Our Mission and Values

The Kelman Law Firm is a Kansas City based law firm providing legal representation and mediation for client matters related to family law, real estate, and estate planning.  

Most clients have unique needs, and we strive to advocate for our clients while finding a creative and meaningful solution to their legal problems.  This necessarily means a focus on collaborative law, mediation and negotiation, and problem-solving over litigation.  In our experience, this focus ultimately reduces client stress, reduces time, and reduces costs, all while allowing our clients to have more control over the process than you would in traditional litigation. 


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Principal Attorney:

Shannon L. Kelman



  • University of Kansas, Juris Doctor, 2007

  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arch., 2005

Bar Admissions:

  • Kansas, 2008

  • Missouri, 2008


  • Johnson County Family Law Inn of Court

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City, Board member

  • Heartland Mediators Association

  • Johnson County Bar Association

  • Kansas Bar Association