Glenn A. Stockton
As Managing Partner, Glenn focuses on the big picture, both internally and with respect to clients. On the one hand, he is responsible for establishing the firm’s direction, vision and values, and ensuring they are carried out. In addition, he meets with prospective clients to discuss their needs, determines how the firm can best assist them, and helps with the overall direction and design of each estate plan. Glenn also meets with clients every year free of charge to review their plans to make sure they are up-to-date and capable of meeting the client’s goals.
Glenn founded the firm that bears his name in May of 2000. Although his passion is in the areas of estate planning and elder law, in his early years as a “small town attorney” he handled a wide range of cases, including divorces, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, probate, estate planning, contract drafting and review, and general litigation. The experience he gained during this time, particularly in the areas of divorce and bankruptcy, helps him design estate plans with strong asset protection components. It also gives him a unique perspective on the emotional issues families grapple with every day.
Today, Glenn focuses his practice exclusively on estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning and veterans benefits planning.
Glenn is a sixth generation Kansan, having grown up in the home built by his great-great grandparents just outside of Emporia. He graduated from Fort Scott Community College in 1992, then earned his B.A. from Benedictine College in 1995, majoring in Political Science, Economics and Philosophy with a minor in American History. Glenn attended Edinburgh University in Edinburgh, Scotland following his graduation from Benedictine, pursuing a one-year post-graduate program in European and International Politics, where his focus was European Monetary Policy and the move to a single currency. Glenn finished that program in 1996. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1999.
Glenn is a member of WealthCounsel, a national alliance of estate planning attorneys, as well as the Probate Law Bench/Bar Committee of the Johnson County Bar Association. He is also an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. In addition, Glenn is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, the American Legion Riders and the Gardner Rotary Club, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Glenn and his wife of nearly 30 years, Tamela, have three children, Derrick, Sophia and Alex, and two grandchildren, Avril and Annette. Glenn and Tamela are family oriented, spending most evenings and weekends with their children. They love to travel, especially with the kids. Glenn and Tamela also enjoy dancing and do so whenever they get the chance.
Marion L. Stern
Marion is responsible for ensuring the firm operates smoothly and that every client receives the best possible legal representation. She meets regularly with clients to gain an understanding of their situation and make sure all of their needs and goals are being met.
Marion’s practice focuses on elder law, Medicaid planning, probate and trust administration, fiduciary litigation, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorships. After a client has chosen us to represent them, Marion executes the agreed-upon plan.
Marion also leads the firm’s probate, trust administration and fiduciary litigation departments. Her goal in these areas is to address legal issues in a friendly, supportive manner, explaining the issues involved and the options available in an easy to understand way. Prior to focusing on estate planning, elder law and related areas, Marion was a litigator. Estate planning attorneys often refer clients embroiled in family disputes to other attorneys. Marion is quite comfortable handling both the transitional and adversarial components of each client’s case, and excels at guiding families through difficult situations. Her ability in this area is due in part to her upbringing. Marion was raised in a large, blended family with different religions and ethnic backgrounds. She learned early on the importance of listening carefully with an understanding and compassionate ear, and that every family situation is unique.
Marion has been with Stockton & Stern, LLC for seven years and a Partner since 2015. She began her career as an intern for the Johnson County Kansas District Attorney’s Office, where she first worked in the area of economic crimes and prosecuting perpetrators of elder abuse. She received her B.A. from the University of Iowa with highest honors in History and high honors in Russian. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas, where she obtained a Certification in Business and Commercial Law. Marion is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association, with an emphasis on the probate section. She is a contributing author of the Probate Manual for the State of Kansas.
Marion is married to a local fireman, Jeff. Together they have two young children, Rosalynn and Frederick, and two blue merle Australian Shepherds, Sandy and Buckets. The family resides in a 100-year-old home in Olathe, where Marion loves to cook lavish meals as an expression of love for her family and friends. She also enjoys riding her bike, connecting with nature in the process. In addition, she likes to travel and experience new cultures. Over the course of her life, Marion has lived in Italy, Germany, Spain, and Russia.
Daniel J. Keating
Daniel’s primary focus at Stockton & Stern, LLC is family law. He is responsible for meeting with all of the firm’s family law clients and handling their cases from start to finish.
Family law, which typically deals with the emotionally charged issues surrounding divorce, is a very dynamic and fast-paced area of the law. Many clients get caught in the whirlwind of emotions without ever even considering the long-term effects or consequences of their actions or inactions. Daniel takes a broad look at the overall circumstances in each situation to help his clients achieve realistic and long-term solutions. In short, he provides much needed counsel and support through what is often one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.
Daniel has successfully represented clients in all areas of domestic relations law, including paternity determinations, simple and high net-worth divorces, post-decree child custody and support modifications, contested grandparent visitation rights cases, and the preparation, negotiation, and enforcement of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Daniel received his B.A. in Anthropology from Kansas State University in 2006 and his M.A., with honors, from the University of Kansas Graduate School in 2012. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2012, where he was a Research Assistant for Wheat Law Library and interned at Kansas Legal Services and the Kansas Water Office. He has been an associate attorney at Stockton & Stern, LLC since graduating from law school.
Daniel is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Johnson County Bar Association. He is also a member of two leading professional associations, WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel. In the local community, Daniel is an Advocate with Knights of Columbus, Council 10407, and President of KOC Charities of Gardner, Inc.
Daniel is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and participating in triathlons.