Areas of Practice
Texas A&M University, BS in Agricultural Development; 2000, Summa Cum Laude
Law School :
New York University School of Law, J.D., 2003
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. 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 in the Springfield office of a regional bank’s trust department. Prior to taking that position, Emily was a shareholder in a local Springfield firm, where she practiced in the estates and trusts practice area 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. She received both her Juris Doctor degree and L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Ms. Kembell is extremely active in the Springfield community, as she is currently serving as the Board President of Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and as a board member of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. She has previously served on several other local charitable boards. She was a prior Co-Chair of the Planning Committee of the Missouri Bar's Annual Estate, Trust & Elder Law Institute, a current member of Greene County Estate Planning Council (GCEPC), and a frequent speaker at several Missouri and Arkansas Bar Associations' CLE Courses.