Susan Saper Galamba

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Kansas City, MO

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, P.C.
605 West 47th Street, Suite 350
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-753-5400
Fax: 816-753-9996
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

People in Johnson County, Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area facing legal problems related to family law often turn to Susan Saper Galamba, shareholder of McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan PC. As co-chair of the firm’s family law and divorce practice group, she represents clients in matters ranging from high-net worth dissolutions, contested and non-contested divorces, child custody and child support, paternity determinations, non-traditional partnership agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, changes in spousal maintenance, and other post-divorce modifications.

Ms. Galamba is is a strong advocate who takes her responsibility to her clients seriously. She is admitted to practice in both Missouri and Kansas, along with the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. At Tulane University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1986 before attending Georgia State University, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1990. A trained arbitrator and mediator, Ms. Galamba is also a fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

For her commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, Ms. Galamba is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. A frequent lecturer, author and radio show host, she also contributes to The Huffington Post and completed the NITA/ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Program.

A member of the family law section of the American Bar Association, the family law bench bar committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Johnson County Bar, the Missouri Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association, Ms. Galamba has earned a reputation as a compassionate, aggressive advocate for those who are facing family law matters.

Addtional Office: (by Appointment Only)

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC

11903 W 119th Street

Overland Park, KS 66213 


* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards


Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Susan Saper Galamba

Admitted: 1991, Kansas

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author of Book: “Don’t Burn the Underwear”
  • Hosted Radio Show: “Til Divorce Do Us Part”
  • Frequent Lecturer on Family Law Issues

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Bench Bar Committee, The Johnson County Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Completed AAML Arbitration Training Institute
  • Johnson County Bar – Family Law Bench Bar Committee


  • Ms. Galamba has maintained an AV rating, the highest possible rating, in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, reflecting the high esteem in which Ms. Galamba is held by her colleagues within the legal community.
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • Tulane University, B.A., 1986

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Co-Chair of 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Kansas City, 2021
  • Contributor to The Huffington Post
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Office Location for Susan Saper Galamba

605 West 47th Street
Suite 350
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-753-5400

Fax: 816-753-9996

Last Updated: 6/10/2021

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