John D. Kershman

John D. Kershman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO

Stange Law Firm, PC
 | 120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-963-4700
Fax: 314-963-9191
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

John D. Kershman is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC. Based out of the Firm's headquarter's office in Clayton, Missouri, Mr. Kershman manages several of the Firm's offices in Missouri including its office in St. Louis County in Clayton; West St. Louis County in Ellisville; Franklin County in Union; Boone County and surrounding counties in Columbia; and Greene County and surrounding counties in Springfield.  John D. Kershman focusses his practice on complex domestic litigation, appeals, mediation, and Collaborative family law in Missouri. He is a member of the "IACP" (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), is a founding member of the Missouri Collaborative Institute (MCI) and its first President and is a member of its Board of Directors. He has assisted clients in collaborative matters as well as cases involving divorce, modification, paternity, child custody, adoption, contempt, and appeals.

Mr. Kershman received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University Law School in St. Louis. He earned his B.S. from St. John's University in New York, and his Masters Degree in Business from Webster University in St. Louis. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, including the Eastern and Western Federal Districts of Missouri as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

John D. Kershman has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University Law School since 2007 in their Trial and Advocacy Program and the Law School's LLM program. Mr. Kershman is an instructor in the LLM program's Introduction to U.S. Law and Methods.  And, he is an instructer in Introduction to Education Law in the Master's Program. Additionally, at Washington University Law School, Mr. Kershman coached the National Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy Team from 2008 to 2011, and 2013-2015.  His teams are three-time National Champions having won the 24th, 25th, and 26th Annual McGee National Civil Rights Competition held at the University of Minnesota.

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About John Kershman

Admitted: 2004, Missouri

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Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Chair of Parting Clouds, Inc. (a non-profit charitable organization) since its formation in 2018, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  •   J.D.W., et al. v. V.B., 465 S.W.3d 82 (Mo.App.E.D. 2015) (trial court’s determination of joint physical custody of child was supported by substantial evidence)  , 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Adjunct Professor Washington University, Fall 2019, Introduction to Education Law, 2019
  • Coach of Washington University School of Law's McGee Civil Rights National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team - 2011, 2010 and 2009 National Champions., 2011
  • Adjunct Professor of Law Washington University in St. Louis Law School

    , 2018
  • Assistant Coach of Washington University School of Law's National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team, ABA Regional Champions, 2008
  • Coach of Washington University School of Law's Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition Team 2015: 3rd place overall and Best Petitioner Brief.

Educational Background:

  • St. John's University - New York City - B.S.: Economics/Political Science, 1990
  • Webster University - St. Louis, Missouri: MA Busines, 2004
Office Location for John D. Kershman

120 S. Central Avenue
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105

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Last Updated: 3/19/2019

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