The law firm of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP is very pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Kirkland to Partner. Aaron will continue to focus on estate and trust litigation from the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas office.
"We are very happy to welcome Aaron as a Partner in the firm, and we look forward to his continued excellence in providing legal services to our clients,” said John Challis, Partner with Kirkland Woods & Martinsen.
Aaron received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, summa cum laude, in 2008, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review. Aaron was selected by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2021 and recently graduated from the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas. Since joining Kirkland Woods & Martinsen in 2017, Aaron has tried trust contest cases in multiple Missouri courtrooms and handled appeals in the Missouri Courts of Appeal for the Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts in matters involving no-contest clauses, powers of attorney, trust administration, and breach of fiduciary duty. On the Kansas side, Aaron recently obtained summary judgment in two separate cases involving claims against a trustee for breach of trust and allegations of damages exceeding $10 million.
To learn more about Aaron's practice, please visit his bio or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-469-0900
Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP has offices in Liberty, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, Clayton, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. The firm has, since its founding in 2000, concentrated its practice in trusts and estates law, with capacity in closely-held corporate and real estate law as well. Six of the firm’s eighteen attorneys are active Fellows of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”).
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