About Shipman & DeHardt, P.C.

At Shipman & DeHardt, P.C., I represent clients facing criminal law, civil law, probate law and family law matters throughout the Kansas City metro area in Missouri.

I have handled a wide range of civil disputes and criminal defense matters through trial proceedings and settlement negotiations. My 26-year career has been built primarily on confident referrals and word-of-mouth from clients and my peers in the legal community. I have received a BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for professionalism and ethics.

About Your Attorney

Learn more about my career experience by following the link below, or contact my office in Lee's Summit to arrange a consultation and work directly with me, attorney Jill K. Shipman-DeHardt.

Representation For A Successful Case

Many attorneys call themselves bulldogs in the courtroom. An aggressive lawyer can sometimes be ideal, but not every case requires an endlessly aggressive approach. I am always prepared and willing to fight for my clients, but I believe in giving my clients something more:

  • Thorough preparation: Even cases that will be settled out of court should be given trial-ready attention through the legal process. Opposing parties, whether they are disputing business partners, former spouses or criminal prosecutors, need to know your case will be defended to the fullest extent possible. I can make sure no important detail is overlooked.
  • Direct communication: You should not be left in the dark when it comes to your own case. I make sure my clients know what is being done to help them through every stage of the process. They can call my office and speak directly with me, their lawyer. Information is not lost in translation between paralegals or inexperienced associates. I know what my clients need and they know what I'm doing to help them get it.
  • Creative insight: Not all cases always come down to guilty versus not-guilty verdicts. A win can sometimes mean lessening a charge, negotiating alternative sentences or dealing with pretrial or post-conviction matters. I take pride in the innovative methods I use to help my clients achieve a favorable result. Even when the facts are built against you, there is typically something I can do to help.
  • Genuine concern: My clients are dealing with highly personal issues that can influence the rest of their lives. I am personally invested in helping them protect and build a bright future for themselves and their loved ones.

You will not just be a case file to me. You are a person with a name and a story that deserves to be heard.

Contact my office to discuss your case directly with an experienced lawyer. I am here to help by putting experience and skill on your side. I can be reached online or by telephone at 816-287-1223 to arrange a meeting.

AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.