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Have you heard? Pingel Family Law has a reputation for taking amazing care of our clients. The firm's growth and success over the years is the result of numerous referrals, word of mouth recommendations and a variety of professionals (legal, medical, accounting and other professionals) who share our name with their friends, colleagues and clients. Success is our best form of advertising! You sharing our firm with people you care about experiencing a difficult family law situation is the best compliment you could give us!

"I have known Attorney Pingel for more than fifteen (15) years. Mandee is a lawyer I consider a respected colleague. She has a reputation for being intelligent, knowledgeable about the law, well-prepared and kind."

I have known Attorney Pingel for more than fifteen (15) years. Mandee is a lawyer I consider a respected colleague. She has a reputation for being intelligent, knowledgeable about the law, well-prepared and kind. She tends to take on difficult and complicated cases. I have had an opportunity to refer many clients to her office over the years and will not hesitate to continue to do so. I have always found her to be ethical, honest and professional. I have served as opposing counsel and as a guardian ad litem in her cases. I have observed her interact with judges, lawyers, clients, as well as members of other professions such as therapists and doctors. In all of the interactions I have observed, she is professional and respectful. I have observed her to be reasonable and even-tempered in her advice and encouragement to clients to resolve cases through settlement. She ensures she is practicing at the highest level and with the utmost integrity. I have had on occasion reached out to consult with Mandee in the handling of my own cases when I had questions about the status of the law, how to approach a case and/or appropriate documents to file. I respect her knowledge and considerations regarding how to best approach a case for a client’s benefit. I have had an opportunity both, in my service as a guardian ad litem, as well as in other roles to speak with clients of Attorney Pingel. I am always impressed by how consistently her clients are happy and satisfied with her office and the work she does. In speaking with Mandee, she is very dedicated to her clients, including working evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet her client’s needs. It appears that her strong relationships and deep care and concern for her clients is genuine and greatly appreciated by the clients. I am regularly in court and have observed that judges, court clerks and other similar personnel appear to respect Attorney Pingel. I have frequently seen her go out of her way to care about colleagues, court clerks, even on a personal level. I feel Mandee serves our profession well and is an exemplary example of how an attorney should act, prepare, serve their clients and interact with colleagues and professionals.

A Lawyer in Liberty, Missouri
    "I have known Attorney Pingel for more than fifteen (15) years. Mandee is a lawyer I consider a respected colleague. She has a reputation for being intelligent, knowledgeable about the law, well-prepared and kind."

    I have known Attorney Pingel for more than fifteen (15) years. Mandee is a lawyer I consider a respected colleague. She has a reputation for being intelligent, knowledgeable about the law, well-prepared and kind. She tends to take on difficult and complicated cases. I have had an opportunity to refer many clients to her office over the years and will not hesitate to continue to do so. I have always found her to be ethical, honest and professional. I have served as opposing counsel and as a guardian ad litem in her cases. I have observed her interact with judges, lawyers, clients, as well as members of other professions such as therapists and doctors. In all of the interactions I have observed, she is professional and respectful. I have observed her to be reasonable and even-tempered in her advice and encouragement to clients to resolve cases through settlement. She ensures she is practicing at the highest level and with the utmost integrity. I have had on occasion reached out to consult with Mandee in the handling of my own cases when I had questions about the status of the law, how to approach a case and/or appropriate documents to file. I respect her knowledge and considerations regarding how to best approach a case for a client’s benefit. I have had an opportunity both, in my service as a guardian ad litem, as well as in other roles to speak with clients of Attorney Pingel. I am always impressed by how consistently her clients are happy and satisfied with her office and the work she does. In speaking with Mandee, she is very dedicated to her clients, including working evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet her client’s needs. It appears that her strong relationships and deep care and concern for her clients is genuine and greatly appreciated by the clients. I am regularly in court and have observed that judges, court clerks and other similar personnel appear to respect Attorney Pingel. I have frequently seen her go out of her way to care about colleagues, court clerks, even on a personal level. I feel Mandee serves our profession well and is an exemplary example of how an attorney should act, prepare, serve their clients and interact with colleagues and professionals.

    A Lawyer in Liberty, Missouri
    "I have known Mandee for more than 10 years. I know her to be a very fine court room lawyer. She has much experience and is very skilled in conducting trials."

    I have known Mandee for more than 10 years. I know her to be a very fine court room lawyer. She has much experience and is very skilled in conducting trials. I have had multiple cases and handled multiple cases with Mandee on the other side of the case. She has a tremendous command of the law and in my dealings with her, I have always found her to be of the highest ethical quality. She is always extremely well prepared with an uncommon grasp and knowledge of the law applicable to the case she is handling. I have always found her to be extremely professional in her dealings with me as opposing counsel and towards the court in any case I have been involved in. Please accepted this letter as my highest regard for this individual.

    A Lawyer in North Kansas City, Missouri
    "I have known for an extended number of years and have worked with Mandee Rowen Pingel on a number of domestic cases and during these proceedings have been dealt with very professionally and with integrity by Ms. Pingel."

    I have known for an extended number of years and have worked with Mandee Rowen Pingel on a number of domestic cases and during these proceedings have been dealt with very professionally and with integrity by Ms. Pingel. Ms. Pingel has always been very cooperative and courteous to me and on no occasion have I ever had a situation where she did not act professionally. On the cases I have worked with her over a significant number of years she has sought to work in the best interests of her clients and has been professional in her efforts involving cases that I have been involved with as an attorney.

    A Lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri
    "I have been a member in good standing of the bar of Missouri since 1992. I am also a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army. I have known and worked with Mandee Pingel for over fifteen (15) years."

