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Shea Elizabeth Stevens

Divorce and separation Attorney at OVERLAND PARK, KS

4.4   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 19 years
    Kansas - KS 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shea

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Licensed for over 10 years, I am happily practicing in my chosen field of law.  Yes, I chose family law, I want to help you through your divorce, custody case, child support matter or post divorce issue.  I attended undergrad at Kansas State University, pursuing a psychology degree and law school at the University of Tulsa.  The field of family law is one of the few areas of law that allow me to make a true personal impact on a family.  I am originally from a small hometown, Pratt, Kansas, but have lived in KC for over 10 years.  KC is my home but I certainly haven't lost my small town roots.  My husband and I have a young daughter who keeps us on our toes, and when not parenting we love to attend sporting events (especially Kansas State events), movies, antiquing down in West Bottoms, the occasional beer tasting and pretty much anything outdoors.

Location

Burke, McClasky, Stevens
40 Corporate Woods, Suite 220
9401 Indian Creek Parkway
OVERLAND PARK, KS, 66210

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Posted by Maureen | April 27, 2020
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Rockstar Attorney
Shea was the such an amazing attorney during my divorce. She was compassionate with me through the process which is very important when going through a divorce with a child. She always had my best interest at heart but straightforward. She explained how the court would look at matters and always tried to give and explain both sides to how the process worked. She and her team made sure things were handled and processed in a timely manner. I would recommend Shea to anyone, you would be in very Professional and Caring hands.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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Ethical and Professional
I worked with Shea Stevens for my Divorce case. Trust me My divorce case was one of the kind, Short term marriage but all kind of problems.We had no agreements at all on anything and I was facing heat in USA as well as outside USA as my wife`s family(outside USA) is creating all sorts of problems, so that they can double dip.She was an extraordinarily good listener and able to explain the relevant legal issues.Great advice. She advised me very wisely on every slippery turn I came across in my battle.Keeping reality and emotion separate, knows what she is doing, a very ethical office to deal with.Strong attention to detail, great communication.Each and every question i had was answered in timely manner.Opposition came up with all the claims you can think of, didn't lasted at all in front of Shea`s arguments.Not to miss Diana C,very professional and on the toes all the time. If you looking for an attorney who is ethical and credible.This is the office to reach out.Good Luck!
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Posted by Terry | February 9, 2016
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I could not have asked for a better lawyer or result!
Shea Stevens is a talented and diligent lawyer and handled my case as Respondent to a quite contentious lawsuit requesting over half a million dollars . It required an detailed analysis of data and spreadsheets covering a 15 yr. period. She performed a thorough analysis of the data, did extensive research of applicable law, made successful claims to have portions of the claim rejected due to statute of limitations, performed in court in my presence quite professionally, courteously and thoroughly defended our points of law during trial. We won! The court only awarded a few thousands of dollars in judgment. We were both ecstatic! Shea and her team performed flawlessly and in the highest manner. Results speak for themselves... I could not have asked for a better lawyer or more equitable results. Shea in several instances went well above and beyond! I personally respect her to the highest degree and like her as a person as well. I can only say thank you to her for doing such a great job in handling my case and dealing with some severe extenuating circumstances. My wife died during this process, causing me much emotional and financial pain and she did not waver in helping me get though all the issues of that while still dealing with the need for trial preparations etc. Anyone needing legal assistance in her areas of practice would be well advised to retain her services immediately because you won't find anyone better! I can personally attest to that.
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Posted by Sharon | February 9, 2016
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Review of Shea Stevens
I originally spoke with Shea regarding her services as a mediator for my divorce. She was helpful in helping me understand her role as mediator vs attorney. Shortly after I called her to discuss options I hired her as an attorney. She kept me informed and updated me on what to expect at all times. Divorce is never easy, and Shea did a great job in keeping me informed what to expect at all times.
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Posted by Dennis | October 2, 2015
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A Divorce Can Be Managed With Caring
I experienced a divorce after nearly 35 years of marriage. I did not see it coming even though I now understand I share some of the blame. It was devastating for me! It seemed like my life had ended. Shea was very sensitive and honest with me which made an impression during such a devastating time of my life. I appreciated Shea's maturity and sensitivity and I felt I could trust her to have my best interests in mind. Shea stepped me through the divorce process with caring and understanding. I never felt hurried to make decisions. She even suggested I consider keeping my house which turned out to be one of the best decisions I made. This was just one of many decisions that helped me keep my life more normal. I am thankful that Shea was my legal counsel during those devastating times!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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Top Notch
Shea was my second attorney, after I fired my first attorney since he would never call me back. Shea was always very responsive and straightforward. I was very pleased with my representation.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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Listened
Great advice. She let me know that I was not alone and not the only client in my position. She told me what would happen and how, and then I watched it happen just as she told me. I would definitely recommend Shea.
Posted by Scott | September 27, 2015
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A truly honest and excellent attorney
