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Jennifer Jo McKenna

Estate planning Attorney at Lee's Summit, MO

5.0   58 reviews

also known as Jennifer Ward McKenna

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  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 14 years
    Missouri - MO 14 years
    Oklahoma - OK 18 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

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I PROMISE YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY ADVICE AND GUIDANCE BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS. CALL (816) 929-8089

It is my privilege to serve my clients. I care about my clients and their families. I work hard to make sure they never experience financial hardship or endure unnecessary legal obstacles. 

I am proactive in protecting my clients, their assets and their privacy. A secure plan and properly executed documents allow clients to enjoy the more important things in life.

Location

Jennifer Jo McKenna
3500 NE Ralph Powell Road, Ste. A
Lee's Summit, MO, 64064

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This is your sign to hire Jennifer!
I cannot say enough great things about my consultation with Jennifer. She broke everything down in a way that made sense for everyone in the room and laid out every option. Offered professional legal advice in a way we could understand. Thank you so much Jennifer, we look forward to working with you!
Posted by Robert | December 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review - Jennifer McKenna
My sister-in-law died in 2020 in Missouri 3 years after her husband. They had no children, so I was asked to be executor of the estate even though I live in Michigan. By email I located and engaged Jennifer McKenna. We never met in person but we worked effectively together by phone and email for almost 4 years to satisfactorily settle and close a very complicated estate with many beneficiaries scattered throughout the midwest and the need to sell the house and its contents. I am impressed with her knowledge and command of estate and probate law. I would recommend her to anyone who needs to plan or settle an estate in Missouri , Kansas or Oklahoma.
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Posted by Tracy | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What an Incredible Experience!
Our experience in working with Jennifer Jo McKenna truly was just incredible. Jennifer's knowledge and understanding of all facets involved in creating a Family Trust made the process so easy and enjoyable. We were updating our Family Trust that we had completed years ago. Jennifer provided so much more information and guidance that we did not experience or receive from our previous attorney. We now have such a wonderful "peace of mind" because we know and understand much more of all that is involved in creating a complete and accurate Family Trust. Truly a delightful experience!
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Posted by Deb | November 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Trust
Jennifer helped my husband and me create a family trust. She was very thorough and walked us through every step. During the process, she was patient and readily responded to my emails and phone calls. Jennifer treated us like family and because of that, I'm confident that our girls will be taken care of even when we are no longer here. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful during a confusing time.
I called Jennifer in a bind. I had no idea what I needed to do and how to get an estate settled. Jennifer was great through the whole process, we are from out of town and she was very easy to work with. Everything worked out as needed. I would definitely call her again if needed.
Posted by Brian | October 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice and Extremely Knowlegeable
We live in Colorado and had questions about processing a trust in Missouri, where my mom lived. Jennifer gave us invaluable insight into the process and timelines for executing the trust and expectations for executor. We had many questions and Jennifer provided great answers and advice. We are grateful for her time and expertise.
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Posted by Shawn | October 13, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I simply called looking for advice... and wow!
I called looking for advice in a sensitive family matter and was scheduled for a phone consultation. Ms. McKenna called me at the exact time and date scheduled. She spent an extraordinary amount of time with me explaining every detail, answering every question, and she provided excellent and specific information, as well as suggestions regarding the next steps to take. She also provided her email to have continued communication while information was being gathered. All of this on her own time. She was caring and compassionate while also highly professional. I will hire her firm instantly if that is the direction my matter needs to go. Thank you for your help!
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Posted by Larry | September 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I worked with Jennifer to create legal documents for my sister. She needed an updated will, trust and POAs. Jennifer took the time to explain all the requirements and details so that my sister was able to clearly understand what was needed and the approach to create the best results. I've worked with many attorneys over the years and have seen many wills and trusts. Jennifer had, by far, the most comprehensive and inclusive documents I've encountered. It was refreshing to work with a professional who would take such a personal approach to support a client's needs. I'm confident my sister received solid legal advice at a very reasonable cost.
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Posted by Jeff | September 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Attorney
I made an initial appointment with Jennifer's staff regarding my father's estate and Jennifer called me back later that day to share her condolences regarding my father's passing. This was unexpected but very much appreciated. Jennifer explained all of the steps that would be required, answered all of my questions throughout the entire process, and seamlessly completed the entire process, so I didn't have to worry about anything. Following the completion of the distributions of my father's estate, my wife and I have asked Jennifer to review our estate planning documents. We look forward to working with Jennifer in the future. I recommend Jennifer for all of your estate planning issues.
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Posted by Terri | September 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring
Jennifer helped us make wills and estate planning. After my husband died, everything fell into place just as she planned. She helped me and was very sympathetic. Hi
Posted by Steve | September 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, efficient service
We needed to redo our trust from 16 years ago. Jennifer was so easy to work with. She made our revised trust easier to administer for our kids. And it's especially nice to have the assurance that she will be there for our kids when they need assistance with trust admin. Thanks Jennifer!
Posted by Craig | September 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Transparency, clarity, honesty. 100% accuracy. 10 outa 10.
