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Brent Randy Kellenberger

Estate planning Attorney at Overland Park, KS

5.0   65 reviews

also known as Brent Kellenberger

  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 4 years
    Missouri - MO 10 years
    Kansas - KS 18 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brent

Learn Brent’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    80%
    Estate Planning includes planning for each season of life, and beyond. This varies for each family and individual, and includes special needs planning, asset protection, charitable gift planning, durable powers of attorney, living wills, and much more. The goal is to implement a plan to will give the intended results.

    17 years

  2. Elder law
    10%
    Counsel and assist senior citizens and their families in the areas of trusts, powers of attorney, asset protection, Veterans benefits, long term care and more.

    13 years

  3. Trusts
    10%
    A critical element of estate planning is designing and drafting trusts for general and unique client needs. These include various irrevocable trusts, including asset protection trusts, charitable trusts and retirement plan trusts.

When not practicing law, I enjoy non-legal reading and writing, and of course spending time with my family--being outdoors, playing games, visiting national parks, singing and serving others (including on a couple non-profit boards).  My wife, Beth, is a Physical Therapist working in both geriatrics and pediatrics, but her primary occupation is home educator.  We are active in our church and enjoy bible study.  We have a loyal, somewhat obedient Irish Goldendoodle named Sherlock, several cats, lots of chickens and a guineafowl that showed up on our little farm and never left. 

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Location

W Law Group, LC
6900 College Blvd. Suite 820
Overland Park, KS, 66211
W Law Group
11811 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
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Reviews

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Posted by Derick | January 22, 2024
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Discussed all the details and landed on the best option
We did a deep dive with Brent to find the best will/trust option for our situation. Brent and his team were detailed oriented. We were happy with how the process was handled.
Posted by Sherry | January 22, 2024
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Good experience
Brent did a great job on my will and estate plan and special needs trust. He’s a really good guy and highly recommend!
Posted by JoBeth | October 17, 2023
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Outstanding Service
I met with Brent to discuss my options for if and when something happens to me so that my family is not stuck in probate. I highly suggest that you look into W Law Group for your legal needs. They go above and beyond the help and service and explain everything in detail.
Posted by Kirk | September 29, 2023
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Trust
Explained all options available to my wife and I and helped us understand what was the best way to set up our trust.
Posted by Janet | June 20, 2023
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Brent is Excellent!
Brent has attention to detail and listens carefully which I appreciate. He has been working on trust documents for me and has been very thorough. I would highly recommend Brent!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
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We are so glad Brent was recommended to us!
Brent helped us with a comprehensive estate plan. He was very thorough, caring and responsive with all of our questions. With his assistance, the process was quite easy and straight forward. If you need an estate plan or trust, definitely go see Brent!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2023
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Excellent care!
Brent did an excellent, thorough job for our estate planning. We would recommend him without reservation
Posted by Linda | February 18, 2023
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Made the task easy
My kidsand my investment guy said I should set up a trust after my husband died; I'm thinking "What next?" after everything else you have to do when someone dies. I was referred to Brent by my investment guy and he was right - Brent was great and it turned out to be easier than I thought. I enjoyed Brent and felt he understood my requests and did a good job of explaining all that legal jargon to me. I would highly recommend Brent.
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Posted by Travis | November 9, 2022
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Estate Planning
Very prompt and efficient. Thoroughly review and explanation of documents.
Posted by Julia | September 26, 2022
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Ms. Julia Parks
Brent is so easy to work with! He makes it easy to work around your schedule. He is polite and understanding. He is precise and makes sure that you proof read the documents. He goes above and beyond! This is my second time using Brent and will use him again if need be.
Posted by Kim | September 19, 2022
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What a helpful kind lawyer
Brent has helped my family receive VA benefits for my mother. He was extremely helpful throughout the years. He was available for every question my family had. Once my mother passed away he helped us finalize the trust. He was so wonderful to work with. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Maryn | September 19, 2022
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Very good man
Brent was a very good attorney he told me all the things that I needed to know he help me fill out paperwork and he helped by his calls and messages to me after the death of my husband and my sister-in-law he’s very good at what he does in a very caring man
Posted by Mark | September 19, 2022
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Retiree in need of new documents
Brent reviewed our current documents and our desired estate plan. He advised on what needed updating and thought through the details of how best to accomplish our plan. Everything was done efficiently, thoroughly, accurately, and timely. We and our adult children assisting are 100% satisfied with his knowledge, concern, and skill.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
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Thorough and teasonable
Needed to modernize our trusts and associated legal documents. Brent was thorough and efficient and reasonably priced
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2022
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Estate planning lawyer
Handled my specific case and needs very professionally. I had been looking for a way forward on a complicated estate. Brent tailored a very usable model that works for us.
Posted by Edward | July 28, 2022
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Satisfied Client
My wife and I have known Brent for about 8 years. When it came time to set up our Trust, he was our only choice, Our Trust were somewhat complicated, and Brent navigated us through the process with flying colors. My wife and I were overly satisfied with Brent's legal knowledge
Posted by Sheri | July 26, 2022
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Professional and Personable
Brent was organized and very knowledgeable as we created a trust for our estate. He explained complex things well and took as much time with us as we needed. We never felt rushed and every little detail was taken care of to our liking. He has a great sense of humor but is always professional. I highly recommend him to anyone in estate planning!
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Posted by Theresa | July 21, 2022
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Estate Planning - Living Trust
Brent was referred to us through my financial advisor, after I retired in 2021. We determined that having a living trust in place, would be in our best interest, due to medical issues. Don't want any issues down the road, with probate. We were able to meet with Brent in Phoenix to set everything up and again to finalize the living trust. He was very helpful with all of it, explaining each part as we went along. Brent is very professional and thorough, easy to talk to and we felt very comfortable and confident with the service he provided.
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Posted by Carol | July 11, 2022
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Excellent Service
I received excellent service from Mr. Kellenberger. He gave us great advice and helped set up my trust. My son is now talking to Brent about his estate plans. I Highly recommend Brent!
Posted by Lori | December 1, 2021
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Hospital School Teacher
My husband and I were lucky enough to begin working with Brent in 2016 to untangle the complicated affairs of my elderly parents and apply for a VA pension. Not only did his legal knowledge and skills far exceed our expectations but he also became our most trusted advisor and friend. We then hired him for estate planning including establishing a trust. He was so thorough that even the bank was impressed! I have worked with many professionals through the years. Brent Kellenberger is the gold standard, the best of the best. His compassion towards those most vulnerable; his willingness to guide others with integrity; his patience and kindness during his clients' most difficult life situations -- these are only a few examples of his rare true servant leadership. Thank you, Brent, for setting the example for all of us.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Board Member
  • Apostolic Christian Home
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • W Law Group, LC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney and Owner
  • Kellenberger Law LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nursing Home Administrator/Consultant
  • Aldersgate Village Retirement Community
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Executive Director
  • Homestead of Leawood Assisted Living
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Chairman
  • Apostolic Christian Endowment Fund
  • 2006 - 2021
  • Attorney & Stewardship Director
  • National Christian Foundation-Heartland
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Johnson County District Court
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2001
  • Peru State College
  • Teaching
  • 2001
  • Kansas State University
  • Physical Science
  • 1999
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NANCY K. OLSON
  • Special Letters Testamentary were obtained and bonds were sold at premium