    I have been a member in good standing of the bar of Missouri since 1992. I am also a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army. I have known and worked with Mandee Pingel for over fifteen (15) years. I have always been impressed by her dedication and willingness to work hard on behalf of her clients. She has a reputation for getting involved in challenging and often times difficult cases. I respect the work she does. I have had the opportunity to serve as opposing counsel in several cases, working with her. In all of my roles as opposing counsel in working with Attorney Pingel, I have found her to be ethical, knowledgeable about the law and to communicate in a professional manner. I have had an opportunity to observe her communications and interactions in a variety of situations, including through formal court appearances, chambers conferences with judicial personnel, in settlement conferences/meetings as well as in informal situations such as outside of the court room. I have always observed her communication to be professional and respectful. To the best of my recollection, I have been able to resolve, through settlement, all of the cases that I have had with her, even in some situations where one or both of our clients were very divergent in their beliefs about an appropriate outcome. She works diligently to meet deadlines and works hard to try to encourage settlement and reasonable cooperation of cases. I have had some occasions to refer cases to Mandee and when appropriate for the case, I have not hesitated to pass her name along to clients. Attorney Pingel has a good reputation in the legal community. There are many lawyers in the legal community that are unwilling to handle the types of difficult or complicated family law cases that Attorney Pingel handles. Attorney Pingel shows up for court well prepared and is a worthy adversary in terms of her abilities. I think her knowledge, abilities and approach to family law matters serves a great benefit to the legal community.

    A Lawyer in Liberty, Missouri
    "I have known and worked with Mandee Pingel for over ten years. I have had several cases with Mandee over those years. From the beginning, I appreciated her efforts to work toward settlement and bring calm to our cases."

    I have known and worked with Mandee Pingel for over ten years. I have had several cases with Mandee over those years. From the beginning, I appreciated her efforts to work toward settlement and bring calm to our cases. The cases we have worked together involved extremely high-conflict and stressful clients. Frankly if it wasn’t for Mandee’s efforts and reality-checking with her clients, these cases would have spiraled into unnecessary and expensive week-long trials. Mandee kept her clients under control and was able to thwart a lot of conflict. She did the legwork on the backend and was able to use the discovery she conducted to provide factual bases for her clients to settle their case. My practice now focuses almost entirely on mediation and low-conflict, amicable family law disputes. In my many years of doing family law, I have seen lawyers who do an effective job of collaborating, working with opposing counsel and the opposing party, and focusing their client on resolution and positive communication. I have also worked with many attorneys who are unable to unskilled in doing so. In my interactions with Mandee, I have always found her to be highly motivated to make a positive impact on difficult situations by helping the litigants resolve their disputes amicably and rationally. I have had multiple occasions to refer cases to the Pingel Law Firm. I have been confident to make a referral on each of these occasions since I knew that the clients I referred would be well taken care of. Unfortunately for Mandee, these cases that I have referred are for litigants who know that their soon-to-be-ex-spouse will be highly contentious and cause countless problems while the divorce is pending. There is an absolute need in our field for an attorney who will do the legwork to protect and advocate for litigants who will be forced into high-conflict divorces (through no fault of their own). Mandee is that attorney advocate and is known for being touch, yet rational and friendly through high-conflict divorces. In cases that I’ve been involved in, I have found Mandee to be hard-working, ethical, knowledgeable about the law and professional. Mandee has met deadlines and been prompt in communication. The Pingel Family Law firm has a good reputation in the legal community. While the cases that I have had with Mandee have been cases we were able to resolve through settlement, I know that the firm frequently handles difficult or complicated family law matters and in speaking with Mandee, I know that the firm is very dedicated to clients in working nights and weekends to make sure their clients are taken care of. I am indebted to this law firm as a place I can be comfortable referring clients who need more protection, diligence and advocacy than most attorneys can offer.

    An Attorney in Olathe, Kansas
    "I have had the opportunity to refer a few different clients to Pingel Family Law and have nothing but positive feedback from my clients."

    I have known of the Pingel Family Law firm for many years. I even had a personal family law matter involving Mandee Pingel. Mandee was appointed as the guardian ad litem for my 8 year old step daughter, who was being abused by her natural father. During that representation, I found Mandee to be compassionate, understanding, competent, hard-working, knowledgeable and ethical. Obviously, the Judge who appointed Ms. Pingel as guardian ad litem respected her ability and skills as a family law practitioner to show it in his court room. Because I was personally impressed with Ms. Pingel’s advocacy on my step-daughter’s case, I have had the opportunity to refer a few different clients to Pingel Family Law and have nothing but positive feedback from my clients.

    A Lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri
    "I have always been impressed by her dedication and willingness to work hard on behalf of her clients. She has a reputation for getting involved in challenging and often times difficult cases."

    I have been involved in several cases with Mandee Pingel. I have always been impressed by her dedication and willingness to work hard on behalf of her clients. She has a reputation for getting involved in challenging and often times difficult cases. She also have a reputation of being very aggressive. I respect the work she does. I have found her to be knowledgeable about the law and she communicates in a professional manner.

    An Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri
    "First and foremost, I have to say Thank You again to Mandee, Tsion and Grace for everything they do, not just for me, but for all their clients."

    First and foremost, I have to say Thank You again to Mandee, Tsion and Grace for everything they do, not just for me, but for all their clients. From my own personal experience, I have seen the way they communicate, not only with each other, but most importantly, the client. I was never left in the dark or wondering what was or may happen. I was always replied to either by phone or email and was given each question or concern of mine in full exoplaneted detail. Their daily professionalism made me feel secure and comfortable, knowing that they will always looking out for my best interests. I was able to work with them not only as a client, one on one, but financially. I won't say on here or to anybody they're cheap or even inexpensive, because honestly they're not. But they recognized my financial situation and still continued to work on whatever I needed done. I paid what was required and was allowed the conveniency of paying at designated or arranged times that didn't leave me financially broke, because I felt and continue to feel they have and will always care. They saw my situation and at any given time was able to adapt to it quick or always in a timely manner. So when people say "Talk is Cheap" and "Some people walk the walk and Some people talk the talk", I definitely can say in my life I have experienced what those people were saying and it's the truth. So while other lawyers or firms maybe dishing out "Cheap Talk" (services) to people, my lawyer; Mandee Pingel @ Davis & Pingel was too busy walking and Tsion was always there to take the baton when need be. We all know you get what you paid for and time is money. So I feel the time they invested in me was well and by far worth every penny and the result of what I paid for was what I wanted and more than I thought was possible. Because they went above and beyond for me and most importantly, my daughters. This review describes just a fraction of their hard work. I highly recommend them (Davis & Pingel) to anyone and everyone. Thank you to all of you again for what you have done for me! I truly appreciate every bit of it!

    Joe L.
    "I absolutely loved working with this attorney’s office."

