Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond, P.A.
Larry V. Swall is a family law attorney in Liberty, Missouri, with Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond, P.A. His private practice is concentrated in areas of family law and domestic relations, including domestic mediation. In 2009, Mr. Swall was twice honored by the Missouri Bar Association, first as the Roger Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award; and, second with the distinguished President's Award for extraordinary service to the Bar.
He is a member of the Missouri Bar Family Law Section, serving as Chair, as well as serving on the Family Law Legislative Review Committee and the CLE Committee. He was Planning Chair for the Missouri Bar Annual Family Law Conference for seven years beginning in 1999; and a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Child Support Guideline Review Committee in 2008 and 2009. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, in both the Family Law Section and Juvenile Law Committee, and the Clay County Bar Association.
Mr. Swall is a past President and founding member of the Missouri Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, serving as Chair of the Parenting Coordination Task Force. He is the former Executive Director of M.A.R.C.H., Inc., (Mediation Achieving Results for Children). He is a member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, and a General Member of Association of Conflict Resolution. He served as a Director for the international Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) for seven years.
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, 1990, and San Diego State University, BA-Philosophy, 1987. Mr. Swall was formerly a Professor with Drury College (Springfield, Missouri) where he taught in areas of law, including family law, and philosophy, and at Maple Woods Community College (Kansas City, Missouri) in the Department of Social Science, Philosophy.