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About Me

Chris Gaughan is a founding partner at Gaughan & Connealy. He has been recognized as a Missouri & Kansas Rising Star four times (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), an award given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Missouri and Kansas under the age of 40. He is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He has also been recognized by National Trial Lawyers as a member of the Top 40 Under 40, an invitation-only group for attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as attorneys under the age of 40.


Chris provides a wide range of custom estate planning services to his clients, with a primary focus on helping them provide for the security of their loved ones, reduce estate taxes and avoid or at least minimize the costs and delays of probate. He dedicates himself to continuing and ongoing education in this ever-changing field to ensure that his clients are provided with the best and most up-to-date estate planning services. He is also a frequent speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, regularly presenting educational seminars for the public as well as private groups.


He has been accepted as a member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and his practice is devoted entirely to developing custom estate planning services for his clients, trust administration and probate.