Areas of Practice
Texas A&M University, BS in Agricultural Development; 2000, Summa Cum Laude
Law School :
New York University School of Law, 2003, JD.
New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2006
New York (2003)
Emily Kembell is a partner in the law firm of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP, which opened its third office, located in Springfield, Missouri, in 2016. Ms. Kembell focuses her practice on estate planning of all types, trust and probate administration, transfer tax planning, issues relating to business succession planning, and adult and minor guardianships. Emily is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”).
Prior to joining KWM, Ms. Kembell served as Chief Regional Administrative Officer and Trust Counsel for Simmons Wealth Management in its Springfield office (formerly Trust Company of the Ozarks). Prior to taking that position in July 2014, Emily was a shareholder in the Springfield law firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C., where she practiced in the estates and trusts practice areas for several years. Ms. Kembell began her legal career in New York City with the law firms of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, LLP and McLaughlin & Stern, LLP. She came home to Springfield in 2007.
A Springfield native, Ms. Kembell received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University where she graduated summa cum laude in 2000. She received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 2003. She also received her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 2006.
Kembell is extremely active in the Springfield community, as she is a Board member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation, a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, a current board member of the Child Advocacy Center and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and a frequent volunteer at the SMBA's Legal Clinic of The Fairbanks in Springfield. She was also a Co-Chair of the Planning Committee of the Missouri Bar's 2018 and 2019 Annual Estate, Trust & Elder Law Institute, a member of Greene County Estate Planning Council (GCEPC), and a frequent speaker at several Missouri and Arkansas Bar Associations' CLE Courses.