    I absolutely loved working with this attorney’s office. I worked with Mandee specifically regarding a modification of a custody and child support judgement and she was very realistic, proficient and professional. I can’t say enough great things about her and her wonderful team!!

    Emily S.
    "Ms. Pingel and her team did a great job helping us with our case. They were very helpful, supportive, and informative."

    Ms. Pingel and her team did a great job helping us with our case. They were very helpful, supportive, and informative. Their knowledge and experience in family law is extensive. I would recommend them to anyone that is in need of a top performing attorney.

    Ginger A.
    "We worked with Mandee Pingel to represent my wife in a child custody case. Mandee and her team were amazing to work with. She and Tsion communicated with us regularly. This helped us tremendously."

    We worked with Mandee Pingel to represent my wife in a child custody case. Mandee and her team were amazing to work with. She and Tsion communicated with us regularly. This helped us tremendously. They also offered ways to save money and allowed us to participate in writing questions for the depositions. I would wholeheartedly recommend Pingel to anyone needing family law assistance.

    Zac D.
    "I met with 4 different attorneys before scheduling a consultation with Mandee. During our engagement, Mandee was very thorough and to the point and had no problem calling it how it is, which included appropriately correcting others at times."

    I met with 4 different attorneys before scheduling a consultation with Mandee. During our engagement, Mandee was very thorough and to the point and had no problem calling it how it is, which included appropriately correcting others at times.

    In my situation I fortunately/unfortunately settled before trial which was the best outcome for my daughter in the end, but I would have been just as happy to go to trial and see Mandee go to work with all the evidence I had for her. I think I would have gotten a better outcome than my settlement but it wouldn’t have been the best for my daughter.

    All said and done I am very happy with Mandee and her team but I did get a 28 page bill that was full of 2-3 minute charges for reading emails and busy work but you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get. I will be using her services in the future and I definitely recommend her to anyone that is looking for a trial attorney that isn’t afraid to fight for you.

    Jason G.
    "We had a difficult adoption with many moving parts. Mandee was thorough and consistently went the extra mile to ensure that we were well informed every step of the way."

    We had a difficult adoption with many moving parts. Mandee was thorough and consistently went the extra mile to ensure that we were well informed every step of the way. Her experience prepared us to make decisions as obstacles were presented, and she was highly responsive by both phone and e-mail. She skillfully resolved issues by developing a positive and professional relationship with the other attorneys involved. The firm’s invoices were extremely detailed, and we knew where every penny was being spent. We always felt like Mandee genuinely cared about us and our children and bringing our family together; we are thankful to have found her.

    Jeff R.
    "To this day I count my blessing that Mandee Pingel was my attorney and Tsion Mehari was her paralegal. They went above and beyond to help in what was an awful time in my life."

    It's been about 2 years since Pingel helped with my divorce. To this day I count my blessing that Mandee Pingel was my attorney and Tsion Mehari was her paralegal. They went above and beyond to help in what was an awful time in my life. Everyone at the firm was helpful. I doubt I'd be where I am today without them. They are passionate about what they do and it shows. I will never will be able to thank them enough for helping my family but hopefully someone else who needs their services will see this.

    John G.
    "Once I enlisted the services of Attorney Pingel she quickly started the process in filing for my divorce and kept me informed each step of the way. What I was most impressed with throughout the process was how seamless communication was."

    I should start off by saying this review is long overdue as my experience with Pingel law firm was far better than I could have expected. I recently hired Attorney Mandy Pingel and staff to represent me in my Divorce case and her dedication to providing excellent customer service and going above and beyond to communicate with me through every step of my case made everything far more manageable. I should also mention that the legal fees were far less than expected and I never felt that I was being taken advantage of financially. I was only charged for the actual time that each service took to complete and small fees were regularly waived.

    My case was complicated by the fact that I am serving in the Military and stationed out of state in North Carolina resulting in a significant time and distance barrier. While researching Law Firms in Kansas City, MO during late in 2018 Davis | Pingel stood out to me because of the online reviews from Service members that had good experiences working with the Law firm while stationed out of State.
    I contacted the law firm to set up a free consultation while visiting family in KC over the holidays and met with Attorney Mandy Pingel. She immediately made me feel at ease by answering all my questions and assuring me that she would be able to handle my case given the challenges of cross-state communication. Having never been involved in a legal dispute such as this, I didn’t know what to expect and felt overwhelmed, but was relieved to feel that Attorney Pingel had my best interests in mind.

    Once I enlisted the services of Attorney Pingel she quickly started the process in filing for my divorce and kept me informed each step of the way. What I was most impressed with throughout the process was how seamless communication was. Every time I had an issue or concern Attorney PIngel would address it as soon as possible despite her busy schedule. I could contact her after hours or during weekends and always received a timely response. There were several obstacles that I encountered over the course of the divorce process due to my ex-wife’s efforts to delay the court hearings in order to continue receiving military mandated spousal support. However, Attorney Pingel was there every step of the way to provide sound legal advice.

    The biggest challenge to my case was that I received deployment orders and required a court date prior to my deployment date which was late in 2019. I had a very narrow window in which I could make a court appearance in Missouri due to training and other service-related obligations. Attorney Pingel went out of her way and ensured that I had a court date that I was able to make. Furthermore, she was able to close out the case and finalize my divorce with only one court appearance. I was spared very significant financial burdens and an incredible amount of personal stress due to the efforts of Attorney Pingel.

    Whether you are living in KC or are a resident serving in the Military out of state I could not give a higher recommendation than I give to Attorney Mandy Pingel. She understands and respects the challenges to all family law matters as well as the unique challenges that service member encounter. Additionally, I need to mention that her support staff, namely Paralegal Tsion Mehari, went above and beyond throughout all phases of my case. Paralegal Mehari worked over her weekend to ensure that court documents were completed for my hearing and answered all questions that I had through the process.

    Sam M.
    "The entire staff was wonderful through our entire process! Attorney Pingle was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain every step of the process. She was very patient with all of our questions and answered them honestly."

    The entire staff was wonderful through our entire process! Attorney Pingle was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain every step of the process. She was very patient with all of our questions and answered them honestly. We found a very high level of perfessionalism and personal attention! I loved that the whole staff knew us and what was happening so that someone was able to answer a question if Attorney Pingle was unavailable.

