family Law in Illinois."

Ms. Stange was selected by St. Louis County Judges in 2011 as one of five to win the Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award. She served on the St. Louis County Circuit Court Rules Committee, in 2010, where new local court rules in family law cases were adopted. Ms. Stange has been a commentator for CLE Seminars through the Missouri Bar.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Stange Law Firm, PC exclusively practices family law, which distinguishes the firm from many others. The firm also also makes accessibility key by returning all phone calls and e-mails left before 5 pm the same day and providing the personal cell phone number of attorneys.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we believe in providing excellent family law representation to help clients achieve the best possible results. In some cases, the parties might be able to obtain this through an amicable settlement via negotiation or through mediation or collaborative law. In other cases, litigation is necessary for a positive outcome. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we can assist clients no matter what means are necessary to obtain a positive outcome. The firm has litigators who can take a case to trial if necessary. And the firm excels in negotiated settlements, including those which are obtained using alternative dispute resolution.

Kirk Stange

Stange Law Firm, PC

Kirk C. Stange, Esq. is a Founding Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas (inactive) and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Stange received his JD from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mr. Stange is a trained mediator, collaborative law attorney and guardian ad litem. He has years of family law litigation experience. Mr. Stange was chosen as a Super Lawyer Rising Star through Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014 as one of the top up-and-coming lawyers in the State of Missouri. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor each. In 2015 and 2016, he was named a Super Lawyer by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer.

Mr. Stange has also received numerous awards from organizations such as: National Trial Lawyers, Lead Counsel, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, The American Society of Legal Advocates, AVVO and many more.

Mr. Stange has been a mentor through the Missouri Bar Mentoring Program. He is a frequent lecturer at CLE seminars for other attorneys and legal professionals on family law topics through National Business Institute and the Missouri Bar.

Mr. Stange wrote a chapter in a book through Aspatore Publishing titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds). Mr. Stange also published a full-length book through Aspatore Published in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. In 2015, he wrote a chapter in a book in 2015 through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: Strategies for Family Law in Illinois.

Mr. Stange is on the Advisory Council for Kids Rock Cancer, is a member of The Journey and has served as an officer in Clayton-Ladue Rotary.

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License

Bar Number: 6304529
Illinois, 2011

Bar Number: 49732
Missouri, 2000

Bar Number: 23422
Kansas, 2008

Education

Fontbonne University
B.A., 1997

University of Missouri-Columbia
J.D., 2000

Paola Stange

Stange Law Firm, PC

Paola Arzu Stange, Esq. is a Founding Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Missouri.

Ms. Stange received her B.S. in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Stange also obtained her Juris Doctorate at Emory University School of Law. Since graduation, she has practiced family law exclusively.

Ms. Stange is a trained Collaborative Family Law Attorney, Mediator and Guardian Ad Litem. Ms. Stange was one of several selected by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judges in 2011 to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award.

Ms. Stange was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star through Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers from 2013 until 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. She has also received awards from organizations including: Lead Counsel, AVVO, National Trial Lawyers, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and many more.

Ms. Stange is fluent in English and Spanish and regularly assists clients who need a Spanish-speaking attorney.

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Education

Emory University School of Law
JD, 2005

Emory University
B.S. in Biology,

Kelly Davidzuk

Stange Law Firm, PC

Kelly Davidzuk is the Managing Partner in Missouri who oversees the West Region offices of the firm from our Clayton, MO office. She is licensed to practice law in the States of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma.

Ms. Davidzuk earned her J.D. from Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. Ms. Davidzuk was named a 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Missouri for Client Satisfaction by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016
She is also Lead Counsel Rated for Family Law.

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License

Bar Number: 34234
Oklahoma, 2020

Bar Number: 63523
Missouri, 2011

Education

Appalachian School of Law
J.D.,

Southeast Missouri State University
B.A.,

Chad Hager

Stange Law Firm, PC

Chad Hager is a Team Leader Attorney with Stange Law Firm, P.C in the Union Office in Franklin County, Missouri. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.

Mr. Hager graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.A. in History. Mr. Hager received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois.

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License

Bar Number: 63850
Missouri, 2011

Education

Middle Tennessee State University
B.A., 2001

Southern Illinois University School of Law,
J.D., 2011

Andrew Rankin

Stange Law Firm, PC

Andrew Rankin is a Partner with Stange Law Firm, PC in the Belleville, Illinois office. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.

Andrew graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he received his B.A. in Aviation Management and Associates in Aviation Flight. He also received his Jusris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University Cardondale in 2009.

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License

Bar Number: 73222
Missouri, 2020

Bar Number: 6300631
Illinois,

Education

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.S.,

Southern Illinois University School of Law
J.D.,

Regina Wells

Stange Law Firm, PC

Regina Wells is a Partner and General Counsel at Stange Law Firm, PC in the Clayton, Missouri office. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. Regina represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, and other domestic relation matters.

