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J Christopher Allen

J Christopher Allen

also known as Chris, Allen

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Adoption, Divorce & Separation, Trusts, Litigation

About Me

Life long resident of Lebanon and Laclede County. Married and my wife and I have three children.  Member of First Baptist Church in Lebanon, Past Executive Board Member of Missouri Baptist Convention. Served two terms as board member Lebanon R-3 School District.  Past President and Board member Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce.  Named a top area attorney in 2010 and 2011 by readers and subscribers of the Lebanon Daily Record Newspaper. Learn more about me, my firm and clients at www.allen-rector.com and our Facebook page. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Child Custody: 40%
    27 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    27 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    27 years
  4. Trusts: 10%
    27 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Douglas Christopher Fredrick

    I represented a client with a very complicated fact pattern in Chris' home county, and since my office is several counties away the client also hired Chris as the "boots on the ground." Through his knowledge of the law and personal finesse, Chris helped to negotiate a very good outcome for the client. He was very easy to work with and definitely a team player.

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    Douglas Fredrick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul Joseph McMahon

    I endorse this lawyer. Focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has an excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of his cases, which is evident when you discuss matters with him. When interacting or working with him, the timeliness of his responses are unparalleled. He is the best in the area.

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    Paul McMahon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Offices Of ALLEN & RECTOR, P.C.

P.O. Box 1700
135 Harwood Avenue
Lebanon, MO, 65536-1700

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active198801/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Area Attorney 2010Lebanon Daily Record2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
City CounselorCity of Lebanon, Missouri2014 - Present
City AttorneyCity of Stoutland, Missouri2012 - Present
Co-City ProsecutorCity of Conway, Missouri2009 - Present
Co-City ProsecutorCity of Dixon, Missouri2006 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Laclede County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Missouri BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Arnold v. Minger, SD30452Judgment for client at trial.
Noland/Vance v. Vance, SD28699Trial judge upheld by court of appeals

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Lebanon Daily RecordEffective Estate Planning Beats The Probate Trap!2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Drury UniversityBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Effective Estate PlanningLiving Trusts & Estate Planning2014
Leadership ConferenceDue Diligence for Not For Profit Corporatons2013