Barbara E. Hecht

Barbara E. Hecht

Owner
Location:
Overland Park, Kansas
Phone:
913-766-5793
816-472-6505
Fax:
816-472-6515
Email:

Experienced Attorney Serving Overland Park and Kansas City

At the law firm of Barbara E. Hecht, P.C., we have dedicated our careers to the study and practice of Kansas, Missouri and federal law.

Attorney Barbara E. Hecht brings 37 years of practice experience to every case that comes across her desk. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and a formidable presence in courtrooms throughout the region, Barbara has built a reputation for excellence in law and dedication to client service. She regularly appears in the Circuit courts for Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties in Missouri, and the District courts of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. She is also licensed at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law and Wills & Estates
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Real Estate Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Modifications of Judgments
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • General Practice
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Domestic Violence & Protection Orders

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1971
  • Kansas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Missouri
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: Recipient Scholarship 1964-1967
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (Top Rated)
  • The Barrister

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association, Family Law; Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law; and Solo & Small Firm
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Co-Chairman, 1976 - 1980
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Chairman, Real Estate Committee, 1980 - 1981
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Co-Chairman, Volunteer Attorney Project VAP
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, Family Law, General Practice, Benefits Committees
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, Fee Dispute Committee
  • American Bar Association, Corporation Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Banking and Business Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Chair, Project Advocate, 1976 - 1980
  • American Bar Association, Special Criminal Editor, 1979 - 1981
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • American Bar Association, International Law, Member, 1971 - 1981
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Kansas, Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Missouri, Practitioner
  • Prepaid Legal Institute, Member
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Vice Chair, Volunteer Attorneys Project
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member; Family Law Committee Member
  • Clay County Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member; Family Law Committee & Solo and Small Firm Committee Member
  • ARAG Legal, Panel Attorney
  • Prepaid Legal, Panel Attorney
  • Hyatt Legal Plans, Panel Attorney
  • The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chairman, Criminal Committee, 1976 - 1978
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Fellow
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Missouri Chapter

Past Employment Positions

  • Oppenheimer Industries, Inc., General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, 1972 - 1981
  • Oppenheimer Industries, Inc., Assistant Counsel, 1971 - 1972

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater KC HLA, 2003 - 2006
  • President of District West (20) of WRJ, 2003 - 2005
  • Member, NCJW
  • Member, Board of Directors & Co-Coordinator of Membership of Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah, 2006 - 2008