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Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys Since 1984

Courtesy and Respect

Amazing client service is what makes BWO lawyers stand out from the rest. It’s our commitment that you will always be treated with courtesy and respect and never feel pressured. Read more in our Client Bill of Rights.

Unrivaled Experience

Our law firm has helped injured people in Missouri for over 40 years. We’re proud to have two SuperLawyers in our law firm, CPA and LLM credentials, U.S. Supreme Court experience, plus an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.  

Millions Recovered

BWO lawyers have won millions of dollars in Missouri and achieved great client results time and time again. Based on the success of the Joplin office, the firm has now grown into a regional law firm with offices in St. Louis and Springfield, too.

Practice Areas




Family Law
& Divorce


& Traffic

Happy Clients

We have succeeded as a law firm because our clients have succeeded. We have built our law firm on principle. See what our clients have to say about their consultation with a BWO attorney.

I would highly recommend BWO to anyone looking for a high-quality law firm. The expertise of the attorneys is outstanding, the staff is knowledgeable, friendly and I would trust them with any situation.


I would recommend Buchanan, Williams, & O’Brien to anyone. They are professional, caring, organized, and extremely knowledgeable. They are the best law firm in town!


The expertise of the lawyers in this firm is outstanding. Their staff is knowledgeable, friendly and I would trust them with any situation. They kept me informed throughout the entire process and someone was always available to answer my questions.


Client Bill of Rights

  • Right to be Treated with Dignity and Respect by our Law Firm
  • Right to be Updated Regularly and in a Timely Manner as to the progress of your Case
  • Right to Expect Excellence from our Law Firm and all Lawyers who work here
  • Right to Know the Truth about your Case
  • Right to have your Legal Rights and Options explained in plain English by an Attorney

Successful Results

Personal injuries cause pain, suffering, and financial hardship. Our law firm is proud to have earned successful legal case results that have given clients what they were owed after personal injury accidents.

$600,000 Settlement

Medical Malpractice

$650,000 Settlement

Medical Malpractice

$700,000+ Settlement

Workers Compensation

$375,000 Settlement

Medical Malpractice

$3,000,000+ Settlement

Tractor Trailer Crash

$1,000,000+ Settlement

Workers Compensation Award

Have a Legal Question on Accidents? Don’t worry, our law firm has a friendly team to help every step of the way.

It’s our pledge to always treat you with courtesy and respect, experience the BWO difference first-hand.

Top-rated Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys

Put Our Legal Experience To Work For You.

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The Benefits of Hiring Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien Lawyers

Free Personal Injury and Work Comp Consultation. Please note there is a small fee for family & criminal consultations.

Have an Attorney Help You Deal with Insurance Companies

Insurance adjusters have a job and that is to deny you the benefits you are rightly owed. Our law firm will level the playing field by providing tough, knowledgeable advocacy for you and your family.

Real Solutions for Your Medical Bills: Ask an Attorney

Our lawyers know from experience that injured clients are often forced into unemployment and do not have insurance. As personal injury attorneys in Missouri, we understand the burden of worrying about medical bills and facing harassment by creditors.

We Will Be On Your Side

Contact lawyers from BWO law firm to help you deal with the pressure from insurance adjusters and bill collectors, provide expert guidance and to ensure that you are treated fairly and according to the law, throughout the process.

FREE Personal Injury & Workers Comp Consultations

Please Note: there is a small fee for family & criminal consultations.

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Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Count On

Choose the Right Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys

Our team of lawyers handles all types of personal injury cases for clients located in Missouri and throughout the United States, including:

Personal Injury

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Personal Injury Requiring Surgery
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
  • Construction Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Unsafe Property
  • Unsafe Products

Criminal Law & Traffic Tickets

Workers Compensation

  • Worker’s Compensation Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Injuries
  • Workers’ Compensation Benefits
  • Workers’ Compensation Discrimination
  • Loss of Employment
  • Second Injury Fund

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Family Law/Divorce

  • Divorce in Missouri
  • Child Custody/Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Maintenance/Alimony
  • Dividing Marital Property

Speak with a Trusted Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

We have 40+ years of experience in southwest Missouri helping individuals with personal injury claims. No matter where you are located, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri for a free consultation.

Buchanan, Williams, and O’Brien from Missouri are known for aggressive, zealous advocacy for our client’s rights. You can rest assured that when you choose a BWO lawyer, you have the support of our entire team of lawyers and support team in Missouri.

What Separates BWO from other Missouri Law Firms?

Our Experience

40+ Years Fighting For Our Clients’ Rights With Proven Results.

What to Expect

Our Law Firm is Dedicated to You and Your Personal Injury Case. All Day, Every Day.

The Cost

If You’ve Sustained a Personal Injury, You Don’t Owe Us A Dime Until We Collect For You.


A BWO Lawyer Gets Results for Our Clients. We Try Cases. We Win Cases.


What Kind of Personal Injury Cases do Buchanan, Williams & O’ Brien Handle?

Our attorneys handle all types of personal injury lawsuits for clients located in Missouri and throughout the United States, including those arising out of: Automobile and Trucking Accidents Medical…

I have been hurt and cannot afford an attorney. What do I do?

Hire a lawyer from BWO to help you with your personal injury and work comp cases. At BWO, you do not owe us a dime until we get money for you. Other types…

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