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Kirk Christopher Stange

Child custody Attorney at Clayton, MO

5.0   26 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 13 years
    Kansas - KS 16 years
    Missouri - MO 23 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Kirk

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Mr. Stange is not taking new cases at the present time, but other lawyers at the firm are accepting new clients. When Mr. Stange does take new cases, please note that he only practices in and around St. Louis, Missouri. Please do NOT email or contact Mr. Stange on AVVO. Mr. Stange does not monitor or respond to emails here. If you are interested in representation at Stange Law Firm, PC, call or email the law firm directly. Otherwise, any response may not be forthcoming quickly or at all.  Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Kirk Stange is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois/Kansas nor The Missouri/Illinois/Kansas Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Past results afford no guarantee of future results and that every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.

Stange Law Firm, PC Founding Partner Kirk Stange is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

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Location

Stange Law Firm, PC - St. Louis
120 South Central Avenue
Suite 450
Clayton, MO, 63105
Stange Law Firm, PC - Bloomington
1012 Ekstam Drive
Suite 4
Bloomington, IL, 61704
Stange Law Firm, PC - Wichita
2024 North Woodlawn Street
Suite 407
Wichita, KS, 67208
Stange Law Firm, PC - Springfield, MO
901 E. St. Louis
Suite 404
Springfield, MO, 65806
Stange Law Firm, PC
1600 Golf Road
Suite 1264
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
Stange Law Firm, PC - Springfield, IL
400 S. 9th Street
Suite 100
Springfield, IL, 62701
Stange Law Firm, PC - Columbia
1506 Chapel Hill Road
Suite H
Columbia, MO, 65203
Stange Law Firm, PC - St. Charles
2268 Bluestone Drive
Saint Charles, MO, 63303
Stange Law Firm, PC - Jefferson County
16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO, 63010-1043
Stange Law Firm - Belleville
115 Lincoln Place Court
Belleville, IL, 62221
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Posted by Martin | December 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Kirk consulted me on steps to take to make the process of child support negotiations more mutually beneficial. He walked me through laws clearly and even followed up when I did not choose to retain his services. His insights empowered me to be able to handle the process. Thank you to Kirk and the Stange Law Firm!
Posted by Bill | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Kirk Stange, The Stange Law Firm
Kirk provided legal counsel and representation associated with my divorce. His patient guidance and calm approach to the process was very helpful, including a specific recommendation associated with forensic accounting assistance that was invaluable. And he is simply someone that is enjoyable to talk with.
Posted by James | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most assuredly a Super Lawyer!
I recently hired Kirk for a family law matter. Kirk’s work is both meticulous and thorough, not only in case prep, but in every communication that he sends. All correspondence from Kirk was a very well thought out and put together communication. Kirk’s expansive, thorough and accurate knowledge of the law is not only astounding, but comforting. Kirk is professional, timely, and extremely responsive. Whenever a development came up, I would almost immediately know about it. Kirk took the time to explain very complex law to me in laymen’s terms, and was extremely good at it. Kirk can give a very good high level overview, but focus on the details that really matter in order to build a solid, well thought out strategy. Kirk’s team is a well-oiled machine that seem to work together as if they were made to do just that. You can tell that Kirk takes great pride in his work and that is a great benefit to any client. Kirk took the time to really understand my situation and I felt like he genuinely cared about helping me bring my case to the best outcome possible. I would never want anyone else on my side in matters of Family Law.
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Posted by Ross | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring Professional
Kirk is a dedicated professional who listens, cares, prepares throughly and executes effectively on behalf of his clients. Staying a client of Kirk's as he established the Stange Law firm with Paola was an easy decision. A client knows when they have quality representation and a true partner during a challenging time in life.
Posted by Derek | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!!!
I wish I had used Kirk when I got divorced--would have saved me tremendous hardship and assets. But I found Kirk when I needed help with custody arrangements. He couldn't have been better! Knowledgeable, caring, and tough as nails when he needed to be. If you find yourself in need of a family law attorney you could scour the globe and find no one better than Kirk! I owe him a huge debt of gratitude!
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Posted by Mark | October 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Single father expert
