Joanne B. Stutz
Firm: Evans & Mullinix, P.A.
Address: 7225 Renner Road, Suite 200
Shawnee, KS 66217
Membership: Kansas City Metropolitan, Johnson County and Kansas (Member, Bankruptcy Section) Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; The Kansas Bankruptcy Bar Association.
University: Michigan State University, B.A., 1977; Rockhurst College, M.B.A., 1989, Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1980
Admitted: 1980, Missouri; 1985, Kansas and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas
Biography: Ms. Stutz started her career as a bankruptcy attorney in 1982, when she clerked for the Hon. Joel Pelofsky, then sitting as a bankruptcy judge for the Western District of Missouri. Upon completion of her clerkship, Ms. Stutz joined Evans & Mullinix in 1983. While her practice focuses on financial reorganization and representation of debtors in Chapter 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcies, Ms. Stutz also presents creditors and is able to see the effect of bankruptcy and business closures from all sides. She has represented the Eldridge House in Lawrence, Kansas, Steve's Shoes in Kansas City, Kansas and creditors in the Interstate Bakeries Chapter 11, which was filed in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Stutz's recent representations include creditors with bankruptcy claims against the Brooke Companies and Crescent Oil, both of which were filed in Kansas City, Kansas. Ms. Stutz also helps guide individuals through the difficult times cause by divorce. She recently successfully and in a relatively short period of time resolved an issue which her client had tried to handle on her own for one year.