About Anne Kiske – Family Law

I am passionate about helping you through all of your life transitions – from cradle to grave. I’ve been an attorney since 1994, when I was graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. I first began the practice of law in Scott County, Missouri as the only public defender assigned to the entire county. After two years in the rural area, my family and I moved to the Kansas City metro area where I joined the Department of Social Services representing the Children’s Division in child abuse and neglect cases. After 8 years with the Department of Social Services, I joined the Earnshaw Hobbs Law Firm PC to continuing and broaden my advocacy skills on behalf of families and children. After almost 6 years with Earnshaw Hobbs, I opened my own firm, Kiske Law Office, LLC, in Zona Rosa. I am licensed in both Missouri and Kansas (and hold an inactive license in Illinois). Because I also like to challenge myself, I am usually engaged in one or two large “extra-curricular” activities. Currently, I am privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for MARCH mediation. I am also a member of the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts, and I have received the AVVO client’s choice award for Family Law in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In my “free time” I volunteer for a hospice organization where I play flute duets for patients in hospice.

I am also grateful for my personal life experiences that have enabled me to be empathetic with my clients. I have personally been through a divorce with children, experienced the death of a parent, and many of the life transitions that we all experience.

At the Kiske Law Office, LLC, I am responsible for child custody cases, child abuse cases, divorces, paternities, guardianships, and traffic matters, and simple estate planning. I developed the Mobile Lawyer Services to more effectively meet the needs of our aging and disabled clients. I truly enjoy helping clients resolve their parenting and other legal issues. I am grateful for the opportunity to counsel clients on issues related to their family, children and loved ones.

JD, Washington University in St. Louis, 1994
ABA award for Administrative Law, Women’s Law Caucus
BA, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, 1989
Graduated Summa Cum Laude and the Honors Program. Majored in History, Minor in Economics


Missouri, 1994
Illinois, 1995 (license inactive)
Kansas, 2013

Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts
MARCH Mediation
American Institute of Family Law Attorney’s Award: Top 10 Best Law Firms in Client Satisfaction

2014 Avvo Client Choice Award
2014 Avvo Featured Attorney Family Law
2015 Avvo Client Choice Award
2015 American Institute of Family Law Attorney’s Individual award for client satisfaction.
2015-2016 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction
2016  American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award
2017 Lawyers of Distinction Top 10% in the USA

England v. England
A.B., Appellant v. JUVENILE OFFICER, Respondent

2015-2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Law Firms
2015-2016 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction
2015-2017  American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Law Firms for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
2016 Divorce Lawyer Kansas City Award

Amanda (“Mandy”) Showalter
I joined the Kiske Law Office, LLC in 2013 as an associated attorney where I also work to help you through your life transitions. I was graduated from UMKC Law School with honors in 2009. I was awarded the John R. Specca award for excellence in the study of family law. I am honored to have been a member of the Family Law Moot Court Team and a staff member on the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I first began my practice by clerking for the Hon. Commissioner Sherrill Rosen in Independence, MO. This gave me a broad and firm foundation in litigation in the area of Family Law. When my clerkship ended I was privileged to practice at a boutique probate firm in the Liberty area where I learned from some of the most experienced and best known probate attorneys in the area. I was saddened when the lawyers there all retired and the firm closed, however I recognize that because of my experience at that firm I have a robust knowledge of the probate laws. Subsequently I opened my own firm, Showalter Law, and joined Kiske Law Office, LLC in the fall of 2013.

As an attorney who has been through the divorce process herself, I fully understand how emotionally challenging family law matters can be. I work hard to empower you in your time of need by fighting for your family with dignity and compassion. I value direct communication and will ensure you are always able to communicate with me. I also always provide you with candid legal advice and innovative advocacy in any type of family law or probate matter.

I am excited to join Anne at the Kiske Law Office, LLC and to offer comprehensive Family and Probate Law services to our clients.

