MaKenzi D. Higgins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Olathe, KS

Juris
 | 232 S Cherry, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-600-2395
Fax: 913-764-1463
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2016
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Juris, MaKenzi D. Higgins has a varied practice that encompasses family law, small business transactional law, simple estate planning and administration, and real estate matters. Located in the firm’s offices in Olathe, Kansas, she represents clients throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Ms. Higgins was admitted to practice before the federal and state courts of both Kansas and Missouri in 2016.

    Prior to college, Ms. Higgins worked as a talent agent in California and then formed her own talent management company, which continues to represent people in the television and motion picture busines that you would recognize. She subsequently enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and in 2013, she received dual bachelor’s degrees in art history and studio art. Ms. Higgins then remained on campus to pursue her legal education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and while there, she provided pro bono legal services to domestic violence victims before awarded her Juris Doctor with honors in 2015. MaKenzi subsequently earned her Masters of Business Administration from the UMKC Henry Bloch School of Business in 2020, which helps her continue her passion of helping families small business owners with their transactional needs including the overlap into family law.

    The portion of Ms. Higgins' family law practice is largely centered around divorce and the related legal issues of spousal and child support, parenting time, domestic litigation, and property division. She has also prepared and reviewed prenuptial and post-marital agreements, and she has successfully represented grandparents who are seeking visitation rights to their grandchildren. In her estate planning and administration practice, Ms. Higgins works with her clients to prepare wills, trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives, and she guides heirs and beneficiaries through what can often be a confusing and lengthy process of probate. Her business and real estate experience has encompassed transactions and disputes, and she also offers general advice and counsel to businesses and their owners. Additionally, Ms. Higgins is one of the few attorneys in the Kansas City area who understand and specializes in redemption rights and works with many clients who buy and rehabilitate properties for sale, affectionately known as " house flippers."

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Family Law
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Closely Held Business
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Landlord/Tenant, Short Sale, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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    About MaKenzi Higgins

    Admitted: 2016, Kansas

    Professional Webpage: https://juriskc.com/team/makenzi-d-higgins/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Denise Henning Connections, our mentorship program, pairs women who have practiced for less than five years with a knowledgeable mentor. The program lasts one year, and it combines individual monthly meetings with group gatherings of all mentor-mentee matches. Participants must be active members of AWL.   Our goals: Develop meaningful relationships among women in the law; Bridge the gap between women in leadership positions and new women attorneys; Enhance and extend each woman’s professional network; Foster the success of program members; and Cultivate leaders for our community, bar associations and profession., Connections Recipient, Association of Women Lawyers Kansas City
    • Voted on by clients, this rating confirms that clients are content with their services and took the time to tell others about their experience., Clients Choice 5 Star Award Recipient, AVVO, 2020
    • Given to only the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area., Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2020
    • Ms. Higgins is an Associate Judge nominated to the ABA YLD Awards and Subgrants Committee.  Subgrants are awarded annually by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD), with support from the ABA Fund for Justice and Education. The program is designed to promote quality projects developed by affiliated young lawyer organizations and to assist in the success of the program by providing support through program funding for the following two categories: Public Service Project Bar Leadership/Membership Service Project, Associate Judge, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association (YLD Awards/Subgrants Judge)
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • Johnson County Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Johnson County Family Law Inn of Court (Executive Council)
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
    • Kansas
    • Missouri

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Epsilon Sigma Alpha -Philanthropic Service Organization
    • Boys and Girls Club of Olathe: Board of Advisors

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Real Estate Contract: Negotiations and Avoiding Pitfalls
    • Succession Planning
    • Best Practices for Dental Practice Administration
    • The Ethics of Dental Implant Case Selection
    • Ethics in Dental Jurisprudence

    Educational Background:

    • Juris Doctor with Honors
    • MBA: Masters of Business Administration
    • University of Missouri – Kansas City, Bachelor of Arts in Art History - Cum Laude with Honors
    • University of Missouri – Kansas City, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art - Cum Laude with Honors

    Industry Groups

    • American Bar Association
    • Association Of Women Lawyers
    • Boys and Girls Club of Olathe
    • Epsilon Sigma Alpha
    • Johnson County Bar Association
    • Johnson County Family Inn Of Court
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
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    Website - www.juriskc.com
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    Office Location for MaKenzi D. Higgins

    232 S Cherry
    Olathe, KS 66061

    Phone: 913-600-2395

    Fax: 913-764-1463

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    Last Updated: 1/11/2021

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