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William Douglas Stilley

William Douglas Stilley

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business, Real Estate

About Me

Many of my clients, when first considering an estate plan, are confused, anxious and overwhelmed. I am here to reassure each client that this process can be handled personally, professionally and affordably. Stilley Law Office, LLC provides personal legal services helping people navigate the complexities of estate planning, elder law and probate and trust administration. I work to tailor each client's estate plan and affairs to their own individual and unique situation and needs while making the plan as concise as possible.


I am passionate that estate planning is a multi-generational process. While there is a time and place for crisis planning, the goal at my firm is to plan for the future. All too often, younger generations fail to plan for the future.


My firm is located conveniently in Eastern Jackson County at the crossroads of Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and is very close to Raytown and Kansas City. This makes it very convenient without the need to travel downtown to acquire quality, professional legal services.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Probate: 40%
  3. Elder Law: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 5%
  5. Business: 5%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Fiona Jane Van Dyck

    I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know William Stilley at a conference for estate planning and elder law attorneys. I was struck by his knowledge of these fields and his desire to provide the best possible service and outcome for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Fiona Van Dyck Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kyle E. Krull

    I have known Bill personally and professionally for more than a decade. Bill's technical-legal expertise is matched only by the high degree of integrity he brings to each client engagement. I recommend Bill without reservation to anyone seeking Estate Planning and/or Elder Law services delivered with wisdom and compassion.


    Kyle Krull Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stilley Law Office, LLC

19401 E Us Highway 40 Ste 150
Independence, MO, 64055-5403



KSAuthorized to practice law200608/09/2015
MOGood Standing, Active198201/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Service AwardBaptist Foundation of Kansas City2004
Lifetime MembershipRaytown Historical Society1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyStilley Law Office, LLC2011 - Present
AttorneyStilley, Fowler & Stilley, PC1987 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Member of National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
Member of Missouri and Kansas NAELA ChaptersN/AN/A
National Business Institute PresenterN/AN/A
Member of the Missouri Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Member of the Kansas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Jackson County Professionals in AgingN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Probate CaseSuccessful
Probate AdministrationSuccessful
IRA Trust ProvisionsSuccessful

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Publication NameTitleDate


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Jewell CollegePolitical Science and historyAB - Applied Baccalaureate1979
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Preparing InventoryEstate Administration2014
Special Needs PlanningGuardianships and Conservatorships2013
Preserving Assets, Planning for Farm Families and Structuring the TransferEstate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers2013
Taught adult education classesEstate PlanningN/A
National Business Institute (NBI)Estate Planning and Elder LawN/A