Jennifer E. House Packard

Jennifer E. Packard

Jenny has a heart for those who are marginalized and wants to make sure that people and small businesses are given second chances through bankruptcy through liquidation or reorganization. She also wants to ensure that people who are wrongly injured by someone else are compensated for their injuries. And she understands the emotional turmoil wrought upon those involved in our legal system and works hard to make that process as smooth, efficient, and stress-free as possible. Jenny began her legal career in 2009 with one of Kansas City’s largest consumer bankruptcy firms. While there, Jenny represented over 700 debtors and helped them eliminate or reorganize their debt. She helps ease her clients’ financial burdens and knows that bankruptcy is never the end of the road but instead is a new beginning. Jenny has appeared in court hundreds of times for her clients and focuses on complex bankruptcies involving individuals and small businesses. In addition to bankruptcy, her passion for those who are marginalized has led her to help clients who have been injured.

Jenny grew up in Forsyth, Missouri, where she participated in band, choir, cheerleading, and student government. Jenny always wanted to be an attorney so that she could advocate for those in need. In pursuit of that goal, she attended college at Missouri State University where she received her B.A. in History, cum laude, with a minor in music performance. After a 4-year hiatus teaching elementary music in Yuma, Arizona, Jenny returned to Missouri and received her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2009. During law school, Jenny clerked for Legal Aid of Western Missouri, served as guardian ad litem, and fought for post-conviction relief for defendants who had been sentenced to death. Jenny was active in both the Student Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta.  She also served as President of the Art Law Society, though she in no way practices art law now.

While she started her career with a well respected bankruptcy firm in Kansas City, Jenny went out on her own in 2014 with House Packard LLC, before becoming a partner in House Packard McElderry LLC in 2017.  Jenny is licensed in Missouri and Kansas and is also authorized to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

As part of her commitment to the community, Jenny is active in the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), which is Missouri’s preeminent plaintiffs’ bar association. She also serves Association For Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City as a member of the Fundraising Committee, and she is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA).

Jenny lives in Liberty, Missouri, with her children, Dylan, Audrey, and their little brother Samuel. She enjoys traveling with her family and reading. She loves listening to all sorts of music, and plays oboe whenever she can. Jenny has twice served as principal oboist—first while at Missouri State University in the University Symphony, and second while living in Yuma, Arizona, in the Yuma Civic Orchestra. More recently, Jenny’s passion for music has been reignited through playing the piano, which she bought so that her daughter could take lessons. She now shares her love of music with her children.

Those who know Jenny best say that she is pretty cool.  They have also described her as kind, compassionate, and loyal. Her discipline, communication skills, and legal knowledge help her provide a comfortable, supportive experience for all clients facing extremely difficult times.

To discuss your legal needs with Jenny, please contact her directly at 816.875.4270 or

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