WILLIAM D. STILLEY, ESQ.
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:
Probate & Trust Administration
Estate Tax Planning
Special Needs Planning
Wills & Trusts
Medicaid Crisis 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
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.
Kansas State Bar, 2006
Missouri State Bar, 1982
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