I am experienced in vigorously protecting my clients' rights while providing guidance and reassurance in a supportive environment. I value my clients' experiences and partner with them to develop an intelligent and effective case strategy.
I understand how to be aggressive when circumstances demand it, but also know that domestic issues are often best settled through reasoned negotiation. My goal is to minimize the conflict while finding solutions that work for parent.
I work with families in all areas of family law, including divorce, modifications of child support, modifications of child custody, administrative child support proceedings, custody arrangments between never married parents, adoptions, step-parent adoptions, grandparent visitation, adult and minor name changes.
Prior to practing in private practice, I worked as law clerk to the Honorable Patrick W. Campbell and Honorable Christine Sill-Rogers of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri – Family Court Division where where I gained considerable insight into how judges decide family law matters.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2009||10/24/2019|
|Owner/Attorney||Hutchings & Schwappach||2016 - Present|
|Partner/Attorney||Swall, Hutchings & Associates LLC||2011 - 2016|
|Law Clerk||Circuit Court Of Jackson County, Missouri||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Clay County Bar Foundation||N/A||N/A|
|Kansas City Missouri Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)||Business Administration||2004|
|Missouri Bar Family Law Conference||Making the Most of Your Expert Witness||2016|
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements