Kirk C. Stange

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO

Stange Law Firm, PC
 | 120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 855-805-0595
Fax: 314-963-9191
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kirk Stange is licensed in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. He offers experience and compassion to all of his family law clients, no matter the complexity of the case. Mr. Stange is a founding partner at Stange Law Firm, PC and he has years of litigation experience in various kinds of domestic cases. He is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.

    With vast experience in every type of domestic matter, Mr. Stange has assisted clients in cases involving divorce, family law, paternity, alimony, domestic violence, child custody, adoptions and contempt matters. Even in the most complicated of domestic cases, Mr. Stange calmly and clearly, yet tenaciously has pursued the best interests of his clients. He understands how divorce and other domestic issues can affect a family.

    Mr. Stange authorized a chapter in a book through Aspatore Publishing in 2012 titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds).  Mr. Stange is also the author of a full-length book through Aspatore Publishing in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. In 2015, Kirk authored a chapter in a book through Aspatore Publishing titled: Strategies for Family Law in Illinois: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds). In 2019, Kirk co-authored two chapters in the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 13 "Adult Protection Orders and Child Protecting Order" and the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 29 "Rights of the Unwed" in the Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) published by The Missouri Bar.  

    Besides being selected to Super Lawyers by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine since 2015, Mr. Stange has received numerous awards, including:

    Mr. Stange is often known in the legal community as a speaker at legal seminars and other engagements through the Missouri Bar and National Business Institute.  Mr. Stange was a guest in 2019 on a Missouri Bar Podcast titled: Is it Legal to...Love and Marriage.  Mr. Stange also spoke at the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska in 2014.  Further, Mr. Stange is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law.  Mr. Stange is also a trained mediator and collaborative family law attorney. 

    In the community Mr. Stange is active.  For example, at Maryville University, Mr. Stange served on the National Leadership Council at Maryville University and on the Advisory Council of Kids Rock Cancer, a music therapy program for children with cancer.  Mr. Stange is the President of the Missouri Collaborative Institute.  Mr. Stange has previously served as a mentor for the Missouri Bar Mentoring Program. Further, Mr. Stange is on the FindLaw Innovation Board. For his service to the community, Kirk, along with his wife, Paola, received the 2015 Making a Difference Award from Old Newsboys and the 2016 Golden Plate Award. In the Spring of 2020, it was announced that Kirk and Paola would serve as co-chairs for Old Newsboys for 2020-21. Old Newsboys is a non-profit organization that has raised millions of dollars for hundreds of area children's charities.

    Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Kirk Stange is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105.  Past results afford no guaranty of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois nor The Missouri/Illinois Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. Further, please note that Mr. Stange only takes a rare number of cases. When Mr. Stange takes new cases, please note that he only takes them in and around the St. Louis, Missouri Area only.  However, other lawyers at Stange Law Firm, PC are taking new cases in other locations. 

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Mediation

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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  • 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 13 "Adult Protection Orders and Child Protecting Order" of Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) (2019) - Kirk Stange co-authoered the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 13 "Adult Protection Orders and Child Protecting Order" of Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) published by the Missouri Bar.  (To be released soon in 2019).

  • 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 29 "Rights of the Unwed." In Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) (2019) - Kirk Stange co-authored the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 29 "Rights of the Unwed." in Missouri Family Law (7th ed.) published by the Missouri Bar.  (To be released soon in 2019).

  • Social Media Advertising: The New Frontier (2018) - Kirk Stange was published in the Fall 2018 edition of Family Lawyer Magazine. His article (pages 42 & 43) is titled "Social Media Advertising: The New Frontier".

  • Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds) (2012) - A book on military family law through Aspatore Publishing (Thomson Reuters) with the introductory chapter written by Kirk C. Stange. 

  • Strategies for Illinois Family law (2015) - Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds). A book on Illinois family law through Aspatore Publishing (Thomson Reuters) with a chapter written by Kirk C. Stange.

  • Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line (2014) - A book written solely by Kirk C. Stange on prenuptial agreements through Aspatore Publishing (Thomson Reuters).

