Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Estate Planning
Tax Law
Tax Law
Business Law
Business Law
Kristen Shelley-Chapin
  • Attorney






Kristen Shelley-Chapin is an attorney and owner of Shelley-Chapin Law.  Kristen practices primarily in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate Law.  She serves the Shawnee community as well as surrounding areas and has had her office located in downtown Shawnee for over 11 years.

Prior to joining her husband in private practice, Kristen worked at the Johnson County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney.  There she prosecuted juvenile, domestic violence and drug cases.

Kristen currently serves as Vice President Friends of Shawnee Town and has sat on that board for four years.  She is also a member of the Shawnee Rotary Club, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and Johnson County Bar Association. 

In her free time Kristen enjoys coaching her daughters’ softball teams, and attending all their other activities.     

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning/Wills/Trusts 55%
  • Probate/Trust Administration 35%
  • Landlord/Tenant/Evictions 5%
  • Business Formation and Tax 5%

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2001


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D.
  • Central College, Pella, Iowa
    • B.A.
    • Major: Communication

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member, 2002 to Present
  • Rotary Club of Shawnee, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2008 to Present
  • Friends of Shawnee Town, Vice President, 2012 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kansas Legal Services, Staff Attorney, 2001 to 2002
  • Johnson County District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, 2002 to 2006


  • English

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