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Kyle E. Krull

also known as Kyle Eugene Krull

About me

Kyle has authored a nationally-syndicated newsletter for Estate Planning attorneys since 1995. In addition, Kyle has written for and been quoted in a number of industry publications, including Trusts & Estates magazine, The National Law Journal, Lawyer’s Weekly USA, Broker World, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, Wealth and Retirement Planner, Inc. (magazine), The Kansas City Star,, The Business Journal of Kansas City, KC Small Business and Ingram’s. In addition, Kyle serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Financial Planning.


Kyle has provided continuing education instruction to fellow attorneys, accountants and financial professionals at local, regional and national programs. In addition, he is a frequent public speaker on the subject of Estate Planning to a wide variety of lay audiences. Prior to entering private practice, Kyle served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1984 to 1989, in West Germany (see photo).


Kyle and his wife, Gretchen, have been married since 1981, and have three daughters. Kyle is a Certified Instructor with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, presenting Old Testament Seminars in local churches. Kyle serves Commissioner on the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, on the Medical Ethics Committee of the Specialty Hospital of Mid-America, and as a volunteer Attorney Advisor for Kansas City Hospice. When his schedule permits, you may find Kyle on family property outside Mound City, Kansas, tromping around in the woods or sitting on the creek bank. He is a lousy golfer.


Languages spoken: German, English

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    31 years, 2.3 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Wills: 20%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

23 total 

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  • Timothy W. Monsees

    I endorse this lawyer. The very highest credentials of integrity and legal skill. One of the most conscientious attorneys I have ever worked with. Truly concerned about his client's needs and well-being.


    Timothy Monsees Defective and dangerous products Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael L. McCafferty

    A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to work with Kyle on an incredibly complex estate planning matter made even more difficult by strained family dynamics. Kyle's ability to eliminate the unimportant and focus on critical family issues showed me how powerful an excellent communicator can be in the estate planning process. I highly recommend and endorse Kyle Krull for all estate planning in Overland Park, Kansas and the greater Kansas City area. I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael McCafferty Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

