Kristen focuses on the areas of law that impact almost everyone: custody issues, criminal charges, as well as animal law and ordinance tickets. Originally from Nixa, Missouri, Kristen came to the Kansas City metro area to attend William Jewell College and fell in love with the city. She decided to go to UMKC School of Law and deepen her connections in Kansas City.
Family law matters include divorce, legal separations, modifications, child support issues, child custody issues, paternity actions, guardianships, and step-parent adoptions. Kristen tries to ensure her clients have the legal needs covered during difficult times when family dynamics are changing.
Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find themselves facing tickets with significant consequences, missing or stolen pets, or defending their dog after an accident. Kristen also enjoys assisting business owners who help pets to make sure they are aware of their options and functioning efficiently. Kristen volunteers at Spay & Neuter Kansas City and has a passion for helping families keep their pets safe, healthy, and out of legal trouble.
Criminal charges can be anything from speeding tickets to assault charges to trespassing and property damage, even juvenile matters. She has handled a myriad of charges across the metro and understands bad things can happen to anyone.
Thurmond Law Firm LLC assists people just like you in cities all across the KC Metro area in Missouri, such as Kansas City, Independence, Grandview, Raytown, Lee's Summit, Belton, Harrisonville, Garden City, Liberty, Kearney, Gladstone, Riverside, Parkville, Platte City, and many others.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2015||11/16/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 21 Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Kansas City||Expertise||2020|
|Top 20 Family Law Attorney in Kansas City||Expertise||2020|
|Nominated for Top 40 Under 40||American Academy of Attorneys||2019|
|Nominated for Family Law Rising Star||American Institute of Legal Advocates||2019|
|Selected for Top 40 Under 40 for Family Law||American Institute of Trial Lawyers||2019|
|Selected for Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense||National Trial Lawyers||2019|
|Selected for Top 40 Under 40 for Family Law||American Academy of Attorneys||2019|
|Nominated for Top 40 Young Lawyer for Family Law||National Alliance of Women in Law||2019|
|Selected for Fellowship||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2019|
|Nominated for Top 40 Under 40 in Family Law||American Academy of Attorneys||2018|
|Nominated for Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2018|
|Nomination for Top Ten Attorney in Kansas City||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Child Welfare Moot Court Award||UMKC School of Law||2014|
|Attorney and Owner||Thurmond Law Firm LLC||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Creagar & Thurmond, LLC||2015 - 2018|
|Intern/Law Clerk||Whitsitt & Whitsitt, LLC||2014 - 2015|
|Student Attorney||UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic||2013 - 2014|
|Intern||City of Kansas City Prosecutor's Office||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Spay & Neuter Kansas City||Volunteer||2015 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Jackson County||Guardian ad Litem||2015 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Thurmond Law Firm Blog||Restraining Orders and Pets||2020|
|Thurmond Law Blog||Common Animal Control Misconceptions||2018|
|UMKC School of Law||Juris Doctor||2014|
|William Jewell College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2011|
|Ask-a-Lawyer Telethon||Family Law and Finding a Lawyer||2018|
|Ask-a-Lawyer Telethon||Family Law and Finding a Lawyer||2017|
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