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License

Bar Number: 52473
Missouri, 2000

Bar Number: 6278688
Illinois, 2002

Antony Jones

Stange Law Firm, PC

When handling a difficult family law issue, you need an attorney who's going to support you every step of the way. Antony Jones is that attorney. He is able to confront any family law issue with integrity and devotion, all because of his hard work and dedication to his practice of family law. Antony can represent you out of the Lee's Summit, MO office in Jackson County. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri.

Antony attended Northwest Missouri State University, where in 1992 he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Political Science. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri- Columbia in the spring of 1995, and has been practicing law for the past 21 years.

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License

Bar Number: 20045
Kansas,

Bar Number: 44139
Missouri,

Kurt Yao

Stange Law Firm, PC

When you hire an attorney, you want to make sure that they are driven, passionate and will work hard for your rights. That's how Kurt (Xiaojuan) Yao works everyday in his family law practice at Stange Law Firm, PC in our Arnold, MO office in Jefferson County.

Kurt attended Syracuse University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2015. While there, he also served as the Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Law Students. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Louis University in 2011.

Kurt is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese & Shanghainese.

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License

Bar Number: 69473
Missouri,

Tina Cox

Stange Law Firm, PC

Finding a family law attorney in Overland Park, Kansas is an extremely personal decision. They help you through some of your most trying times, touching on some of the most important aspects of your life. Tina Cox is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC who is used to helping families through these difficult times.

Tina graduated with her undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Washburn University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society. She then went on to further her education and receive her Master's Degree in Business Administration as well as her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas.

Prior to working at Stange Law Firm, Tina was a solo practitioner for 18 years. She practiced in the area of family and domestic violence law, providing her valuable insight into all aspects of your domestic case. She served as a parent's attorney as well as a guardian ad litem in both juvenile court and Child in Need of Care proceedings.

When Tina is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her three children, traveling, playing sports, and being outdoors.

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License

Bar Number: 19576
Kansas, 2000

Bar Number: 19576
Kansas,

Richard Harper

Stange Law Firm, PC

Richard is one of the Team Leader Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC and he practices out of the Clayton, Missouri Office. He will listen to your family law case and will help guide you through the legal process.

Richard graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He later went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the St. Louis University School of Law. Richard has extensive litigation and legal research and writing experience, and is on the Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar Association.

In addition to his legal work, Richard likes to spend time with family, attend Church, read, listen to music, and watch movies.

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License

Bar Number: 36030
Missouri,

Education

St. Louis University School of Law
J.D.,

Amy Newell

Stange Law Firm, PC

Going through a family law matter can be a very stressful time and Amy is here to be your advocate through the process. Amy is a Senior Associate Attorney in our Springfield Office who will provide you with diligent, professional representation.

Amy obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor at the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and returned to serve the people of her home state of Missouri.

Amy enjoyed being the Chair for the St. Jude Walk/Run in Springfield for 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, watching NASCAR, and walking on nature trails.

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License

Bar Number: 51718
Missouri,

Education

Paul M Herbert School of Law
J.D.,

Kelley Zuber

Stange Law Firm, PC

Facing family law matters can be an emotionally overwhelming experience. This is why it is important to have an attorney on your side that will advocate for your rights and that understands the process of your matter. Kelley Zuber is a Team Leader Attorney with Stange Law Firm and can assist you from the firm's Maryville, Illinois Office in Madison County.

Kelley Zuber graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1999. His academic proficiency led him to be named to the Dean's List on multiple occasions. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he earned a Bachelor of Science in History with a minor in Biology from the same University.

Kelley has worked for numerous State's Attorney's offices, including in Jackson County, St. Clair County and Union County. Kelley also worked in private practice, resulting in a vast amount of trial and courtroom experience.

When he is not practicing law, Kelley enjoys watching soccer and playing music.

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John Young

Stange Law Firm, PC

Family law matters can be a difficult time for the parties involved. John Young has years of experience as an attorney and can help guide you through process.

John is a Senior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. John graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. He then went on to obtain his law degree at University of Missouri-Kansas City and has been practicing family law since 1989.

Prior to working at Stange Law Firm, John gained substantial courtroom experience. In addition to other experience in the private and public sector as a lawyer, John worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Christian County and was the elected Prosecuting Attorney in Mercer County. John is also a Board Member on the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board in Kansas City.

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Monica Whitt

Stange Law Firm, PC

Monica Whitt joins Stange Law Firm, PC in our Springfield, Missouri office as a Senior Associate Attorney. She is used to assisting families during difficult times, having worked with Children's Division for nine years and later serving as a parent's attorney and Guardian ad Litem in the Greene County Juvenile Court. Before that position she worked with Legal Aid in Illinois providing family law services, including divorces, custody, child support and paternity cases.