    Lindsey M.
    "Mandee and the staff were such a support during a difficult time. She and the staff were also professional yet compassionate and understanding to our situation."

    Mandee and the staff were such a support during a difficult time. She and the staff were also professional yet compassionate and understanding to our situation. My trust in her knowledge and guidance is extremely high. Thank you Mandee and staff!

    Marcy C.
    "I couldn’t have asked for better representation from Mandee! She was kind, caring, compassionate and so knowledgeable."

    I couldn’t have asked for better representation from Mandee! She was kind, caring, compassionate and so knowledgeable. She was always on top of things and was great at breaking down each item that was discussed. I highly recommend her if going thru a child custody case.

    Kelli N.
    "I came into Mandee’s office absolutely hopeless and really not knowing what to do. Mandee and the entire team (Tsion especially) made this grueling process bearable and I thank God everyday for using their firm for my divorce."

    I came into Mandee’s office absolutely hopeless and really not knowing what to do. Mandee and the entire team (Tsion especially) made this grueling process bearable and I thank God everyday for using their firm for my divorce. Nothing is easy about getting divorced but they helped the transition as much as they possibly could. They don’t tell you what to do, they suggest things that are in your best interest. Everyone went out of their way to help in whatever way they could. I always was able to speak to someone when I had a questions. Everyone was always polite and professional. If someone wasn’t available I knew I would get a call or an email as soon as they were available. I can’t thank Mandee, Tsion, and the rest of the team at Davis Pingel enough for everything they did for my son and I. They aren’t just going after money, they are truly helping people get their lives back and you’ll be able to tell they care and love what they do. If you have to go though a divorce there’s no other firm better to help you stay strong and positive in what might be the darkest time of your life. 100 stars over and over for Pingel.

    John G.
    "Very knowledgeable. Met with several attorneys and Mandee was the most professional and valued our business. Would recommend to anyone. Will use her in the future if needed."

    Very knowledgeable. Met with several attorneys and Mandee was the most professional and valued our business. Would recommend to anyone. Will use her in the future if needed.

    Rani D.
    "I was amazed how she maintained her professionalism when the lawyer for his ex-wife got rude and very unprofessional. We would use Mandee again."

    My boyfriend and I worked with Mandee and she was amazing. She listened to us and worked with us on what we wanted. You could tell she believes in father's rights. I was amazed how she maintained her professionalism when the lawyer for his ex-wife got rude and very unprofessional. We would use Mandee again.

    Jamie W.
    "We have used Mandee for 7 years and will continue to use her for any further advice or need."

    We primarily worked with Mandee … but have come in contact with most all at this firm. Everyone was always pleasant and worked toward our best interest. We received great advice and great outcomes. This is Family Law and treated like family is exactly what you will get. We have used Mandee for 7 years and will continue to use her for any further advice or need.

    Gina I.
    "Mandee Pingel handled my divorce and a subsequent legal issue with my ex wife. Mandee's experience and professionalism proved to be a huge asset."

    Mandee Pingel handled my divorce and a subsequent legal issue with my ex wife.  Mandee's experience and professionalism proved to be a huge asset. In both cases Mandee was able to produce the results we asked for.

    Tony I.
    "Pingel Family Law handled my Motion to Modify with care, empathy and professionalism. What seemed to be a routine case in the beginning quickly turned into a complex case with an unusual set of circumstances."

    Pingel Family Law handled my Motion to Modify with care, empathy and professionalism. What seemed to be a routine case in the beginning quickly turned into a complex case with an unusual set of circumstances. Mandee set the tone right at beginning of my case, let me know the steps she would take and what to expect. She was always available to answer questions, explain legal terms and offer advice on how to respond to hostile and antagonistic actions by the other party.

    As the case progressed, things got extremely difficult and heated. We had a counsel and GAL involved, along with a long list of witnesses. She made sure all the correct paperwork was filed, notifications sent out, and helped me through a particularly difficult deposition involving my oldest daughter. This was the worst time of my life and Mandee was there with me every step of the way.

    Even in the worst of times during the case, she was always professional and ready with a plan on what to do next. She made sure I understood what was happening, what options were available, and what could happen based on which decision I made. Without her in-depth knowledge of the law and vast experience in my type of case, I truly believe I would have gotten nothing in court. This would have been a disaster four me and my kids.

    I was fortunate to have a colleague refer Pingel Family Law to me after I realized I needed extremely strong representation. I refer them to others. I do this because I know how hard they work, how much they care and that they are absolutely the best at what they do.

    Former Client
    "Thanks to Mandee, my daughter is safe from any future harm from her father. My daughter is now 14 and I would not trust anyone but Mandee to protect her, because I know much she cared for her."

    I am writing in support of Mandee Pingel. I am a pharmacist in the Kansas City area. I retained her firm in January, 2005, and filed for divorce. The case became high conflict due to the action and behavior of my ex-husband, including the necessity of a guardian ad litem due to multiple issues of abuse of my daughter. At the time of the filing of my divorce, my daughter was two months old. During the case process, Mandee was amazing in answering my calls, supporting me through all of the difficult issues and being knowledgeable about the options available to me, as well as advising me of risks and benefits of those options.

    I find Mandee honest, professional, caring and ethical, she treated me like a part of her family. It didn’t matter if I called her during the night or weekend, she always took and returned my calls. She stood right beside me and made sure that I was prepared. Since the conclusion of my initial divorce case, I have kept the firm on retainer continuously. As situations and concerns have arisen, I have reached out to Mandee as needed. On a couple of occasions, flare-ups in my case have arisen, resulting in the necessity to return to court. My most recent case was filed in 2018, and was concluded at the beginning of 2019. As I continue to consult with Mandee when needed, I consider myself a current client. It gives me peace of mind to know that Mandee is always available to me and will be able to help me when needed.

    Thanks to Mandee, my daughter is safe from any future harm from her father. My daughter is now 14 and I would not trust anyone but Mandee to protect her, because I know much she cared for her. Not only is she my lawyer, but I also consider her a part of my family. It is clear to me, from a variety of conversations during their representation, that their professional reputation and ethics are important to them. Many years ago, I was initially referred to the firm by another lawyer in the area.

