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The Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC

Since our St. Louis, Missouri, law firm was founded in 2007 by Kirk and Paola Stange, we have worked hard to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Kirk Stange AttorneyKirk Stange, Esq. is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Stange has appeared in numerous complex domestic cases in Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Stange has spoken at CLE seminars for other attorneys through the Missouri Bar and National Business Institute. Mr. Stange has received numerous awards, including Super Lawyer Rising Star for Family Law in 2013 and 2014Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys; Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers; Top 100 Missouri Family Lawyer by ASLA; Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce/Family Law; "10 Best" for Client Satisfaction in Missouri by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys; "Top Ranked U.S. Executives" in 2014 by the National Council of American Executives; and 10.0/10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. Mr. Stange 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). He released a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. Mr. Stange is also on the Advisory Council for Kids Rock Cancer.

Paola Stange Paola Stange, Esq. is licensed in Missouri and Georgia. Mrs. Stange has focused her practice entirely on family law. She is a trained collaborative law attorney, mediator and guardian ad litem. Mrs. Stange has received numerous awards, including Super Lawyer Rising Star in for Family Law in 2013 and 2014; Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers; Top 10 Under 40 for Missouri Family Law by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys; Top 40 Under 40 for Missouri Family Law by ASLA; "10 Best Under 40" for Client Satisfaction in Missouri by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys; Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce/Family Law; and 10.0/10.0 Superb AVVO Rating. Mrs. Stange was selected by St. Louis County Judges in 2011 as one of five to win the Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award. She served on the St. Louis County Circuit Court Rules Committee, in 2010, where new local court rules in family law cases were adopted. Mrs. Stange has been a commentator and speaker at various CLE Seminars.

Regional Team Leader of Stange Law Firm Offices:

John Shrunk John Kershman, Esq. - Mr. Kershman is a Senior Regional Team Leader of the West/Central Region of Stange Law Firm, PC, in the St. Louis County (Brentwood), St. Charles, West St. Louis County (Ellisville), Franklin County (Union) and Lincoln County (Troy) Offices. Mr. Kershman received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law. Mr. Kershman is licensed in Missouri. Mr. Kershman was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for Family Law in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of the top up-and-coming lawyers in the State of Missouri. Mr. Kershman is also Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce/Family Law. Additionally, Mr. Kershman is also an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law.

Jillian Shrunk Jillian Wood, Esq. - Ms. Wood is a Regional Team Leader of the East Region of Stange Law Firm, PC, in the St. Clair County (Belleville), Madison County (Edwardsville) and Monroe County (Waterloo), by appointment only, offices. Ms. Wood received her J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. Ms. Wood has substantial family law experience and has focused her practice solely on family law. Ms. Wood has submitted and argued appeals before various appellate courts. Ms. Wood is also Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce Law.

Full biographies of all our attorneys listed below:

We also have a great support staff to assist you in your case, including:

Rebecca Terry - Office Administrator

Anthony Finder - Finance Director

Mary Millender - Human Resource Coordinator

Gary Smith - Services and Facilities Coordinator

Trisha Boyer - Client Intake Director

Elizabeth Moonier - Client Care Coordinator

Brenna Koonce - Marketing Coordinator

Paralegals and Legal Assistants: Cayla Chadd, Casie Galczynski, Irma Osmancevic, Michelle Bazile-May, Jessica Denton, Brandy Buxton, Angela Mullins and Laura Lambert. Receptionists: Trina Clark and Sophea Carrico. Law Clerks: Rachel Schaefer, Rachel Shklar and Amanda Swysgood.

Client Care Assistant: Janelle Tharpe.  Human Resource Assistant: Peter Johnson.  Billing Clerks: James Stange, Sr. and Josephine Jones. Client Intake Assistants: Circe Colyer and Janea Mann.

NOTE: If you are interested in a job opportunity at Stange Law Firm, go to our Careers Page.

Contact us online or by phone to schedule a confidential half-hour consultation at any of our convenient locations in Missouri in St. Louis County (Brentwood), St. Charles, Jefferson County (Arnold), Franklin County (Union), Lincoln County (Troy), West St. Louis County (Ellisville) and St. Louis City (by appointment only); and in Illinois in St. Clair County (Belleville), Monroe County (Waterloo) and Madison County (Edwardsville).

Saint Louis County, MO: 314-963-4700 Click to learn more about this location.

West St. Louis County, MO: 636-200-6400 Click to learn more about this location.

Jefferson County (Arnold), MO: 636-296-3060 Click to learn more about this location.

St. Charles, MO: 636-940-5900 Click to learn more about this location.

Franklin County (Union), MO: 636-388-0700 Click to learn more about this location.

Lincoln County (Troy), MO: 636-487-0088 Click to learn more about this location.

Saint Louis City, MO (by appointment only): 314-499-8340 Click to learn more about this location.

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL: 618-310-3711 Click to learn more about this location

Madison County (Edwardsville), IL: 618-307-7100 click to learn more about this location

Monroe County (Waterloo), IL Office (by appointment only): 618-208-0587 Click to learn more about this location.