I can't imagine that anyone ever leaves a divorce attorney's office 'happy' (it's just not that kind of job), but I left Shea's office feeling that I had been well-represented, well-served, and cared about. Ms. Stevens was honest about the time the divorce would take and, equally importantly, honest about the emotional and financial costs. She was an extraordinarily good listener and able to explain the relevant legal issues to me. I am also very grateful to her for helping me know when the time to make an offer and stick to it. Put simply, Shea is is extraordinary.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2015
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Very pleased
This was my first experience with a lawyer and I have no complaints. I wish the process was less expensive, but it was no fault of Shea's. She was very cost conscious. She is very straightforward and honest b
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
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Handled Transgender Case with Respect
I hired Shea after my marriage to my wife broke down following me starting my gender transition. Given the circumstances, my ex was very emotional charged and her demands and crass behavior became very trying as the case developed. Shea was always very respectful towards me, even in the beginning when my physical changes were just starting and it would have been understandable for anyone unfamiliar with me to use the wrong pronouns. She apologized to me personally every time she had to misgender me or use my dead name in court or on legal documents. She also encouraged me to fight for a fair settlement agreement (which was eventually obtained), and reject open-ended legal language.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
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I could not be more pleased with this attorney!
Shea was aggressive when needed and explained the process to me every step of the way. I struggled at times with my emotions but Shea's knowledge and warm personality pulled me through this very difficult time. The only complaint was that I did not hire her with my first divorce.
Posted by Amy | March 1, 2023
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If you want to throw your money away and then be ignored, this is the trashbag for you
I hired Shea to represent me as the respondent in a grandparents visitation case. She handled it for a while but never seemed terribly concerned about the outcome (even though she knew I was a single mother with a then 3-year old child and no support at all; it was just me fighting for what was in my child’s best interest). She was happy to take about $5,000 of my money though, to do absolutely nothing for me throughout mediation process, leave me without any signed agreement to just uphold my end if it (which was clearly never even agreed upon or legally enforced), disappear from my case, leave my countless emails and phone calls to both her and her garbage assistant Diana unanswered for months, until I finally had no choice but to start over with another attorney. All of which I did from out of state, alone, and bewildered as to why she would leave my case and worst of all LIE about the reasoning why (which I have from her in writing). This mess of a human and worse of a “lawyer”, if she could even call herself that after being so disgusting to throw her own clients under the bus, owes me $5,000. I hope NO ONE ever has to endure what this POS did to me, and I know there is a special place for people who do things like this, to those who are most in need of their honest help. Great news Shea, I hired a REAL lawyer, and I WON. So you didn’t break me after all, and I hope anyone who reads this will heed it as a serious warning..:.this woman will ruin your life by her complete disregard of the things that matter the very most to you- your family; your children; your own livelihood. STEER WAY CLEAR. Awful awful person.
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Posted by Chris | March 28, 2014
Unethical and ineffective
I hired Ms. Stevens to represent me in my divorce. After spending almost 6 months racking up billable hours while getting pushed around by opposing counsel I have still yet to see a courtroom, an offer, or even a response from my spouse's side. Ms. Stevens proved to be inept as an attorney in almost every way possible, and I found out this week that she left her position to join the firm we are fighting in my case. She never once mentioned a conflict of interest to me and never notified me at all the she would be joining the other side. I was notified by the firm after she was already gone. I highly recommend seeking legal counsel elsewhere.
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Response from Shea Stevens September 24, 2015
I understand the frustration by a client when his case is inconvenienced by a career move of his attorney. I was not authorized to discuss my move to a competitor firm by my employer that I was leaving the firm, so I do apologize for Chris' frustration with me not advising him I was no longer able to be the attorney on his case. However, my actions were never unethical, just frustrating from the standpoint of a client, and I understand that viewpoint.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burke McClasky Stevens
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Short Borth & Thilges
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Cordell and Cordell
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Shea Stevens
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Novastar
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Sprint Nextel
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Kansas State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section - Secretary
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Bar Leadership Academy Alumni
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • KC Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar
  • KC Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • KWAA Annual Meeting
  • 2016 Family Law Update
  • 2016
  • American Inns of Court
  • Child Support - Section E Adjustments
  • 2016
  • American Inns of Court
  • UIFSA and UCCJEA
  • 2015
  • American Inns of Court
  • From Intake to First Meeting with Client
  • 2015
  • American Inn of Court
  • Evidentiary Issues in Family Law
  • 2014
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Ethical Pitfalls in Family Law
  • 2013
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Parenting Plans - Do's and Don'ts
  • 2012
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Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Stevens is an excellent family law attorney. I formerly worked with her at the same law firm, and since then I have advocated against her when we represented opposing parties. Ms. Stevens is blunt and straightforward, giving clients realistic expectations of their chances of succeeding in court. She looks for ways to resolve matters outside of court, but she won't back down when her client's interests are at stake. Ms. Stevens will take the time to educate you about the legal process and help you understand the tools available to try to reach your goals. She has excellent trial skills, and is experienced in the courtroom. I highly recommend Ms. Stevens for your family law needs."
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OVERLAND PARK Divorce and separation Lawyer Shea Elizabeth Stevens
Shea Elizabeth Stevens
Divorce and separation Attorney
OVERLAND PARK, KS
Licensed for 19 years