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Kirk Stange

Stange Law Firm, PC
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Kirk Stange
Stange Law Firm, PC
Clayton,
 MO

When you’re faced with a family law matter and need help, you need an attorney that will always have your best interests in mind. Kirk Stange fights for his clients in every step of their family law case. Kirk uses his vast experience and knowledge of family law in your case. You can trust that Kirk will tell you what you need to know and listen when you need someone to listen. Kirk has years of experience in family law as well as being a trained mediator, collaborative attorney and guardian ad litem. Using these skills, Kirk can guide you through any family law matter.

In 2007, Kirk co-founded Stange Law Firm, PC and has worked diligently to grow the firm to what it is today. In addition to practicing law, Kirk spends time educating attorneys and other law professionals at CLE Seminars through the Missouri Bar, myLawCLE, the National Business Institute and other organizations. Kirk even presented at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska in 2014 on social media evidence for lawyers and judges.

In 2017, Kirk was recognized by the Missouri Bar for his substantial contributions to the continuing legal education of Missouri’s attorneys:

“Stange has served as a recurrent speaker for MoBarCLE’s Annual Law Update. He has also presented at the Annual Family Law Conference, CLE by the Sea, Family Law Essentials, and How to Build and Manage Firm Success seminars … For all of his service on behalf of the legal community, please join The Missouri Bar in thanking Kirk C. Stange!”

Kirk has also served as a Mentor to other attorneys through the Missouri Bar Mentoring Program. In that role, the Missouri Bar assigned Kirk attorneys to mentor.

Kirk is a member of the Law Society at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Further, Kirk is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law where he has served as a trial school instructor at the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques. Kirk is also the President of the Missouri Collaborative Institute. The Missouri Collaborative Institute is a practice group of professionals dedicated to promoting collaborative practice as an alternative dispute resolution method for those who are going through divorce and family law matters.

Kirk was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Eureka High School before attending Fontbonne University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History. He then went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. Kirk was one of ten in his law school class selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers for his courtroom advocacy skills. Kirk furthered his education by graduating from the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute. He is now licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Through his dedication to clients and their family law cases, Kirk has been recognized for numerous awards including:

Super Lawyers – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Honoree for Family Law, 2015 to Present (The final published Super Lawyers list represents no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state.)

Super Lawyers – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars for Family Law, 2013 and 2014

Family Lawyer Magazine Recognizes, 2019 – Present

Missouri Lawyers Media – The POWER List Top 30 for Family Law, since 2020

 

Kirk has written on family law topics. For example, Kirk authored a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2012 titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds). Kirk published a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. Further, in 2015, Kirk authored another chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Published) titled: Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds).

In 2019, Kirk was asked to co-author two chapters in the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 13 “Adult Protection Orders and Child Protection Orders” and the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 29 “Rights of the Unwed,” in Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) published by The Missouri Bar. This desk book, which is used by attorneys around the state, gives information to family law attorneys on the latest developments in family law.

Kirk also enjoys spending time volunteering for the community. For his service to the community, Kirk received the 2015 Making a Difference Award from Old Newsboys and the 2016 Golden Plate Award. In Spring of 2020, it was announced that Kirk would serve as a co-chair for Old Newsboys for 2020-21. Old Newsboys is a non-profit organization that has raised millions of dollars for hundreds of area children’s charities. At Maryville University, Kirk was also on the National Leadership Council (2017-2020) and the Advisory Council for Kids Rock Cancer (2013-2020). Kirk presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-County YMCA.

When he is not at work, Kirk enjoys spending time with his children. Kirk also attends church at King’s Cross Community Church. In his free time, Kirk also enjoys riding his boat on Carlyle Lake, playing indoor soccer, watching Cardinals’ baseball, St. Louis Blues’ hockey or St. Louis FC and Ambush soccer. Additionally, Kirk enjoys listening to Americana music (rock merged with folk, country and blues) and plays various musical instruments, including bass guitar and violin, and used to play in several local bands.

Published Works

Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds), Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing), 2012

Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line , Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing), 2014

Strategies for Family Law in Illinois: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds), Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing), 2015

Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 13 “Adult Protection Orders and Child Protection Orders” – Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) published by The Missouri Bar, 2019

Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 29 “Rights of the Unwed” – Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) published by The Missouri Bar, 2019

Is It Legal Too…A Missouri Bar Podcast titled: “Love and Marriage.”

Social Media Advertising: The New Frontier, Family Lawyer Magazine (December 21, 2018).

Representative Cases

Atchley v. Atchley, 334 S.W.3d 709 (Mo. App.Ed. 2011)

Steinberg v. Steinberg, 430 S.W.3d 321 (Mo. App.Ed. 2014)

Anselmo v. Guasto, 162 S.W.3d 63 (Mo.App.Ed. 2005)

 

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers – 2015 to Present – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Honoree for Family Law

Super Lawyers – 2013 and 2014 – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars Honoree for Family Law

AVVO Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating

Lead Counsel Rated For Divorce/Family Law, Lead Counsel, 2014 – Present

Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in Eastern Missouri (NAFLA), 2014 – Present

The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 – Present

Top Ranked U.S. Executives, National Council of American Executives, 2014

The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers, Matrimonial and Family Law, 2015-Present

Rue Ratings’ – Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member

Top American Lawyers – Lifetime Charter Member

The Lawyers of Distinction, 2016 – Present

Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-Present

Family Lawyer Magazine Recognizes, 2019 – Present

Missouri Lawyers Media – The POWER List Top 30 for Family Law, since 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

Family Law Section, Missouri Bar

Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Member

Mediator

Guardian ad Litem

American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Graduate, 2006

Collaborative Family Law Attorney

Mid-County YMCA, Board of Directors, 2021 – Present

Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 – Present

Global Collaborative Law Council, Associate Member, 2016 – Present

Maryville University National Leadership Council, Ambassador, 2017 – 2020

Missouri Collaborative Institute, President, 2017 – Present

FindLaw, Innovation Board, 2017 – Present

Kids Rock Cancer at Maryville University, Advisory Council, 2013 – 2020

Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals CEU/CLE Subcommittee of the IACP Forum’s Local Host Committee, 2019

Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Wildwood Chapter of Business Network International, President, 2003 – 2004


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