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Trustworthy Planning Partners

Let’s Help You Make Smart Decisions

The decisions you make today are crucial to the protection of your hard-earned assets, health, independence, dignity, and family. Everything changes as you reach retirement age, and that’s when Smith Elder & Business Law, LLC in Kansas City, MO comes in to help you plan ahead.

About P. Glen Smith, Attorney and Counselor at Law 

P. Glen Smith chose to give up a successful career with a large national law firm to focus on estate planning, elder law, business law, special needs planning, and other related areas. He did this because he enjoys intimate collaboration, getting to know his clients, including their families and businesses, on a personal level.

A Lawyer Unlike Any Other

What sets Glen apart from traditional attorneys is that he is a compassionate “people person”, with vast experience, and wants the best life for each of his clients.

As a spouse, parent of five grown adult children and business owner, Glen understands the joys, stresses, hardships, and conflicting emotions that come with business and estate planning and elder care. He also recognizes the difficulties inherent in caring for aging parents, having gone through the experience of finding medical care for his beloved mother.

Backed by Decades of Experience

With more than 35 years of experience as a lawyer, Glen is equipped to address your legal concerns in a friendly, effective, and supportive manner, explaining the issues and options in an easy-to-understand manner.

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Award-Winning Attorney

P. Glen Smith receiving the Claude Pepper Award at the 27th Annual Northland Professionals in Aging Award Ceremony and Luncheon on May 31, 2017

P. Glen Smith felt blessed, grateful, humbled, and surprised to receive the 2017 Claude Pepper Award in recognition of his efforts to promote awareness of, and support for, an Aging network in the Northland area and the clients that it benefits. He serves them with "affection and advocacy and loyalty." This award is given to one who epitomizes the purpose of both Claude Pepper and Northland Professionals in Aging: support, advocacy, networking, and education.

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Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Memphis-Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Tennessee Technological University, with the highest distinction
  • Masters of Divinity, Nazarene Theological Seminary

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Counsel
  • Northland Professionals in Aging
  • The Missouri Bar (Estate Planning and Probate Administration Law Committee; Business Succession Planning; Elder Law Committee)
  • Mid-America Planned Giving Council


  • Northland Shepherd’s Center, Board of Directors, Volunteer
  • Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs, Board of Directors, Volunteer
  • Rotary Club, Liberty

Admitted to Practice:

  • The State of Missouri

Judicial Clerkships:

  • The Hon. Russell G. Clark, U.S. District Court, Western District of MO, 1983-1985
  • The Hon. Robert A. Hoffman, Chancery Court of Tennessee, Tenth Chancery Division, 1981-1982

Marilyn Riddle

Marilyn Riddle is a lifelong resident of the Northland. She graduated from Central Missouri State University with Cum Laude honors and taught high school English/Journalism for 21 years before choosing paralegal work as a second career. Marilyn is the firm’s legal assistant.

Marilyn has two children: Hannah, 26; and Zachary, 13; two horses, two cats, and one dog. Her interests include training barrel horses, cycling long distance, and staying healthy and fit. She enjoys working with youth through horses and at her church. Marilyn is committed to providing prompt and courteous attention to our clients’ needs.

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Liberty Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 501
Liberty, MO 64068

Richmond Office
(By Appointment)
717 E. South Street
Richmond, MO 64085

Mailing Address: 5 Westowne Street, Suite 501
Phone: 816-291-4143

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