Jennifer McKenna - 100% Has a faithful allegiance to the law, thus full interpretation of the law. Huge complements to the impeccable professional front and back staff. "In your experience will find"... A warm and welcoming, supportive, environment and immediately sense you are #1. The attention to detail and fact finding is far beyond my expectations, and everything handled legally, and no fighting as my parents wished." ...priceless. Jennifer is extremely focused, and very detailed, an excellent communicator, genuine "fact finder." Uniquely, Jennifer can separate emotion from business, facts from fiction, and understands human behavior systems. Essentially leading to ...100% reassurance and handled the entire legally. Fair and justly. Jennifer is and always will be a "trusted advisor" Ultimately this was so pain free, so flawless, Jennifer and staff raised my sleep score to a 96. (seriously). Forever grateful, Craig
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Posted by Barbara | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Spectacular, Well Informed, Caring, The Absolute Best Attorney for Trusts!!!!
Jennifer McKenna managed to take an original trust from 21 years ago and the revised trust from last year, that was poorly handled, to make it more concise, easier to understand and at a very reasonable price. She clearly knows the laws related to trusts. She's attentive to the clients. She gets quick results and I have recommended her to several others. Her staff is just as reliable and can be depended on for their assistance as well.
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Posted by Lori | May 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience!
Jennifer seamlessly guided us through the estate planning process in recent weeks. During our consultation, she carefully listened to our goals and leveraged her years of experience to meet them in our plan. We were put at ease with her commitment to establishing a long term relationship with our family. Her entire team is efficient and demonstrated excellent follow through communication at every point of the process. I value her integrity and professionalism, she is absolutely focused in this legal specialty and that was an important consideration for us when selecting a lawyer. Jennifer is Highly recommended!
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Posted by Don | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service, outstanding product
After a change in our family situation, my wife and I decided it was time to update some old estate planning documents but we weren't quite sure how to make sure everything was covered. Jennifer and her staff helped us through every step. They were extremely knowledgeable and professional. The face-to-face meetings we had were very thorough and detailed. The final product was impressive, something that anyone can use to quickly and easily determine what our wishes are. I am confident we got the very best legal service anyone could get. Estate planning is something everyone needs to do. I would recommend McKenna Family Law to anyone who is serious about getting a comprehensive estate plan.
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Posted by Brandon | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy
We contacted several different estate planning attorneys before choosing the one we were most comfortable with. Jennifer McKenna was the most knowledgeable and trustworthy. Her interactions with us have always been genuine and we appreciated that we always felt we were in good hands. Jennifer McKenna's team is very professional and personable and our estate planning meetings never felt transactional, which was very important to us. We whole heartedly recommend contacting Jennifer McKenna for all of your estate planning needs.
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Posted by Sheila | December 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is great to work with.
Jennifer McKenna was very good to work with. She went out of her way to make it very easy and comfortable for us to get my mother's needs taken care of. She answered the phone after hours even though she was on her way out of the office. I would definitely use her again.
Posted by Brian | December 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Making Estate planning easy
We had used Jennifer to help us settle our daughter's small estate after her death. Jennifer made a tedious task simple and because of that we sought her out two years later when my wife and I decided that we needed to prepare for our retirement and protect ourselves in the case of one of us needing intense medical care later in life. Jennifer again made this simple. She helped us navigate this confusing map of Wills and Trusts, explaining everything in an easy-to-understand manner. I found Jennifer to be pragmatic in her approach and while I don't believe our Wills and Trust were complicated, had we tried a product on the internet, I'm sure we would have continued to second guess ourselves. Jennifer has given us the confidence that we are protected in life and our legacy is secure after our deaths. Jennifer's flat-rate billing was also comforting in knowing up front what the costs were, and no additional billing - in fact our daughter's estate was easier than expected and Jennifer promptly refunded excess funds. I think you will find Jennifer honest, practical, knowledgeable, and personable.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I hired Ms. Jennifer McKenna based on the numerous positive reviews I found on-line, and her professionalism and expertise that was so evident during our initial phone consultation. As a single woman in my early sixties with no children, I needed to ensure my estate plan was in-order giving my peace of mind prior to undergoing major surgery. Jennifer truly cares about her clients, listens, and translates their needs to a final work product of the highest quality. She was very responsive and thorough in setting up my estate plan. Only two phone consultations and two in-office visits were needed to complete the process. Jennifer and her office staff were very professional and helpful in setting up meetings, and especially during the final meeting for signing the final estate plan documents. She provided everything I needed including hard copy and electronic copies of all the documents, letters for changing beneficiary designations, and helpful checklists to use in follow-up. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone with estate planning needs.
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Posted by Marilyn | September 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Probate - Right on time
If you want thorough, knowledgeable, and nice, give Jennifer McKenna a call. My scenario in short….. After my mom’s death, she left a vehicle with no TOD on the title. After trying to transfer tags, I was told that I needed a Probate Lawyer. I found Jennifer’s website, called and had an appt. within less than 2 weeks of my 1 yr probate expiration date. Me, thinking I had all I needed, waited that long because I knew when moms tags expired which happened to be around her 1 yr…(that was my untimely doing). Jennifer explained the process, told me what information to gather, and submitted it one day before expiration….right on time! I waited about 2 1/2 weeks and received my acceptance letter! Thank you Jennifer McKenna
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jennifer McKenna
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Silbeck Law Office
  • 2004 - 2008

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK) (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer McKenna is a fantastic lawyer who genuinely cares about each and every one of her clients. Jennifer is very knowledge in her field and extremely thorough in her representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Jennifer McKenna. Jennifer is highly skilled and truly cares about her clients. Not only is she an outstanding lawyer, but she is a wonderful person."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Good lawyer takes care of her clients very well."