• 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.


    Personal
    Injury
  • 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 BW's wrongful death practice.


    Wrongful
    Death
  • 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 BW's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical
    Malpractice
  • 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 BW 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
    Injuries
  • Family Law & Divorce

    When you need assistance in the area of family law and divorce, the first thing you should do is call BW 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 BW now and click here to learn more about our law firm's family law and divorce practice area.


    Family Law
    & Divorce
  • Criminal Law

    Buchanan & Williams 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 BW's criminal law practice.


    Criminal
    Law

Buchanan & Williams Goes the Extra Mile.

The mission of our law firm is simple: we go the extra mile to ensure that you get the answers and results you deserve. We are dedicated to providing you with quality service that is courteous and professional.

You can always reach us.

Buchanan & Williams is different from other law firms in that we provide personal service to our clients. Many law firms do not take the time to communicate with their clients. Not us. We consider communication essential to the development and successful resolution of your case. We listen and work to understand your physical, financial, and emotional concerns so that we can develop the best strategy to get the answers and results you deserve. We will regularly communicate with you and provide you with appropriate updates on your case. We work to return every phone call from clients within 24 hours. Our personal injury attorneys will provide you with their cellular phone numbers upon request so you can easily reach them. Our firm will send out email updates to you about your case.

To put it simple, we are here to help you and fight for you.

Our attorneys and professional staff are passionate about what we do. Buchanan & Williams will be with you every step of the way no matter how hard the other side, their lawyers, and their insurance carriers try to minimize and diminish your claim. We will be there standing beside you from the beginning to the end to ensure your rights. Every case, including yours, will be prepared as if it will go to trial, even though it may settle. We are known as experienced and trial-ready attorneys. Buchanan & Williams has a strong reputation throughout the legal community because of the results we have obtained for our clients.

Contact or call us today.

Please contact us or call us today. We offer free consultations to all of our potential personal injury, workers’ compensation, and civil litigation clients so that you can meet us and our firm and make the decision that is right for you. We will meet with you in our offices, or we can meet with you in your home, or in some other convenient location. We have represented folks all over the United States and have convenient locations throughout Missouri in Joplin, St. Louis, and Carthage. We can easily meet you in Springfield, Columbia, Kansas City, or a place convenient for you. Contact us or call us today to schedule an appointment. We will help you understand the litigation process and your rights.

  • Settlement

    $255000

    Area: Workers Compensation

  • Settlement

    $1500000

    Location: Missouri
    Area:

  • Settlement

    $650000

    Location: Missouri
    Area: Medical Malpractice

  • AV Preeminent
  • Mata
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Association for Justice
  • Mizzou Alumni Association

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Our Staff

  • Sheila Youngblood

    Sheila Youngblood

    Office Manager/Bookkeeper


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    Sheila Youngblood

    Office Manager/Bookkeeper

    Shelia began employment for BW in 1995 and received her paralegal studies degree from Missouri Southern State University that same year. In 2011, she completed her BS/BA in Marketing. Shelia found her work as a paralegal in the family law area to be very rewarding and she enjoyed helping clients work through their issues by being a friend and counselor. Her experience with family law led her to co-partner with Walter Williams and form Legal Easy Technologies, Inc. where she has been employed full-time since 2003. Legal Easy developed a family law software package that is now sold in 8 states. Recently, Shelia has returned to the firm part-time as Office Manager/Bookkeeper. Her duties include processing payroll, ordering supplies, maintaining office records and books, accounts payable and billing. Shelia has 2 children, ages 16 and 12 and is engaged to be married. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, boating, traveling, Kansas City Chiefs football and shopping.

  • Mindy Blair

    Mindy Blair

    Paralegal/Case Manager


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    Mindy Blair

    Paralegal/Case Manager

    Mindy began working for BW part-time in 2007 while also working as a forms programmer for Legal Easy Technologies, Inc. She is currently the paralegal/case manager for Charles Buchanan, Andrew Buchanan, and Will Peterson. She primarily handles personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. She enjoys helping clients through a difficult time in their lives. Mindy received a Certificate in Paralegal Studies in 1991 and has been working in the legal field for over twenty years. She is married with two children. Mindy is one of the founders of Webb City Soccer Club and currently serves as its Treasurer. She is also a member of Webb City Band Boosters. She enjoys attending her children’s various activities and spending time outdoors.

  • Mandi Clouse

    Mandi Clouse

    Legal Assistant


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    Mandi Clouse

    Legal Assistant

    Mandi has been employed with BW as a legal secretary since August 2011. She assists Nicole Carlton and Walter Williams with family law, probate and traffic cases. Mandi enjoys her co-workers at BW because everyone in the office works as a team and there is always someone willing to pitch in when needed and the attorneys are great to work for. This makes for a great work atmosphere. Mandi resides in Seneca, Missouri with her husband and three children. She enjoys her hectic schedule with her three very active children. If she isn’t busy with her children’s activities, she loves to enjoy an occasional Royals or Chiefs game with her family.

  • Katrina Fields

    Katrina Fields

    Legal Assistant


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    Katrina Fields

    Legal Assistant

    Katrina began working for BW in July of 2001 as a legal secretary and is currently a legal assistant for Walter Williams. She has provided assistance to our clients in many areas of the law including family law, probate, and bankruptcy. In addition, she has also worked as the bookkeeper for the firm. Some of the things she enjoys most about her job include the variation of workflow, assisting clients during difficult times in their lives, meeting new people, the opportunity to work with fun and dynamic staff, and most of all, working for a family-oriented firm. Katrina graduated from Joplin High School and attended Pittsburg State University and Missouri Southern State University. She is married with two (2) children, and she and her family live in the Seneca, Missouri area. Katrina and her husband are actively involved with the Seneca Youth Wrestling Club and enjoy coaching and watching their children participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.

  • Megan Grimes

    Megan Grimes

    Legal Assistant


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    Megan Grimes

    Legal Assistant

    Megan joined the team at BW in June 2014. She primarily works with workers compensation and personal injury cases. Megan brings 10 years of experience in the legal field and is a graduate of the College of Court Reporting. Megan enjoys the legal field due to the variety that it provides. She also appreciates the opportunity to make a difference in situations that matter. Outside of her work, Megan is married and has three daughters. She enjoys watching her children participate in various sporting events. In addition, she enjoys gardening, reading, and relaxing by the pool. Megan serves on the Board of Directors for Midwest Select Soccer, Inc.