Chadler E. Colgan

Top rated Family Law attorney in Kansas City, Kansas

Colgan Law Firm LLC
Chadler E. Colgan
Colgan Law Firm LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Civil Litigation, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Kansas since: 2000

Education: Washburn University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014

Colgan Law Firm LLC

11006 Parallel Pkwy
Suite 202
Kansas City, KS 66109 Visit website


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

Family Law, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Appellate, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2000, Missouri

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Cedars Homes Association, Inc., 2007 - 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Missouri Criminal Practice, 2012 Cumulative Supplement: Representing Clients Before Investigative Bodies 
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
Educational Background:
  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D. with Dean's Honors, 2000
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1997, Major: Political Science, 1997
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star , 2008 - 2012, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2008

Office location for Chadler E. Colgan

11006 Parallel Pkwy
Suite 202
Kansas City, KS 66109

Phone: 913-721-9999


6 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014

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