Address: College Corporate Centre, 5330 College Boulevard, Suite 1
City: Leawood, Kansas, 66221
Telephone: 913-890-2051
Fax: 913-322-7710



Janet L. Damore established her solo practice in October, 2007, and practices exclusively in the family law area. Janet earned both her undergraduate degree and juris doctor from the University of Kansas. Janet has a BV rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Before establishing her solo practice, Janet was co-founder and senior member of Schlagel Damore Gordon & Kinzer, LLC, in Olathe, Kansas, and had been with the firm since 1993.

Janet began her legal career with Kansas Legal Services where in addition to providing general legal services to lower-income clients, she served as Project Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Project and Project Coordinator for the Hospital Patient Assistant Project.

Janet is a seasoned family law attorney and has extensive litigation experience in matters involving marital dissolution, child custody, support, division of marital assets, and paternity. Her family law practice encompasses the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding counties in Kansas and Missouri.

Janet has been instrumental in introducing Collaborative Law to the Kansas legal community. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Kansas and served as its first President. She has taught continuing legal education seminars on collaborative law, in addition to various other domestic law topics. Beyond her education and experience in the law and the collaborative law model, she has received training in basic mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation, and Domestic Case Management.

Janet is committed to providing the highest quality of legal representation to her clients and she derives immense satisfaction from helping people through a very difficult chapter in their lives.

Published Cases:

In re Marriage of Gordon-Hanks, 27 Kan. App. 2d 987 (Kan. Ct. App. 2000)

In re Marriage of McNeely, 15 Kan. App. 2d 762 (Kan. Ct. App. 1991)


Professional Licenses



Throughout her career, Janet has participated in several activities of the organized bar. For many years she was a member of the Family Law Bench Bar Committee of the Johnson County Bar Association. She also served as President of the Johnson County Bar Family Law Section. She is an active member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, as well as the Johnson County, Kansas, Missouri and American Bar Associations. Janet was formerly an Associate in the Kansas Inn of Court and most recently a Barrister of the Earl E. O’Conner Inn of Court. Collaborative Law Institute of Kansas, President, 2004 – 2007 Collaborative Law Institute of Missouri International Academy of Collaborative Professionals American Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section Kansas Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section Johnson County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section. President, 2000-2001 Member, Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, 1997-2004 Missouri Bar Association Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Kansas Inn of Court, Associate 1993-1994 Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court, Barrister 2002-2005 COMVAC (Community Violence Action Council), Justice Committee 1997-2000



  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, J.D.
  • Legal Intern, Douglas County Legal Aid Society
  • Student Intern, Paul E. Wilson Defender Project
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, B.M.E.
  • Pi Kappa Lambda-Music Honor Society Pi Lambda Theta-Education Honor Society


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