Colby L. Rieke
Colby Rieke is an experienced domestic relations attorney focusing on family law and divorce with more than 15 years of extensive experience in both Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Rieke has successfully represented hundreds of clients in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, and maintenance (alimony) cases, for both mother and father. He is committed to advocacy with compassion, and with the intent to develop long-term relationships with his clients. His thorough, diligent and analytical approach is met with tempered sensitivity to the benefit of each client. Mr. Rieke is also experienced in the areas of estate planning and probate. This experience provides great value when analyzing complex property divisions, business valuations, and the preservation of marital and non-marital assets.
He has been named to the Super Lawyers® list in the area of Family Law in Kansas and Missouri for 2019, and named to the Rising Star® list every year from 2014 through 2018. He is a member of the Firm’s Family Law & Divorce Practice Group, and the Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Practice Group.
Colby Rieke is a very skillful and knowledgeable attorney. We had a goal at the beginning of this road and that was to obtain sole custody of my son. Being a single father, I felt that the deck was stacked against me in court but he was able to accomplish that exact goal and thereby ensuring the safety and security of the most precious thing in my life. Without a doubt, I would go back to Colby for any future family law matters and recommend him to any friends or family in need of such services. – Jeff M. 9/11/18
Colby represented me in my very long, very ugly, and extremely difficult divorce. It took almost 2 years to finalize and he was really great throughout the entire process. He was knowledgeable, even with the complex nature of my divorce. He kept me well informed of the process, thoroughly explained everything to me, and I felt like he really listened and cared about getting me what I wanted. We had to attend court 13 times and Colby was always well prepared and always brought his “A” game. I felt like I could trust Colby. Getting divorced is an extremely stressful situation; you shouldn't have to stress over your lawyer, too. – Anonymous 9/13/18
An Attorney with Integrity and Tenacity
Colby Rieke took over my case when my previous lawyer was no longer proactive. Colby’s legal knowledge, obvious intelligence and creative problem-solving all proved essential to resolving my case. He shows integrity and compassion when dealing with difficult and painful circumstances. Colby's tenacity for resolution moved my case forward and to an acceptable completion, which I know would not have been accomplished without him. I recommend him to others with confidence. – Lynn 2/28/17
Thorough and Careful Attorney
I've used Colby's legal services for a number of reasons for nearly a decade. I retained him for my divorce, and was able to obtain everything I asked, even when my ex attempted to take half the retirement I worked for.
Recently, I hired Colby to put together a will for me and he spent a lot of time with me explaining options and carefully making sure the details of my wishes are in place. Through the years, I've also been able to call him up and ask for feedback on various things along the way (a will issue when my father died, questions about a bad tenant, etc.) and he has always pointed me in the right direction even if I didn't need to hire him for anything. I recommend Colby for anything you encounter and would like to add how professional he is and easy to work with. Even if you find a "cheaper" attorney, it is not worth the cost of a possibly less thorough attorney. Colby will advise you properly and fight when it makes sense to. – Melanie 6/14/16
Mr. Rieke was able to follow through on everything he promised he would in regards to my custody case. He has a great rapport with the judges and the courthouse and everything was quick and smooth. He was very passionate about the circumstances surrounding my desire/need to obtain custody of my daughter from her mother and he exhibited that every step of the way. The process took less than 3 months, mostly due to his knowledge and skills in maneuvering the legal system. I would recommend him to anyone needing a family lawyer. – Dale 6/14/16
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I hired Colby Rieke as my divorce attorney. He is very organized and easy to work with. In the courtroom Colby was professional and to the point. I knew my fees up front and there were no surprises. I recommend Colby Rieke to get the job done! - Jeanny 6/8/16
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Family Law: 2019, Rising Star, Family Law: 2014 - 2018
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kansas City
Wealth Counsel Member
Snow Ball patron Committee Member, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 2016 – Present
Catholic Charities Golf Classic Committee Member, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 2015 - Present
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 2004)
University of Kansas School of Business (B.A., 2001, Business Administration with emphasis in Finance)