Kirk C. Stange

Top Family Law Attorney in Clayton, Missouri
Stange Law Firm

120 S. Central Ave., Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105

When you’re faced with a family law matter and need help, you need an attorney that will always have your best interests in mind. Kirk Stange fights for his clients in every step of their family law case.  Kirk uses his vast experience and knowledge of family law in your case. You can trust that Kirk will tell you what you need to know and listen when you need someone to listen. Kirk has years of experience in family law as well as being a trained mediator, collaborative attorney and guardian ad litem. Using these skills, Kirk can guide you through any family law matter.

In 2007, Kirk founded Stange Law Firm, PC with his wife Paola and has worked diligently to grow the firm to what it is today.  In addition to practicing law, Kirk spends time educating attorneys and other law professionals at CLE Seminars through the National Business Institute, the Missouri Bar and other organizations.  He has even spoken at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on social media evidence for lawyers and judges.  Further, Kirk 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.Kirk earned his Juris Doctor form the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law and furthered his education by graduating from the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in 2006. He is now licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

o show for his experience more, Kirk authored a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2012 titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds).  Kirk published a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. Further, in 2015, Kirk authored another chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Published) titled: Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds).

Kirk also enjoys spending time volunteering for the community.  Kirk is on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Collaborative Family Law Association.  He also serves on the advisory council for Kids Rock Cancer, a music program for children with cancer. For his service to the community, Kirk, along with his wife, Paola, received the 2015 Making a Difference Award from Old Newsboys. Old Newsboys is a non-profit organization that has raised millions of dollars for hundreds of area children’s charities.

When he is not at work, Kirk enjoys spending time with his wife/partner, Paola, and their children.  Kirk also attends church, and is a member, at The Journey Tower Grove.  In his free time, Kirk also enjoys riding his boat on Carlyle Lake, playing indoor soccer, watching Cardinals’ baseball. St. Louis Blues’ hockey or St. Louis FC and Ambush soccer.  Additionally Kirk enjoys listening to Americana music (rock merged with folk, country and blues) and plays various musical instruments, including bass guitar and violin, and used to play in several local bands.

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • Illinois
Education:
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate - 2000
      • Honors: National Member, Order of the Barristers -- A National Honors Society
      • Honors: Regional Moot Court Team
      • Honors: Finalist, Fall Moot Court Competition
      • Honors: Board of Advocates, Executive Officer
  • Fontbonne University
    • B.A. - 1997
      • Honors: Dean's List, Member of the Pi Lambda Theta Honors Society
      • Honors: Secondary/Middle School Certification in Social Studies
      • Honors: Finalist, Fontbonne University Student Leader of the Year Award
Memberships:
  • Wildwood Chapter of Business Network International, Former President, 2004
    Family Law Section, Missouri Bar
  • Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Member
  • St. Louis Collaborative Family Law Association, Board of Directors
  • Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Graduate, 2006
    Collaborative Family Law Attorney
  • Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 - Present
Honors and Achievements:
  • Super Lawyers - 2016 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers - 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers - 2013 and 2014 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars for Family Law
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) - 2014 Top 40 under 40 Missouri Lawyers for Family Law
  • AVVO Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • Lead Counsel Rated For Divorce/Family Law, Lead Counsel, 2014 - Present
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), 2014-Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014-Present
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Missouri for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014-Present
  • Top Ranked U.S. Executives, National Council of American Executives, 2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) - Top 100 Family Lawyers in Missouri, 2015-Present
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence - Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri, 2015-Present
  • The National Advocates - Top 100 Lawyers, Matrimonial and Family Law, 2015-Present
  • Rue Ratings' - Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • The American Legal Institute - America's Top Attorneys, 2016
  • American Jurist Institute - 2016 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Missouri, 2016
Speaking Engagements:
  • Advanced Family Law (Non-Traditional Family Structures & Paternity Disputes, Contempt & Military Divorce, National Business Institute (3/11/11)
  • Handling Divorce Cases From Start To Finish (Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues and Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice , National Business Institute (5/17/12)
  • Annual Law Update - Family Law, Missouri Bar (6/28/12 in St. Charles)
  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z, National Business Institute (6/25/13) and (4/21/16)
  • Annual Law Update - Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/23/13 in St. Louis and 6/27/13 in St. Charles)
  • NBI National Webcast: Discovery Evidence and Divorce , National Business Institute (10/10/13, 6/10/14 and 2/4/16)
  • Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute (12/6/13)
  • NBI National Webcast: Juvenile Law, National Business Institute (4/22/14)
  • NBI National Audio Webcast: Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence in Divorce Litigation , National Business Institute (6/4/14)
  • Managing the Discovery Process: A Paralegal's Guide - Paralegal National Webcast, Institute for Paralegal Education (6/26/14 and 8/11/15)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements , Missouri Bar (3/14/14)
  • Discovery of Social Media Use and Other Electronic Evidence in Divorce: A Paralegal's Guide, Institute for Paralegal Education (6/23/14)
  • Annual Law Update - Family Law (5/22/14 in St. Louis and 06/27/14 in St. Charles), Missouri Bar
  • Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence for Lawyers and Judges, Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska (8/7/14)
  • Discovery and Admission of Social Media and Electronic Evidence, Missouri Bar Family Law Conference (8/2/14)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Drafting, Negotiations, Disputes, National Business Institute (10/23/14)
  • NBI National Webcast: Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce, National Business Institute (9/22/14)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence in Divorce Litigation, National Business Institute (6/4/14, 12/2/14, 6/16/15, 1/26/16 and 7/12/16)
  • The Paralegals Guide to Managing E-Discovery, Institute for Paralegal Education (11/20/14)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements, Missouri Bar (3/13/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced issues in Divorce, National Business Institute (3/20/15)
  • IPE National Webcast: Out of State Discovery for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education (4/7/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Divorce Law from A to Z, National Business Institute (6/16/15)
    Telephone Seminar: Adoptions and Name Changes, Missouri Bar (4/15/15)
  • Annual Law Update - Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/21/15 in St. Louis)
  • NBI National Teleconference: The Family Attorneys' Guide to DAPTs, National Business Institute (7/22/15)
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts, Strafford Publications Webinar (6/17/15)
  • Social Media & Electronic Evidence: Discovery & Admission, Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference (6/13/15)
  • Annual Law Update - Family Law, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (6/26/15 in St. Louis)
  • Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon Education (9/18/15)
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Drafting, Negotiations and Enforcement Disputes, Missouri Bar Family Law Conference (8/8/15)
  • A Paralegal's Guide: Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, Institute for Paralegal Education (11/5/2015 in St. Louis)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced Discovery in Divorce, National Business Institute (10/30/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Family Law Boot Camp, National Business Institute (12/9/15 and 12/10/15)
  • Missouri Bar lex | Port Tech Ex: Social Media Evidence & Discovery and Admission, Missouri Bar (10/27/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Handling Complex Family Law Issues (10/20/15 and 10/19/16)
  • Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques- Trial Skills Instructor, Emory University School of Law, April 29, 2016 - May 6, 2016
  • NBI Live Teleconference: Email Evidence in Divorce Litigation, National Business Institute (4/4/16)
  • Family Law Conference: Facebook Evidence in Divorce, Missouri Bar (8/4/16-8/6/16 in Branson, MO)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Dividing Businesses in Divorce, National Business Institute (4/25/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Family Law Litigation, National Business Institute (5/24/16)
  • NBI National Audio Webcast: Divorce Law: Top 5 Challenges, National Business Institute (5/17/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Discovery and Evidence in Divorce, National Business Institute (2/4/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced Divorce Law, National Business Institute (2/23/16)
    Annual Law Update - Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/26/16 in St. Louis and 6/24/16 in St. Charles)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements, Missouri Bar (4/1/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Challenging Experts in Divorce, National Business Institute (4/14/16)
  • Family Law Practice Webinar Series on Property Division, Half Moon Education (8/25/16)
  • Law Practice Management Series, Telephone Seminar: How to Build and Manage Success, Missouri Bar (6/28/16)
  • Family Law and Same-Sex Marriages: Divorce, Custody, Support & Embryos � Where It Stops � Nobody Knows , Missouri Bar (1/11/17-1/13/17)
  • Live Video Broadcast: Smart Phone, E-Mail, Social Media and Electronic Evidence in Family Law Litigation, MyLawCLE (6/8/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Business Valuation in Divorce, National Business Institute (9/1/2016)
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts, Strafford Publications (11/2/16)
  • Business Interests in Divorce Litigation, My Law CLE (10/06/16)
  • Smartphone, Text and Social Media Evidence in Family Law, National Business Institute (2/15/17)
  • Family Law: Navigating the Fundamentals, National Business Institute (10/28/16)
  • Email and Computer Evidence in Divorce, National Business Institute (3/09/17)
Publications:
  • Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds) , Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing), 2012
  • Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line , Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing), 2014
  • 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) , Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing), 2015
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