Amberlynn M. Isaacs

Amberlynn M. Isaacs

Associate
Location:
Overland Park, Kansas
Phone:
913-562-1283
Fax:
913-491-6550
Email:

Amberlynn grew up in the small town of Carrollton, Missouri.  She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she received her Bachelor of Arts in 2006.  Amberlynn also attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for law school where she received her Juris Doctor with an emphasis in Child and Family Law in 2009.  While at UMKC-School of Law, Amberlynn was a member of the UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic and a student editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Amberlynn authored "The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act & Its Variations Throughout the States", which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2010.  Amberlynn was admitted to the Missouri bar in 2009 and the Kansas bar in 2010.  Amberlynn joined the firm of Short, Borth & Thilges directly out of law school in 2009.  Amberlynn practices exclusively family law, and regularly works with children as a certified Guardian Ad Litem.  Amberlynn also handles appellate family law cases.

As a child of divorce, Amberlynn knows the impact that divorce can have on the family unit, especially children. This life experience is what guided Amberlynn to enter law school and choose family law as her career path.  Amberlynn approaches all of her cases with the goal of helping her clients move through the process and the challenges they may be facing with dignity.  Divorce can be one of the most trying times in someone’s life, and it can be easy to allow one’s emotions to control their decisions.  Amberlynn is upfront with her clients regarding the process and possible outcomes rather than filling them with false hopes. Amberlynn strives to help her clients see the “big picture” and make informed decisions that they can be proud of when they look back on that time in their life.

Amberlynn is married and is an avid runner. 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Domestic
  • Child Custody

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Guardian Ad Litem, Kansas Supreme Court, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2009
  • Kansas, 2010

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Law Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Student Editor, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Published Works

  • The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act & Its Variations Throughout the States, 23 J. Am. Acad. Matrimonial Law. 335, 23, 2010

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker: From the Initial Meeting with Client Through Initial Filing of the Divorce, Johnson County Family Law Inn of court
  • Speaker: Worst Practices in Family Law, Johnson County Family Law Inn of Court

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Children & The Law
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Family Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Johnson County Family Law Inn of Court, Associate, 2013 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Girls on the Run - Assistant Coach, 2011 - 2012
  • Habitat for Humanity Build