Stacey L. Janssen returned to her own practice in 2022, founding Janssen Estate, Probate & Elder Law, LLC, practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, and fiduciary litigation in both Kansas and Missouri.

Stacey co-founded the Kansas Elder Law Hotline, which continues to serve thousands of Kansas and their families yearly. Stacey is a frequent speaker at community and continuing legal education events speaking on the topics of estate planning, Medicaid, probate, and ethics. Stacey currently serves as the Vice President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Stacey's other professional associations include: 

  • Member of the Kansas Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association;
  • Former Treasurer - KCMBA Board of Directors
  • Former Director of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City; 
  • Former Board of Directors member of the Johnson County Bar Association; 
  • Former Chair of the Johnson County Probate Bench Bar Committee;
  • Former Chair of the KCMBA Probate Section 2021 - 2023
  • Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium Board of Directors Member;
  • KBA Elder Law Section President;
  • KBA Committee Member (Elder and Disability Issues, Legal Aid and Referral);
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association Member;
  • Association of Women Lawyers Member;
  • Earl O'Connor Inn of Court Member;
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Member;
  • Founding member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Kansas Chapter
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Missouri Chapter Member

Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Art History from the University of Kansas, 1985, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas, 1988. 

Stacey has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, Best of the Bar, and in 2021 received the KCBMA's Distinguished Counselor Award. She also serves as a volunteer and board member for several area faith-based and nonprofit agencies. 

Stacey lives in Mission, Kansas, and has three children, one dog, and two cats.

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  • Aimee Scott Recommends Stacey Janssen

    Stacey was instrumental in assisting our family with getting my mother approved for Medicaid, in fact she was successful when a previous attorney was not! She was always professional, prompt and helpful. We are very appreciative of the hard work she put in on our behalf.
  • Terry Grabb Recommends Stacey Janssen

    Stacey was recommended to me as a successful, knowledgeable probate lawyer. This was my first, and hopefully last, experience with having to legally defend myself. She did a great job of explaining the steps involved in my case. She listened to my input. You can count on Stacey to make certa...
  • client

    I highly recommend Stacey and her para Brittany. They are both very knowledgeable and easy to work with. They both have a lot of experience and are great negotiators.
  • Attorney

    Very knowledgeable in the areas of trust and probate litigation, as well as other areas of special needs trust planning and guardianship matters, and has a good, practical approach of working through those areas of the law.
  • Roberta Wilkes

    I would highly recommend Stacey Janssen for any estate planning or elder law needs. She and her staff are very knowledgeable in this field and very efficient. They guided me through a difficult period with courtesy and respect.
  • Executive Consultant

    Working with Stacey and her team, Brittany and Emily, has been a great experience.  Stacey has built a highly professional and experienced firm, and they work closely with their clients, putting you at ease given the stress associated with any legal matter.  The expertise they have and their dedi...