The Law Offices of Anderson & Associates is dedicated to providing high quality services to our clients centered on experience, accessibility, and cost effective legal counsel.
● EXPERIENCE: Knowledgeable attorneys and staff that have successfully litigated a large variety of cases. We have a diversified client base of approximately 2,000 investment entities and individuals, and are committed to providing solution-based legal services.
● ACCESSIBILITY: Ease and access to our team with two (2) centrally located offices in Missouri and Kansas and a dedicated support staff of seven (9) professionals.
● AFFORDABILITY: Cutting edge technology with highly competitive fees for all of our services.
You can be confident that you will be treated with the utmost respect and that your case will be handled in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.
Owner and Managing Partner
Julie Anderson is presently the managing partner at Anderson & Associates, a WBE full-service law firm concentrating its practice in Missouri and Kansas landlord tenant law, debt collection, foreclosure and creditor-related litigation.
Anderson graduated from William Jewell College, magna cum laude, in 2000 and the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 2004. She is admitted to practice law in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, the United States Western District Court of Missouri, the United States District Court of Kansas, and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Kansas and Missouri.
Anderson is a former judicial law clerk and served as an assistant to United States Senator Chuck Hagel in Washington D.C. She was also a summer associate to Kenneth Feinberg, the Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in New York, NY.
In 2010, she was chosen as one of Missouri’s “Up and Coming” young attorneys. In 2013 – 2018 she was named a Thompson Reuters “Super Lawyer” and in 2015 and 2016 as one of Kansas City Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar.” In 2016 she was appointed by Mayor Sly James as a Commissioner on the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri. Her previous activities in the Bar include being a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), and as a member of both the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City and the Creditor Rights Asset Protection organization. She is an active member in the Junior League of Kansas City, a former board member of the Westport Regional Business League, and has served in other leadership roles in various community organizations.
Jamie Walker began working at Anderson & Associates in 2010 and became a partner in 2017. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008 with degrees in both English and Political Science, she attended law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she earned her Juris Doctor in December of 2011.
Walker is a member of the Missouri Bar Association,the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), and the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Missouri and Kansas, the United States Western District Court of Missouri, the United States District Court of Kansas, and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Kansas and Missouri.
Katherine (“Katy”) Garringer graduated from the University of Kansas in 2010 with a degree in Political Science and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May of 2013. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). She is admitted to practice law in the states of Missouri and Kansas, United States Western District Court of Missouri, and the United States District Court of Kansas.
Sarah Westfall joined the firm in 2018. She attended Truman State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 2014. After Truman, Ms Westfall went to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2017. Ms. Westfall is currently the head of the collections department. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri and is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) and the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City.
Holly LeBeau began her career at Anderson & Associates in 2012 as a paralegal. She received her Paralegal Practice Degree from Metropolitan Community College in 2009. She has 5 years of experience working in human resources and over 10 years of legal experience. Prior to joining the firm, she worked extensively with document preparation in a high-volume collection law practice. She is an integral part of the firm’s eviction practice and a godsend for many landlords throughout Missouri and Kansas.
Mary Jo Ernst
Mary Jo Ernst joined our team in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Western University in 1982. She has 35 years of experience working as a controller for various companies in the construction, manufacturing and legal industries. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in a high-volume collection law practice assisting with document preparation and handling all of their accounting needs.
Legal Secretary – Client Liason
Hailey Thomas joined the firm in 2017 as our legal secretary. Hailey received her degree in 2016 in Criminal Justice and Correctional Law from the University of Central Missouri. She is currently working on her Masters in Criminal Justice and Administration at the University of Central Missouri with plans to graduate in 2019.
Shekinah Pelc became a member of our team in 2017. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Media Communications and a minor in Business Management. Prior to joining the firm, she managed the human resources division of a brand management firm for both the Tulsa and Las Vegas locations. She currently manages day-to-day operations as Julie Anderson’s executive assistant.
Niki Saulich joined our team in 2018 as a legal intern. Graduating from Truman State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in History, Niki decided her next step was to attend law school. She is currently working on her Juris Doctor as a second-year law student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with plans to graduate in 2020.