Stephanie M. Smith (Prairie Village, Kansas)
Stephanie M. Smith (Prairie Village, Kansas)

Stephanie M. Smith

Licensed for 36 years

Practice Area: Estate Planning, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Probate 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
Awards
AV Preeminent
Attorney at firm Stephanie M. Smith Chartered
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913-608-8739

Stephanie M. Smith

913-608-8739

Serving Prairie Village, KS view address

Partner at firm Stephanie M. Smith Chartered

Serving Prairie Village, KS view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Stephanie M. Smith

Stephanie M. Smith practices primarily in the area of estate planning law. She received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services from Georgetown University in 1977 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980. She is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri, as well as holding inactive licenses in Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. Ms. Smith is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, the Kansas City Estate Planning Council, the Mid-America Planned Giving Council, the Kansas Women Attorneys Association and the American, Kansas and Johnson  County Bar Associations.


Ms. Smith was born in Manhattan, Kansas and grew up in the Shawnee Miss...

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Stephanie M. Smith practices primarily in the area of estate planning law. She received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services from Georgetown University in 1977 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980. She is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri, as well as holding inactive licenses in Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. Ms. Smith is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, the Kansas City Estate Planning Council, the Mid-America Planned Giving Council, the Kansas Women Attorneys Association and the American, Kansas and Johnson  County Bar Associations.


Ms. Smith was born in Manhattan, Kansas and grew up in the Shawnee Mission area, graduating from Shawnee Mission South High School in 1973. She returned to the Kansas City area in 1997, after practicing law in Nevada and Colorado for 17 years, and opened the firm of Stephanie M. Smith, Chartered, in Prairie Village. 

Ms. Smith also finds time to work with community organizations such as the Central Exchange, the  Center for Practical Bioethics, and the Overland Park Gardeners of America Club. She serves as Co-President of the Greater Kansas City Fiber Guild.  She is a past member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of America of the Midcontinent Council, the Mid-America Planned Giving Council, the St. Ann's Endlowment Committee and on the Planned Giving Advisory Committee for Rockhurst University.


In her free time Ms. Smith enjoys the outdoors, gardening, fiber arts, spending time with her family, cooking, and supporting local food and sustainable agriculture.


 

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      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1980, Colorado
      1985, Nevada (inactive) and Arizona
      1997, Kansas
      1998, Missouri
      Law School Attended
      University of Michigan Law School
      Class of 1980
      J.D.
      cum laude
      University Attended
      Georgetown University
      Class of 1977
      B.S.
      Foreign Services

      Areas of Law

      • Estate Planning
      • Guardianship and Conservatorship
      • Probate
      • Trusts and Estates
      • Wills

      Pro Bono

      I provide pro bono services through referrals from Kansas Legal Aid.

      • Guardianship and Conservatorship
      • Probate
      • Wills