Don Shanks' Style and Background

Law Office LLC

Flexibility in Fees

If the cost of an attorney is of concern to you please call so we can discuss your situation.  I often work with people of modest means and can suggest various options and arrangements including limited scope representation to keep legal fees as low as possible for the circumstances of your case. 

Personal Statement on philosophy and style:                                 My practice of law is an aggressive, practical and cost-efficient approach tailored to client needs.  I am committed to providing exceptional legal service in all aspects of my work for clients.  What sets my office apart is a personal commitment to work directly with the client in all aspects of the case without layers of associates and secretaries. 


Don has over 36 years experience as an attorney in private practice of which about 20 years have been in a small office general practice setting.  Don opened his own office in May 1999 in Platte City, Missouri and relocated to Gladstone and Kansas City North in late 2011. 

For the balance of his career, Don practiced in various areas of international trade and investment, where he first became involved with issues in alternative dispute resolution (arbitration), working with major law firms in Seoul, Korea (Kim & Chang - from 1984), Taipei, Taiwan (Baker & McKenzie from 1988) and, finally, Kansas City, MO (Shook, Hardy & Bacon from 1992).