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Bob Kirland

Robert K. Kirkland
Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC

Bob Kirkland is President of the law firm of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC, which has offices in Liberty, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Kirkland is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), is the immediate past Missouri State Chair of ACTEC, and is a member of the ACTEC Board of Regents. He is also a member of the Program Committee, Employee Benefits Committee, Practice Committee, Sponsorship Advisory Committee, and Bylaws and Manuals Committee of ACTEC. He is listed in the most recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Mr. Kirkland has successfully completed the Effective Probate Mediation Training course sponsored by ACTEC, and frequently serves as a mediator of trust and estate disputes. Mr. Kirkland also serves as Planning Chair of the annual Missouri Bar Estate & Trust Institute (which conducts attorney seminars across the state), and is a Vice Chair of the Missouri Bar Probate and Trust Committee.

Mr. Kirkland holds a B.S. in accounting from William Jewell College (1980), a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (1983), and an L.L.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami, Florida School of Law (1985). During his tenure at the UMKC School of Law, he served as Managing Editor of the UMKC Law Review.