15th Judicial Circuit Mediators and Contract Attorneys
Karen J. Brown, J.D., mediator
Megan Alfano, J.D., mediator/contract attorney
3535 Broadway Blvd., R105 Kansas City, MO 64111
"Megan Alfano is a Missouri native. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in Criminology and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Megan began practicing family law while in law school at UMKC. Megan began her career in Kansas City practicing family and probate law. She later worked at a non-profit organization assisting low-income families with orders of protection, custody and divorce matters, adoptions, probate and guardianships.
Since opening Alfano Law Firm, Megan has focused on probate, estate planning, elder law and various family law matters.
Megan is a Missouri Supreme Court approved Mediator and a Guardian Ad Litem that advocates for the best interests of children. Megan also serves as a Missouri State Special Public Defender. When Megan is not working to serve the community, you can find her hanging out with her pups!"
Patricia Hagenah, J.D., mediator
3720 Arrowhead Ave., Ste. 104 Independence, MO 64057
"Patricia has been mediating family law disputes for more than 20 years and has been practicing family law for almost 30 years. Patricia focuses her practice on mediation of family law matters including divorce, parenting and child custody issues, child support, and guardianship issues.
Patricia is a member of the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar, the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts, and the Association of Missouri Mediators, where she also served as a board member and secretary. When her children were in Blue Springs public schools, Patricia volunteered for various activities, including serving as a board member and treasurer of the Blue Springs Music Boosters, which provides support to music programs for children of all ages in Blue Springs public schools.
Patricia graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in 1979 and a M.A. in 1982. After spending several years working in state government in Jefferson City, Patricia moved to Kansas City, where she attended law school at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Patricia was selected for the UMKC Law Review where she was published and served as an editor. Patricia received her law degree and was admitted to practice law in the state of Missouri in 1991. In 1999, Patricia received her mediation training at the University of Missouri School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and has since made mediation her primary focus."