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Biographical Information

Kirk Stange is a Founding Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC along with his wife Paola. Kirk is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Kirk represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, adoption and other domestic relation matters.

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Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Missouri, Illinois and Kansas

Education

Fontbonne University

– Bachelor of Arts

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri

– Juris Doctorate

Professional Experience

Stange Law Firm, PC – Founding Partner: 2007-Present

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers – 2015 to 2017 – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers – 2013 and 2014 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars for Family Law
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) – 2014 Top 40 under 40 Missouri Lawyers for Family Law
  • AVVO Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • Lead Counsel Rated For Divorce/Family Law, Lead Counsel, 2014 – Present
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), 2014 – Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 – Present
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Missouri for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014-Present
  • Top Ranked U.S. Executives, National Council of American Executives, 2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) – Top 100 Family Lawyers in Missouri, 2015 – Present
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence – Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri, 2015 – Present
  • The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers, Matrimonial and Family Law, 2015-Present
  • Rue Ratings’ – Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • The American Legal Institute – America’s Top Attorneys, 2016
  • American Jurist Institute – 2016 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Missouri, 2016
  • Top American Lawyers – Lifetime Charter Member
  • The Lawyers of Distinction – 2016

Professional Associations

  • Wildwood Chapter of Business Network International, Former President, 2004
  • Family Law Section, Missouri Bar
  • Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Member
  • St. Louis Collaborative Family Law Association, Board of Directors
  • Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Graduate, 2006
  • Collaborative Family Law Attorney
  • Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 – Present, 2016 – Present
  • Global Collaborative Law Council, Associate Member, 2016 – Present
  • Maryville University National Leadership Council , Ambassador , 2017 – Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law (Non-Traditional Family Structures & Paternity Disputes, Contempt & Military Divorce, National Business Institute (3/11/11)
  • Handling Divorce Cases From Start To Finish (Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues and Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice , National Business Institute (5/17/12)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (6/28/12 in St. Charles)
  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z, National Business Institute (6/25/13) and (4/21/16)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/23/13 in St. Louis and 6/27/13 in St. Charles)
  • NBI National Webcast: Discovery Evidence and Divorce , National Business Institute (10/10/13, 6/10/14 and 2/4/16)
  • Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute (12/6/13)
  • NBI National Webcast: Juvenile Law, National Business Institute (4/22/14)
  • NBI National Audio Webcast: Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence in Divorce Litigation , National Business Institute (6/4/14)
  • Managing the Discovery Process: A Paralegal’s Guide – Paralegal National Webcast, Institute for Paralegal Education (6/26/14 and 8/11/15)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements , Missouri Bar (3/14/14)
  • Discovery of Social Media Use and Other Electronic Evidence in Divorce: A Paralegal’s Guide, Institute for Paralegal Education (6/23/14)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law (5/22/14 in St. Louis and 06/27/14 in St. Charles), Missouri Bar
  • Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence for Lawyers and Judges, Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska (8/7/14)
  • Discovery and Admission of Social Media and Electronic Evidence, Missouri Bar Family Law Conference (8/2/14)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Drafting, Negotiations, Disputes, National Business Institute (10/23/14)
  • NBI National Webcast: Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce, National Business Institute (9/22/14)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence in Divorce Litigation, National Business Institute (6/4/14, 12/2/14, 6/16/15, 1/26/16 and 7/12/16)
  • The Paralegals Guide to Managing E-Discovery, Institute for Paralegal Education (11/20/14)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements, Missouri Bar (3/13/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced issues in Divorce, National Business Institute (3/20/15)
  • IPE National Webcast: Out of State Discovery for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education (4/7/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Divorce Law from A to Z, National Business Institute (6/16/15)
  • Telephone Seminar: Adoptions and Name Changes, Missouri Bar (4/15/15)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/21/15 in St. Louis)
  • NBI National Teleconference: The Family Attorneys’ Guide to DAPTs, National Business Institute (7/22/15)
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts, Strafford Publications Webinar (6/17/15)
  • Social Media & Electronic Evidence: Discovery & Admission, Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference (6/13/15)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (6/26/15 in St. Louis)
  • Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon Education (9/18/15)
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Drafting, Negotiations and Enforcement Disputes, Missouri Bar Family Law Conference (8/8/15)
  • A Paralegal’s Guide: Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, Institute for Paralegal Education (11/5/2015 in St. Louis)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced Discovery in Divorce, National Business Institute (10/30/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Family Law Boot Camp, National Business Institute (12/9/15 and 12/10/15)
  • Missouri Bar lex | Port Tech Ex: Social Media Evidence & Discovery and Admission, Missouri Bar (10/27/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Handling Complex Family Law Issues (10/20/15 and 10/19/16)
  • Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques- Trial Skills Instructor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 – 2017
  • NBI Live Teleconference: Email Evidence in Divorce Litigation, National Business Institute (4/4/16)
  • Family Law Conference: Facebook Evidence in Divorce, Missouri Bar (8/4/16-8/6/16 in Branson, MO)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Dividing Businesses in Divorce, National Business Institute (4/25/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Family Law Litigation, National Business Institute (5/24/16)
  • NBI National Audio Webcast: Divorce Law: Top 5 Challenges, National Business Institute (5/17/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Discovery and Evidence in Divorce, National Business Institute (2/4/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced Divorce Law, National Business Institute (2/23/16)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/26/16 in St. Louis and 6/24/16 in St. Charles)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements, Missouri Bar (4/1/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Challenging Experts in Divorce, National Business Institute (4/14/16)
  • Family Law Practice Webinar Series on Property Division, Half Moon Education (8/25/16)
  • Law Practice Management Series, Telephone Seminar: How to Build and Manage Success, Missouri Bar (6/28/16)
  • Family Law and Same-Sex Marriages: Divorce, Custody, Support & Embryos ? Where It Stops ? Nobody Knows , Missouri Bar (1/11/17-1/13/17)
  • Live Video Broadcast: Smart Phone, E-Mail, Social Media and Electronic Evidence in Family Law Litigation, MyLawCLE (6/8/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Business Valuation in Divorce, National Business Institute (9/1/2016)
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts, Strafford Publications (11/2/16)
  • Business Interests in Divorce Litigation, My Law CLE (10/06/16)
  • Smartphone, Text and Social Media Evidence in Family Law, National Business Institute (2/15/17)
  • Family Law: Navigating the Fundamentals, National Business Institute (10/28/16)
  • Email and Computer Evidence in Divorce, National Business Institute (3/09/17)
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets, Clear Law Institute (2/21/17)
  • Prenuptial Agreements & Domestic Asset Protection Trusts: A General Overview of Both & the Differences, My Law CLE (2/3/17)
  • Deposition Strategies in Divorce and Custody Cases: Taking and Defending Depositions of Parties, Lay Witnesses and Experts , Strafford Publications (2/23/17)
  • Family Law Section – 2017 Annual Law Update, Missouri Bar (5/25/17 & 6/23/17)
  • Motions in Divorce , National Business Institute (7/25/17), July 25, 2017
  • Investigating Claims in the Digital Age, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (6/24/17)
  • Social Media and Electronic Evidence in Family Law , Clear Law Institute , August 22, 2017 – Present
  • Family Law From Start to Finish , National Business Institute , May 22, 2017 – Present
  • The Scales of Justice: Investigating Claims in a Digital Age, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys , June 22, 2017 – June 25, 2017