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 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kirk Stange serves clients throughout 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. Even in the most complicated of domestic cases, Mr. Stange calmly and clearly, yet tenaciously pursues the best interests of his clients. He understands how divorce and other domestic issues can affect a family and he tirelessly pursues the outcomes that are most beneficial to those he represents.

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).

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

  • Mr. Stange was recognized by the Missouri Bar in the "Best of CLE Spotlight" in 2017.
  • Mr. Stange was selected to Rising Stars by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and 2014.
  • Mr. Stange was selected as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys from 2014-Present.
  • Mr. Stange was named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers from 2014-Present.
  • Mr. Stange was selected as the "10 Best" for Client Satisfaction for Missouri Family Law by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys from 2014-Present.
  • Mr. Stange was selected as "Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Missouri" by American Jurist Institute in 2016 - Present.
  • Mr. Stange was Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce/Family Law in 2014 to present, which a quality assurance tool established in 1997.  Attorneys are eligible to be Lead Counsel Rated after demonstrating significant experience, peer endorsements and a clean discipline history. 
  • Mr. Stange maintains a 10.0/10.0 Superb Rating from AVVO.
  • Mr. Stange was named a Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri by the National Academy of Jurisprudence from 2015-Present.
  • Mr. Stange was named to the Top 100 Lawyers list for Matrimonial and Family Law by The National Advocates from 2015-Present.
  • Mr. Stange was named by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Family Lawyer in Missouri from 2015-Present.  He was previously selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Missouri Family Lawyer in 2014.
  • Mr. Stange was named a Top Rated U.S. Executive by the National Council of American Executives in 2014
  • Mr. Stange was named a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America.
  • Mr. Stange was named an America's Top Attorneys by The American Legal Institute in 2016 - Present.
  • Mr. Stange is a Member of The National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation's Top One Percent

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 also spoke at the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska in 2014.  Further, Mr. Stange is part of the 2016 Emory University School of Law Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques where he serves as an adjunct professor in the role of a trial skills instructor.  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 is on the National Leadership Council at Maryville University and on the Advisory Council of Kicks 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 clients in Missouri Illinois and Kansas that need legal assistance in domestic matters, Kirk Stange offers quality representation.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): 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

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Mediation

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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White Papers

  • 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: 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: http://www.stangelawfirm.com/Our-Professionals/Kirk-C-Stange...

    Honors/Awards:

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Graduate, American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Trained Mediator
    • Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 - Present
    • Former President, Wildwood Chapter of Business Network International, 2004
    • Missouri
    • Illinois
    • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Present.
    • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
    • Trained Guardian ad Litem
    • President, Missouri Collaborative Institute, 2017
    • Family Law Section, Missouri Bar
    • Kansas

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • 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.
    • Steinberg v. Steinberg, 430 S.W.3d 321 (Mo. App. 2014): Obtained reverse and remand on child support order.
    • State ex. rel Richmond v. Essner, ED 100833 (Mo. App. 2014): Prevailed on Writ of Habeas Corpus in Court of Appeals., 2014

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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
    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: 11/9/2018

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