Monica graduated from Washington University School of Law in 2003 and from Missouri State University in 1997. She is originally from rural Southern Illinois, but moved to Southwest Missouri in elementary school. After college, Monica spent a short time in Washington D.C., returning to Missouri for law school, where she graduated in the top twenty percent of her class.

Monica enjoys reading, keeping up with current events and spending time with friends and family. She especially enjoys participating with her daughter in an all-inclusive arts program in Springfield, Missouri called Art Inspired Academy which provides opportunities in the arts for people of all ages and abilities.

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License

Bar Number: 56173
Missouri, 2004

Education

Washington University of St. Louis
Juris Doctor, 2003

Helen White

Stange Law Firm, PC

Helen White is a Team Leader Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. Helen graduated from Wellesley College with a with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Chinese Studies with a minor in Economics. She then went on to obtain her law degree at University of Kansas School of Law and has been practicing family law since 2012.

Prior to working at Stange Law Firm, Helen was a judicial law clerk for the Colorado District Courts and subsequently practiced law in the Denver area. Helen has also worked as a contract negotiator in the Kansas City metro area. Helen is a member of the Hugh Means Inn of Court and Douglas County Women's Bar. In her spare time, Helen enjoys baking and jogging with her puppy, Loki.

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License

Bar Number: 27300
Kansas, 2016

Education

University of Kansas
Juris Doctor, 2009

Jennifer Jimenez

Stange Law Firm, PC

There are many different types of family law matters that may arise in your lifetime. They can be very stressful at times. It is very important for you to find an attorney who cares about your situation and can help you navigate through these difficult times.

Jennifer Jimenez is a Senior Associate Attorney in our firm's Lee's Summit office who provides professional representation for each and every client. Jennifer graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. After law school, Jennifer worked at firms representing clients involving different matters including business law, property law, employment discrimination law, and minor traffic violations.

When Jennifer is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, their adopted dog Pegasus, family, and friends, cooking, and traveling.

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Raymond Austin

Stange Law Firm, PC

If you are facing decisions that potentially could be hard involving a family law matter, the most comforting aspect is having an attorney that cares about the situation and how the best way it can be handled. Raymond Austin has the best interest of the client in mind, and manages the family law situation with authentic care.

Raymond is a Senior Associate Attorney in our Bloomington, Illinois office and he graduated from Millikin University with a B.A. in Political Science, he then went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University. Since 1995 Raymond has been in private practice working in the areas of civil law/criminal law defense and family law. When Raymond isn't practicing law he enjoys spending time with his four children, fishing, attending St. Louis Cardinal games, raising birds/reptiles/orchids and showing dachshunds.

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Ryan Holt

Stange Law Firm, PC

When facing a divorce or family law matter, you may be worried about the future. Not knowing what comes next in your life can be a scary situation. Ryan Holt is an Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm and can handle your matter from our firm’s Springfield, Missouri office. He is here to help guide you through every step of your case.

Ryan graduated with his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts. He went on to further his education and received his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law.

Prior to working at Stange Law Firm, Ryan worked as an in-house-counsel in the title insurance industry as a solo practitioner for 10 years.

When Ryan is not in the office, he enjoys traveling and spending time on the lake with his girlfriend and cheering on the LSU Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals.

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Emma Curtis

Stange Law Firm, PC

When a divorce or any family law matter is on the horizon, it can cause a great amount of stress. You want to find an attorney who cares about your situation and who is working to make it better. Emma Curtis is a Team Leader Attorney in our firm's Maryville, Illinois office. She puts the needs of her clients at the forefront.

Emma graduated with her undergraduate degree from Maryville University, Emma then went on to further her education and received her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law.

Prior to working at Stange Law Firm, Emma was an Assistant States Attorney then worked with a private firm totaling 16 years of experience in various areas of law. Emma is also proud to have served in the United States Navy.

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Cynthia Trice

Stange Law Firm, PC

Empathy is an important attribute to consider when seeking a family law attorney. You want an attorney that is not only competent and diligent but also one who understands what you are going through. Cynthia Trice is an empathetic and compassionate attorney that will help you through this rough period in your life.

Cynthia Trice is an Associate Attorney in the Arnold, Missouri office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Webster University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. While in college, she was a member of several honor societies including Phi Theta Kappa, Lambda Epsilon Chi, and Tau Sigma. Subsequently, she graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree. Licensed in Missouri and Illinois, she participated in a pro bono lawyer program where she accepted family law cases through Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. In 2018, she was presented with the prestigious Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award by the president of the Missouri Bar.

When she is not working, she enjoys reading, history documentaries, walks in the park, and various personal research projects.

