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As an attorney in private practice in Kansas City, K.C. Connealy ("Casey") provides a wide range of estate planning services to his clients, with a primary focus on helping them provide for the security of their loved ones, reduce the estate taxes and avoid or at least minimize the costs and delays of probate, all with a well-crafted estate plan. He is a founding partner of Gaughan & Connealy and is a lifelong resident of Kansas City.  He has been involved in national litigation in various districts around the country.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Trusts: 40%
  3. Wills: 20%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Ilana F. Davidov

    I endorse this lawyer. KC is an excellent professional, and truly cares for his clients. I am happy to recommend him.


    Ilana Davidov Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Megan E. Waugh

    I met Casey through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Casey is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable estate planning attorneys I have encountered. I am happy to recommend him.


    Megan Waugh Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gaughan & Connealy

4400 College Boulevard, Suite 190
Overland Park, KS, 66211


MOGood Standing, Active200501/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law200407/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Leading Lawyer Global 250Lawyer Monthly Magazine2014
Rising StarKC Business Magazine2013
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Employee of the YearUniversity of Kansas - SUA2002
Employee of the YearUniversity of Kansas - SUA2001
Employee of the YearUniversity of Kansas - SUA2000
Employee of the YearUniversity of Kansas - SUA1999
Employee of the YearSUA University of Kansas1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGaughan & Connealy2012 - Present
AttorneyBrady & Associates2010 - 2012
AttorneyWalters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan2005 - 2010
AttorneyKerry C Connealy, Attorney at Law2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning CommitteeMember2014 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Missorui State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Kansas City - Ross T. Roberts American Inn of CourtBarristerN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McDonald et al. v. KelloggN/A
Donatti v CharterN/A
First Option Bank v American Legion Endowment Fund et al.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas City Employment Lawyer BlogFLSA Does not Preempt Wisconsin State Law Claims2010
Kansas City Whistleblower BlogIndiana Uses Whistelblowers to Step Up Enforcement of Medicaid Fraud2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of KansasN/AMBA - Masters of Business Administration2004
University of Kansas School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctorate2004
University of Kansas School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top Elder Care StrategiesFunding Sources for Long Term Care2014
Strategies to preserve and protect your lifestyle and assetsProtecting your Assets2014
Gaughan and Connealy Monthly Seminar SeriesProtecting your Family and Leaving a Legacy2014
H&R Block Monthly Lunch SeriesLeaving a Legacy2013
Gaughan & Connealy Monthly Seminar SeriesProtecting Your Family and Leaving a Legacy2013
Gaughan & Connealy Continuing Education SeriesTransfer of Decedent's Property2013
First Friday CCECharitable Remainder Trusts2013
Farmers and RanchersFarmers and Ranchers Estate Planning 1012013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersEstate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers2013
CPE Lunch Series by Castlebar Asset ManagementEstate Planning for Blended Families2013
CPE Lunch Program: Estate Tax UpdatePortability: When to elect and when not to elect2013
Continuing EducationFamily Limited Partnerships2013
Ameriprise Education DayEstate Planning for Financial Advisors2013
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Spring SummitInitial Consultation Mastery2013
Private Financial Advisor ConferenceEstate Planning for Financial Advisors2012
GC Monthly Estate Planning SeriesEstate Planning for Non-Traditional Families2012
Wyandotte County Bar AssociationAn Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act2011
KCMBA CLE SeriesWhistleblower Employment Claims: A Master Course2011