Jennifer Cell Sada
Jennifer also grew up in Leawood, and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder) and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University in San Antonio TX. Jennifer worked in San Antonio and Washington DC for a U.S. Representative for many years, then returned to the Kansas City area in 2000 with husband Carlos and son Roberto. She has been working part-time for the U.S. Department of Labor and for Stephanie M. Smith, Chartered, for the past 15 years, while caring for her elderly mother who succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in early 2016.
Beth MacCurdy Wigner
Beth has been a key member of the firm team since 1999. Like Stephanie, Beth is from Northeast Johnson County. She grew up in Leawood and attended Shawnee Mission South High school. She attended the University of Kansas receiving a B.S. in elementary education with a minor in French and Eastern Michigan University, receiving a MA in Reading. As part of her larger role in general firm administration, she is responsible for scheduling and client relations.
Stephanie was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Mission and Overland Park, Kansas. After practicing law in Nevada and Colorado for 17 years, she returned to Kansas in 1997 and opened the firm of Stephanie M. Smith, Chartered, in Prairie Village. Stephanie practices primarily in the area of estate planning law including wills, trusts and probate. She received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services from Georgetown University in 1977 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980. She is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri. Ms. Smith is a member of Kansas Bar Association, the Johnson County Bar Association, The Kansas Women’s Attorney Association, the Kansas City Estate Planning Society and is a past Board Member of the Mid-America Planned Giving Council.
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