Whether you’re creating your will, sorting through family affairs, or are dealing with criminal charges, there’s one thing you will always need: an advocate on your side. Working through any legal issues can be a difficult road to travel— and that’s where we come in. While working diligently towards the best possible outcome for your specific situation, we will provide the guidance and support you need. We understand that you may be going through the biggest challenge in your life, and we want to help.
Stephen W. “Steve” Johnson founded CornerStone Law in 1997. In 2018, Steve and Jim Gillmore consolidated their individual firms to form CornerStone Law Group, LLC. Jim and Steve are the principal members of the new firm.
Mr. Johnson has been continuously licensed in Kansas for more than 44 years. He’s active in the Newton community, serving with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Asbury Park, Boy Scouts, Newton’s Historic Preservation Commission, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Gillmore has practiced law for over 45 years in the Newton Community. He started his practice as Speir, Stroberg & Sizemore and later the name was changed to Sizemore, Burns & Gillmore. He and Steve Johnson merged into Cornerstone Law Group, LLC in 2018. Jim has been active in many local organizations such as Northview Developmental Services, Inc., CASA, Kansas Learning Center for Health, the Harvey County Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Before joining CornerStone Law Group, LLC, Matthew served as a United States Marine, a Cowley County Sheriff’s Deputy, and a Cowley County Deputy County Attorney. Now, he uses his extensive knowledge of family law, civil litigation, and criminal defense to help those who need strong legal representation in the greater Newton, Kansas area.
As a parent, the results of your case can have powerful and long-lasting implications for you and your children. At CornerStone Law Group, our attorneys understand your position and work hard to reach a favorable outcome.
We begin your case by listening to your story and empathizing with what you’re going through. From there, we provide honest and direct guidance. We understand that this case may be one of the most important events in your life, and we take that responsibility seriously. When you’re trying to provide the best possible life for your children, let the attorneys at CornerStone Law Group empower and support you.
We do everything we can to minimize the costs of your case. This enables you to focus on your case and strive for the best outcome — rather than worry about the expenses of doing so.
Nobody enjoys taking their case to court. We understand that this is a difficult experience, and we work with you to make the process as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
We’re passionate about changing the world for the better. Whether it’s by helping you through your case or volunteering with community organizations, we’re focused on meaningful connections.