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 July, 2009, the Firm added Robert T. Steinkamp, as Of Counsel. Bob was a founding partner of the Kansas City law firm of Beckett & Steinkamp, and later served as General Counsel for Applebee's International for approximately fourteen (14) years. Bob concentrates his practice in general business and corporate matters, including mediation of business and contract disputes. Bob offices primarily in the Liberty office.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.