I have recommended Stange Law Firm to 3 of my personal friends over the last 2 years. All of them were very happy. One in particular was a young man who had been alienated from his newborn daughter. Stange Law Firm was able to get them reunited and get the father 50/50 custody. It has been so rewarding this past year to see the facebook posts of this father posting pictures of his daughter on a daily basis. Stange Law Firm does more than just represent people. They are building a future for children who otherwise may not have known their father. I highly recommended Kirk and plan on sending him referrals from any single fathers who ask.
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Posted by Richard | November 29, 2013
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Kirk was my divorce attorney and my wife's attorney was one the most recognized divorce attorneys for over 25 years. Curt has set up a system of recording information and documents so that you know exactly where you stand in the proceedings and how best to stratergize your case. Curt was professional, experienced and was attentive to my concerns. I was told what to expect , and what was revelant and what was not , so we could focus on the important issues.I was quite satisfied with the ultimate outcome of the case.I would highly recommend Kirk in any family law matters.
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Posted by Lisa | September 25, 2013
Excellent Family Lawyer
We have been working with Kirk for several years. He has handled our will, established our trust and just recently made some revisions to the original will. He is always professional, knowledgeable, approachable and efficient. We trust him completely with all of our legal needs.
Posted by Tom | July 4, 2013
Stange Law Firm
KIrk renders good solid expert service.I had another Lawyer from a different firm that charged more and didn't do as much for me as Kirk did. I believe as far as Lawyers fees go Kirk could charge more for his services and that of his staff but he keeps them more reasonable than others. As far as his knowledge and expertise in his field of Law and the ability to execute his service in the courrt room he is far better than the lawyer from another Firm that charged way more than Kirk for far worse results. Being a previous client I was in a bind recently and needed a Lawyer at the last minute, actually about 15 hrs before hand and he got one of his Lawyers on staff, Mary Lemp, to help me out. Even though they specialize in Family Law, Kirk was still able to get me some assistance at the last minute in a Criminal Law case. AWESOME... Mary had previous experience in this field and did a great job and put me at ease over a situation I got into beyond my control. She was also very knowledgable and able to execute her duties in the court room. Having said that I've had the opportunity to work with several of his staff through out my divorce and they were all very professional, knowledgeable and caring people. I would and do recommend Stange Law Firm to anyone who might ask for assistance in a Family Law case,
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Posted by James | June 4, 2013
Great Family Lawyer
In early 2009 I entered into a custody battle for my daughter. This was one of the hardest and most trying times of my life. I interview with several lawyers before choosing Mr. Stange. I believe it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Being an unmarried father, I had very little to no legal rights to my daughter at birth. Kirk immediately got a temporary custody order from the courts. During the entire process, Mr. Stange was available to answer all my question at any time; morning, nights, weekends. He explained everything in great detail and made sure I was confidant with all my choices. After everything was over, I received a better custody plan than the “standard” plan and almost everything I could ask for. If the need ever arises again in the future, I will not be hesitant to return to the Stange Law Firm to handle my family law matters.
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Posted by Peter | May 21, 2013
Kirk helped me in 2001!
In the spring of 2001 I was a young man who was given a moving violation by the St. Louis County Police Department. I made a phone call to an equally young Kirk Stange. I didn't have much money which didn't seem to matter because Kirk contacted the powers that be, and I was able to pay much less than I would have without his representation. Plus I did not get any points against my license.
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Posted by Eric | March 12, 2013
Straight forward attorney with no nonsense approach.