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Sarah Adam

Stange Law Firm, PC

Finding the right family law office or attorney could be a difficult decision to make. Sarah Adam is one of our Associate Attorneys at our firm and is practicing family law in our Union, Missouri office. Sarah will listen to your concerns and provide assistance for your case.

Sarah graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. She received her Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before joining Stange Law Firm, Sarah focused on litigation matters in Personal Injury.

Outside the office, Sarah enjoys baking, kickboxing, and traveling.

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License

Bar Number: 71694
Missouri, 2019

Bar Number: 71694
Missouri,

Education

Charlotte School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2019

Bruce Booker

Stange Law Firm, PC

Having hope is one of the most important mindsets an individual needs when facing a divorce or any other family law matter. Working with a knowledgeable family law attorney can help provide peace of mind during this difficult time. Bruce Booker is a Senior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC, and he understands the emotional toll these types of matters can take on an individual. He can represent clients from the firm’s Sangamon County office in Springfield, Illinois.

Bruce joins Stange Law Firm, PC with over 30 years of legal experience. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984. He then remained at the University to pursue his law education, earning his Juris Doctorate in 1988.

Bruce has spent the past 29 years working as an attorney and a Senior Partner, litigating civil cases, worker’s compensation, criminal, and family law cases. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1988-1991, where he personally handled hundreds of child support enforcement and paternity matters. Bruce is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri.

When he is not practicing law, Bruce enjoys learning about new topics such as public relations and do-it-yourself projects.

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License

Bar Number: 42896
Missouri, 1992

Education

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Juris Doctor,

Whitney Bolden

Stange Law Firm, PC

When facing a divorce or family law matter, you may be worried about the future. Not knowing what comes next in your life can be a difficult situation. Whitney Bolden is a Senior Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC and can handle your matter from the firm’s Wichita, Kansas office. She can assist clients throughout the Sedgwick County area.

Whitney completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications. While there she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate scholars, and served two terms on the Executive Board of Sigma Delta Tau. She then attended Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. She was a member of many organizations while in law school, including the Pro Bono Society, Women’s Legal Forum, and the Washburn Law Clinic. She is currently licensed to practice in the State of Kansas.

After graduating law school, Whitney began her career working as an attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit in Farmington, Missouri. It was there that she prosecuted and litigated a variety of matters specific to the Juvenile Court system within the 24th Circuit, including juvenile criminal matters, child abuse and neglect, guardianship, and adoptions. She then moved on to a firm in Kansas, where she practiced across several areas including criminal defense, family law, and guardian ad litem cases. From there she joined the Sedgwick County Public Defenders Office in Wichita, where she handled primarily felony case assignments in the District Court. There she earned significant trial experience, attended probation violation hearings, and filed appeals. Her work required multiple daily court appearances, client interaction, and effective time management skills.

Outside of her law practice, Whitney enjoys playing disc golf and hiking new trails. She also has a pet hedgehog named Fluffy.

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License

Bar Number: 27686
Kansas,

Education

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Richard King

Stange Law Firm, PC

Richard King is a compassionate Senior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC who prides himself on his preparation, work ethic, and leadership, and will work hard to help you through this difficult period in your life. He can represent clients throughout St. Louis County and the surrounding areas from the firm’s Clayton, MO office location.

Richard has spent the last 6 years working to represent clients in legal matters. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, graduating Cum Laude. Prior to studying law, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Louis University in Social Work. Richard is licensed to practice and help clients in the state of Missouri.

Before joining Stange Law Firm, Richard spent time as an Independent Contractor Attorney, where his work included managing family law matters, along with criminal, property, and traffic law matters, on behalf of the office. Before that, he spent 3 years as an Assistant Circuit Attorney for the Circuit Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, MO. He also served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Missouri State Public Defender and spent time as a solo practitioner.

Outside of his practice, Richard enjoys spending time with family, trying new restaurants, and watching sports, specifically St. Louis Cardinals baseball, as well as football and basketball.

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License

Bar Number: 66703
Missouri, 2014

Education

Western Michigan University
Juris Doctor, 2014

Bryan Lower

Stange Law Firm, PC

Bryan Lower is a Senior Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC. He can represent clients throughout Tulsa County, Oklahoma area from the firm’s Tulsa office location.

Bryan graduated from Northeastern State University with a degree in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law. While in law school, he worked as a Law Clerk for a law office in Tulsa. He processed new case files for clients and drafted petitions, contracts, and property instruments. He also conducted legal research for state and federal litigation. From there, he went on to work as an Assistant Public Defender for the Tulsa County Public Defenders Office. He worked on the Civil Mental Health docket, Adult Protective Services guardianship docket, and the Family Guardianship docket. He represented wards, juvenile defendants, and abused children. Bryan is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, PC, Bryan worked most of his career with the Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma as a Staff Attorney. There, he was an embedded attorney with The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM). He provided civil legal service for clients transitioning out of the Department of Corrections. He also drafted legal documents and provided legal advice on a wide variety of civil legal issues. Bryan brings his years of representing clients in Oklahoma to our firm, and is ready to assist those in need.

