Glenn A. Stockton
As Managing Partner, Glenn focuses on the big picture, both internally and with respect to clients. On the one hand, he is responsible for establishing the firm’s direction, vision and values, and ensuring they are carried out. In addition, he meets with prospective clients to discuss their needs, determines how the firm can best assist them and helps with the overall direction and design of each estate plan. Glenn also assists in meeting with clients every year free of charge to review their plans to make sure they are up-to-date and capable of meeting the client’s goals.
Glenn founded the firm that bears his name in May of 2000. Although his passion is in the areas of estate planning and elder law, in his early years as a “small town attorney” he handled a wide range of cases, including divorces, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, probate, estate planning, contract drafting and review, and general litigation. The experience he gained during this time, particularly in the areas of divorce and bankruptcy, helps him design estate plans with strong asset protection components. It also gives him a unique perspective on the emotional issues families grapple with every day.
Today, Glenn focuses his practice exclusively on estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning and veterans benefits planning.
Glenn is a sixth generation Kansan, having grown up in the home built by his great-great grandparents just outside of Emporia. He graduated from Fort Scott Community College in 1992, then earned his B.A. from Benedictine College in 1995, majoring in Political Science, Economics and Philosophy with a minor in American History. Glenn attended Edinburgh University in Edinburgh, Scotland following his graduation from Benedictine, pursuing a one-year post-graduate program in European and International Politics, where his focus was European Monetary Policy and the move to a single currency. Glenn finished that program in 1996. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1999.
Glenn is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national alliance of estate planning attorneys, as well as the Probate Law Bench/Bar Committee of the Johnson County Bar Association. He is also an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. In addition, Glenn is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, the American Legion Riders, and the Gardner Rotary Club, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Glenn and his wife of more than 30 years, Tamela, have three children, Derrick, Sophia and Alex, and three grandchildren, Avril, Annette and Harrison. Glenn and Tamela are family oriented, spending most evenings and weekends with their children. They love to travel, especially with the kids. Glenn and Tamela also enjoy dancing and do so whenever they get the chance.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, VA Benefit Planning, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorneys, Living Wills, Asset Protection
- Probate Law: Guardianships, Conservatorships, Will Contests, Estate Administration, Trust Administration, Other General Probate Proceedings
- Kansas, 2000
- U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2000
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2011
University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
- J.D. - 1999
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Post-Graduate Diploma in International Politics - 1996
Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas
- B.A. magna cum laude - 1995
- Major: Political Science
- Major: Economics
- Major: Philosophy
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Wealth Counsel, Member, 2011 - Present
- Elder Counsel , Member, 2014 - Present
- Veteran's Administration (VA) Accredited Attorney
Pro Bono Activities
- Sons of American Legion
- American Legion Riders
- Patriot Guard
- Gardner Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow
- Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
- Board Member of the Olathe Health Charitable Foundation