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Robert K.S. Abernathy, Esq.

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Attorney Robert K.S. Abernathy is an experienced bankruptcy attorney and an associate at Watton Law Group’s Kansas City, MO location. He focuses his practice on consumer bankruptcy law in Missouri and Kansas and is admitted to practice in state courts in Pennsylvania, Washington, Missouri, and Kansas. He is also admitted to practice in federal courts in Kansas and Missouri, as well as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Attorney Abernathy is a dedicated advocate for his clients. He recognizes the struggles they are going through, as well as the challenges that still lie ahead—and he knows how to develop creative strategies tailored to each client’s individual needs. He focuses on relating to his clients, as well as gaining a comprehensive understanding of his clients’ circumstances, in order to find the best possible solution in each case.

With a deep-seated passion for helping others and a natural inclination for the law, Attorney Abernathy is committed to using his knowledge of the bankruptcy code to help his clients fully understand their legal options. His practice emphasizes client communication and understanding; Attorney Abernathy frequently takes highly complex legal issues and breaks them down into simpler ideas and steps for his clients. He also works hard to prepare his clients for whatever may come next, including going to trial.

Attorney Abernathy grew up between Western Washington and Southwest Missouri. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii before going on to earn his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 2011. Following law school, he began his career in the Northeast before moving his family back to Missouri to enjoy a slower pace of life.

  • University of Hawaii, 2008: B.S., political science
  • Rutgers Law School, 2011: J.D.


  • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member


  • State Courts
    • Pennsylvania
    • Washington
    • Missouri
    • Kansas
  • Federal Courts
    • District of Kansas
    • Western District of Missouri
    • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

    Our Clients Come First

      Robert Abernathy has always been professional.

      “He explained each step of the process via email which I like so that I can refer back to emails if I forget a detail. I will definitely recommend Mr. Abernathy if I meet anyone seeking a good lawyer.”

      - Donna A.

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