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Pursuing Missouri Joseph John Piatchek
Joseph John Piatchek

Joseph John Piatchek

Managing Attorney, The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC

18 years of experience

Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Family Law



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. View More ›


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

Practice Area

Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
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

Professional Experience

Managing Attorney
Affordable Legal Services
2005 - Current


University of Missouri - Columbia

J.D. (2004) | Law

University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Missouri - Columbia

B.A. (1999) | Psychology

University of Missouri - Columbia


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

Professional Associations

The Missouri Bar # 56580



The Missouri Bar  # 56580

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The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC
1200 E. Woodhurst, Suite T-200 Springfield, MO 65804
Telephone: (417) 882-5858
Fax: (417) 882-5951

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