Associations

  • Arizona State Bar
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • Resident Care Commendation
  • Homestead of Leawood Resident Council
  • 2012
  • Resident Care Commendation
  • Homestead of Leawood Family Council
  • 2011

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Asset Protection and Legacy Planning for Real Estate Investors
  • Asset Protection
  • 2022
  • "Dirty Dozen" Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Estate Planning
  • 2022
  • "Dirty Dozen" Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Estate Planning
  • 2022
  • Charitable Planning for Advisors
  • Charitable Planning
  • 2019
  • Charitable Planning (for the community)
  • Charitable Planning
  • 2019
  • "Dirty Dozen" Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Protecting Real Estate
  • 2019
  • "Dirty Dozen" Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Seminar and Dinner at Jasper's with True Wealth
  • Charitable Planning
  • 2018
  • Capital Grille Client Appreciation Dinner
  • 12 Mistakes in Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning: Top Seven Tools to Know
  • Grantor Trust Structuring Tips: Tax Savings and Problem Avoidance
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2017
  • Special Needs Trusts under the ACA
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Brent
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is very knowledgeable and truly cares about his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brent has been an excellent resource to use as co-counsel for my clients that have a need for estate planning legal services in his area. Brent is experienced, a good communicator and in tune with the needs of his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brent provides excellent advice, and high quality estate planning packages. Our clients love his kind, understanding spirit, as well as appreciating his knowledge and attention to details."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Brent. He is an excellent attorney, and a man of high integrity. Brent care most about what is best for his clients, and always strives to serve his clients and his community with excellence."
Elder law Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brent is the lawyer that I call when I have a complex estate or complicated elder law question. Brent is compassionate, knowledgeable, and has great attention to detail."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brent is very diligent. He leaves no stone unturned. He is a great advocate for his clients. He really cares what happens with his clients. He is not afraid to go to battle to protect his clients and their families."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Brent over a year ago and have come to respect his sincere concern and high degree of care for his clients, his integrity, and his skill and dedication to elder law. I highly recommend his services and feel secure in knowing that any clients I refer to him will be well served."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brent Kellenberger since he was admitted to practice law in 2005. I regularly refer clients (and prospective clients referred to me) to him for elder law assistance. Brent has years of hands-on experience working with the elderly in a wide variety of settings. This is of great comfort to family members who find themselves in the role of caregiver, especially in crisis situations. I recommend Brent, without hesitation, to anyone seeking an excellent practitioner who provides legal services with a warm and caring personal touch."
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