Outside of assisting his clients with difficult divorce and family law issues, Bryan enjoys traveling and visiting various road-side attractions.

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License

Bar Number: 32054
Oklahoma, 2014

Education

University of Tulsa
Juris Doctor,

Cathy Noble

Stange Law Firm, PC

Cathy Noble is an experienced and compassionate Senior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. She can help clients throughout the Kansas City, Missouri area from the firm’s Lee’s Summit office location.

Cathy earned her Bachelor of Science in Crime & Delinquency from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. After graduating, she completed a practicum internship at the Douglas County Youth Correctional Facility where her duties included editing the guard work manual, accompanying officers on probation visits, and supervising community service work projects. Cathy then earned her Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. In her last semester of law school, she interned at the Washburn University Law Clinic. She worked on domestic cases such as divorce, paternity suits, and child in need of care cases filed in Shawnee County.

Cathy started her career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Sedgwick County Public Defenders Office in Wichita, Kansas. Her responsibilities included preparing for and trying cases for indigent defendants charged with felonies in the State District Court. From there, she joined the State of Missouri Public Defender system in Liberty, Missouri, where she worked for 14 years. Her work consisted of meeting with clients, preparing pre-trial motions, arguing probation violation reinstatement, and preparing and filing motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss. She has a wide range of courtroom experience and has represented clients from many backgrounds. In her eighteen years working as a Public Defender, Cathy has first-chaired 48 jury trials, second-chaired 17 jury trials, and she has prepared and argued 4 bench trials. She enjoys utilizing her experience and knowledge to mentor less experienced attorneys. Cathy is currently licensed to practice in the state of Missouri.

When not working on cases for clients, Cathy enjoys reading, listening to music and being with family and friends. She is also a foodie, and loves good, rich food.

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License

Bar Number: 57228
Missouri, 2005

Education

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Jonathan Rupp

Stange Law Firm, PC

Jonathan Rupp is a Senior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. He assists clients in Sedgwick County from the firm’s Wichita, Kansas location.

Jonathan completed his undergraduate degree at Wichita State University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was a KU Law Thompson scholarship and Robert J. Dole Institute Scholarship recipient. During law school, Jonathan completed several internships. First, he worked in Washington, D.C. for the United States Senate as a Legislative Intern researching various legislative issues, responding to constituent inquiries, and attending committee hearings. He has also worked in Kansas for the Wyandotte Prosecutor’s Office as a Prosecution Intern. While there he conducted a wide range of misdemeanor trials including DUI and domestic battery cases, negotiated plea bargains, and prepared witnesses and law enforcement prior to trials. Jonathan is currently licensed to practice in the state of Kansas.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Jonathan gained a significant amount of experience working as an attorney in Kansas. He maintained his own practice after graduating from law school, where he advised and assisted clients primarily on traffic, misdemeanor, and small business related matters. He negotiated plea arrangements, expungements, and commercial settlements for his clients, while also providing legal research and writing support for other local attorneys. Jonathan has also done work for Kansas Legal Services, a non-profit law firm and community education organization helping low and moderate income people in Kansas. While there, he represented clients on their divorce, child custody, and child support matters. He then joined another Wichita law firm, where he represented clients in domestic actions involving co-ownership of high-income businesses while also serving as the Prosecutor for the City of Eastborough.

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys listening to music, traveling, and making artwork.

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License

Bar Number: 24686
Kansas, 2010

Education

University of Kansas
Juris Doctor,

Philip Abbott

Stange Law Firm, PC

Philip Abbott is an Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC at the Ellisville, MO office where he can help family law clients with their important legal matters throughout West St. Louis County.

Philip earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Philip practiced in civil litigation for several years, assisting in mass tort cases involving medical devices and drugs, as well as financial litigation.

Before entering law practice Philip worked for several years as a products-development testing engineer. Additionally, he has held numerous positions in manufacturing, customer service, administration, and supporting academic research. Philip is proud to have served for four years as an enlisted person in the United States Navy.

Away from the office, Philip enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and their two dogs, as well as completing the occasional home-improvement project.

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License

Bar Number: 69509
Missouri, 2016

Education

St. Louis University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Adam Conder

Stange Law Firm, PC

Adam Conder is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in Lee’s Summit, Missouri who can guide you through your family law matter with care and empathy.

