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Malissa L. Walden is a native Kansan with an international perspective. After years of living abroad, she returned to pursue her life-long dream of helping others through the practice of law. She has dedicated her career to public service and fully understands the needs of the client community. Ms. Walden’s main areas of practice include Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, and Domestic.


Not only was Ms. Walden the first attorney at her firm to practice under the new Bankruptcy Code; she also assisted attorneys across the state to become Electronic Case Filing compliant. Due to her experience in Bankruptcy, she is aware that it is not the best option for every client. Because of this, she has a history of advising clients on Bankruptcy alternatives, and negotiating settlements with Collection and Credit Card Companies. She has helped to guide clients through the stressful actions necessary to deal with creditors.  Ms. Walden knows and can explain clearly exactly what rights her clients have and how to respond to creditors’ unwanted calls.


As the previous Elder Law Project Manager for a statewide non-profit, she has handled all stages of Estate Planning, appeared at Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings, advised clients regarding Medicaid/Division of Assets, Medicare, and Health-related collection. She has met with clients and given presentations throughout the state regarding these issues.  


Ms. Walden has a history of quality representation. She has helped many families through, what can be very difficult and emotional situations, such as an Annulment, Divorce, Paternity Action, Visitation, Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Abuse proceeding, or Name Change. While no one wants to deal with these types of issues, it is easier when you have the support of a knowledgeable Attorney by your side.


Each Attorney/Client relationship established with Ms. Walden symbolizes her personal dedication to get you through your current situation in the most efficient, professional, and stress free manner possible.



Professional Memberships & Licenses


·  Supreme Court of Kansas, September 2003

·    United States District Court - Kansas, September 2003

·   Supreme Court of Missouri, April 2004

·  Kansas Bar Association, September 2003

·    Wyandotte Bar Association, January 2004

·   Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, August 2004

·    Kansas Women Attorneys Association, June 2005

·   Johnson County Elder Law Committee, July 2006





·    University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas

J.D., May 2003

o   London Law Consortium, London, England; January – May 2002

o    International Law Society, Traffic Court Judge, Women In Law


·  Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

B.A. Psychology; B.A. Political Science, December 1997      

o   Created and Chaired Judicial Studies Association, Established Judicial Studies Curriculum

o   Dean’s Honor Roll

o   Korea / China Practicum, American Indian Christian Mission Volunteer, Campus Christians Activity Director, Culture and Diversity Program Planning Committee, Student Government Class Representative


Additional information about my practice and Articles I have written can be found at


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 93%
    13 years
  2. Estate Planning: 7%
    13 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dorothy G Bunce

    Malissa Linn Walden explains legal issues in a clear & easy to understand manner that is honest & direct. I am honored to be the first to endorse her here on AVVO.


    Dorothy Bunce Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


MOGood Standing, Active200401/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law200311/09/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWalden & Pfannenstiel, LLC2009 - Present
Attorney IIState of Kansas2008 - 2009
Senior Attorney / Elder Law Project ManagerKansas Legal Services, INC2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Kansas Women Attorneys Association, Annual Conference CommitteeN/A2010 - Present
Kansas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law SectionN/A2009 - 2010
Kansas City Women Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
Solo & Small Firm CommitteeN/A2006 - Present
Kansas Women Attorneys AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Probate and Trust Law CommitteeN/A2005 - Present
Elder Law CommitteeN/A2005 - Present
Johnson County Elder Law CommitteeN/A2005 - Present
Kansas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - 2007
Missouri State Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
United States District Court – Western District of MissourN/A2004 - Present
Supreme Court of MissouriN/A2004 - Present
Kansas Bar Association, Elder Law SectionN/A2004 - 2008
Kansas Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law SectionN/A2004 - 2008
Kansas Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
United States District Court – KansasN/A2003 - Present
Supreme Court of KansasN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kansas & Missouri Bankrupcy casesN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KWAA Lindsborg ConfereceBankruptcy Myths: Busted2015
Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line WorkshopWalk Through Consumer Bankruptcy Procedures and Forms2011