5209 W. 164th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS, 66085



MOGood Standing, Active199001/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law198407/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction Award 5.0 out of 5.0 Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client Distinction Award 5.0 out of 5.0 Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction Award 5.0 out of 5.0 Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Client Distinction Award 5.0 out of 5.0 Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Kingdom Advisors Qualified AttorneyKingdom Advisors2005
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Certified Financial Planner practitionerCertified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.1991
Meritorius Service MedalU.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (Trial Defense Service) - Europe1989
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps - Europe1987
National Member of The Order of BarristersWashburn University School of Law1983
National Moot Court TeamWashburn University School of Law1983
National Moot Court TeamWashburn University School of Law1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney & Counsellor at LawLaw Offices of Kyle E. Krull, P.A.1993 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCollege For Financial Planning1997 - 1999
AgentNorthwestern Mutual Life Insurance1991 - 1992
AssociateLinde Thomson Langworthy Kohn & Van Dyke1989 - 1990
CaptainU.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps - Europe1984 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kingdom AdvisorsMember2005 - Present
Journal of Financial PlanningMember, Editorial Review Board2000 - Present
National Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Missouri BarMember1990 - Present
Missouri Bar, Professionalism CommitteeMember1990 - Present
Missouri Bar, Probate and Trust Law CommitteeMember1990 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. ChriscoNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
WealthManagement.comRetirement Relocation? Watch out for Death Taxes!2015
The Best TimesWhere there is a will,there is an oops (maybe)2015
The Storage FacilitatorLacking a family succession plan? Here’s how to create one for your business (Quoted)2015
Kiplinger's Retirement ReportDonate Life Insurance to a Charity or College (Quoted)2014
Kiplinger's Retirement ReportYour Young-Adult Kids Need an Estate Plan (Quoted)2014
The Thinking Bigger Guide for KC EntrepreneursEstate Planning and the Entrepreneur2013
MoneyParents Who'd Rather Not Take It With Them (Quoted)2012
Kiplinger's Retirement ReportA Ticking Time Bomb for a Surviving Spouse (Quoted)2010
KC Small BusinessSuccession Success2010
Kiplinger's Retirement ReportYours, Mine and Ours The Second Time Out (Quoted)2008
Navy FederalPlan for Life (Quoted)2008
Kansas City StarHome is where the heartache is (Quoted)2007
Kiplinger's Personal FinanceIn you they TRUST (Quoted)2007
Kiplinger's Retirement ReportLiving Together? Set Up Boundaries (Quoted)2007
The Kansas City StarLegacy funds are the gift that keeps on giving (Quoted)2007
Kiplinger's Retirement ReportClassic Mistakes Can Wreck an Estate Plan (Quoted)2006
Lawyers WeeklySurvey Reveals Lawyer's Reaction To Estate Tax Repeal2006
Inc.How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Estate Tax (Quoted)2004
Kiplinger's Personal FinanceWhat Duct Tape Can't Do (Quoted)2003
The Wichita EagleTangled Estate Tax Laws Pose Challenges (Quoted)2003
The Kansas City StarGift Can Be Tax-Free For Receiver, Giver2002
The Kansas City StarPower Of The Will2002
The Kansas City StarMy Kids Will Be Rich (Quoted)2001
Trusts & EstatesAttorneys Cautiously Optimistic About Repeal2001
National Law JournalHere's A Toolbox For Lawyers (Quoted)2000
The Charlotte Observer21st Century Heirs (Quoted)2000
Chicago TribuneDuty Calls (Quoted)2000
The Kansas City StarCarefully Establish Your Official Residence2000
Lawyers WeeklyEstate Planning Attorneys Boost Revenues By Marketing To Mid-Tier Millionaires2000
The Kansas City StarKeeping Assets Out Of Probate1999
The Kansas City StarCemetery Care Varies By Location1998
The Kansas City StarPaper Trail Useful With Big Gifts1998
The Kansas City StarProbate Court System Explained1998
The Kansas City StarWays To Set Up Trusts1998
Ingram'sBusiness Risk & The Lawsuit Lottery1998
The Kansas City StarReduce Estate Taxes With Insurance Trusts (Quoted)1997
Kansas City Business JournalEstate Tax Laws Become Consumed In Controversy (Quoted)1997
College Boulevard NewsRelief Act May Cause A Big Tax On The Brain (Quoted)1997
Broker WorldDo Your Clients Still Need Estate Planning?1997
Broker WorldThe Most Important Conversations Never Held1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of KansasJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Triune Financial Partners - CPA Oktoberfest!Practical Estate Planning2015
Morgan Stanley Client Appreciation BreakfastEstate Planning - Latest Developments2015
Morgan Stanley Client Appreciation BreakfastEstate Planning - Brave New World 20152015
Morgan Stanley Client Appreciation BreakfastEstate Planning Update2014
SBC Fellowship LuncheonEstate Planning as Stewardship2012
Morgan Stanley Client Appreciation LuncheonEstate Planning for Retirement2012
Morgan Stanley Client Appreciation Luncheon2012 - Eleventh Hour Estate Planning2012
Estate Planning & The Hospice VolunteerEstate Planning & The Hospice Volunteer2012
Estate Planning 2012 UpdatesEstate Planning - 2012 Updates2012
Morgan Stanley Client Appreciation BreakfastAsset Protection - Would Your Family And Assets Be Okay?2011
Morgan Stanley Client Appreciation BreakfastEstate Planning & Elder Law Update2011
Leawood Chamber Of Commerce Lecture SeriesFamily Business Succession Planning For 2011 And 20122011
Homestead Workshop Series4 Pillars of Estate Planning2011
Farris Law Firm, LLC Breakfast Lecture SeriesIf I Die Before I Wake... Contingency Plans For The Small Business Owner2011
Wealth Transfer PlanningNavigating the New Estate Taxless Environment2010
Military Officer's Association of America (MOAA)Estate Planning for the Retired Military Officer2010
Lunch and Learn with Morgan Stanley Smith BarneyEstate Planning for the Business Owner2010
Estate Planning & Generous LivingEstate Planning & Generous Living2010
Women, Money & the LawBusiness Succession Planning for Women Business Owners2009
Public Accountants Association of KansasEstate Tax Planning Update2009
Financial Planning ToolsLife & Estate Planning Fundamentals2009
Family Wealth ManagementFamily Matters: Family Wealth Managment2009
End-of-Year Estate Planning UpdateEnd-of-Year Estate Planning Update2009
Business Succession SurvivalBusiness Succession Survival2009
Business Owners BewareEstate Planning for Business Owners2009
Business Owner Blues (for Women)Business Owner Blues (for Women)2009
Asset Protection for Health Care ProfessionalsMaximizing Asset Protection Laws and Planning2009
Adult Stewardship WorkshopEstate Planning and the Good Steward2009
Sioux Falls Estate Planning CouncilBlended Families, Blended Estates2006
Southern California Tax & Estate Planning ForumEstate Planning Practice Strategies2005
Kansas Accountants Tax ConferenceWomen, Money & The Law: What Every Professional Advisor Should Know About The Fairer Sex2004
Kansas Accountants Tax ConferenceDefective Trust Planning: A Hot Technique For A Perfect Storm2002
Planning Pays Off SymposiumEstate Planning - Beyond Estate Taxes2001
Kansas Accountants Tax ConferenceLife Insurance: The Swiss Army Knife Of Estate Planning2000
MoneyWise Personal Financial FairHeaven Can Wait, But Estate Planning Shouldn't1999
MoneyWise Personal Financial FairEstate Planning: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You And Your Wallet1998
MoneyWise Personal Finance FairEstate Planning: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You1998
Lincoln Financial Group Regional ConferenceEstate Planning: A Team Approach1998
Kansas Accountants Tax ConferenceAlaska Trust Planning1998
Federated Insurance Regional RoundtableEstate Planning For Business Owners1998
MoneyWise Personal Finance FairWhat's Driving The Market1997
Kansas City Life UnderwritersAdvance Revocable Living Trust Planning1997
Kansas Accountants Tax ConferenceAsset Protection Planning1997
Kansas City Life UnderwritersUnderstanding Revocable Living Trusts1996
Kansas Accountants Tax ConferenceCharitable Remainder Trusts1996
Kansas Accountants Tax ConferenceEstate Planning For Medicaid1995