Adam attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He continued on to the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law to earn his Juris Doctorate after a brief stint working in management at Goodwill Industries. While earning his J.D., he worked as a law clerk at a Kansas City law firm that focused in family law, personal injury law, and bankruptcy. His duties included drafting various pleadings and motions in personal litigation practice, conducting legal research on civil matters, and drafting memorandums. He also propounded discovery requests that included interrogatories and requests for admissions. Adam is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri.

After graduating from law school, Adam remained employed with the same Kansas City law firm and earned a promotion to an Associate Attorney. He prepared and conducted several depositions, answered discovery requests, and prepared legal objections when necessary. He drafted various pleadings and motions, including motions for and responses to summary judgment. Adam is comfortable in the courtroom, as he has attended many court hearings with his clients.

When not assisting clients with cases, Adam enjoys reading books, watching movies, hanging out with his wife and friends, and playing with their Boston Terrier.

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License

Bar Number: 71844
Missouri, 2019

Education

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Juris Doctor,

Ashley Franden

Stange Law Firm, PC

Ashley Franden is an empathetic Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. She can help clients throughout Shawnee County, Kansas and surrounding areas from the firm’s Topeka, Kansas office location.

Ashley has a background that includes social work and helping children in foster care achieve permanency, including helping those biological parents complete their required tasks. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Kansas State University, where she developed the drive to help individuals facing difficult times. During her time as a social worker, she realized that one of the biggest obstacles to many of the roadblocks that her social work clients encountered were tangled up, in one way or another, with the law. She followed through on this passion and received her Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. While there she also obtained a Family Law Certificate which required many hours of family law specific training and experience. She was also a member Texas Young Lawyers Association Trial Team and the Pro Bono Society during law school. Ashley is licensed to practice and assist clients in the state of Kansas.

In her free time Ashley enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Penny, as well as reading fiction books, and practicing creative hand-lettering.

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License

Bar Number: 28265
Kansas,

Education

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Ashley Klinck

Stange Law Firm, PC

Ashley Klinck is an Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC that serves clients from the Tulsa, Oklahoma office location.

Ashley graduated magna cum laude from University of Arkansas – Fort Smith with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, as well as an Associate’s degree in Legal Assistance. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she was an active member of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity and Board of Advocates.

During law school, Ashley interned with the Tulsa County Public Defender’s office. After being sworn into the Oklahoma bar, she stayed with the office as an Assistant Public Defender for 2.5 years before moving on to a private firm that handled indigent defense cases in Mayes County.

Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys reading, rock climbing, and spending time with her dog and two cats.

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License

Bar Number: 32247
Oklahoma,

Education

University of Tulsa
Juris Doctor,

Benjamin Knuckles

Stange Law Firm, PC

Benjamin Knuckles is a compassionate Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC who will help guide you through this difficult period in your life. He can represent clients throughout St. Louis County and the surrounding areas from the firm’s Clayton, MO office location.

Benjamin received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. From there, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law. During his time in law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Pulaski County Attorney’s Office in Arkansas, where he conducted legal research on a variety of issues. He also drafted, reviewed, and edited legal documents and memos for the firm. Benjamin is currently licensed to practice and help clients in the state of Missouri.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Benjamin practiced in Newport, Arkansas as an Associate Attorney. He represented clients in the litigation areas of family, criminal, and probate law from initial intake to resolution. He thoroughly researched all case-related issues, while preparing all pleadings and interrogatories. He participated in plea and settlement negotiations with his clients, and prepared their agreements at the conclusion of their cases.

Outside of his practice, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wife and their dogs. Together they enjoy cooking and discovering new recipes. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf.

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License

Bar Number: 72591
Missouri,

Education

University of Arkansas
Juris Doctor,

Michael Sloane

Stange Law Firm, PC

Michael is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC who assists clients from the firm's St. Charles, MO location.

Michael was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He then went on to further his education and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Prior to working at Stange Law Firm, Michael gained his experience working for a Real Estate law firm. Michael also completed an Externship with the North Dakota Supreme Court where he created an appeals process for Workforce Safety and Insurance.

When Michael is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, boating, fishing, and playing sports.

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License

Bar Number: 72428
Missouri,

Education

University of North Dakota School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Umme Kulsoon Arif

Stange Law Firm, PC

Umme Kulsoom Arif is a caring Junior Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, and she can assist clients throughout the Lincoln Country and surrounding areas from the firm’s Troy, Missouri office location.

Umme Kulsoom graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Justice Systems from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. While at Truman State, she was a columnist and then an editor for the school newspaper, the Truman State University Index. While completing her undergraduate studies, she was a Legislative Intern at the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City, Missouri. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Penn State Law in University Park, Pennsylvania. At Penn State, she earned the Penn State Pro Bono Publico Service Award, an award given to students who have performed at least sixty hours of public interest work over the course of their law school careers.

