Faculty Profiles - Adjunct Professors

Kirk C. Stange

Kirk C. Stange

Adjunct Professor

Kirk Stange has years of experience in family law as well as being a trained mediator, collaborative attorney and guardian ad litem. In 2007, Kirk founded Stange Law Firm, PC with his wife Paola and has worked diligently to grow the firm to what it is today.  In addition to practicing law, Kirk spends time educating attorneys and other law professionals at CLE Seminars through the National Business Institute, the Missouri Bar and other organizations.  He has even spoken at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on social media evidence for lawyers and judges.  Further, Kirk is part of the 2016 Emory University School of Law Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques where he will be serving as faculty in the role of a trial skills instructor. 

Kirk earned his Juris Doctor form the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law and furthered his education by graduating from the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in 2006. He is now licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas (inactive) and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. 

Through his dedication to clients and their family law cases, Kirk has been recognized for numerous awards including: 

  • Super Lawyers - 2015 to Present - Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers - 2014 and 2013 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars for Family Law 
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri - National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), 2014 - Present

Kirk authored a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2012 titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds).  Kirk published a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. Further, in 2015, Kirk authored another chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Published) titled: Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds).   

Kirk is on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Collaborative Family Law Association.  He also serves on the advisory council for Kids Rock Cancer, a music program for children with cancer. For his service to the community, Kirk, along with his wife, Paola, received the 2015 Making a Difference Award from Old Newsboys. Old Newsboys is a non-profit organization that has raised millions of dollars for hundreds of area children's charities.