Sandy Wirtel

Meet Sandy

Sandy Wirtel is an attorney in Kansas City, Missouri whose practice focuses on children in the law. She represents both children and parents in child abuse & neglect, termination of parental rights, delinquency, adoption and other matters. Her interest in ATN’s work grew after attending trainings geared toward understanding the impact of childhood traumatic experiences on families involved in court proceedings. Sandy is married to a wine guy, has five awesome sons, fancies herself a decent golfer and is proud to support ATN’s mission of supporting those who care for children.

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