• Personal Injury

    Have you or a loved one been injured or killed because of someone else's fault? We have litigated personal injury cases for over 30 years and have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our successful personal injury practice.

  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death is when a person or company causes the tragic death of a loved one. Our attorneys can help if you have lost someone. Money can never replace what was lost, but it may provide security and help prevent future tragedies caused by dangerous companies and individuals. We have offices in Joplin, St. Louis, and Carthage and can handle cases anywhere, anytime: Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla, etc. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BWS's wrongful death practice.

  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BWS's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.

  • Automobile & Trucking Accidents

    Roadway crashes seriously injure and kill victims every day. If you or a love one has been involved in a car or truck accident, contact the lawyers at BWS today! We have 30+ years of experience to help you get the best result possible.

    Automobile &
    Trucking Accidents
  • Work Place Injuries

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading workers' compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 30+ years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.

    Work Place
  • Family Law & Divorce

    When you need assistance in the area of family law and divorce, the first thing you should do is call BWS because we can help. We have over 30 years of experience. Our trial attorneys have fought for our clients in almost every courthouse in front of every judge in Southwest Missouri. Contact BWS now and click here to learn more about our law firm's family law and divorce practice area.

    Family Law
    & Divorce
  • Criminal Law

    BWS has a strong and well-deserved reputation of fighting for the rights of our criminal law clients. We have attorneys who are former prosecutors that understand the system and know what needs to be done to make sure our client's rights are protected. We have handled all types of criminal law cases and we can help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BWS's criminal law practice.


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What Separates BWS from other firms?

Loyalty to our clients and outstanding customer service is the backbone of BWS's practice. For 30+ years now, BWS has dedicated itself to assisting our clients in every way we can, however big or small the issue may be. BWS has the dedication to its clients, the experience, and the proven results to help you today!

  • Our Experience

    30+ Years Fighting For Our Clients' Rights With Proven Results.

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  • What to Expect

    Our Legal Team is Dedicated to You and Your Case. All Day, Every Day.

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  • The Cost

    If You've Been Hurt, You Don't Owe Us A Dime Until We Collect For You.

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  • Results

    BWS Gets Results for Our Clients. We Try Cases. We Win Cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Can grandparents seek visitation or custody rights through the courts?


Yes. Grandparent rights are beginning to come to the forefront in family law. Grandparents’ rights cases can involve a situation where grandparents (or other family members) seek permanent custody, temporary...


How important is the status quo (the existing circumstances) in a court’s decision concerning custody?


Very important. The court’s custody decision will be dictated by what the court believes to be in the best interest of the child. If a child is well adjusted...

  • BWS Celebrates Locally!

    about 3 weeks ago

    Administrative Professionals’ Day was April 22, 2015 and, here at BWS, we have the best administrative professionals around! Our staff provides outstanding support and customer service to our clients. To celebrate their hard work, the entire office went to lunch at a new pizza place named Midtown Pizza Kitchen that recently...

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  • Auto Accident Attorneys Ready to Help You!

    one month ago

    Spring is here and summer is rapidly approaching. Spring is a great time to enjoy a car drive with the windows down to soak up the sunshine and fresh air. Summer vacations and extensive travel are right around the corner. Buchanan, Williams & Stilley wishes everyone a safe Spring...

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  • Three Die in Kansas After Eating Contaminated Blue Bell Ice Cream

    2 months ago

    Three people in Kansas have died after eating contaminated Blue Bell Creameries brand ice cream products. The ice cream was contaminated with a bacteria called Listeriamonocytogenes. A total of five people were infected with life-threatening listeriosis, which is caused by exposure to the bacteria. Four of the five said...

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  • $250,000 in Workers’ Compensation Benefits to BWS Client

    2 months ago

    ​BWS recently earned $250,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for our client. Our client’s husband worked as a painter and drywaller for a local home remodeling company. Her husband died tragically in a car accident while driving to a painting job.

    BWS filed a workers’ compensation claim for...

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  • Work Comp Attorneys Joplin, Mo

    2 months ago

    You need an attorney if you have been hurt at work. You need a workers’ compensation attorney. Once you have been hurt on the job, your employer will have an attorney and insurance adjuster working for them. Their goal is to diminish the extent of your injury and to...

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  • Outstanding Article for Bicyclists and Bicycle Accident Lawyers.

    about 3 months ago

    ​An outstanding article about bicycle accidents entitled Broken by David Darlington was recently published at www.bicycling.com. The article notes that every time people take their bicycle out on the open road, they entrust their lives to a safety net of legal protection and basic human decency. As...

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