Larry V. Swall

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Overland Park, KS

Gates Shields FergusonSwall Hammond PA
 | 10990 Quivira Road, Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: 913-416-9263
Fax: 816-792-8746
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond, P.A., Larry V. Swall focuses his practice on family law issues in both Kansas and Missouri, generally handling cases that include divorce, child custody and support, relocation, mediation, paternity, adoption and parenting while living apart. Additionally, he handles traffic violations defense, driving under the influence defense and estate planning matters. From his office locations in Overland Park, Kansas, and Liberty, Missouri, Mr. Swall is dedicated to serving clients throughout Kansas City, Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas as well as in Clay, Jackson, Platte and Cass counties. 

Mr. Swall received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from San Diego State University before going on to attend The University of Kansas School of Law, where he earned a law degree in 1990.

Before entering into private practice, Mr. Swall served as a professor at Metropolitan Community College–Maple Woods and at Drury University. Now, as a distinguished family law attorney, he draws on his broad wealth of legal knowledge to help him achieve positive resolutions for his clients and their families. Mr. Swall is the recipient of the Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award from The Missouri Bar.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Swall, and over the years, he has served on several committees. He is a member of several legal organizations, including The Missouri Bar's Family Law Section, the American Bar Association's Family Law Section and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, where he served for seven years on the Board of Directors, as well as founded and served as president of the Missouri Chapter of AFCC. Mr. Swall also teaches continuing legal education classes on mediation and other legal topics having to do with family law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Mediation

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Mediation, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Larry Swall

Admitted: 1990, Kansas

Professional Webpage: http://www.kcfamilylawattorney.com/Attorneys/Larry-V-Swall.s...

Honors/Awards:

  • President's Award, Missouri Bar Association, 2009
  • In recognition for over 20 years of service to families, family courts and the family bar in Missouri., Ellen Cowell Leadership Award, Missouri Chapter of the Association of Family and Concilliation Courts, 2017
  • Irwin Cantor Innovative Program Award - MARCH Mediation, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2010
  • Roger Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year, Missouri Bar Association, 2009
  • Selection to Board of Directors, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Director, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Missouri, 1990
  • Chair of the Missouri Bar Family Law Section, 2008
  • Director, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2012
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Section and Juvenile Law Committee
  • General Member, Association of Conflict Resolution
  • Founding Chairman, Missouri Bar Family Law Conference, 1999
  • President, Missouri Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2006
  • Member, Missouri Supreme Court Child Support Guideline Review Committee, 2008 and 2009
  • Member, American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Chairman, Missouri Bar Family Law Section CLE Committee, 1999
  • Founding Member of Missouri Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2002
  • Kansas, 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Professor, Areas of law, including family law, and philosophy, Drury College (Springfield, Missouri)
  • Professor , Department of Social Science, Philosophy, Maple Woods Community College (Kansas City, Missouri)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Organized and led efforts to pass legislation protecting information for family litigants and children, 2009
  • Organized and led efforts to pass UCCJEA in Missouri through Missouri Bar, 2009
  • Committee to create MARCH Mediation with Missouri Child Support Enforcement, Serve as only Executive Director of program, 1997
  • Organized and led legislative efforts to update UIFSA through Missouri Bar, 2010

Educational Background:

  • San Diego State University, BA-Philosophy, 1987

Industry Groups

  • Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts
  • Kansas Bar Association; Johnson County Family Law Inn Of Court
  • Missouri Bar Association Family Law Section; American Bar Association
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Office Location for Larry V. Swall

10990 Quivira Road
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66210

Phone: 913-416-9263

Fax: 816-792-8746

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Last Updated: 12/9/2018

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