  • About Kirk Stange

    Admitted: 2000, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: https://www.stangelawfirm.com/Our-Professionals/Kirk-C-Stang...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Kirk Stange has been recognized as the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel since 2015., Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2020
    • Kirk Stange was Family Lawyer Magazine Recommended in 2019., Family Lawyer Magazine Recommended, Family Lawyer Magazine, 2019
    • Kirk awarded Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), Selected 2014 to Present., Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), 2020
    • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Missouri by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys since 2014., 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Missouri, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
    • Kirk Stange became a Lifetime Charter Member of Distinguished Justice Advocates, Lifetime Charter Member, Distinguished Justice Advocates, 2019
    • Kirk is Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce/Family Law by Thomson Reuters since 2014., Lead Counsel Rated (Divorce/Family Law), Thomson Reuters, 2019
    • Kirk has had a 10.0/10.0 Superb Rating by AVVO since 2013., 10.0/10.0 Superb Rating, AVVO, 2019
    • Kirk named to the Super Lawyers list for Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine for Missouri and Kansas since 2015, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law, Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters, 2018
    • Kirk was named a Premier 100 Civil Trial Attorneys  by The National Academy of Jurisprudence since 2015, Premier 100 Civil Trial Attorneys, The National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2018
    • Kirk named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in National Trial Lawyers since 2014., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Kirk named 10 Best Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2018., 10 Best Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
    • Kirk named Top 100 Family Lawyer in Missouri by the American Society of Legal Advocates since 2015., Top 100 Family Lawyer in Missouri, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2018
    • Kirk named Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Missouri by Attorney & Practice Magazine in 2018., Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Missouri, Attorney & Practice Magazine, 2018
    • Kirk named Top 100 Lawyers by The National Advocates since 2015., Top 100 Lawyers, The National Advocates, 2018
    • Kirk named Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings since 2015., Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings, 2018
    • Kirk Stange Recognized by the Missouri Bar, December 8, 2017, Kirk Recongized by the Missouri Bar, Missouri Bar, 2017
    • Kirk named 2017 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys- Missouri by American Jurist Institute in 2017., 2017 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys- Missouri, American Jurist Institute, 2017
    • Kirk Stange is an Associate Member of the Global Collaborative Law Council, Associate Member, Global Collaborative Law Council, 2016
    • Kirk is named America's Top Attorneys by The American Legal Institute in 2016, America's Top Attorneys, The American Legal Institute, 2016
    • Kirk Stange recognized as a Top 10% Lawyer in the USA, Top 10% Lawyer in the USA, Lawyers of Distinction, 2016
    • Kirk named Top 10 Family Law Attorneys for Missouri by American Jurist Institute in 2016., Top 10 Family Law Attorneys for Missouri, American Jurist Institute, 2016
    • Kirk named Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Missouri Family Law by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) in 2014., Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Missouri Family Law, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
    • Kirk named Top Ranked U.S. Executives by the National Council of American Executives in 2014. , Top Ranked U.S. Executives, National Council of American Executives, 2014
    • Kirk named Rising Star in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014., Rising Star, Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters, 2014
    • The Order of the Barristers is a national law school honor society founded for the purpose of promoting legal advocacy and of advancing the ethical standards of the legal profession. Members are selected based upon participation and excellence in the advocacy programs of the School of Law., Order of the Barristers, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2000
    • Kirk named Executive Officer, Board of Advocates, University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 2000, Executive Officer, Board of Advocates, University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, 2000
    • A national honors society for educators., Pi Lambda Theta Honors Society, Fontbonne University, 1997
    • Finalist, Fontbonne University Student Leader of the Year Award, Fontbonne University, 1997, Fontbonne University Student Leader of the Year Award, Fontbonne University, 1997
    • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois - Two day interdsciplinary training, 2014, 2014
    • 40 hours of Mediation Training, St. Louis University School of Law, 2013., 2013
    • Graduate, American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Trained Mediator, 2013 - Present, 2020
    • Member - CEU/CLE Subcommittee for IACP Forum's Local Host Committee, since 2019, 2020
    • Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 - Present, 2020
    • Missouri Law License, 2000 - Present, 2020
    • Illinois Law License, 2011 - Present, 2020
    • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2014 - Present., 2020
    • National Leadership Council Ambassador, Maryville University, 2017 - Present., 2020
    • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2020
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2000 - Present., 2020
    • Trained Guardian ad Litem, Present, 2020
    • Family Law Section, Missouri Bar, 2020
    • Kansas Law License, 2006 to present, 2020
    • President, Missouri Collaborative Institute, 2018 to Present, 2020
    • Former President, Wildwood Chapter of Business Network International, 2004, 2004

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Steinberg v. Steinberg, 430 S.W.3d 321 (Mo. App. 2014): Obtained reverse and remand on child support order., 2014
    • State ex. rel Richmond v. Essner, ED 100833 (Mo. App. 2014): Prevailed on Writ of Habeas Corpus in Court of Appeals., 2014
    • Atchley v. Atchley, 334 S.W.3d 709 (Mo. App. 2011): Reversal of maintenance and child support award in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District., 2011
    • Anselmo v. Guasto, 162 S.W.3d 63 (Mo. App. 2005), affirmed property dispute in Court of Appeals., 2005

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

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    Educational Background:

    • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Finalist, Fall Moot Court Competition, Regional Moot Court Team, J.D., 2000
    • Fontbonne University, B.A. in History with Secondary/Middle School Certification in Social Studies, 1997

    Industry Groups

    • Attorney
    • Collaborative Law
    • Custody
    • Divorce
    • Family Law
    • Mediation
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    Office Location for Kirk C. Stange

    120 S. Central Avenue
    Suite 450
    Clayton, MO 63105

    Phone: 855-805-0595

    Fax: 314-963-9191

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    Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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