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Paola Arzu Stange

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO

Stange Law Firm, PC
120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Fax: 314-963-9191
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Paola Stange is a native of Guatemala, yet grew up in the United States. A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Ms. Stange is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Georgia (inactive). Her successful law career began with her wide range of accomplishments in law school, including membership in the Moot Court Society. She gained experience as a clerk for a family law firm in Atlanta. She is now a founding partner at Stange Law Firm, PC, and speaks Spanish and English.

The entire law career of Ms. Stange is focused on family law and assisting clients with domestic matters. Ms. Stange is specifically trained as a collaborative family law attorney and guardian ad litem. In 2011, Ms. Stange was a recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award by the St. Louis County Circuit Court for her pro bono work on domestic violence matters. Ms. Stange also served on the St. Louis County Rules Committee in 2010 -- which was responsible for adopting new local court rules in domestic cases

Paola has been recognized for numerous awards for her experience in family law, including:

  • Super Lawyers - Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars for Family Law, 2013 - 2019
  • Missouri Lawyers Media - The POWER List Top 30 for Family Law, since 2020

Ms. Stange is a graduate of the American Bar Association (ABA) Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute, which is recognized as highly prestigious and is taught by some of the country's top domestic attorneys.  Ms. Stange is also an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law where she has served as a trial skills instructor for the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques. Among other awards, Ms. Stange was selected in 2013 to 2019 to the Rising Stars list by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2019, Paola was nominated and received an invitation to serve as a member on the Emory Law Alumni Board.

Ms. Stange enjoys giving back to her community through volunteer work. Among numerous other charitable activities, Paola and her husband, Kirk, received the 2016 Golden Plate Award from Old Newsboys as well as the 2015 Making a Difference Award.  In the Spring of 2020, it was announced that Paola and Kirk 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 St. Louis area children's charities.

Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Paola 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 be advised that Ms. Stange is not taking new cases at the present time. When Ms. Stange takes new cases, please note that she only takes them in and around the St. Louis, Missouri Area.  However, other lawyers at Stange Law Firm, PC are taking new cases. 

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


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

About Paola Arzu Stange

First Admitted: 2005, Georgia

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Educational Background

  • Graduate, American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 2007, 2007
  • Emory University, B.S. in Biology, 2001

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Pro bono/Community Service

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Collaborative Practice Training, ICLE Georgia. 2010 - Present, 2021
  • Mediation Training, St. Louis University School of Law, 2010 - Present, 2021
  • Graduate, American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 2007

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Office Location for Paola Arzu Stange

120 S. Central Avenue
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105


Fax: 314-963-9191

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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