Privette Law Office
Privette Law Office provides comprehensive legal services to clients in Southern Missouri and throughout the state. From personal injury claims to workplace accidents to employment-related disputes, we are the experienced choice.
For nearly 40 years, our family has provided the communities we serve with genuine dedication, dignity, and compassion. Our family of lawyers is ready to fight for you. Contact our Willow Springs office today to schedule a consultation.
Representing Personal Injury Victims in Southern Missouri
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another party’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. Pursuing a personal injury claim when you are recovering is challenging, so it is essential to have informed legal representation. We have extensive experience handling all types of injury claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Sexual assault
- Dog bites
Trust us to guide you through all aspects of the legal process and protect your rights. You should know that most personal injury claims settle, outside of court, through negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company. Although insurers often attempt to deny valid claims or pay as little as possible, we have the skills and determination to level the playing field.
You can depend on our attorneys to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. If the insurance company fails to make a fair and just settlement offer, we will take your case to trial to achieve the best possible outcome. We do not prepare for quick settlements, we prepare to obtain just compensation for our clients, whether that is through settlement or a jury trial.
Southern Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Being injured on the job can impact every aspect of your life, causing undue stress for you and your loved ones. Worker’s compensation will cover your medical expenses, replace some of your wages if you miss work, and provide additional benefits for any permanent impairment or disfigurement.
Notably, you have a right to compensation regardless of who is at fault for your injuries. However, obtaining these vital benefits can be challenging, especially when insurance carriers and employers contest claims.
The best way to protect your right is to have our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at your side. Let our legal team assist with all the details, from submitting the initial claim to representing you at the worker’s compensation hearing to filing an appeal. Above all, we will provide you with compassionate, effective representation and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.
Protecting Missouri Workers From Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
All employees in Southern Missouri and across the state have a right to a workplace free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Under federal law and the Missouri Human Rights Act, it is illegal for employers to discriminate in any aspect of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender/sex, disability, age (40 through 69), sexual orientation or gender identity, including:
- Hiring, compensating, promoting, or firing
- Classifying employees (e.g., exempt, non-exempt, independent contractor)
- Recruiting and testing
- Using company facilities
- Training and apprenticeship programs
- Accommodating injuries or disabilities
- Offering fringe benefits (health insurance, retirement plans, vacation time)
Additionally, sexual harassment is considered an unlawful form of sex-based discrimination. Despite the legal protections under federal and state law, distressed employees are often reluctant to take legal action out of fear of retaliation. Whether you have been mistreated by your employer or subjected to harassment in your workplace, turn to Privette Law Office.
When you meet with us, you will work directly with an experienced employment law attorney who will listen closely to your story, explain your rights, and choose the best course of action. We have an impressive track record of success in arbitration and court proceedings and will fight to protect your employment rights and reputation.
Privette Law Office Offers a Full Suite of Legal Services
We strive to make our firm the best legal option for individuals, families, and business owners in the Southern Missouri area by offering a wide range of services, including:
Our trial lawyers handle all types of civil litigation, such as breach of contract, construction and real estate litigation, employment disputes, and insurance disputes (e.g., claim denials/bad faith)
Being accused of a crime is frightening, but it doesn’t mean you will be convicted as long as you have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner.
We advise clients from all walks of life on all aspects of estate planning, such as wills, trusts, probate, and trust administration.
Real Estate & Business Law
Whether you are buying or selling real property, starting a new business, or selling or transferring your company, you need an adept attorney who will protect your interests.
Our clients trust us during trying times in their lives. We take that responsibility seriously. We believe that practicing law is about more than legal books and statutes. It’s about people; we always put the best interests of our clients first. Regardless of the issue facing you, we will provide you with first-rate representation and dependable service and stand by you every step of the way.
Contact Privette Law Office Today
When you need legal counsel, you want an attorney who understands the needs, concerns, and values of people in Southern Missouri. Let our family of lawyers handle your matter with the diligence and care it deserves. Contact us today to learn how we can help.
Privette Law Office handles legal cases across Southern Missouri including Howell County, Greene County, Wright County, and Butler County. We handle cases in cities such as Springfield, Poplar Bluff, West Plains, and Joplin all from our main office in Willow Springs.