Our Services

Other elder law firms may practice in 5 or 6 areas of law. We place all of our focus on Medicaid asset protection and estate planning to protect your legacy and your money. In addition to office visits, we offer telephone and video appointments, and the ability to handle all matters electronically.

Meet The Team

Kara Burgess

Elder Law Attorney

Kara Burgess is a lifelong Kansas City Northland resident. She graduated from Winnetonka High School, and then from Northwest Missouri State University, with a B.S. in Psychology. She then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she received her Master’s degree in Psychology, prior to attending law school at UMKC School of Law.

Ms. Burgess has been practicing law in the Kansas City Northland for 32 years, with a general practice for the first 19, and focusing exclusively on Elder Law for the past 13 years. Her practice handles only Medicaid planning, Asset Protection and Estate planning.

Chris Silkett

Office Manager & Legal Assistant

Kristi Morelock

Office Assistant & Care Coordinator

Carol Birkey

Kansas City Area Marketing Coordinator

Grace Wallace

Firm Marketing Coordinator

Sparky and Enzo

Office Dogs

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Our Latest Reviews!

Northland Elder Law
Based on 21 reviews
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Dawn Erkmann
Dawn Erkmann
20:39 21 Feb 20
Professional, caring, straight forward! Perfect.
Charlene Burns
Charlene Burns
17:13 01 Jan 20
After spending five times as much time and money with another law firm, Kara created a new financial power of attorney so I can now help my mother. She is very... knowledgeable, kind and straightforward. I left there with my problems solved. I highly recommend Northland Elder Law and will not hesitate to consult with Kara for future needs.read more
Brenda Hollar
Brenda Hollar
17:22 09 Oct 19
I initially used Kara to assist with securing my Mother's assets. She was very knowledgeable - and took the time to explain and answer all questions. Recently I... referred a friend to her and I again was pleased with her professionalism, knowledge, and her ability to relate to her clients. In both situations, timeliness was important and she was able to accommodate. She also is very upfront with her fees and you do not incur hidden costs. I would highly recommend her servicesread more
Tammy Swafford
Tammy Swafford
19:49 07 Oct 19
Using Northland Elder Law is the best thing we could have done for my mother. I received specific instructions with explanations for everything they did for us. I now... know I could not have done what they did without their help. Everyone should know of their services. Thank you Cara and Chris. I think you are the best.read more
William Lang
William Lang
17:01 07 Oct 19
Kara was very easy to converse with and kept me at ease. I would recommend her to all.
Judy Dale
Judy Dale
19:51 04 Sep 19
I highly recommend Kara at Northland Elder Law. Kara and her assistant Chris were instrumental in helping a very stressful situation become manageable. They were always... available to guide me through a lengthy process. I will remember their professtional, and caring help and understanding.read more
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20:45 16 Jul 19
These ladies are wonderful. It's really terrifying when you are faced with the financial details of long term care for an aging loved one. Your head will be spinning... at first, but just follow Kara's steps and it will start to make sense. I would and have recommended them to anyone.read more
Steph Miller mccann
Steph Miller mccann
15:12 08 Jul 19
I was extremely please with the great service, caring, deal to problems and just all around great help with my Mothers estate. I have and will continue to recommend this... great company and people to many more. Thanks for the great job.read more
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