Liberty, MO Office: 816.792.8300 | Overland Park, KS Office: 913.469.0900 | Springfield, MO Office: 417.893.5288
In January, 2001, Richard D. ("Dick") Woods joined the Firm as a Shareholder, and the Firm's name was changed to Kirkland & Woods, P.C. Dick had also been a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, where he practiced for over 25 years. While the Firm maintained its Liberty location, it also opened a second office in Overland Park, Kansas, located at 6201 College Boulevard, Suite 250.
In September, 2005, the Firm's Liberty office was moved to its present address, at 132 Westwoods Drive, Liberty, Missouri, still in the Seaport Office Complex.
In February, 2011, Scott K. Martinsen, formerly a long-time partner of the Husch Blackwell firm in their Kansas City office, joined the Firm as a Shareholder. The firm's name was changed to Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC. Scott practices in both offices, offices primarily in Overland Park, and concentrates his practice in planning for high net worth families and in fiduciary litigation
In November 2014, Daniel P. Wheeler, the former Probate Commissioner of the Jackson County Missouri Circuit Court, joined the firm as Of Counsel, and began a concentrated effort of growing the firm's fiduciary litigation practice. One result of this was the hiring of Michelle Burge as Of Counsel, and Heather Hall as an associate, both of whom concentrate 100% of their efforts in this area. Dan became a shareholder of the firm in January 2016."
In January 2016, the firm moved its Overland Park office to 5901 College Boulevard, Suite 280. The firm then opened its third office in August 2016, in Springfield, Missouri, and hired Springfield native Emily Kembell as of counsel and the attorney to lead the firm's efforts in this new market.