Nancy Strong - Business Manager
Nancy joined Dempsey & Kingsland as the business manager in 1994. She graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia. After graduation, Nancy joined Professional Medical Insurance Company as a lead accountant, where she worked for eight years.
As the Business Manager, Nancy handles all aspects of the Dempsey & Kingsland business and day to day operations. Nancy also serves as the System Administrator to the office, and has helped Dempsey & Kingsland grow into one of the most technically advanced law firms in the area.
Dawn Cook - Paralegal
Dawn received an Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology and Paralegal Certificate from Penn Valley Community College in 1996. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration graduating in 2000 from Park University. She worked for Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy, Lance Welch and Totta & Parrish before joining Dempsey & Kingsland in 2001.
Diane Meyers - Paralegal
Diane joined Dempsey & Kingsland as a paralegal in 2008. In addition to eight years of experience as a paralegal for local and national defense firms, Diane has completed course work in the healthcare field. Diane received her Certificate in Legal Studies for the Paralegal from St. Louis Community College, as well as a B.A. in History/English and M.A. in American History from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Alerica Petty - Legal Assistant
Laurie joined Dempsey & Kingsland in 2014 as a legal assistant. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Hawaii.
Kerry Hopkins - Paralegal
Kerry joined Dempsey & Kingsland as a legal assistant for Bob Kingsland in 2011. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University on the Park-McAfee full-tuition scholarship in 2009. Previously, Kerry worked in banking and customer service.
Carol Hoffman - Receptionist
Carol has been a valued member of the Dempsey & Kingsland staff since she began work here as receptionist in 2001. Previously, Carol was a stay-at-home mother focused on raising her four sons. Three of her sons have obtained college degrees and her youngest son is currently in college. Carol’s oldest son earned All American honors as a member of the soccer team at Baker University.
Kristiana Paré - Legal Assistant
Kris joined Dempsey and Kingsland as a legal assistant in 1996. She is married with two young children. Prior to her employment with Dempsey and Kingsland, she worked for Kaiser Permanente. She has a degree in Health Information Management which focuses on health care data including studies involving the legal aspects of health information management. She completed her clinicals at Excelsior Springs Medical Center and Truman Medical Center.
Natalie Frank - Legal Assistant
Natalie joined Dempsey & Kingsland as a legal assistant for Robert Kingsland in December 2013. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri – Kansas City where she graduated as an Honors Scholar. Natalie played an active role in campus life, serving as a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity and as president of the National Panhellenic Council. Previously, she worked in customer service.
Sue Kedrovsky - Office Manager
Sue joined Dempsey and Kingsland as a Office Manager in 2013. She speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Sue also takes care of all accounts receivable, accounts payable and lien negotiations for the firm.