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Welcome to Larry Swall of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A.

Dedicated to Helping Clients and Helping Families

Attorney and mediator Larry V. Swall founded Larry Swall of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A., in 1999. An experienced family trial lawyer with 20 years of experience, Mr. Swall saw a need for a family law firm dedicated to representing parents, finding practical and lasting solutions to family conflicts, and putting the needs of families and children first — a law firm that provides services to promote, not destroy, the family.

We help families in other ways by providing assistance with traffic, DUI and estate planning. Call our Liberty, Missouri, office at 866-554-4664 for a free consultation.

Putting Children First

Children are too often the helpless victims of difficult family relationships. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of parents and children to maintain healthy relationships in family law matters such as divorce and paternity establishment. We have a great deal of experience resolving issues of divorce, child custody and child support.

After becoming a family mediator, studying family dynamics and systems to learn how to help families succeed following divorce, Larry Swall helped start a family mediation program operating through the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division – MARCH Mediation (Mediation Achieving Results for Children) in 1999. Mr. Swall continues to serve as its executive director.

Recognized for Excellence

Our firm has a reputation for providing aggressive yet compassionate representation. We have been acknowledged for our high standards of personal service on behalf of families in the legal community and beyond, including:

  • Recognized as the Roger P. Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year, 2009, Larry Swall; Missouri Bar President's Award, 2009, Larry Swall.
  • Working with the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar, including serving as statewide chair in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and chairing the Section's efforts in family law education for attorneys since 1997
  • Work on behalf of domestic violence agencies, New House and Russell House
  • Recognition from the state family support division's "Fathers for Life" program
  • Providing family law legislative assistance to the Missouri Bar
  • Testifying before the Missouri House and Senate on family law-related legislation
  • Creating and establishing the Missouri Bar Family Law Conference; serving as Conference Chair for eight years
  • Speaking on family law issues throughout Missouri
  • Teaching and training family lawyers and guardians ad litem
  • Helping draft legislation in Missouri: securing personal information in family court files; creating legislative authority for use of parenting coordination throughout Missouri
  • Serving on the Supreme Court's Child Support Guideline Review Committee starting in 2008
  • Assisting circuit courts with drafting local court rules on mediation services in family court cases

Contact Us

We believe legal fees should not create financial problems. We will work with you to establish long-term payment plans. We also accept major credit cards and PayPal.

For a free consultation, e-mail us or call 866-554-4664. We serve families in the Kansas City area, Missouri and Kansas, as well as areas throughout Missouri.

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Firm Location

Larry Swall
Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A.

113 Blue Jay Drive
Suite 100
Liberty, Missouri 64068
Map & Directions

Phone: 913-416-9263  
Phone: 816-479-4491 
Toll Free: 866-554-4664
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Awards and Accolades

Larry Swall
2009 Roger Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year

2009 Missouri Bar Association President’s Award

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