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). 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 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 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 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 id 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 is 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 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

  • 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 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), 2019
    • 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:

    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
    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: 4/15/2019

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