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Malissa Linn Walden

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Lenexa, KS

5.0   2 reviews

About Malissa

Learn Malissa’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
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    As an experienced and empathic attorney, Malissa maximizes your rights stopping: Lawsuits; Garnishments; Foreclosures; Repossessions; Creditor calls + all other collection efforts. She offers Free Bankruptcy Consultations for Chapter 7 & Chapter 13.

    19 years

Malissa is a native Kansan with an international perspective. After years of living abroad, she returned to pursue her life-long dream of helping others through the practice of law. She has dedicated her career to public service and fully understands the needs of her clients. Ms. Walden’s main areas of practice include Bankruptcy and Estate Planning

She helps people protect their family, home, and assets by putting an end to debt collection harassment, foreclosure, and garnishment through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filings and preparation of Advance Directives: Last Will & Testament, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Non-Probate Transfers.

Not only was Ms. Walden the first attorney at her previous firm to practice under the new Bankruptcy Code; she also assisted attorneys across the state to become Electronic Case Filing compliant in 2005. Due to her experience in Bankruptcy, she is aware that it is not the best option for every client. Because of this, she has a history of advising clients on Bankruptcy alternatives, and negotiating settlements with Collection and Credit Card Companies. She has helped to guide clients through the stressful actions necessary to deal with creditors. Ms. Walden knows and can explain clearly exactly what rights her clients have and how to respond to creditors’ unwanted calls.

Ms. Walden has a history of quality representation. While no one wants to deal with these types of issues, it is easier when you have the support of a knowledgeable Attorney by your side.

Each Attorney/Client relationship established with Ms. Walden symbolizes her personal dedication to get you through your current situation in the most efficient, professional, and stress-free manner possible.

Away from the Desk

When not in the office, Malissa enjoys spending time with her active family – her husband, two daughters and two dogs. When they aren’t at Church, a school program, a youth sport’s event, a dance recital, karate test, or Scouting day… They like to experience the various activities offered around the city, travel and just take a ‘day off’ from time-to-time.

You May Not Know

Malissa is also very active in the community in her free time. She currently serves as:

Exec PTA Board for her children’s school
Exec Board for Kansas Women Attorneys Association / Co-Chair Solo/Small Firm
Chair Johnson County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Committee
Chair St. Paul’s Legacy Fund Committee
St. Paul’s Finance Committee Member
Although Malissa received her Law Degree from KU, her actual time in Lawrence was limited. So, if you find Malissa rooting for a sport’s team – it’s likely going to be one that her daughter is playing on!

 

Additional information about Malissa's practice and Articles written can be found at wplawpractice.com

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Licensed for 19 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/21/2022

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

Contact Malissa

Malissa Linn Walden
11900 W. 87th St. Pkwy
suite 125
Lenexa, KS, 66215

Reviews

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Posted by Victor and Carmen | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service, and Great Guidance.
When everything in my life was looking cloudy and full of darkness, Malissa Walden help us to find the light at the end of the tunnel. She helped us through our process making it quick and easy. Put your heavy stuff in her hands and take a rest, because everything will be done easy and effortless. Thanks to this Law firm my life got a finest break. Thank you Malissa for your kindness, patience, and professional help. Not many people can handle problems of elder people as you did with ours. God Bless you.
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Response from Malissa Walden November 13, 2018
You are most welcome. We are here to help and it warms my heart to read your kind words. Thank you.
Posted by F. R. | October 20, 2011
Compansionate bankruptcy lawyer that helped me when I couldn't help myself
Malissa provided me with chapter 7 bankruptcy assistance. At a time in my life when I had no hope she made me feel like a new beginning was possible. I am thankful for her kindness and understanding. She never made me feel bad about my situation and I was confident in her skills. I quickly received a discharge in my bankruptcy case. I have a new job and am recently married. I do not think I could have done things before, I just felt so helpless.
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Response from Malissa Walden October 27, 2011
Thank you for the kind review! I am happy that I was able to help you towards your new beginning -- congratulations on your fresh start and new opportunities!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney II
  • State of Kansas
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Senior Attorney / Elder Law Project Manager
  • Kansas Legal Services, INC
  • 2004 - 2008

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Pittsburg State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Psychology & Political Science
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Kansas & Missouri Bankrupcy cases

Associations

  • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association, Annual Conference Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kansas City Women Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • Council Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Solo & Small Firm Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2006 - Present
  • Probate and Trust Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Johnson County Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Missouri
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court – Western District of Missour
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court – Kansas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Kansas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kansas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Section
  • Chairwoman
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Kansas Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Kansas Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Kansas City 2021
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Top Bankruptcy Companies in Kansas City
  • KC Blogger
  • 2020
  • 15 year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Kansas City 2018
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Young Lawyers in MO & KS
  • KC Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Avvo Rated
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • MO & KS Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • KC Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • 10 year anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • KC Area's Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • KC Business Magazine
  • 2013
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Publications

  • HG.org Global Legal Resources
  • Stepping into the Guardian Role
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Is it Time? Or are there options?
  • Bankruptcy Options
  • 2020
  • Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2018
  • KWAA Lindsborg Conferece
  • Bankruptcy Myths: Busted
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Malissa since 2005. She is client-focused, quality-minded, and well equipped to handle all aspects of bankruptcy law. In addition, she is personable and cares about her clients. She has my highest recommendation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Malissa Linn Walden explains legal issues in a clear & easy to understand manner that is honest & direct. I am honored to be the first to endorse her here on AVVO."