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Paula Pierce-Nichols is a family law lawyer in Kansas City who helps parents facing child custody and child support issues in Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri. Does a child custody or child support situation have you stressed? Better Call Paula!
Paula who has been practicing law since 1991, received multiple legal awards for her work in Family Law including the 2017 Nationally RankedTop 10 Family Law Attorney Award awarded by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys based on peer nominations and reviews; and the 2017 Who's Who Top Lawyer awarded by Who's Who Legal.
Raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Paula graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in three years instead of four receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with departmental honors. Paula attended the University of Kansas School of Law at the age of 21 on full academic scholarship and graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree at the age of 23, graduating in two years instead of three.
After graduating law school, Paula worked in the prestigious role of a Judicial Law Clerk for a Judge in Jackson County, Missouri. Thereafter, she worked as a public defender, then as a city prosecutor and civil litigation attorney in the areas of tax and insurance defense in the City of Kansas City, Missouri Law Department. Thereafter, Paula worked with a well-known law firm in the areas of personal injury, and medical malpractice. Leaving the firm to raise children, Paula found her passion in family law because family matters. Paula has been practicing family law since 1998.
Paula is a member of several Missouri Bar associations and involved in the Black Female Attorney’s Association where she serves as a board member.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1992||08/10/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2018|
|Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award in Family Law||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|2017 Who's Who Top Lawyer||Who's Who Legal||2017|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2017|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2016|
|Attorney||Paula S. Pierce-Nichols Attorney At Law||1999 - Present|
|Attorney||Sam Cullen and Associates||1998 - 2000|
|Assistant Attorney||City of Kansas City Missouri||1995 - 1998|
|Public Defender||Johnson County Public Defeners Office||1994 - 1995|
|Public Defender||Missouri State Public Defender System||1992 - 1994|
|Judicial Law Clerk||16th Judicial Circuit Of Jackson County, Missouri||1990 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Black Female Lawyers Association||Board Member||2019 - Present|
|Jackson County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Black Female Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Clay County Bar Foundation||Member||2013 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2016 - 2018|
|University of Kanas School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)||BA - Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honors||1987|
|Jackson County Bar Association Law 101 Session||New Family Law Child Support and Joint Custody Parenting Time Changes||2017|
|Jackson County Bar Association Law 101 Session||Overlooked Child Support Rules That Affect The Amount Of Child Support Owed Or Received||2016|
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