Kathy Kranitz Sadoun was born and raised in St. Joseph and is the granddaughter of founding partner Louis Kranitz. She followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, father, and brother Hugh Kranitz, when joining the firm after graduating from law school. Kathy predominantly practices in the areas of matrimonial and business law. People that know Kathy, know her as a tenacious legal adversary who has garnered a reputation of professionally, yet zealously, protecting her client’s legal positions during the most difficult times in their lives.
Kathy is well-known in the northwest Missouri region as being fierce in the courtroom. She is proud to serve families and clients from Clay County Missouri north to the Iowa border. She has carved a niche in her practice of complex divorce matters including high asset marriages, farming and other business organization divisions as part of the divorce, and compound custody matters with intricate issues. Her practice not only involves high conflict concerns, but also includes modifications of original decrees, paternity, custody, visitation, paternity, child support, guardianships, grandparents’ rights, adoption, parental alienation, incapacitated parents, relocation of residences, and domestic violence matters.
Kathy is a distinguished litigator having received the prestigious award and Super Lawyer designation. She was also awarded Missouri Lawyers Media Women’s Justice Award as recognition of her contribution to advancing women lawyers in the legal arena. Kathy serves as a member of the St. Joseph Bar Association and the Missouri Bar Association.
When not practicing law, Kathy is often found working to better the St. Joseph Community. She serves as a Board Member for the Open-Door Food Kitchen. She enjoys many hobbies, most importantly spending time with family and friends enjoying wine and charcuterie. Kathy loves to travel and spend time in Europe. She is an aunt to the most amazing littles and can be found baking them cookies and sending regular care packages for their enjoyment.