IF YOU HAVE NEEDS IN THESE AREAS, PLEASE CALL and tell me about your situation.  I don't have layers of secretaries, assistants and associates.  I answer the phone myself. If I can't take your call, leave a message and I'll get back to you shortly.    I look forward to talking with you.   

816 298-6250

Legal Services

FAMILY LAW (custody, co-parenting, parenting plans, child support and other financial issues) and ELDER LAW;    BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT and COMMERCIAL  matters; consumer disputes;  NON-PROFITS, CHURCHES, HOA's  and other COMMUNITY-based organizations.  

Law Office LLC

Don Shanks practices law in 2 very different roles:


ADVOCATE for clients in court litigation in FAMILY Law (divorce, paternity, modifications and adoptions among other areas) and CRIMINAL Law (traffic, misdemeanors, municipal court, felony cases)


MEDIATOR, Conflict Coach or other neutral role for CONFLICT RESOLUTION in a variety of family and general civil law areas:


Municipal Courts: 


6th Circuit - Platte County: Ferrelview, Houston Lake, Northmoor, Parkville, Platte City, Platte Woods, Riverside, Tracy, Camden Point, Dearborn, Edgerton, Lake Waukomis, Weatherby Lake, Weston

7th Circuit - Clay County: Claycomo, Gladstone, Kearney, Liberty, Mosby, N. Kansas City, Oakview, Pleasant Valley, Smithville, Excelsior Springs, Randolph

16th Circuit - Jackson County: Grandview,  Independence, Jackson Co. Municipal, Kansas City, Sugar Creek

43d Circuit - Clinton County: Gower, Lathrop, Cameron, Plattsburg, Trimble





The one who first states a case seems right

Until the other comes and cross-examines. 

                                                  Proverbs 18:17


Blessed are the Peacemakers           

                                                  Matthew 5:9