Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP is pleased to announce that ten of its attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as leaders in the legal profession for 2022. Eight of those KWM attorneys were listed in the 2022 Best Lawyers list. Of those eight, KWM partners Emily Kembell and Dan Wheeler were also recognized as the "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective practices and locations. Finally, two KWM attorneys were listed in the 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. In addition to the individual recognition, KWM was the "Top Listed" law firm for Litigation - Trust and Estates in Missouri having more attorneys (5) ranked by Best Lawyers in that practice area than any other firm.
Since it was first published more than three decades ago, Best Lawyers has become a definitive guide to legal excellence, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. "We are thrilled with the recognition of our attorneys by Best Lawyers" says KWM founding partner Bob Kirkland. "These recognitions are a testament to our firm and our attorneys' commitment to client and community service."
Those attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers are:
Those attorneys recognized as "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers are:
Those attorneys recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers are:
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The law firm of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP is very pleased to announce the promotions of Alice M. Haseltine and Andrew M. Mitchell to Partners of the firm. Ms. Haseltine will continue to focus on estate planning, transfer tax planning, and advising fiduciaries in trust and probate administration from the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas office. Mr. Mitchell will continue to focus on estate, wealth transfer, asset protection, and business succession planning as well as advising fiduciaries in trust and probate administration from the firm’s Clayton, Missouri office.
"We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Alice and Andrew as Partners in the firm, and we look forward to their continued excellence in providing legal services to our clients,” said Robert Kirkland, Founding Partner of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP.
Ms. Haseltine received her J.D. from the University of Missouri, cum laude, in 2015, and has practiced with the firm since her graduation. She is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas.
Mr. Mitchell received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2006, where he served on the Kentucky Law Journal. Andrew was selected by Super Lawyers in 2020 and by Best Lawyers for their 2021 edition. He is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky.
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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Five lawyers from Kirkland, Woods & Martinsen, LLP were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.
We are pleased to announce Bob Kirkland, Scott Martinsen, Dan Wheeler, John Challis and Dick Woods have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.
Best Lawyers®, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession, announced the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America on August 15, 2019. Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America© publication were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 146 practice areas. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
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