    Mandee also has a lot of contacts with other professionals touching her profession. As needed, she has been able to provide me with other supportive and helpful professionals to serve my daughter and I. In speaking with these professionals, it is clear that they have great respect for Mandee and the work she does.

    Mandee has always had my best interests at hear and I trust her. At times, she has had team meetings with me and helped me determine a course of action in my case to minimize conflict and avoid litigation. She is honest, trustworthy and gives me invaluable advice. The opposing counsel in my case has been difficult and disrespectful at times and yet, I have always observed Mandee to be respectful and appropriate with him and inform me that engaging in positive interactions with him benefits my case. I appreciate her even-tempered and respectful interactions with the opposing counsel and the court.

    Thank you for the opportunity to share my history. I feel that Mandee provides a unique and important service to the legal community.

    Former Client
    "Everyone in the office made me feel like I was the only client they had. The entire staff at Pingel Family Law committed to long hours on evenings and weekends to have my case prepared for trial."

    Mandee agreed to take my case 2 weeks before trial because my previous attorney was not invested in my case, was not explaining the case process and I felt generally was not listening to my requests and questions and was not prepared to take my case to trial. At the time I consulted with Mandee, I began researching attorneys and spoke with several in an effort to find an attorney that met my needs.

    I had a complicated matter, and was very desperate to find an attorney who had my best interests at hear and would protect me and my financial future. For me, my case involved everything that mattered most for me about my future and being able to live securely for the rest of my life. Not only did Mandee agree to take my case but she consulted with her entire staff, informing them that in order to meet the needs of my case, everyone would have to pitch in and work extra time as needed to get my case ready for trial. Even from that initial interaction, I respected how she treated both me, as a client, as well as her staff in genuinely caring about their thoughts and input. It was clear to me in that moment, as well as through the case process that they work in a team approach where everyone matters and is important to them.

    Everyone in the office made me feel like I was the only client they had. The entire staff at Pingel Family Law committed to long hours on evenings and weekends to have my case prepared for trial. I was impressed with Mandee’s diligence, efficiency and ability to get things done. She was patient and understanding in listening to and answering my questions, as well as very respectful and kind to opposing counsel and my husband, even when they were not being cooperative with her. At times when there were complicated issues and decisions, Mandee offered me the opportunity to consult with third parties, as well, in making that the best possible approach to my case was taken. This is definitely not a 9-5 firm- they do whatever it takes, whenever it needs to be done to make sure they give you the best representation with a humanized approach. Mandee didn’t mind taking my calls at night and/or on the weekends. The attentive, personalized, and always professional nature of everyone in the office was life-saving for me. Thanks to Mandee, I not only survived one of the most challenging times in my life but she made sure I had a solid foundation for my future.

    Following my case, there were a number of areas where my ex-husband was not complying with the settlement and orders of the court. Rather than file motions immediately, as I suggested, Mandee worked hard to explain to me the benefits of trying to communicate and work with opposing counsel to obtain cooperation. At times, I felt hat the opposing counsel communicated (through emails that I read) in a hostile and angry fashion and yet, Mandee responded with calmness and a logical approach to the issues we were working through. I feel this approach calmed the situation and saved me money and time.

    Finally, I felt that Mandee’s approach and knowledge of the law assisted me in getting an excellent outcome. At one point, I totaled up the benefit that I obtained from switching counsel and working with Mandee. I found that the ultimate settlement offer my husband and I signed yielded me approximately $250,000 in additional assets/benefits. I feel this was only achieved due to the diligence, hard work, timely response, legal research as well as organization and presentation of my case, including thru settlement negotiations. Mandee allowed me to make decisions about my case, the approach we took, the ultimate settlement negotiations, as well as allowing me to do as much work and organization as possible to keep costs down.

    Former Client
    "Since the beginning of my case, Mandee was kind, caring, genuine, compassionate and so knowledgeable about the law. She made sure that I was comfortable with my surroundings."

    To whom it may concern,

    I am a disabled Vietnam veteran with severe Post-traumatic stress disorder, and I suffer panic attacks. I try to avoid stressful situations. Making telephone calls, meeting strangers or going out of my house can cause very severe reactions for me. I seldom leave my home and try not to use the telephone and don’t use electronics.

    Since the beginning of my case, Mandee was kind, caring, genuine, compassionate and so knowledgeable about the law. She made sure that I was comfortable with my surroundings. I really appreciated her attention to detail and through her paralegal she kept me informed throughout the legal process. I don’t think I would have been able to get through m y case without the help of such a kind and caring lawyer. I found Mandee ethical, honest, professional and she went above and beyond the call of duty. During my trial to decrease my stress, she made a special request of the judge to provide me with a fan. The judge was both, kind to me and it was clear that the judge respected Mandee.

    I admire the dedication of Pingel Family Law through out my case. Even after my case was over, Mandee and the staff tried to continue to help me with things such as locating a new house to live in.

    Former Client
    "In more than five years of representing me, I have never seen Attorney Pingel behave in an inappropriate fashion."

    I hired the Pingel Family Law firm on or about January 22, 2014, so they could assist me in the filing of a post-trial motion in the Circuit Court of Platte County. I was initially referred to the firm by another lawyer who indicated that the firm would be a great choice in assisting in my difficult and complicated situation. Since that time, due to the difficult nature of my ex-husband, including hiding and concealing assets, lying to the court and other difficult behavior, the case has been ongoing, a period of more than five years. Throughout the case, which is still going, Mandee has been honest, fair and ethical. She and the entire team worked very hard in my case.

    My case was set for trial on Monday, December 21, and December 22, in Platte County. On the evening of December 18, 2015 (Friday night) while I was in their office preparing for trial, the paralegal informed us that Mandee suffered a miscarriage at 12 weeks. Mandee was refusing to get any medical help and was planning to keep working so she could work with me in finishing her preparation for Monday’s trial. Not only as a client, but a medical doctor as well, I had to go to tell her that she needs to go to the hospital immediately because of the uncontrolled bleeding. Mandee’s dedication, in the midst of her health crisis and trying to remain at the office to prepare my case for trial is demonstrative of the dedication I have seen from the firm.

