34 Years of Experience
Protecting Your Legacy
Serving All of Buchanan County
Elder Law Services in St. Joseph
Other Elder Law firms may practice in numerous 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.
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 34 years, with a general practice for the first 19, and focusing exclusively on Elder Law for the past 15 years. Her practice exclusively handles Medicaid planning, Asset Protection, Estate planning, and Probate Administration.
Cassie M. Rocha is a lifelong Kansas City Northland resident. She graduated from Liberty High School, and then from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015.
From 2015 to 2021, Ms. Rocha practiced as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office where she pursued the interests of justice and advocated for victims on behalf of the State of Missouri. Ms. Rocha litigated 27 criminal and civil trials throughout her career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and successfully argued a case before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.