From the first time I met Kirk, I could tell that he would have my best interest at heart. I told him I would be speaking with a couple more attorneys before choosing to represent me and he clearly stated how important it was to meet with a few people and decide who best can serve your needs. I could have stopped with him. From the beginning, Kirk and his staff, especially Jamie McGavic did nothing but keep me informed and my best interests at heart. That talked me down from the times I wanted to do or say something rather foolish and told me above all what I should and should not expect. I think that people go into divorce thinking that one person or the other is going to "rake in" the money or take the other person for everything. I was given the opportunity to understand my options and above all what I should realistically expect to happen. And that was exactly what did. Kirk does what you want a person to do in any other business practice; be upfront. I would rather pay a man to be honest than to pay someone to agree with me and get blindsided later on. Do yourself a favor. Choose to have someone who straight forward instead of fast forward. And if you think I am wrong. When it came time for trial, we had a number, that was the number I got. His and Jamie's answer? Settle,. You will get just about the same if it goes to trial. So for the one reviewer who said it was to get more money, if that was the case, why tell me its best to sign? Thank you Kirk and Jamie for all of your help and continued support. A satisfied single father
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Posted by CHRIS | January 17, 2013
GOT THE RESULTS I WANTED
Kirk represented me in a motion to modify case in 2008. He was extremely knowledgeable of the laws pertaining to my case, and how to use the law to my advantage. He kept me informed throughout the whole case, and always promptly returned my phone calls. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the results he helped me to obtain. I would definitely recommend Stange Law Firm to anyone needing representation pertaining to family law.
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Posted by Michael | December 20, 2012
A friend when I needed one!
Shortly after working with Kirk and his staff, I felt that I was working with good friend's They helped me through my trying times. Thank you for your concerned efforts!
Posted by Luis | December 12, 2012
Excellent!!!!
Kirk Stange is an excellent attorney. Going through such a difficult time as a child custody battle for my daughter, the last thing I wanted was an attorney that I couldn't trust or is not putting me on his priority list. Well, Kirk made me feel as if I was his only client, he was patient, and he explained to me everything that was going on very clearly. I was comfortable asking questions and requests. Being a single Father, I thought I was on the losing end no matter what. However, because of him and his firm, my case was settled with a better outcome than I even thought possible. And not only him, but his entire firm was great. The Stange Law firm are the ones you want in your corner at a time like this.
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Posted by Linda | November 30, 2012
A Divorced Mom
Kirk and his company assisted me in a very difficult, complicated court proceeding that has taken over two years. He has demonstrated to me that he is an honest, extremely smart, trustworthy, caring, and professional attorney over a long period of time. His stellar performance and good character in and out of the courtroom have impressed me so much that I would recommend him to anyone who has high standards for their attorney.
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Posted by Rick | November 28, 2012
5 Star all the way!
Kirk did a great job handling my case. With many delays and pitfalls, he stayed the course and was patient but we prevailed in the end!
Posted by Tim | November 28, 2012
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Stange Law Firm did an exceptional job representing my case. I felt confident with them in my corner. I was well informed at all times on the situation of my case.
Posted by TOM / ST CHARLES MISSOURI | November 27, 2012
A LEGAL LION WHEN YOU REALLY NEED ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHEN GOING THROUGH THE STRESS OF DIVORCE, KIRK STANGE, AND HIS ASSOCIATES WERE A MOST COMPETENT AND RESOURCEFUL AND EFFECTIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT. HE AND HIS TEAM OF LAWYERS KNOW THE LAW, ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE VARIOUS COURTS AND DIFFERENT JUDGES... I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH HIS EFFORTS AND HIS ASSOCIATES, NAMELY JAMIE MCGAVIC, AS THEY TEAMED UP TO DEFEND MY LEGAL INTERESTS. I NOTICED ALL OF THEIR VARIOUS EMPLOYEES AT THEIR DIFFERENT OFFICES TREATED ME WITH UTMOST RESPECT AND COURTESY THROUGHOUT MY ORDEAL....WHEN YOU ARE CONFRONTED AND OPPOSED BY A FORMER LOVING SPOUSE BENT ON MAKING YOUR LIFE DIFFICULT, YOU WANT THE STANGE LAW FIRM ON YOUR SIDE OF THE LEGAL LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
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Posted by Rick | November 27, 2012
Very professional and empathetic
I highly recommend Kirk and have referred others to him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Stange Law Firm, PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Team Leader
  • Family Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Senior Attorney
  • Family Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Siegel Sevastianos, PC
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Quinn, Ground & Banton, LLP
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Intern
  • United States Congress
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Fontbonne University
  • B.A.
  • 1997
  • Fontbonne University
  • Missouri Secondary/Middle School Teacher's Certificate
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Steinberg v. Steinberg
  • Reversal
  • Atchley v. Atchley
  • Reversed
  • Culver v. Culver
  • Affirmed
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Associations