    Mandee has always been honest, fair and ethical with me. I did not see Mandee lose her cool no matter how much and how hard she was pushed (my ex-husband has represented himself pro se for a couple of years now and frequently files inappropriate things and makes in appropriate statements and arguments, including personal attacks of my counsel). At various events and stages of my case, Mandee has appeared on my behalf in front of Division 2, Division 3 and Division 4 of the Circuit Court of Platte County, as well as the Missouri Court of Appeal. My ex-husband has been very rude, disrespectful, inappropriate and verbally abusive toward Mandee. It is clear to me that the judges in Platte County have great respect for Mandee, by the way that they deal with and interact with her. Mandee has always been very respectful to my ex-husband even though he has been intimidating and inappropriate to her. Throughout the entire case process, including presently, Mandee has handled my case with care, empathy, dedication, hard work and professionalism. There have been many unique and difficult legal issues in my case that Mandee has handled with great skill and knowledge.

    The Pingel Family Law Firm uses a team approach where they allow me to consult and confer as to all of the decisions made in my case. They presently allow me to prepare initial drafts of almost all documents filed, in an effort to reduce my costs. They further allowed me to engage in significant trial preparation efforts including writing outlines, preparing trial exhibits, among other things, all in an effort to keep my costs down. At one point in the re-hearing of my divorce case, we learned that my total attorney fees for that case (a period of more than two years) were slightly less than what the other party incurred with the new attorney he had retained only a few months prior. That reflects the fairness by which the firm has engaged in work and charged for work in my case.

    In more than five years of representing me, I have never seen Attorney Pingel behave in an inappropriate fashion. I have also had the opportunity to observe Mandee interact with a variety of attorneys and court personnel/court staff. My ex-husband has had approximately 19 attorneys represent him in various proceedings related to my case. WE have also had three guardian ad litems and there have been a couple of lawyers involved as counsel for witnesses. Throughout all of these interactions, it is clear that Mande has the respect of her colleagues and has a positive working relationship with them.

    Within my immediate family, my brother and his wife are lawyers, as well as my father. As needed, Mandee has spoken with and consulted with both, my father and brother. I have routinely had my father and brother review documents, trial strategies and other items within my case and my father and brother have both been very complimentary of the work the firm has completed in my case.

    Former Client
    "They are professional, ethical and simply amazing. All of their staff are pursing the best interests for everyone involved."

    To whom it may concern,

    I am writing this letter to describe my personal experience with the staff and legal counsel from the Pingel Family Law firm which I retained approximately the middle of 2013 in order to represent me and my infant son in the Clay County, Missouri circuit court where I had filed the prior year with assistance from a different attorney and firm to file a petition to be declared the father of my son with my last name being given to him and a parenting plan and custody designation to be established by the court. I retained the Pingel Family Law firm in order to represent me instead of my prior counsel because I was very dissatisfied with how my case was being processed and the lack of proper communication from such other firm and from the very fist meeting we had with the staff and counsel from Pingel Family Law in order to transition my case to them I was very glad I made the decision to change my legal representation to them having a totally different experience for the better with them and a drastically improved communication from what I had seen from my earlier counsel.

    Excellent is how I would define, if I could only use one word to describe the services, attention, professionalism and attention to detail from Pingel Family Law and the team throughout my very difficult and prolonged custody case that lasted around two years and which fortunately and strictly because of all of their hard work and their genuine care for the well being of my son was successfully decided that my son was legally recognized as such, granted my family name and granted my preferred parenting plan with most of my son’s time designated to me and my address set as his address for mailing and school purposes although his mother had chosen not to work at all and instead to stay at home full time in the house she had established with her new partner in a different neighborhood and school district even when I, unlike my son’s mother, had to work full time in order to support myself.

    Clearly my case in Clay County, Missouri was extremely difficult and prolonged primarily because of the unfortunate and constant actions from my son’s mother that made it very difficult to come to an understanding and embarked in actions to delay and obstruct the execution of our request for documents from medical, financial and psychiatric providers making what could have been a difficult case into an almost impossible case for me to succeed in, but because of the amazing work and genuine personal care from Pingel Family Law, we overcame every single obstacle and were able to obtain the best possible scenario for my son that even included the designation of sole legal custody to me. My case was in division 8 in Clay County and it is clear that the judge, Commissioner Roberts had respect for my lawyer, Attorney Pingel, as she presented my case in a professional and efficient manner.

    The staff and lawyers at Pingel Family Law not only represented me in a very professional and ethical manner but they also helped me as genuine partners with me having as a common goal the well-being of my son as they allowed me to print and organize my own copies and exhibits to minimize the cost of my legal fees and even allowed me to carry in and out of the courts all of the case boxes we had to have with us in order for me to also not incur charges from the courier delivery vendors they normally use to move legal materials to the courts.

    I would highly recommend to anyone the legal services of Pingel Family Law to anyone needing a professional and highly ethical legal counsel in family law and because of how highly satisfied I was with their services I also make sure to keep funds in my retainer account with them in order to retain their services in case I ever were to need such representation as I would not want anybody else to represent me as not only are they amazing in what they do but they genuinely care about their clients and consider them a key part of their team and the well-being and best interests of children is their main and primary goal. I have continued to consult with them from time to time since my case as problems arise and thus, they have represented me for more than six years.

    Today not only I consider the team from Pingel Family Law the best and professional family law firm I know but I also can think of them as my son’s God sent angels and my personal friends that were willing to help me when I needed it the most in ways that they did not have to do but they chose to go above and beyond with me to a very personal level that I highly doubt any other legal counsel would care to do.

    They are professional, ethical and simply amazing. All of their staff are pursing the best interests for everyone involved. I think it benefits everyone in the Kansas City area who needs to hire a family law attorney to have the Pingel Family Law firm available for their needs and certainly, I am grateful that they are available to me if future needs arise.

    Former Client
    "My case was handled professionally and ethically from start to finish. Something that continued to encourage me through such a painful and difficult experience was that Ms. Pingel cared for the outcome of my children and myself."

    I am writing about Mandee Pingel. She first represented me in a difficult divorce case beginning on February 22, 2017, through the successful conclusion of my case on April 5, 20u18, when my divorce decree was signed. The case was very difficult and challenging but ultimately resolved by settlement through the efforts of Attorney Pingel. She is currently representing me in another case that began on February 13, 2019.

