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Joseph John Piatchek

Joseph John Piatchek

Managing Attorney, The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Missouri
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Hello, my name is Joe Piatchek. I was born in Springfield, Missouri, where I attended elementary, middle school, and high school. In fact, I have lived here in Springfield my entire life, except for seven years spent in Columbia, Missouri: four years undergraduate and three more in law school at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

After graduating from Mizzou with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I returned to Springfield to work at Lakeland Regional Hospital, where I worked with adolescents who were suffering from various forms of mental illness, abuse, and neglect. I also worked at The Burrell Center in Springfield as a Community Support Worker (social worker/case manager) for senior adults with persistent and acute mental illness. During this time, I first began exploring a professional role as a counselor to others. Rather than pursuing graduate work in psychology, I instead decided to attend law school.

Upon graduating with my law degree and passing the Missouri Bar Exam, I returned to my hometown of Springfield and began my own law practice in 2004. Today, I am the Managing Attorney at Piatchek Law Firm, which currently has four attorneys and employs about 15 staff members overall. I am proud of our growth, but I am even more proud of the cast that I have assembled. I am a member of many community and professional organizations, including Southeast Rotary here in Springfield, and I have regularly donated my time and expertise to local churches and non-profit agencies. I have previously volunteered time for Legal Services of Southern Missouri, served on the board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and the board for Birthright.

University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (2004) | Law
Honors: Special Advanced Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution; Dean's list multiple semesters.
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University of Missouri - Columbia
B.A. (1999) | Psychology
Honors: Graduation with Honors
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Affordable Legal Services
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Managing Attorney
The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC
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Managing Attorney of Law Firm
Articles & Publications
Home Court Advantage: How Basketball Prepared Me to Run a Business
Boys and Girls Club of Springfield Newsletter
5 Mistakes Business Owners Make
Ozarks Law Blog
5 Things to Consider If You Have Aging Parents or Family Members
Ozarks Law Blog
Spotlight Attorney
Speaking Engagements
Insurance Planning , Benefits Consultants Group - 2010
On Law: Preparing for Law School , Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Informational Presentation - 2010
Succession Planning, Buy-Sell Arrangements, and Key-Employee Planning , Business Killers 2011
Estate Planning Overview , Bradford Park Neighborhood Association 2013
Estate Planning, Probate, and How to Avoid Probate - 2017 , Lunch and Learn Series, Highland Springs
Estate Planning, Probate, and How to Avoid Probate - 2018 , Lunch and Learn Series, Highland Springs
Estate and Tax Law Changes , Blueprints for Success Executive Lunch Series -2011
Advance Dispute Resolution
University of Missouri
Client Champion Award
Top 10 Estate Planning Attorney
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Top Attorney in North America
Who's Who Legal
10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - Missouri
American Institute of Legal Counse
2016 Trusted Adviser Award
Springfield Business Journal
Principles of Trust Award
Better Business Bureau
A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
Graduation, With Honors
University of Missouri
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar  # 56580
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Missouri Bar
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  • Free Consultation
    Many, but not all, of our initial consultations are free. During a free consultation clients are typically requesting general information about how a case works, what options are available, how long a case takes, how much it costs, etc. - such as clients interested in creating a new will or trust, setting up a new business, inquiring about a divorce or bankruptcy, or having received a traffic ticket or been charged with a crime, among many other topics. However, if you already have a court case going on, or if you need us to review already existing documents, or need very specific advice specialized to your exact situation, we may charge for our consultation time. In any event, there is never a charge for contacting our firm to ask about whether you qualify for either a free or paid consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Many of our services are done on a flat fee. Some are done hourly. Some contingent.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning

    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills

  • Probate

    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests

  • Business Law

    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes

  • Real Estate Law

    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law

  • Family Law

    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law

  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC
Contact & Map
The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC
1200 E. Woodhurst, Suite T-200
Springfield, MO 65804
Telephone: (417) 882-5858
Fax: (417) 882-5951
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed