Awards

The Attorneys of Stange Law Firm, PC have received numerous awards and honors. They include:

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

Kirk Stange was selected to the list of Super Lawyers for Family Law by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015 and in 2016.  Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.  The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

Rising Stars

Several of our attorneys have been selected to list of Super Lawyer Rising Stars for Family Law. The honor is awarded through a strict selection process that includes nominations from peers, research, and peer evaluations.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor.  The attorneys who have been selected as Rising Stars are Paola Stange, John Kershman, Jillian Wood and  Jonathan Glassman. Kirk Stange was previously selected to Rising Stars in 2013 and 2014 before being name to Super Lawyers in 2015.

National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

Top 10 Attorney for Missouri Family Law

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys has recognized Kirk Stange and John Kershman as a Top 10 Attorney for Missouri Family Law. The NAFLA only selects the top attorneys through a rigorous independent research process. Less than the 1 percent of attorneys nationwide receive this honor.

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Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri Under 40

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys has recognized Paola Stange and Jonathan Glassman as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri Under 40. The National Academy of Family Law Attorney also recognized Jillian Wood as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Illinois Under 40. The NAFLA only selects the top attorneys through a rigorous independent research process. Less than the 1 percent of attorneys nationwide receive this honor.

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National Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers has selected Kirk Stange as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and stature.

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Top 40 under 40

The National Trial Lawyers has selected Paola Stange as one of the Top 40 Under 40. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and stature.

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American Society of Legal Advocates

Top 100 Family Lawyers in Missouri

The American Society of Legal Advocates has selected Kirk Stange as a Top 100 Family Lawyer in Missouri. This distinction is only awarded to less than 1.5 percent of attorneys nationwide. Attorneys selected for this award through a manual selection process through the review of fellow attorneys.

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Top 40 Under 40

The American Society of Legal Advocates has selected Paola Stange as a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney for Family Law in Missouri. This distinction is only awarded to less than 1.5 percent of attorneys nationwide. Attorneys selected for this award through a manual selection process through the review of fellow attorneys.

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Lead Counsel

Lead Counsel Rated

Many of our attorneys are Lead Counsel Rated, which is 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.  The Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC are Kirk Stange, Paola Stange, John Kershman, Jillian Wood, Jonathan Glassman, Timothy O'Grady, and Betsy Wirth.

To learn more about Lead Counsel Ratings and search our rated attorneys, visit Lead Counsel's website.

American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction

Kirk Stange and Kelly Davidzuk have been selected for 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Missouri for Client Satisfaction by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Lawyers chosen for this achievement have attained the high degree of professional achievement in the field of law while maintaining a high rate of client satisfaction.

To view the Top 10 list and learn more,  visit The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys' website.

10 Best Family Law Attorney in Missouri under 40 for Client Satisfaction

Paola Stange has been selected for 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Missouri Under 40 for Client Satisfaction by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Lawyers chosen for this achievement have attained the high degree of professional achievement in the field of law while maintaining a high rate of client satisfaction.

To view the Top 10 list and learn more, visit The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys' website.

10 Best Family Law Attorney in Illinois for Client Satisfaction

Timothy O'Grady and Kristin Olson have been selected for 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Illinois for Client Satisfaction by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Lawyers chosen for this award have attained a high degree of professional achievement along with maintaining a high rate of client satisfaction.

To view the Top 10 list and learn more, visit The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys' website.

10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction

Stange Law Firm, PC has been recognized as a 10 Best Law Firm in Missouri for Client Satisfaction. Only law firms that demonstrate the highest degree of client satisfaction are recognized for this award.

To view the Top 10 list and learn more, visit The American Institute of Family Law Attorney's website.

Avvo

Avvo ratings are achieved through industry recognition, experience and peer endorsements.

"Superb" Rating

The following attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC hold a Superb Rating on avvo.com

  • Kirk Stange
  • Paola Stange
  • John Kershman
  • Jillian Wood
  • Kelly Davidzuk
  • Timothy O'Grady
  • Jonathan Glassman

"Excellent" Rating

The following attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC hold an Excellent Rating on avvo.com

  • Eric Sexton
  • Betsy Wirth
  • Ward Rowe
  • Shanie Stein
  • Kevin O'Reilly
  • H. Edward Ryals
  • Erika Eliason
  • Chelsea Merta
  • Shanie Stein
  • Regina Wells

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Top One Percent

Paola Stange, John Kershman and Timothy O'Grady have been selected as the Top One Percent of as one of the nation's top attorneys.  The National Association of Distinguished Counsel. For consideration, attorneys must go through a highly selective process. Members are vetted by a research team, a blue ribbon panel of attorneys, and a judicial review board. This honor is only awarded to the top one percent of attorneys in the United States.

To learn more about this award, visit The National Association of Distinguished Counsel's website.

National Academy of Jurisprudence

Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri

Kirk Stange was recognized as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri by The American Academy of Trial Attorneys. This is an invitation-only award and is extended exclusively to those trial attorneys who have met stringent qualifications and who have shown exemplary representation of their clients.

To learn more about this award, visit The National Academy of Jurisprudence's website.

Adjunct Professors at Law Schools

Kirk Stange and Paola Stange are adjunct professors at Emory University School of Law.  John Kershman is an adjuct professor at Washington University School of Law.

National Council of American Executives

Top Ranked U.S. Executives

Kirk Stange was selected to the list of Top Ranked U.S. Executives in 2014 by the National Council of American Executives. This recognition is only awarded to the top 10 percent out of hundreds of thousands of executives in America. The award only goes to successful individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence with multiple mentions from trade groups, peers, clients, and the press.

To learn more about this award, visit the National Council of American Executives' website.

The National Advocates

Top 40 under 40

The National Advocates has selected Paola Stange and Kelly Davidzuk as a Top 40 Attorney under 40 for Missouri. Attorneys selected to this award must exemplify superior qualifications and leadership as a young attorney. The selection process is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

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Top 100 Lawyers

Kirk Stange and John Kershman were selected as Top 100 Lawyers for Missouri for Matrimonial and Family Law. Attorneys who are invited to receive this award must exemplify superior qualifications in their state of practice. The selection process is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

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American Jurist Institute

Top 10 Family Law Attorneys for Missouri

Kirk and Paola Stange was selected as Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Missouri in 2016 for American Juris Institute. The American Jurist Institute only accept attorneys who have exhibited the highest level of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise success and professionalism in the practice of law.

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The American Legal Institute

America's Top Attorneys

In 2016, Kirk Stange was named to the list of America's Top Attorneys by The American Legal Institute. Nominations for this award are based off of peer recommendations. The American Legal Institute is one of the oldest and most highly-respected guides to the legal profession worldwide.

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Top American Lawyers

Kirk and Paola Stange are Lifetime Charter members of the Top American Lawyers. To become a part of the Top American Lawyers, the members are selected based on numerous traits that our organization has found exemplifies the Top American Lawyers. Grit, determination, perseverance, client-commitment, professionalism and ethics are just a few of the qualities that Top American Lawyers require to become a member of their esteemed organization.

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Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America

Kirk and Paola Stange were selected to the list of Best Attorneys of America. Invitations to be a member are based on a variety of factors, including, experience, reputation, honors, legal activities, involvement in State Bar Associations, published articles and more. Only 100 attorneys in each state are chosen to be a member. Both Kirk and Paola Stange are lifetime charter members.

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National League of Renowned Attorneys

Kirk and Paola Stange were both selected to become members of the National League of Renowned Attorneys. There is a selection process that includes many considerations, including: commitment to professionalism anad ethics in the practice of law as evidenced by their good standing with the state bar, certifications as recognized by state bar associations or other notable organizations, professional achievements, and online and local reputations and rankings as demonstrated by regular attorney ranking process.

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Acquisition International

Business Elite 2016

Stange Law Firm, PC was named as "Business Elite 2016" by Acquisition International. To receive this recognition, each and every nomination is subject to a lengthy and in-depth assessment process, to enable AI Globale to seperate the truly remarkable from their peers. There is a comprehensive judgement process that is behind each selection of each award. This comprehensive selection and judging process ensures that AI Global awards are always a true representation of the market in question and that all of our winners are truly at the cutting edge of their respective industries.

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Law Firm 500

The 2016 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree

Stange Law Firm, PC has been named a Law Firm 500 Award Honoree, ranking in the top one-hundred fastest growing law firms in America. Stange Law Firm, PC ranks 58 out of 100, with a growth of 79.22% over the last three years.

To make the Law Firm 500 Honoree list, the firm is evaluated and ranked in order, based on gross revenues of the previous three years. To achieve these impressive inclines, numerous firms reported having changed their approach and thinking on how to manage a law firm.

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The Lawyers of Distinction

Founding Partners, Kirk and Paola Stange, have been awarded "The Lawyers of Discinction". All attorneys who meet the criteria of the screening process have demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence, placing them in the top 10% of all attorneys in the United States. Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership to more than 10% of attorneys in any given state.

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Speaking Engagements

The Founding Partners at Stange Law Firm, PC, and other firm employees, have also donated significant time in helping to put on numerous Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars for other attorneys and legal professionals. Some of the organizations include:

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