Emily B. Null

Litigation Attorney

Independence divorce attorney Emily NullPrior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Independence divorce attorney Emily B. Null worked as a Guardian ad Litem representing abused and neglected children. That experience exposed her to all the complexities of the world of family law.

“Family law is a tough area, with emotions running high, but I feel like I can really make a difference in people’s lives,” Ms. Null said. “I went from representing children to representing men who have children and really want what is best for them.”

Ms. Null’s ability to empathize with what people are going through helps her practice family law and gives her a greater understanding of the enormous effect she can have on entire families.

“We are dealing with regular people and children, not big corporations,” she said. “The decisions we make have a huge impact on their lives, and I want my clients to know that even if I haven’t been through their situation, I can put myself in their shoes and understand what they are going through.”

Ms. Null is straight-forward and to the point. She works to make sure her clients know all of their options and the possible outcomes as soon as possible and is realistic about the challenges they’ll face in court.

“Sugar-coating won’t help anyone, because when it comes down to it, no one will be 100% happy,” she said. “Being aware of all positive and negative outcomes is the best way to be prepared for what will happen in the end. I don’t want to be brash, just honest.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms.  Null is licensed to practice in Missouri.


Ms. Null received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Political Science from Truman State University while graduating summa cum laude. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Null was a Guardian ad Litem for the Jackson County Office of the Guardian ad Litem.


  • Missouri Bar, 2011
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association



“Emily has done an excellent job at getting this case settled, and she is a great attorney.”


“Emily is very prompt.  Everything has been ideal up to this point.”


“Emily has been very helpful and supportive. Emily is really good about getting back to me and is wonderful communicating with me.”


“Emily was very helpful and always answered timely. Emily educated me on my rights and was very helpful.”


“The opposing party has told me at least three times that she wishes she had an attorney like Emily. She was like a friend getting through the divorce, not just an attorney. Emily has really been helping me to try and resolve things and has been so personable.”


“Emily took care of everything in a very professional and timely manner.”


“Ms. Null is Reliable with timely communication. Ms. Null is a skilled listener and proactive questioner!”