Umme Kulsoom has an impressive legal background, having successfully completed internships with different firms and organizations. She has worked for Voices for Children in St. Louis, a non-profit organization that advocates for children in the foster care program. While there, she worked alongside medical professionals, social workers, and teachers to make sure the legal needs of the children were being met. She attended family support team meetings and wrote, edited, and submitted regular reports to the courts regarding the welfare of the children. Umme Kulsoom has also worked as an intern at a reputable firm where she focused on immigration law. It was there she familiarized herself with family-based immigration forms and researched changes in immigration policy. She also assisted clients by drafting their immigration applications. At the same firm she later transitioned to focusing on family law, and counseled clients in regards to divorce, marriage settlement, and harassment from estranged partners. She represented clients in Protection from Abuse hearings and negotiated settlements for her clients. Umme Kulsoom is currently licensed to practice and assist clients in Missouri.

In her free time Umme Kulsoom enjoys crocheting, playing board games with friends and family, and reading as many books as she has the time to.

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License

Bar Number: 72471
Missouri, 2020

Education

Penn State University
Juris Doctor,

Dakota Britt

Stange Law Firm, PC

Dakota Britt is a compassionate Junior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC who can represent clients throughout Boone County and the surrounding areas from the firm’s Columbia, MO office location.

Dakota completed his undergraduate degree at Graceland University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice while minoring in Business, English, and Human Services. While there, he was a captain and member of the Graceland wrestling team and earned the Freeman Student-Athlete Award, which is given to the senior varsity athlete with the highest cumulative GPA on each varsity team. He was also Vice President of the Student Senate and Board Member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Dakota earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock School of Law. During his time there, he was a full time representative of the Student Bar Association for multiple years and was a member of the Barrister’s Ball Committee. He is currently licensed to practice in the State of Missouri.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Dakota participated in the Bowen School of Law Litigation Clinic getting valuable experience in family law. He drafted a wide variety of documents relating to domestic relations and guardianship matters, as well as a variety of correspondences including legal memorandums, closing memorandums, and status updates of pending cases. He worked closely with clients who were going through divorce and family law matters. He then moved on to work as a Law Clerk at a firm in Little Rock, Arkansas that worked on numerous cases relating to domestic relations, contracts, personal injury, property, probate, and criminal law. While there he assisted in depositions, client meetings, and trial preparations.

While not assisting clients, Dakota enjoys participating in a variety of different sports. He currently competes in power lifting and also enjoys hiking.

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License

Bar Number: 73106
Missouri,

Education

University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Juris Doctor,

Robert (Trey) Horton

Stange Law Firm, PC

Robert (Trey) Horton is a caring Junior Associate Attorney at the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas location, assisting clients throughout Johnson County, Kansas and beyond.

Trey completed his undergraduate degree at Washburn University in Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He was a member of the Men’s Tennis Team for four years, was placed on the business school’s Dean’s List for 6 semesters, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law, where he ranked in the top third of his class. He was a member of the Washburn Student Bar Association, was a Budget Committee Member, and volunteered at the Income Tax Assistance Clinic. He is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, PC, Trey has completed internships to bolster his legal experience. He worked as a Legal Intern at a company in Topeka, Kansas, where he assisted in the transition to a new contract management database. He also has experience as a Law Clerk for a law firm in Topeka Kansas. It was there that he wrote briefs, motions, memorandums, and discovery requests. He assisted with research requests from the partners and associates.

Outside of his law practice, Trey enjoys spending time outdoors playing golf and tennis. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys attending Kansas State Football games with his family.

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Education

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Janet O'Hallaron

Stange Law Firm, PC

Facing a divorce or family law matter can cause individuals to miss out on enjoying things in life that used to bring them excitement and joy. Janet O’Hallaron is a professional and compassionate Senior Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC who understands this and can assist with creating peace of mind. She can assist clients throughout Lincoln County from the firm’s Troy, Missouri office location. She is currently licensed to practice in the State of Missouri.

Janet graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She continued at the University of Missouri – Columbia to earn her Juris Doctorate. Since then, she has acquired years of legal experience and over 40 hours of graduate level credit in Business, including accounting, statistics, finance, management, and marketing from Webster University.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, PC, Janet maintained her own practice in Missouri. She represented small to medium sized businesses on a variety of general corporate, regulatory, contract, and labor issues. She provided representation of clients before the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, National Labor Relations Board, and the Missouri Division of Employment Security. She also has experience in academia, having served as the Pre-Law Program Director at Saint Louis University School of Law. As the director, she developed and implemented a program for a Minor in Legal Studies, a secondary Major in Legal Studies, and a service learning program. She led the expansion and reinforcement of a consistent pipeline of young professionals into the legal industry.

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License

Bar Number: 33232
Missouri, 1985

Education

University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D., 1985

Emilee Stinemetz

Stange Law Firm, PC

Finding the right family law office or attorney can be a difficult decision to make. Emilee Stinemetz is a Junior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC practicing family law from the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma office. She is currently licensed to practice law in Oklahoma.

