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Chadler E. Colgan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Kansas City, KS

Colgan Law Firm, LLC
11006 Parallel Pkwy, Suite 202
Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone: 913-721-9999
Fax: 913-721-9964
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014
Licensed in Kansas Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Appellate, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Chadler E. Colgan is a family law, criminal defense, business litigation, and business and commercial law attorney serving the people of Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. He also handles probate and estate planning, personal injury cases, and debtor’s rights and consumer law. Under his family law practice, he represents clients in cases related to mediation, guardian ad litem, guardianship, adoption, child custody, paternity, divorce and child support.

Mr. Colgan is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the state of Missouri and the state of Kansas. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in political science. He then attended Washburn University School of Law, graduating with Dean's Honors where he was a member of the Washburn Law Journal and earned a Juris Doctor in 2000.

A member of the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and was published in the Missouri Criminal Practice guide. With extensive experience in real estate law and cases of title disputes, he also handles all felony, misdemeanor and DUI cases for those who have been accused of committing a crime.

Mr. Colgan has given oral arguments in both appellate and state district courts and has experience in criminal and civil trials. While he is known for coming up with creative solutions to settle cases, he is also prepared to aggressively litigate in court to protect his clients and their interests.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Family Law
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Appeals, Construction Defects, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


5 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014

About Chadler E. Colgan

First Admitted: 2000, Kansas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Cedars Homes Association, Inc., 2007 - 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Missouri Criminal Practice, 2012 Cumulative Supplement: Representing Clients Before Investigative Bodies 

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1997, Major:Political Science

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Missouri, 2001
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2000 
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2000
  • Johnson County Bar Association


  • SuperLawyers Rising Star , 2008 - 2012, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2008
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Office Location for Chadler E. Colgan

11006 Parallel Pkwy
Suite 202
Kansas City, KS 66109

Phone: 913-721-9999

Fax: 913-721-9964

Last Updated: 6/9/2022

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