JD, UMKC School of Law, 2009 with honors
John R. Specca award for excellence in Family Law
BA, Psychology, Truman State University with distinction 2006


Missouri Bar
Kansas Bar
Clay County Bar
CASA – Volunteer Attorney of the Year on behalf of abused children for 2013
Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts

2015 National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Award for Top 10 (Under 40) Family Law Attorneys
2016 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award
2016 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award

I am fortunate to have had article an article accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law.
“What’s Yours is Mine” Inadvertant Disclosure of Electronically Stored Privileged Information, 23 J. Am. Acad. Matrimonial Law. 177, 2010

Nancy Melton
I have been practicing law since 1975 when I was graduated with distinction from the UMKC Law School. I immediately clerked for the Honorable Judge Ronald Sommerville at the Missouri Court of Appeals. After the clerkship ended, I began my courtroom practice at Legal Aide of Western Missouri where I represented clients in family law issues and landlord tenant issues. I transitioned to private practice in the area of workers compensation. After a time, I realized that family law was the area of law that I liked the best, and I was fortunate to obtain a position with the State of Missouri, Children’s Division, practicing in the area of child abuse and neglect and elder abuse and neglect. I was eventually promoted to manage the office of 7 attorneys. When I became tired of management responsibilities and desired to return to the courtroom, I transitioned to the office of the Attorney for the Juvenile Officer in Jackson County, Missouri where I headed up the abuse and neglect trial team. I retired in June 2017 and took a months long trip to Europe. When I returned, Anne asked me to join Kiske Law Office and I couldn’t refuse. I joined Kiske Law Office in January 2018. I have a grown son and am divorced myself. I am grateful for this additional opportunity to serve families going through the trauma of divorce or related family law issues.

UMKC Law School, 1975 with distinction
UMKC undergraduate degree in political science, 1971

Missouri Bar since 1975

Erin Cordonier
Erin earned her BA degree from Missouri State Western University in 2014. She joined Kiske Law Office in 2016. She has been divorced and is currently functioning in a co-parenting arrangement. She understands the unique emotional and practical issues you face in co-parenting with your ex-spouse. Her concern for you is reflected in her willingness to help you focus on the important details of your case. She also enjoys reading and watching her son’s ball games.

Tyra Jones
Tyra joined Kiske Law Office as a paralegal in January, 2017. Tyra earned her associates in applied science and paralegal certificate from Maplewoods Community College in December, 1994. She was a stay at home mom for a period of time with her 4 children, then went through more than one divorce after her first marriage ended. She has extensive experience co-parenting in difficult situations and understands the emotional turmoil a divorce or child custody situation can cause. She has worked exclusively as a family law paralegal since 2006.

Amber Geisinger
Amber joined Kiske Law Office as Office Manager in February, 2017. Amber earned an associated degree in Administrative Assistance from Vatterot College in 2002. Amber came to Kiske Law Office after successfully managing a restaurant – so she is an expert at providing customer service in a demanding environment. Amber has 3 children of her own and has had some challenging circumstances in the custody arrangement with their father. She understands the emotional drain on a parent involved in a custody battle. Amber also recently lost her mother and was in charge of her estate, so she also understands the frustrations that can develop in the probate process.

Carol Davis
Carol joined Kiske Law Office in August 2017. Carol has more than 34 years of accounting, bookkeeping, and office administration experience in various industries. Carol has been happily married for 34 years and has 2 grown children – but no grandchildren as of yet! Carol grew up on a farm in Colorado and enjoys the outdoors, wine, and reading. She also rides a motorcycle to work when the weather permits.

To make an appointment, please call us at 816-256-5440.

We are available to help you with your family law or estate planning needs in the following Missouri counties: Platte, Clay, Jackson, Buchanan, Andrew, Clinton, DeKalb, Holt, Nodaway and Ray.
We are available to help you with your family law or estate planning needs in the following Kansas counties: Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson.

Kiske Law Office, LLC
7211 NW 83rd St.
Ste. 260
Kansas City, MO 64152
Phone: 816-256-5440
Fax: 816-298-8855

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Kiske Law Office, LLC
1911 Jules St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816-256-5440
Fax: 816-298-8855
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