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The law firm of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC, is very pleased to announce the opening of its third office, located at 3230 E. Ridgeview in Springfield, Missouri, on August 8, 2016. The firm is equally pleased to announce that Emily J. Kembell will join the Firm as Of Counsel, effective August 8, 2016, in the firm’s Springfield office. Ms. Kembell will focus her practice on estate planning of all types, trust and probate administration, transfer tax planning and adult and minor guardianships.

"We are absolutely thrilled to add Emily to our team, and to open an office in Springfield, one of the fastest growing markets in the country,” said Robert Kirkland, President of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC. “We have great respect for our colleagues who practice in the trusts and estates area in the southwest Missouri region, and we look forward to joining them in serving this important market. Emily is the perfect person to lead the firm’s efforts in this area going forward.”

“I cannot contain my excitement about joining Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC.,” said Emily Kembell. “I have been given a very special opportunity at KWM to work with some of the best in the estate planning business to serve clients in Southwest Missouri.”

Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC has existing offices in Liberty, 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. The three named shareholders of the firm are active Fellows of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel


Robert K. Kirkland

Estates, Trusts & Fiduciary Litigation

Richard D. Woods

Estates, Trusts & Real Estate

Scott K. Martinsen

Estates, Trusts & Fiduciary Litigation

Daniel P. Wheeler

Estates and Trusts, Fiduciary Litigation, Mediation

Robert T. Steinkamp

Business Law & Mediation

Nikki Frerker

Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration

Michelle Burge

Probate Administration, Fiduciary Litigation

Emily J. Kembell

Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Transfer Tax Planning, Adult & Minor Guardianships

Catherine Moore

Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration and Mediation

Alice M. Haseltine

Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration

Rochelle B. Falk

Estate Planning, Probate, Estate Administration & Fiduciary Litigation

Amy DeGraeve

Estate, Probate, Trusts & Fiduciary Litigation

Aaron K. Kirkland

Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Adult & Minor Guardianships, & Fiduciary Litigation

American College of Trust & Estate Counsel Best Lawyers Super Lawyers
KWM Areas of Practice
Estates & Trusts
Real Estate Law
Fiduciary Litigation
Business Law