Attorney Stilley smiling in his office

I come from a family of lawyers. They influenced my going to law school and becoming an attorney. With a life-long passion for history & political science, I already had a strong appreciation for the law, and becoming an attorney was a natural fit for me.

I have a passion for helping others. I consider it an important calling in my life. Along with the services I provide at my firm, I volunteer with the civics program at a local high school, and am involved with my church. My passion for helping others drives my personal approach that I take with each client. I strive to provide fair and affordable services because I believe everyone deserves high quality legal representation. Honesty, compassion, and integrity are the core values of my firm, and I work hard every day to make sure those values are upheld. Whether someone is elderly and making end of life plans, or young and planning for their future, I can handle it all.

Areas of Focus

There are certain areas of the law I have dedicated my practice to. They are areas that allow me to really help my clients in a personal way:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Crisis Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Succession
  • Charitable Planning

With experience is all of these areas, I have the knowledge needed to help you fully understand the process of each so you can make informed decisions moving forward.

I value integrity and honesty, and my desire is to help people in all stages of life.


You Are My Priority

When clients come to me after a life-changing event, they are often overwhelmed, anxious, or in crisis. With empathy and understanding, I will listen to your story and proactively analyze the situation to determine all of your options so you can make informed decisions. 

What I Offer to You

Having my own firm allows me the freedom to spend more time with my clients than I would if I worked with a large firm. I use this time to get to know my clients, what their situation is, what their goals are, and exactly how I can help them. No two clients are the same, and I respect that. Every plan, every strategy is customized to your needs. When you work with me, you get quality legal services with personal attention. In addition, I strive to always offer the following:

  • Understanding and compassion
  • Time to process all of the information
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • A laid-back stress-free office environment
  • Expert legal counsel

Being able to make a difference is important to me. If you are in a crisis, I want to be the one to guide you through. If you have lost a loved one, I want to help your family put everything back together. And if you are preparing for the future, I am here to aid you in establishing a custom estate plan. Whatever you need, I am here to help.

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas State Bar, 2006
  • Missouri State Bar, 1982

Education

  • The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1982
  • William Jewell College, 1979

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member of Missouri and Kansas NAELA Chapters
  • National Business Institute Presenter
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • President of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Organization
  • Co-editor of William Jewel’s Newspaper