Areas of Legal Practice in Western Missouri
As a full service firm, Baker Law Firm, LLC
offers the following services to our clients.
Auto Accidents and Personal Injury
The firm has and is presently handling all manner of personal injuries actions arising from car accidents or other causes.
Adoptions can be a joyous occasion for any family. However, adoptions vary greatly by the circumstance of each case and the process of an adoption requires many procedural steps before being completed. The firm has experience in handling all kinds of adoptions including step-parent adoptions, private agency adoptions, and adoptions of foster children by and through the Missouri Children's Division. Where applicable, the firm can assist in obtaining any State provided subsidies.
Commercial and Banking Practice
The attorneys for the firm have close to forty years of experience handling matters related to all types of commercial ventures and banking. The firm can draft contracts and transfer documents for the sale or purchase of businesses. Also, the firm can establish corporations, limited liability companies, and other business entities on your behalf. Additionally, the firm has represented lenders and borrowers in all sorts of transactions and creditor-debtor relationships. The firm has been general counsel for the St. Clair County State Bank of Osceola, Missouri, since 1979.
Criminal Defense (Including DWI and Traffic Violations)
The firm is experienced in criminal cases, having handled felony jury trials and all manner of lesser criminal cases. The firm has a very active practice in handling DWI, speeding, and other traffic violations.
Dissolution of Marriage and Child Custody
Divorce and child custody issues face a number of people. The firm has many years of experience in divorces and child custody and support cases and assists clients in facing these difficult and trying disputes and issues.
Estate Planning & Estate Administration
One of the foremost issues facing today's population is how to plan for the distribution of their assets upon their death. Our attorneys have vast experience in drafting all types of estate planning documents, including documents for avoidance of probate, trusts, and wills. Additionally, in those instances when probate court involvement is required, our attorneys have close to forty years of experience in handling estates and estate administration, including full estate administrations and various short-form probate procedures.
The firm has handled all types of general litigation, ranging from personal injury, breach of contract, land disputes involving adverse possession claims, boundary line disputes, road disputes, and domestic actions.
Guardianships and Conservatorships
In addition to estate planning and administration, the firm is actively representing guardians and conservators in obtaining and administering guardianships and conservatorships, including extensive representation of the public administrators in Henry, St. Clair and Hickory Counties in Missouri. They can assist in all of your needs relating to possible guardianships and conservatorships.
The area of juvenile law has two distinct categories; children that are in foster care and children that have committed an act that if an adult would be criminally punishable. Unfortunately, the number of children in these situations is growing and has become a very specialized area of practice. The firm has been very active in the practice of this area and represented a large number of clients as attorneys for parents of children, as guardians ad litem for children, and as the attorneys for grandparents and guardians. Currently, the firm is the contract attorneys for the 27th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office.
The senior member of the firm, J. D., is a certified court approved mediator for domestic cases and is extensively engaged in mediation of other civil disputes.
Municipal Law and Liability Claims
In the past, the firm has represented municipalities as general counsel and on all related municipal affairs. Also, in the past and presently, the firm has represented a number of clients with claims and lawsuits against municipalities not represented by them regarding claims for personal injury, property damage, and trespass.
Real Estate Law, Boundary Line Disputes and Road Disputes
The firm has extensive experience and background in handling real estate contracts and closings. Also, the firm has over forty years of experience in handling civil litigation related to adverse possession claims, boundary line disputes and disputes related to rights to use or not to use roadways.
Social Security Disability
The firm's youngest member, Blane, has been handling Social Security Disability cases for seven years and is able to assist clients in filing for Social Security Disability and further assisting with appeal hearings after a Disability denial from the hearing stage with the Administrative Law Judge through the Appeals Council stage of the appeals process.
Call us today for a consultation for any of the above areas of practice. In Clinton call 660-885-0202 or in Osceola call 417-646-8125.