    My case was handled professionally and ethically from start to finish. Something that continued to encourage me through such a painful and difficult experience was that Ms. Pingel cared for the outcome of my children and myself. Mandee is a time manager, efficient, well spoken, knowledgeable and focused. I feel she did not make any decisions in my case, but consulted me on the options that I had and then ultimately, I made the decision on what should occur. Ms. Pingel also took into consideration my feelings, my background, my personal and my moral values as we worked through each situation that arose during the case, with my children and I’s best interest in mind.

    I cannot imagine going through my divorce with Pingel Family Law on my side and working with their entire staff as a team for my family. I am grateful that when difficulties surfaced with my ex-husband this past winter, they took on my case to represent me a second time. I know that they will work diligently for my children and me again. This is the character and integrity that Ms. Pingel along with the staff at Pingel Family Law have.

    Former Client
    "Phone calls were ALWAYS returned, emails were ALWAYS answered (and usually within an hour) and my questions were always answered."

    Attorney Pingel first represented me in a case here in Buchanan County, Missouri beginning March 23, 2011, which was successfully resolved by settlement on July 24, 2013. They also represented me/us in a relocation case in the same case in March 23, 2016, which was also successfully resolved by settlement on November 9, 2017. I am employed by the City of St. Joseph, Missouri and have worked in my current job for 20+ years as a police officer.

    Previously, following the conclusion of my first case, I provided the following review of the firm:

    5 stars do not do this law firm justice! I went through a messy divorce a few years prior to meeting Ms. Pingel. I eventually decided it was time to go back to court after some issues with the original divorce decree. I interviewed 5 lawyers in a 75-mile range (one famous Kansas City lawyer too). 3 firms did not think I had enough “evidence” to modify my current paperwork. 1 firm told me I took too long in my original meeting and charged me $200 more. So the last firm to meet with, was Pingel Family Law. I hired them on the spot. They spent 1.5 years on my case…1.5 years! The length of time might seem long, but I feel my case came with a high degree of difficulty. The firm kept me updated on what they were working on in my case, my bill, court proceedings and EVERYTHING else that involved my case.

    Phone calls were ALWAYS returned, emails were ALWAYS answered (and usually within an hour) and my questions were always answered. Nobody wins in court but I feel victory was certainly accomplished in my case. During the course of the battle I felt like I actually had family members working my case instead of an “attorney.” They genuinely cared about the results and even asked on several occasions if the results were what I was looking for. To close this out I will say something silly…I might have hired an attorney, but I can everyone at the firm is part of my family now 😊

    The above message was something I felt was necessary to post. I was not asked, instructed or arm-twisted into writing it by anybody. Just me. Just my idea. I needed to find a way for other families seeking help to read the review of a stranger they did not know. A stranger typing a review on a website holds far more weight in my book than a post on social media.

    I could have chosen from hundreds of lawyers when I needed my original divorce decree amended. Obviously, my first choice in lawyers wasn’t fantastic, but it was my first rodeo in the legal world and I was stepping into waters that weren’t well known to me. I had no idea what was going on and my original lawyer was almost impossible to get ahold of but I stuck with said attorney and finished off a messy divorce, battered, beaten, broken and bewildered. I was lost, didn’t understand how I ended up where I landed and was angry because I didn’t feel I was represented well.

    Fast forward a few years. I needed an attorney. With us not being able to see my children and them starting to fall through the cracks at school and possibly heading in the wrong direction, we decided we needed to seek help in regaining some time with them before it was too late and they were older. We decided we were in the right spot to modify the original child custody and divorce paperwork. So we began to scour the internet and spent several nights searching until the sun literally rose.

    Now we had our pick from hundreds of attorneys…hundreds. WE did some research and decided we wanted to interview 5 attorneys. 3 locally and 2 who were over an hour away. We knew the risk and costs involved with an out-of-town attorney and to be honest, I couldn’t put a price on both of my children’s heads. Three of the attorney’s, when I went into my interview straight up told me I could never modify the custody agreement based on what evidence I had brought to them. Evidence which had a mother hiding the children from me, hiding hospital visits, hiding where they were and then lying about it all. Right there, three times in a row my world crumbled into a heap on an attorney’s floor. The one thing I was told over and over was “dad’s don’t get custody in the Buchanan County and Andrew County (the fifth circuit).

    In all of my years in Law Enforcement, I was helping people with family turmoil, child problems, sex crimes and even theft of something smaller than a few pieces of candy. And there I stood, helping them, but I felt helpless to seek or get any kind of relief when I felt that our custody agreement was being violated. I would get blown off. I was told I can’t do something. A few days went by and I decided to try an out-of-town attorney (a Kansas City area attorney for my case in St. Joseph, Missouri). Here I am, seeking help from an attorney who has no idea who I am or what I am about. Here I am, driving to Kansas City with thousands of papers and audio files hoping for one last glimmer of hope that I might actually get to spend a real holiday with my children, with zero drama.

    The first law firm I arrived at (not the Pingel Family Law firm) was just about as scary as my experiences in testifying in Federal Court. Sweaty palms, upset stomach, but they are HUGE, they are on the radio, TV, they help people. NOPE. I paid $200 for a consultation where all they did was talk about how good they were. Wait…what about my case? Do you want to hear and see what she has done to our children? I missed out on a Christmas because of her? Did you hear me?! A Christmas! A monumental event in the life of my children that I will never get back. Can you help? This is what they told me, “I’m sorry but we reviewed your case and you waited too long.” There I went crumbling again in my chair. This left me with zero hope and there is no worse feeling in the world than the belief that your children’s childhood will slip away from you and that you are powerless to do anything about it.

    I had one attorney left. The one attorney that I planned to speak with was given to me by a fellow officer. Many officers in our police department and in the Buchanan County sheriff’s department have used the Pingel Family Law firm with great satisfaction. I was aware that they are well-respected herein Buchanan County both, by fellow officers, other lawyers and the judges that they appear in front of. So, I drove across Kansas City with my mounds of evidence in tow. I literally said a prayer in my car (and I am not religious) as I sat in their parking lot. A few deep breaths and off I go.

