Vanessa M. Starke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Blue Springs, MO

Starke Law Offices
801 Northwest Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 816-229-9111
Fax: 816-229-9196
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (10%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Business/Corporate (10%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Starke Law Offices, LLC, Vanessa M. Starke represents clients in Kansas City, Missouri. Her practice is focused on legal matters of criminal defense, workers’ compensation, DUI, traffic violations, personal injury, car accidents, probate, will, trusts and estate planning. She has been practicing law for almost a decade and during that time, earned a reputation as an intelligent, savvy attorney who finds creative solutions to the problems her clients face.

Ms. Starke is admitted to practice in the state of Missouri. After earning an undergraduate degree in social sciences and a minor in psychology and law from the University of Southern California, she moved on to law school to earn her Juris Doctor. At the University of Missouri School of Law, she served on the Student Bar Association and as the American Constitution Society’s social chairperson. While in law school, she was vice-president and co-founder of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

A graduate of the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, Mr. Starke also served as a board member, treasurer and representative of the Young Lawyers Section of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association. She graduated from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Academy as well.

For the western district of Missouri, she is a member of the Young Professional Board of Legal Aid. Ms. Starke is also engaged with the Rotary International, as she is passionate about giving back to a community that has helped her become successful. From helping those who have been charged with committing a crime to securing an estate for the future, she offers clients a compassionate, highly qualified attorney with years of experience.

Practice Areas
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Vanessa M. Starke

Admitted: 2012

Professional Webpage: https://www.starkelawoffices.com/attorneys/

Educational Background

  • University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, Major: Social Sciences with emphasis in Psychology, Minor: Psychology and the Law, Honors: Undergraduate Student Government as a Greek Senator

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Rotary International
  • Vice President, University of Missouri School of Law, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Chairperson, University of Missouri School of Law, American Constitution Society
  • Founding Member, University of Missouri School of Law, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Student Bar Association, University of Missouri School of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Authored The Impact of Coy v. Iowa on State Protective Statutes for Child Abuse Victim Testimony in Criminal Trials: A Case Study-Missouri, Published in Thomas Reuters/West's "The Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 49., No. 1, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Missouri Bar Leadership Academy Graduate, 2013
  • Young Lawyers Section of the Missouri Bar
  • Association of Women’s Lawyers of Kansas City
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association Board Member, 2016
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Br Association Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy Attendee, 2013
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association Board, Young Lawyers Section Representative, 2015
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Leadership Academy Graduate, 2014
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association Board, Young Lawyers Section Representative, 2014
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association Board Member, Treasurer, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Guardian Ad Litem, 2016
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Office Location for Vanessa M. Starke

801 Northwest Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Phone: 816-229-9111

Fax: 816-229-9196

Last Updated: 2/26/2021

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