Susan Saper Galamba


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(816) 753-5400
Fax: 
(816) 753-9996

Susan Saper Galamba practices exclusively in family law and mediation in both Kansas and Missouri, and is the Co-Chair of McDowell Rice’s Family Law & Divorce practice group, providing representation in high net-worth dissolutions of marriage and other complex matters related to divorce and family law. 

Ms. Galamba is recognized by her clients and peers as a person of integrity, determination, trustworthiness and compassion.  Her expertise, in-depth knowledge and dedication extend to all areas of family law, including complex property division and child custody cases, valuation of businesses, premarital and postnuptial agreements, alimony and maintenance, paternity, and mediation.  Additionally, Ms. Galamba works with accountants, forensic and valuation experts, financial planners, real estate agents, and mental health professionals to ensure that her clients have a top-notch team prepared to work for them. 

Ms. Galamba is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Family Lawyers.  She is a published author of the book, “Don’t Burn the Underwear”, and hosted the radio show, “Til Divorce Do us Part”.  She has been a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, and is a frequent lecturer on family law issues. 

Ms. Galamba completed the NITA/ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Program, and is also a trained mediator and arbitrator.  She received her B.A. from Tulane University and her J.D. from Georgia State University.   Ms. Galamba is a member of The Kansas Bar Association; The Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association – Family Law Bench Bar Committee ; The Missouri Bar; The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Family Law Committee;; and the American Bar Association – Family Law Section.  She has been practicing law in Kansas and Missouri for over 26 years.

Client Testimonials

During the challenges I was facing it felt overwhelming knowing who to contact. It was important to me to find a firm that exclusively practiced family law.  A colleague referred me to Susan and through many complicated and challenging times she represented me for over 10 years (2006-2016).  Susan is a person of integrity, determination, trustworthiness, and compassion!  When making difficult decisions I found Susan's years of experience to provide expert representation and direction in handling my case.  She was honest and dependable with a level of detail that was essential!  In addition, she is one of the hardest working professionals I know.  The stress levels and adversity can be overwhelming.  One of Susan's greatest values is she will never sacrifice her morals no matter how unprofessional others may be.  My case was extremely unusual and heartbreaking but through it all I always knew I could count on Susan.  As one of the most sought after family lawyers in Kansas City, I hope you have the opportunity to have Susan represent you!
J.B.

Susan and Kay were both very professional and caring throughout my divorce process. The most impressive thing was that their advice was to always do that right thing in a responsible way instead of a reactionary way. I would highly recommend them for anyone that is looking for a voice of reason in a very chaotic time of life.
David E. (2014-2015)

I am an attorney who went through an unexpected divorce that began in late 2014.  My whole world was quickly turned upside down until I spoke with Susan.  From the first meeting Susan listened, showed compassion and understanding, and immediately took action to protect me and my interest.  Susan gave real world advice gleaned from years of experience with both the bench and the bar.  My world was quickly put back in order and I had the freedom to deal with the personal and emotional issues because I had Susan taking care of my legal interest.  Susan has my highest confidence and my unequivocal recommendation. 
Miguel 2014-2015

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to be consulting an attorney with two very young children. Susan from day one took the time to answer all my legal questions, and provide sound legal advice.  Over the years, she has gone above and beyond to return my calls and emails quickly. She is extremely professional, kind, and resourceful in helping me make some really difficult decisions.  She is empathetic, and willing to listen and understand my concerns and questions. She also excels at negotiations, and in dealing with other attorneys and judges. I personally tell anyone I meet who is going through a divorce to use Susan as their attorney. I highly recommend her, and am so grateful that she has helped me and my children.
Anonymous (2012-2016)

Susan did an amazing job as my divorce attorney. She is incredibly professional, intelligent and trustworthy. My divorce was difficult and Susan walked me through it with ease and grace.  Susan always put my concerns and the well-being of my children first. What I appreciated most about Susan was her desire to take the high road and her integrity.  Susan approached everything with high values and morals.  Susan always conducted matters of the divorce with civility and respect even though that was not always reciprocated on the other side. I have tremendous respect for Susan’s work ethic and her devotion to her clients.
J.A. (2012 – present)

Susan provided excellent representation for my divorce case. She was very knowledgeable, professional and efficient. She walked me through it with ease and grace. What I appreciated most about Susan was her desire to take the high road, approach everything with values and morals and conduct the divorce with civility and respect.  She provided very quick responses and follow-up for all the details. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone that I know in a similar situation.
Joe, (2016)

I had a very positive experience with Susan at a very trying time in my life.  Although a divorce is an emotional experience and at times decision-making is difficult, she was very professional, responsive, thoughtful, and in my opinion went above and beyond her role as my attorney.  She is an excellent negotiator and helped me clearly understand the long term effects of decisions being made.  Although it has been a year, I feel as though I can pick up the phone and call Susan if I have questions regarding my legal issues or specific decree items.  I respect and appreciate the support Susan has been for me and strongly recommend her for someone looking for representation.
R.W. (2015)

I remember the distinct feeling of relief I felt after meeting with both Susan and Kay for the first time. After sympathetically listening to my unique situation, they gave me the confidence and trust with their immediate assessment and actions. Susan and Kay go above their duties as your attorney with tips and tools to help resolve matters in and out of the courtroom, all the while providing you with support and encouragement. And should that dreadful day in court come, they are a fantastic team and very strong litigators that help guide you through an otherwise very unnerving process. Now, I’m enjoying additional time with my son, which is priceless.
Joe (2015)

 

 

 

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellows

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. Membership is based on a rigorous set of requirements which can be found in the Fellowship Admissions Standards link: http://aaml.org/aaml-fellow-register.

International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellows

The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.
IAFL was formed in 1986, and membership is by invitation only.

Completed the NITA/ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Program
Trained Mediator and Arbitrator
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Author of Book: “Don’t Burn the Underwear”
Hosted Radio Show: “Til Divorce Do Us Part”
Contributor to The Huffington Post
Frequent Lecturer on Family Law Issues

Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar
Johnson County Bar – Family Law Bench Bar Committee
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Family Law Bench Bar Committee
American Bar Association – Family Law Section