  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kansas Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • Sergaent of Arms
  • 2007 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2000 - Present
  • Family Law Section, Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Family Lawyer Recommended
  • Family Lawyer Magazine
  • 2019
  • Lifetime Charter Membership
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2019
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney in Missouri for Family Law
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • 2018
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2017 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • America's Top Attorneys
  • The American Legal Institute
  • 2016
  • Top "10" Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top "10" for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Missouri Bar Mentor
  • Missouri Bar Mentoring Program
  • 2008
  • ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute Graduate
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • National Honors Society
  • 2000
  • Board of Advocates Officer
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • 1999
  • Moot Court Finalist
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • 1998
  • Regional Moot Court Team
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • 1998
  • Dean's List
  • Fontobonne University
  • 1997
  • Finalist, Fontbonne University Student Leader of the Year
  • Fontbonne University
  • 1997
  • Pi Lambda Theta Honors Society
  • National Honors Society in Education
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Clear Law Institute
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Top Challenges in Family Law
  • 2019
  • MOBarCLE,
  • E-mail & Text Message Evidence in Divorce & Family Litigation
  • 2019
  • Family Law Section
  • 2019 Annual Law Update, St. Charles
  • 2019
  • Seminar
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute Audio Webinar
  • Motions in Divorce
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute
  • Client Intake: Divorce, Unmarried Couples/ Divorce Procedures, Initial Steps, And Preliminary Orders/ Ethical Considerations
  • 2017
  • Missouri Bar
  • Family Law and Same-Sex Marriages: Divorce, Custody, Support & Embryos – Where It Stops – Nobody Knows
  • 2017
  • MATA's 59th Annual Convention
  • Investigating Claims in a Digital Age
  • 2017
  • Contunining Learning Education
  • Prenuptial Agreements & Domestic Asset Protection Trusts: A General Overview of Both & the Differences
  • 2017
  • Continuing Learning Education
  • Deposition Strategies in Divorce and Custody Cases: Taking and Defending Depositions of Parties, Lay Witnesses and Experts
  • 2017
  • Continuing Learning Education
  • Family Law From Start to Finish
  • 2017
  • Clear Law Institute Webinar
  • Social Media and Electronic Evidence in Family Law
  • 2017
  • Webinar Series
  • Property Division
  • 2016
  • Strafford Publications
  • Calculating Imputed Income in Divorce Proceedings
  • 2016
  • NBI National Teleconference
  • Family Law Litigation
  • 2016
  • NBI National Live Broadcast
  • Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence in Divorce Litigation
  • 2016
  • NBI National Audio Webcast
  • Divorce Law: Top 5 Challenges
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z
  • 2016
  • Missouri Bar
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements
  • 2016
  • Missouri Bar
  • Annual Law Update
  • 2016
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts
  • 2016
  • NBI National Teleconference
  • The Family Attorneys' Guide to DAPTs
  • 2015
  • Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law for Paralegals
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute - Divorce Law Guide from A to Z
  • Family Law
  • 2013
  • Missouri Bar - Annual Law Update
  • Family Law
  • 2013
  • Cordell CLE Family Law Symposium
  • Divorced & unmarried parents obligation to pay for private school / college for children
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (72)
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Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kirk throughout his law career, and he is an exceptional attorney. Kirk is dedicated to his clients and his practice, and his case preparation is among the very best. I strongly endorse and recommend Kirk to anyone needing representation in any of his practice areas."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kirk is a skilled advocate and negotiator. He is intelligent and pragmatic - two characteristics that accrue to the benefit of his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kirk. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Clayton Child custody Lawyer Kirk Christopher Stange
Kirk Christopher Stange
Child custody Attorney
Clayton, MO
Licensed for 23 years