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Joseph Wortha Vanover

Estate planning Attorney at Kansas City, MO

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also known as Joseph W. Vanover, Joe Vanover

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 25 years
    Kansas - KS 7 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1998
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2017
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care directives, beneficiary deeds, and other estate planning tools.

  2. Business
    Creation of new business organizations, business disputes, and general business law advising.

  3. Real estate
    Contract disputes, lease negotiations, mechanic's liens, construction problems, correction of title problems, and other issues related to real estate.

Joe Vanover is an experienced problem solver.  He has worked inside and outside of government as an attorney for more than 20 years.  Mr. Vanover has tackled complex and difficult challenges and achieved positive results.  For the more than a decade, Mr. Vanover worked in the Platte County, Mo. courthouse. Other than the judges, there is hardly an attorney who has been in court more often than Mr. Vanover.  Mr. Vanover is thorough and professional.  He treats all parties fairly and respectfully.

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Vanover Law LLC
12200 N. Ambassador Dr., Ste. 410
Kansas City, MO, 64163


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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • founder
  • Vanover Law LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United State Attorney's Office-Western District of Missouri
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Executive Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Platte County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2003 - 2017
  • Shareholder
  • Witt, Hicklin & Vanover PC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Witt & Hicklin PC
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • University of Missouri
  • J.D.
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Irvin
  • Sentence affirmed.
  • United States v. Scott
  • affirmed
  • Missouri v. Pennington
  • Suppression of confession overturned.
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  • Rotary Club of Platte City, Mo.
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Missouri Bar, Criminal Law Committee
  • Past Secretary
  • N/A
  • Platte County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2019 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English


Speaking Engagements

  • Spring CLE Day
  • Legal Lessons Learned in Hollywood
  • 2019
  • Spring 2017 CLE
  • Extraordinary Writs: Convincing Appellate Judges to Tell the Trial Judge What To Do
  • 2017
  • April regular meeting
  • What Impresses Judges Most: a Survey of the Platte County Bench
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Appeals Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an experienced trial lawyer, prosecutor, appellate lawyer, and very savvy in many areas of the law. He is hardworking, diligent, ethical, helpful, and friendly. I highly recommend him."
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Kansas City Estate planning Lawyer Joseph Wortha Vanover
Joseph Wortha Vanover
Estate planning Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 25 years