Personal Attention To Protect What Matters

At Shipman & DeHardt, P.C., in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, our husband and wife team of attorneys — Jay DeHardt and Jill Shipman-DeHardt — have spent their careers helping people through a wide range of legal challenges in the Kansas City metro area (Missouri-side). Some involve their families. Some involve their businesses. Many involve their personal freedoms.We love what we do because we have the chance to really help the people we represent. When you contact our office, you will speak directly with an attorney — someone who can and will answer your questions, give you a clear view of the process ahead and assertively protect your best interests.

Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUIs and DWIs
  • Traffic Violations/License Suspension
  • Domestic Violence/Assault
  • Family and Domestic Relations
  • Probate

Entering the legal system can seem like stepping into another world. It is full of technicalities, strict processes and potentially intimidating consequences. Getting the system to work in your favor requires an intimate understanding of the legal process and the willingness to communicate with you. This is what our attorneys can provide. We can help you understand the legal actions ahead, confidently guide you through the process and help you find the most favorable option for resolution. Call Jill K. Shipman today at 816-525-3993 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Jill K. Shipman-DeHardt

Admitted To The Bar:

  • Missouri, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1989


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • J.D.
  • Missouri Southern State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1984
    • Honors: Certificate Paralegal Studies
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association

Attorney Jay DeHardt

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Rockhurst College, Kansas City
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1974
    • Major: Business Administration
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee, Member
  • Fee Dispute Committee, Member

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