Who We Are

Attorney for wills in Misssouri.Hello, I am Brian Mense; the founder and lead attorney of Mense Law Firm, LLC. Here at Mense Law Firm, LLC we only handle estate planning, elder law, and long-term care planning.

I started Mense Law Firm, LLC partly because of my parents. You see, as my parents became older and started having health issues, I went looking for answers. I searched to find the best way to help my parents through the aging process.

In a quest to find these answers, I decided to help others who were in a similar situation.  With the support of my wife and two children, I returned to school to obtain my law degree from the University Of Dayton School Of Law.

Mense Law Firm, LLC is focused on the unique needs of adults. We sit down with you, ask questions, listen to what you say, and work with you and your family to find solutions that meet your needs.

Together with Denise, Office Manager; Candace, Paralegal; Danielle, Legal Assistant, Makayla, receptionist, and sometime our daughters, Nicole and Paige, we will work together to provide the solution no one else can.

Mense Law Firm, LLC is a family operation.  We consider our employees and clients to be part of our family.  While we are human, and face the same challenges as other families, we continuously strive to better ourselves and provide everyone with the care, attention, and support they deserve and need.


Attorney for wills in Misssouri.

Brian’s first career decision began with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of DeVry in Kansas City. After graduation, Brian worked for a couple of technology firms, working his way to a Regional Manager position. Then after the birth of Brian’s second child, Brian wanted to spend more time with his wife and two children. Brian and his wife then worked together managing real estate rental property and started a home repair business. After selling the repair business, Brian went back to school to obtain his law degree from the University of Dayton in two years and opened the law office after a short internship with Missouri Attorney General’s Office.


Candace Cederblade was born in Rockford, Illinois. Her parents moved to Warrenton when Candace was a child. After graduating from high school, Candace had a variety of interests but found the practice of law to be the most rewarding. She joined her first law firm in 2001. While there, Candace learned a variety of skills, including the importance of listening to clients. After working for eight years, Candace decided to change firms and joined Mense Law Firm. Candace is also a live-in caregiver for her parents, so she was the perfect choice for us because she understands the challenges associated with aging. She joined Mense Law Firm, LLC in July 2012.  Candace has an excellent work ethic; her intense desire to do what is best for clients and her ability to guide people makes her a valuable asset to our clients.


Danielle Hey, our legal assistant in our Washington office, was born and raised in St. Charles County and has lived in the local area for many years. While in high school at Francis Howell North High School she met her high school sweetheart. After high school, they married, and together they have four wonderful children. Danielle has worked in a variety of position from a book keeper to managing a family business. Her diverse background and her experience make her a great addition to our team.

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Denise Mense is the office manager. Denise and Brian were married in 1993. Denise started out working for stock market brokerage firms. After Denise and Brian were married, Denise obtained her real estate agent and broker’s license. Denise worked as an agent and then managed a local real estate office for about three years before deciding to stay home with their first child. While staying at home, she developed and managed many real estate projects. Denise is the office manager for Mense Law Firm, LLC, manages the rental properties, and raising two wonderful daughters, Nicole and Paige.

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Nicole Mense is our oldest child. She sometimes helps at the office. She is currently in college studying Marketing and minoring in Photography. She is a great photographer. Check out her website, www.nicolemense.com

Paige Mense is our youngest and is in high school. Paige helps us in the summertime and when her school schedule allows. Paige is good with people and enjoys working. Like many teenagers, she is not exactly sure what she wants to do after high school.

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Finally, Rosie, our family dog of 16 years. Unfortunately, she is no longer with us. However, she would be sad if we did not include her. 


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