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John D. Kershman is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC for the Missouri offices of the firm, except for the Arnold, Missouri office. John D. Kershman received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University Law School as well. He earned his B.S. from St. John's University in New York, and his Masters Degree in Business from Webster University at its main campus in St. Louis, Missouri. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, including the Eastern and Western Federal Districts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.


John D. Kershman is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law.  At Washington University School of Law, Mr. Kershman coached the National Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy Team from 2008 to 2011.  His team was a three time reigning National Champion having won the 24th, 25th, and 26th Annual McGee National Civil Rights Competition held at the University of Minnesota.  Additionally, Mr. Kershman is an instructor with the Law School's L.L.M. program.


John D. Kershman has years of complex litigation experience including contested matters involing issues such as divorce, paternity, motions to modify, domestic violence, child custody, child relocation, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), equitable division of marital property, and contempt actions.  He has experience before judges in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis City, Franklin County and other surrounding counties. 


John D. Kershman has been selected by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as one of the topup-and-coming lawyers in the State of Missouri. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.


John D. Kershman is responsible for the content.  Principal place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63501.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. Child Custody: 20%


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Contact info

Stange Law Firm, PC

1506 Chapel Hill Road
Suite H
Columbia, MO, 65203

Stange Law Firm, PC

256 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO, 64086

Stange Law Firm, PC

2268 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO, 63303



MOGood Standing, Active200401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Super Lawyer Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Rated AttorneyLead Counsel2014
Super Lawyer Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyer Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyer Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyer Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStange Law Firm, PC2014 - Present
Senior Regional Team LeaderStange Law Firm, PC2013 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisN/AN/A
Missouri Organization of Defense LawyersN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint John's UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Webster UniversityN/AMA - MastersN/A
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBI WebinarDiscovering Hidden Assets in Divorce2016
NBI TeleconferenceGray Divorce2016
NBI National WebcastE-Discovery in Divorce2015
Missouri BarAdoptions and Name Changes2015
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis“My Ex Did What?!?”: When Family, Tax, and Criminal Law Intersect2015