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Practice Areas


  1. Probate: 35%
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
  3. Elder Law: 30%

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Curt William Ferguson

    Having known David for many years now in the 'community' of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, what impresses me most is his dedication to plans that work for his clients. That may seem quaint or obvious, but in the estate planning field, plans that work are the exception, not the rule. Many 'living trust attorneys' just sell form documents and move on, leaving clients with false security but real confusion about what they just did...and with a plan that will falter and fail. By pleasant contrast, David is exceptional! He is committed, and asks clients to be similarly committed, to thoroughly and thoughtfully develop a plan around their goals and objectives, and then to the necessary follow through and ongoing maintenance that it takes to make an estate plan fulfill all of its purposes. If you live within a few hours of Overland Park and are serious about leaving an orderly estate and a meaningful legacy, I heartily endorse David Crandall.


    Curt Ferguson Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Annette L Gerhardt

    I have known David since he joined the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is a warm, caring and compassionate person. He has a very sharp mind and the highest level of attention to detail combined with excellent estate planning skills. David is one of the few estate planning attorneys that offers his clients the ability to keep their estate planning documents current through the use of a formal maintenance program. He is an attorney I would place my trust in to assist me and my family with their estate planning needs.


    Annette Gerhardt Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Legacy Planning Advocates

Fifty One Corporate Woods
9393 W. 110th St., Suite 500
Overland Park, KS, 66210

Legacy Planning Advocates

Zona Rosa
7280 NW 87th Ter., Ste. 210
Kansas City, MO, 64153



MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law199909/13/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
National Order of BarristersNew York Law School1998
National Team Moot Court AwardNew York Law School1998
Orland Award for Excellence in Written and Oral AdvocacyNew York Law School1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLegacy Planning Advocates2008 - Present
PartnerWaits Brownlee Berger & DeWoskin2006 - 2009
AssociateWaits Brownlee Berger & DeWoskin1998 - 2005
Senior Student Legal SpecialistNew York City Law Department1997 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Academy of Veterans Administration Pension PlannersMember2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2008 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysBoard Member2008 - 2013
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Missouri State Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Administration CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Johnson County Bar Association, Probate Law Bench/Bar CommitteeMember1998 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning CommitteeMember1998 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1991 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
LeRose v. Bank of America, et al.Confidential settlement
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Publication NameTitleDate
New York Law School Journal of Human RightsCharles W. Froessel Constitutional Law Inramural Moot Court Competition Best Petitioner's Brief1996
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Cedarville UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Probate Process From Start to Finish for ParalegalsPutting the Case to Rest:Closing the Estate2015
The Probate Process From Start to Finish for ParalegalsUncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply2015
The Probate Process from Start to Finish for ParalegalsStatutory Rights and Allowances2015
The Probate Process from Start to FinishPutting the Case to Rest: Closing the Estate2014
The Probate Process from Start to FinishLitigating the Case in Probate Court2014
The Probate Process from Start to FinishUncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply2014
The Probate Process from Start to FinishDetermining if Spouse's Elective Share is a Reasonable Option2014
The Probate Process from Start to FinishClosing the Estate2014
The Probate Process From Start to FinishUnderstanding the Laws of Intestacy2014
The Probate Process from Start to FinishDealing with Statutory Allowances and the Elective Share2014
The Complete Trust CourseAsset Protection Planning for Seniors and the Disabled2014
The Complete Trust CourseUsing Revocable Trusts2014
The Complete Trust CourseWhy Testamentary Trusts are Unnecessary2014
The Complete Trust CourseUnderstanding Estate, Gift and Trust Taxation2014
Medicaid and Medicare UpdateMedicaid Eligibility - Generally2012