Keith W. Brunstrom

Keith W. Brunstrom (Ashland, Missouri)

Keith W. Brunstrom

Attorney in Ashland, MO

Keith W. Brunstrom is an attorney and shareholder in Brunstrom Law Office, P.C. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia (B.S. in Agriculture, 1984), and the University of Colorado School of Law (J.D. with Emphasis in Taxation 1988). Keith was with a law firm in Jefferson City, Missouri from September 1988 through April 2002. In May 2002, Keith returned to his roots, opening an office in his home town of Ashland, Missouri - his practice is based in central Missouri, with major emphasis in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs trusts, and planning for persons with disabilities, as well as probate and trust administration and business planning. He has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) since 2001 and served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (MoNAELA) from 2003-06, and served as Chapter Treasurer (2006-07), Secretary (2007-08), President-Elect (2008-09), President (2009-10), and Immediate Past-President (2010-11). Keith has been a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys since 1988 and served on its Board of Governors from 1998 to 2003. He is also a member of The Missouri Bar; American Bar Association; Boone County Bar Association; and Cole County Bar Association. Mr. Brunstrom is a frequent speaker on legal issues concerning estate planning, probate and elder law. Keith was recognized by MoNAELA as the Outstanding Elder Law Attorney of the Year for 2004-05; and received MoNAELA's Outstanding Achievement Award in 2005

Reported Cases: Lett v. City of St. Louis, 24 S.W.3d 157 (Mo.App. E.D., Apr; 25, 2000) (NO. ED76879); Kellar v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 987; S.W.2d 452 (Mo.App. W.D., Feb. 16, 1999) (NO. WD55762, WD55848); Missouri Consol. Health Care Plan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri, 985; S.W.2d 903 (Mo.App. W.D., Jan. 12, 1999) (NO. WD 56057); Lett v. City of; St. Louis, 948 S.W.2d 614 (Mo.App. E.D., Feb. 27, 1996) (NO. 67990,; 67999); Hopkins v. City of Kansas City, Mo., 894 S.W.2d 156 (Mo., Feb. 21,; 1995) (NO. 77240); Lynch v. Public School Retirement System of Missouri,; Bd. Of Trustees, 27 F.3d 336, 92 Ed. Law Rep. 793 (8th Cir. (Mo.), Jun 20,; 1994) (NO. 93-3357). Awards & Recognition: Martindale Hubbell AV Rated

(573) 657-5755

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate
  • Business Planning
  • Corporate
  • Limited Liability Company Law
Ratings

Overall Client Rating

in Trusts and Estates, Family Law and General Practice
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
4.8
  • Data based on 4 reviews
  • Recommended by 4 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 03/03/16
Posted by a Consumer on 03/03/16
4.8 out of 5.0
Would highly recommend
Posted by a Consumer on 06/18/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Very impressive.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/28/11
5.0 out of 5.0
Keith is of high integrity and is very professional. He has been my attorney for years and I trust him to handle all of my legal needs.
AV Rated
4.8/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, General Practice, Aged and Aging, Business Law, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Trust Planning, Personal Injury, Tort Liability and Elder Care
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.8/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.8/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.7/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (32)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/24/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I've known Mr. Brunstrom for over a decade and cannot recommend him more highly. He is extremely knowledgeable, has exceptional analytical ability and judgment, and is a great lawyer.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 01/25/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/14/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/13/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/13/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/03/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Keith is beyond reproach. Excellent in all areas of the law and a very highly respected individual.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 01/03/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
An excellent attorney
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/27/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Keith is a very bright lawyer who deserves the highest rating.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/27/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have personally worked with Mr. Brunstrom and found him to be very capable and knowledgeable.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 12/20/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Keith is a top flight lawyer
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 12/20/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/20/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/20/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Again, Keith is known throughout Missouri as an expert on such issues, particulalry special needs trusts, etc.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/20/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known Keith professinoally for over a decade, have worked with him on cases, and have referred countless clients to him. He is known throughout the state as an expert in his field given his exceptional understanding of the many intricate issues in his specialty, and I cannot recommend him more highly. His ethics are beyond reproach, as he is known for such issues. In fact, if anyone scores hiim less than "excellent" they either don't know him or do not appreciate his abilities
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 12/20/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/20/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Keith is a great lawyer who serves his clients well.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/18/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/18/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/03/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/03/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/03/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Keith is known throughout the state of Missouri as an exceptional lawyer with comprehensive knowledge of estates, trusts, and peripheral issues dealing with all aspects of estate planning, specialized trusts. He meets the highest ethical standards, and is a top notch attorney.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 12/18/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent lawyer. He is the first name I give to my clients in need of estate planning services.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 08/16/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 12/26/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/19/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/18/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1988, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
1989, U.S. Tax Court
1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
1994, U.S. Supreme Court
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Colorado at Boulder
Class of 1988
J.D.
with emphasis in Taxation
University Attended
University of Missouri at Columbia
Class of 1984
B.S.
Birth Information
Born in 1960
Jefferson City, Missouri, February 15, 1960
Associations & Memberships
The Missouri Bar; American Bar Association; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Member, Board of Directors, Missouri Chapter, 2003-); Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors, 1998-2003).
Representative Cases
Lett v. City of St. Louis, 24 S.W.3d 157 (Mo.App. E.D., Apr 25, 2000) (NO. ED76879); Kellar v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 987 S.W.2d 452 (Mo.App. W.D., Feb. 16, 1999) (NO. WD55762, WD55848); Missouri Consol. Health Care Plan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri, 985 S.W.2d 903 (Mo.App. W.D., Jan. 12, 1999) (NO. WD 56057); Lett v. City of St. Louis, 948 S.W.2d 614 (Mo.App. E.D., Feb. 27, 1996) (NO. 67990, 67999); Hopkins v. City of Kansas City, Mo., 894 S.W.2d 156 (Mo., Feb. 21, 1995) (NO. 77240); Lynch v. Public School Retirement System of Missouri, Bd. Of Trustees, 27 F.3d 336, 92 Ed. Law Rep. 793 (8th Cir. (Mo.), Jun 20, 1994) (NO. 93-3357).

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Contact Information
Firm Address
Brunstrom Law Office, P.C.
P.O. Box 227,
Ashland, MO 65010
U.S.A.
Phone
(573) 657-5755
Fax
(573) 657-5297
Office Information
Office Information
Keith W. Brunstrom
Member
Brunstrom Law Office, P.C.
P.O. Box 227,
Ashland, MO 65010

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