Emilee attended Texas Tech University for her undergraduate studies, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Global Studies. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. While there, she participated in many organizations such as the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law, the Animal Law Association, and she also served as President of the Health Law Association. While in law school, she was awarded the Advanced Legal Research Award, was a Merit Scholar, and received the Pro Bono & Public Interest Exceptional Service Award.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Emilee accumulated relevant experience practicing law in Oklahoma. She has worked for the Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, where she served as a Law Fellow. While there, she scheduled and conducted client intake interviews, prepared and filed affidavits, and assisted applicants with eligibility screening for full representation. She has also worked for the Chickasaw Nation as part of their General Counsel Office, developing different policies, procedures, and programs for all matters handled by the Chickasaw Nation.

Outside of her law practice, Emilee enjoys traveling and being outdoors. She also enjoys spending lots of quality time with her family and friends.

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License

Bar Number: 34363
Oklahoma, 2020

Education

Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D., 2020

Chynna Byrd

Stange Law Firm, PC

When facing a difficult family law matter, you need an attorney you can trust. Chynna Byrd is an empathetic Junior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC serving clients from the firm’s Springfield, Illinois office. She is currently licensed in the State of Illinois.

Chynna earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. From there, she went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. At Oklahoma City University, she was Vice President of the Federal Bar Association and a Merit Scholar.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Chynna earned valuable legal experience in the field. While still in law school, she worked at the Chickasaw Nation Law Library, where she conducted legal research for law professors and assisting in archiving documents for the school’s presidential library. She then went on to work as a Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant for a private firm, where she conducted fact-finding interviews with prospective clients, gathered necessary case documents for trial, and assisted with client intake. She has also worked as an Appeals Hearing Officer for the State of Missouri Appeals Tribunal, where she held unemployment benefit appeal hearings with claimants and employers. She heard testimony, entered evidence, and prepared written decisions to determine claimants’ eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Outside of practicing law, Chynna likes listening to podcasts, watching her favorite TV shows like Bob’s Burgers, King of the Hill, Golden Girls, and Frasier, and playing games on her phone.

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements. Chynna Byrd is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105.

License

Bar Number: 6335640
Illinois, 2020

Education

Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D., 2019

Laura Voegeli

Stange Law Firm, PC

Finding a family law attorney can be stressful, and as a client you want to ensure you find a diligent lawyer to represent you. Laura Voegeli is a compassionate and caring Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC, working from the firm’s Maryville, Illinois office located in Madison County. She is currently licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. While in law school, she worked as a Judicial Intern at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, where she conducted research and drafted memos, opinions, and questions in preparation for oral arguments. She also worked as a Law Clerk for a firm in Madison, Wisconsin, where she gained experience drafting pleadings, mediation statements, and briefs for personal injury cases.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Laura worked at a firm in Chicago, Illinois as an Associate Attorney working on a variety of cases. She worked on family-based immigration and removal defense, including filing waivers, asylum, cancellation of removal, and bond. From there she worked for a firm in St. Louis, Missouri, again representing clients in family-based immigration matters. She conducted daily intake calls, attended client interviews in different states, and prepared and filed mandamus lawsuits.

Outside of her legal practice, Laura enjoys alpine skiing, waterskiing, and rollerblading. She also currently coaches a youth alpine ski team at Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Eureka, Missouri.

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License

Bar Number: 6330592
Illinois, 2018

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School
Juris Doctor, 2018

Riley Fewell

Stange Law Firm, PC

Facing divorce or family law matters can be a very emotional process, and it is important to have dedicated representation. Riley Fewell is a caring family law attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC in Columbia, Missouri who assists clients in Boone County and the surrounding areas. He is licensed to practice in the State of Missouri.

Riley earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He went on to get his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, he completed internships with Charter Communications to bolster his experience. During his internships, he researched statutes, regulations, and case law to support trial preparation. He also attended many small claims, personal injury trials, and mediations on behalf of the company. He also completed an externship with Mercy Health, where he assisted in handling compliance issues, HIPAA, and charitable contributions.

Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Riley worked for the Missouri Department of Health as Legal Counsel. It was there he represented the Department in application hearings with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and drafted the rules for the Community and Rural Health program and Certificate of Need program. He also provided legal counsel to the student debt programs, where he successfully negotiated the collection of several hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of student loan debt.

Outside of his legal work, Riley is a youth soccer coach and a den leader for a Cub Scout pack. In those positions, he works with kids to teach them the fundamentals of the game as well as how to be good citizens and to help others when they are able.

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License

Bar Number: 71882
Missouri, 2019

Education

Saint Louis University
Juris Doctorate, 2019

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