Kevan L. Karraker was born and raised in Farmington, Missouri. He graduated cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University, earning a degree in Law Enforcement. He received a Juris Doctor from St. Louis University in 1983; after passing the bar exam, he returned to his hometown and joined the St. Francois County Prosecutor's Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.
Kevan joined the Law Firm of Robert Manley as an Associate, then later as a full Partner, and built what is now the current office of Manley, Karraker & Karraker, P.C., one block south of the courthouse in Farmington. During his time with the firm, Kevan successfully ran as the Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Farmington, a position he holds to this day wherein he handles cases ranging in severity from misdemeanors to felony complaints.
Kevan is a board member of the Missouri chapter of the National Association of Elder Law
Attorneys and an Accredited Veterans' Claims Attorney. He is a frequent guest speaker on issues related to elder law, estate planning, and asset protection. Kevan is the proud father of two daughters and a first-time grandfather to baby Josiah.
Vonne L. Karraker is an Accredited Veterans Claims Attorney and a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.
Vonne hails from Catron, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in French. After receiving a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University, Vonne worked for Progressive Insurance Companies and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.
In Farmington, Vonne worked as a staff attorney for Legal Services of Southern Missouri until 2006, when she opened her private practice. In 2012 she joined Kevan to form Manley,
Karraker & Karraker, P.C. Vonne served a term on the Farmington City Council and was a board member for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County, East Ozarks Audubon Society, and the Committee for the Preservation of the Negro Masonic Cemetery. She also spearheaded Legacy Fest, a multi-county, multi-generational festival that pays homage to Americans and Veterans and serves as an information clearinghouse for Elder issues.
Robert B. Manley was born on June 30, 1916 in Farmington, Missouri. He attended Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Michigan before receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1942, he served in World War II aboard the destroyers USS McDougal and USS Hawkins.
Robert joined the law firm of J.P. Cayce in 1946, where he practiced until Cayce's death. He and Kevan L. Karraker formed Manley and Karraker, P.C. in 1985. Robert Manley passed away on September 14, 2009.
Manley, Karraker & Karraker, P.C. succeeds with the help of Marilyn Pirtle.
Marilyn's invaluable contributions began when she came to work for Robert Manley nearly 30 years ago. Marilyn is the calming force in the office and possesses a wealth of Probate, Elder Law, and Estate Planning knowledge gleaned from years of outstanding work for the firm.
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