    I walked into their firm, I probably looked like I had been beat up, spit out and chewed back up. After my consultation, I was told they could definitely help me. I hired the firm on the spot after they told me to go home and think about it. I didn’t need to spend time thinking about it, I knew. If the firm would have been first on my list, I could have saved myself a lot of time, heartache and worrying because I knew the firm could help from the time of our first consultation. The relief that a parent feels when they search for help from a professional and finally have the hope and belief that there is relief available is indescribable. That is a gift that the Pingel Family Law firm immediately provided for me.

    The first modification was a very difficult situation. Not because of anything but my poor decision making for marrying a woman who was so mad and clearly spent the entire case focusing on exacting revenge against me. She drug everything out as long as she could. Every time my attorneys tried to schedule a hearing or take other action to conclude the case, she and/or her lawyers would find ways to prolong the process. The case ended up taking one and a half years (1.5 years).

    Along the way during the first modification, I was blown away with their documentation, ability and willingness to communicate and provide and share information. During a stressful family law case, having communication and a sense of confidence that your legal team is responding and on top of things is priceless. I received an email every time steps/actions regarding my case were taken, received, etc. Again, knowing that my case was being given the time and attention to detail that it needed meant the world to me during the difficult process. My experience with Mandee was a far cry from my original lawyer, who actually went to court without me one time (and did not inform me of the court date). Invoices were bi-weekly, emails were almost daily when my case was active. I always felt informed and consulted about the action taken on my case and I had the opportunity to determine and approve the work and steps the firm did on my case. Their paperwork is so impressive I truly believe you would not find another attorney that is more organized or effective than Pingel Family Law.

    The second modification was a huge win in my book. My time was increased to 50/50 and as the result of the carefully worded and prepared paperwork prepared by the firm, my ex-wife was no longer allowed to play games with our children. .My goal was to obtain a parenting plan that did not allow for any further game playing or “wiggle room” and Attorney Pingel overwhelmingly accomplished that goal.

    Move forward a few more years. My ex-wife was continuing to make bad choices and decided that she then wanted to relocate to Florida to be with her “new” family. I called Attorney Pingel who we (my wife and my parents) now consider family, because I needed to be represented in another modification where mom was trying to take and relocate both of my daughters to Florida, suddenly and without my consent or agreement.

    My wife and I decided that if my ex-wife was moving out of state, we needed to gear up to have the girls for full custody. Again, we were kept informed every step of the way. We knew when court was, we knew when her attorney contacted the firm and we again experienced many similar difficulties with a lack of timeliness and cooperation by my ex-wife. This time, Attorney Pingel saw this coming and knew it might happen and they were prepared. They cut it off at the pass and were able to negotiate a quick resolution by immediately proposing and preparing a settlement offer, saving my wife and I thousands of dollars. They negotiated when they could have just sat back and collected money from us by “going through the process”, going to case management conferences, etc. but they didn’t. They are honest and above-board and care more about doing a great job for us, knowing that continued respect of the community and referrals will be earned by their honest and diligent efforts.

    Attorney Pingel, along with everybody on their staff, were incredible. They kept us informed about our case. They called, they emailed, they communicated. They were available all day and every day. If Attorney Pingel wasn’t available, someone from the office would let us know within minutes.

    Without Pingel Family Law it is hard telling how things would have turned out. I appreciate them, everything they do, their work ethic and morals. I do know one important thing though..

    THEY SAVED TWO GIRLS.

    The entire team is honest, ethical, above board, well respected by colleagues and the judges involved, as well as the community. During the several cases that I have been through, my ex-wife has had different lawyers and there was a guardian ad litem involved. I have had the opportunity to witness Attorney Pingel interact with her colleagues and I am always impressed by her level of professional and the clear level of respect she has earned from other lawyers. Over the years, since my first initial case, I have referred more friends, colleagues and other people to Attorney Pingel than I can count. On each and every occasion, they have taken great care of the person I referred. I have received nothing but the highest positive accolades for passing on their names. I am also aware of situations where acquaintances have consulted with Attorney Pingel and they have provided them a consultation, only to tell them about a different or more efficient way that they could resolve their matter without ever paying them a penny. That is true ethics!

    Attorney Pingel provides and serves an invaluable need for the community and I am sincerely hopeful that the firm is always available as a resource.

    Former Client
    "As the result of Mandee’s trustworthy actions in helping me resolve my case, I have had the occasion to refer many other clients to the Pingel Family Law firm over the years."

    I have known Mandee Pingel for over ten (10) years through a referral from another attorney. Attorney Pingel represented me in my divorce on or about January 4, 2010.

    My divorce could have been a fairly contentious situation as I was divorcing my wife of more than 40 years and there was quite a bit of emotion involved. However, Mandee acted quickly with efficiency, skill, compassion and charisma to work with my wife and I to bring our case to a resolution through a settlement agreement that was prepared and filed in only about a month total. She consulted with me and made it clear that completing my case as efficiently as possible was a top priority for her. When I had questions or needed something, Mandee made it clear that this was not a 9 to 5 job for her, but rather, she made herself available on evenings and weekends, as needed for my case. I was impressed with Mandee’s knowledge of the law and ability to work with both, myself and my wife to calm the situation and efficiently bring it to a resolution. I understand that Mandee could have made more money by delaying settlement of the case and thereby having to make case status and other appearances, however, she did not engage in any of those kinds of tactics. I was amazed, given the assets that my wife and I had and the issues we had to work through to complete settlement that the attorney fees and costs were able to be minimized in the fashion that they were.

    As the result of Mandee’s trustworthy actions in helping me resolve my case, I have had the occasion to refer many other clients to the Pingel Family Law firm over the years. Unanimously, all of the clients have been very happy with the representation and work of the firm. The tone and high standards that Mandee sets for herself and the work that they perform funnels down to the paralegals and other support staff in their office. All of my dealings with everyone at the firm, as well as the people I have referred, have all been excellent. I have even had occasion to refer my own son to the firm. I know that Mandee is well respected in the legal community as I know many lawyers through my profession and have had the opportunity to hear many positive accolades about her.

    I am aware that the Pingel Family Law firm has the reputation of being able to handle complicated cases with great skill, compassion and expertise. Fortunately, my case was not complicated or difficult, but again, I think that was in large measure due to the skill of my counsel in addressing the case. I feel fortunate that the firm is a resource to our community and that I can refer important friends and colleagues to them as needed.

    Former Client