Our attorneys

Mandi Hunter

As the founder of Kansas City’s first full-service stand alone real estate law firm, Mandi has been thankful for her role in pioneering a highly respected approach to law that has lead to her setting legal precedents for clients that shape state laws, being recognized several times as an elite “Super Attorney” by her peers, and earning the business of publicly traded companies, governments, banks of all sizes, and individuals who absolutely need a successful resolution.

Mandi founded Hunter Law Group in 2001, and enjoys leveraging her extensive experience for representing both businesses and individuals when disputes arise. Her track record with litigation has not only seen her embrace success when the legal precedents are on her client’s side, but help forge new legal precedents when the existing precedents do not make sense. Her willingness to go above and beyond has resulted in significant clarifications and changes to the laws pertaining to certain real estate items on both sides of the state line. These legal decisions have granted Mandi with the distinction of impacting aspects of the entire legal landscape, and the decisions reached in her cases have gone on to change how several of the real estate laws are understood, which will continue to impact tens of thousands of legal rulings over the next decade.

When starting her firm, Mandi knew that she wanted to create a different kind of legal model that leveraged her diverse experiences to be as much a partner, consultant, and collaborator for clients, as she was a legal advisor to them. This unique problem solving mindset enabled her and ensuing team members to create full-spectrum solutions to the problems clients were looking to solve, regardless of whether those solutions were non-legal or required legal action.

Mandi Hunter and her team represent their clients in a wide variety of transactions and litigation primarily in matters involving real estate.

A native of the Kansas City area, Mandi is admitted to practice law in both Kansas and Missouri. Mandi Hunter received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Kansas where she graduated with honors. She then went on to obtain her law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mandi Hunter is honored to be recognized as a “Super Lawyer – Top 50 Women” in Missouri and Kansas in 2019 and 2020. This honor is peer nominated and no more than five percent of all lawyers in Missouri and Kansas are selected to receive this honor.

When Mandi Hunter is not practicing law, she enjoys being active and giving back to the Kansas City Community by serving as a member of several legal associations and as a director on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Johnson County Bar Association Board of Directors, Johnson County Library Foundation, and being appointed to the Leawood Planning Commission.

Most recent publication:
Narrowing the Scope: Kansas Fraudulent Lien Statute, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, September/October 2021 Issue, Vol. 90, No. 5.

 

Stephanie L. Hammann

Stephanie attributes her early success to her love of helping people find their way when faced with daunting challenges, and her collaborative approach with opposing parties or counsel. Stephanie seeks to guide her clients toward practical solutions that work for them.

A product of Kansas City, Stephanie’s practice focuses on real estate litigation and providing counsel to clients in transactional matters involving property issues. After spending the first several years of her practice in Denver, Colorado, Stephanie returned to her native Kansas City. In setting new roots back home, Stephanie has found a thriving and supportive community for both her practice and her family.

Stephanie was the recipient of the prestigious Sonnenschein Scholarship Prior for outstanding leadership and academic success as a law school student. She went on to secure a coveted judicial internship with an Executive Office at the United States Department of Justice.

Stephanie received her Juris Doctor with an emphasis in Urban, Land Use and Environmental Law from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Stephanie served as an emissary for the School of Law, recruitment chair for Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity, and Research Editor on The Urban Lawyer. Stephanie also holds a B.A. from Drake University.

Most recent publication:
Narrowing the Scope: Kansas Fraudulent Lien Statute, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, September/October 2021 Issue, Vol. 90, No. 5.
Case Note, Arnold’s Wines, Inc. v. Boyle, 571 F.3d 185 (2d Cir. 2009). The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 42, Iss. 1 (Winter 2010): 209-210

Stephanie is admitted to practice law in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.

Chelsea Schemmer

As someone who loves putting together all of the small details behind a bigger vision, Chelsea enjoys being able to watch her administrative work and legal assistance aid her teams with accomplishing tasks that others may have thought were impossible. During her time as an executive assistant for a well-known CEO, as well as throughout her time at Hunter Law Group, Chelsea has excelled at coming up with new systems and processes to help everyone in the office be in a position to fulfill their potential.

Jessica Kukuzke

Accounting Specialist

With more than 15 years of bookkeeping experience, Jessica has worked across a wide range of industries including legal, construction, agriculture, and IT, prior to bringing her talents to the Hunter Law Group.

At Hunter Law, Jessica provides business support to the firm and handles the overall financial and accounting tasks for the firm. Jessica most enjoys leveraging her knowledge of bookkeeping and billing to help Hunter Law Group grow, and provide an attentiveness to client’s needs. Jessica graduated from the University of Northern Iowa.

Amy Strasburger

Chief of Staff

A “get things done” specialist, Amy has more than 15 years of experience in administrative leadership and operations executive roles. She works with the firm to align resources with the firm’s vision and goals. Her positive, helpful, and out-of-the box thinking helps find solutions to support in all areas of the business.

Growing up on a farm, Amy learned to work hard and work as a team at an early age. When she is not playing the role of wife, mom or professional task-manager, you can find her coaching youth sports, teaching fitness classes, and spending time with family.

 

1900 W. 75th St., Ste. 120, Prairie Village, KS 66208

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