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Julie Kristine Huffman McCarver

Family Attorney at Farmington, MO

4.5   24 reviews

About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

Julie was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Festus R-6 High School, after which she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Missouri and her Law Degree from the University of Kansas. 

 

Julie is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas and is also licensed to practice in federal courts in both Missouri and Kansas. 

 

Julie currently owns her own law firm, McCarver Law Firm LLC, in Farmington, Missouri, and practices in Jefferson County, St. Francois County, Washington County, Ste. Genevieve County, Madison County and Iron County, Missouri.  Prior to owning her own firm, Julie worked for the Hillsboro, Missouri, law firm Kramer & Hand, LLC, practicing primarily in the areas of family and juvenile law.  Before practicing with Kramer & Hand, LLC, Julie practiced with Brown & James, P.C. in Kansas City, Missouri, practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense litigation.

 

 

Licensed for 19 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/20/2022
State KS
Status Inactive
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Julie

McCarver Law Firm LLC
307 East Karsch Blvd
PO Box 790
Farmington, MO, 63640-0790

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by Peggy Trousdale | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Julie
My case was a very difficult family case with lots of fails on the justice system but Julie fought very hard to get us peace and justice. The system threw every curve ball but she never quit pushing for us. She always kept me informed and made sure I understood what was going on. We needed an emergency protective order on a Friday Julie got it taken care of and took time to call me at almost 9pm just to give me peace of mind. I really value the advice she gives and it has helped many ways legally and teaching me how to handle situations.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Called concerning how to get reimbursed for the lawyer fees Lisa Brown was ordered to pay and wasn't paying. That I paid
Won joint custody, won full custody against baby mother who didn't want her kids.
Posted by Todd | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mrs. McCarver was amazing from the first time that we met to finish. She is professional, thorough and very helpful. I was never left in the dark. The ladies in her office were just as pleasant.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Ending
My wife and I met with Julie in regards to a private adoption. She was amazing from the beginning. From the consultation to the final hearing Julie answered all of our questions and was so attentive through out the whole process. We couldn't be happier with our experience and are so thankful for Mrs. McCarver and her staff. Their dedication and attention to detail in our case will not be forgotten and we are so thankful to have had this experience.
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Posted by Edmund | March 21, 2018
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Excellent service and representation.
Julie McCarver represented me to the fullest. She was very prepared and had the most positive attitude. I will be referring her to family and friends as well as using her services in the future if need be. Thank you Julie.
Posted by Mary | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Julie!!
Julie has been our lawyer for over three years now. She has spent countless hours working on our custody battle case. She always keeps us up to date with anything and everything going on with our case. We have never not known what to expect with each hearing, she prepares and is always ready to present evidence. Her communication is great, we are always able to speak to her directly about any concerns we may have. She's been up front with fees, and has always fought to have our sons best interest at heart. I believe she IS the best lawyer in our area and I would recommend her service with anyone looking for representation. Thank you Julie for all the hours you have put into our sons case. A+++ rating from is!!!!!
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Posted by Casey | April 27, 2017
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Great results!
Julie McCarver was my attorney during a custody battle that dragged on for over two years. While my daughter's mother went through three attorneys and constantly escalated the case, Julie stuck it out with me, and it paid off with a huge victory for myself and my family. She was a great representative for my family, and helped me through the hardest experience of my life!
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Posted by Kirk | April 22, 2017
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Adoption Guardianship case
Julie has been working with us since 2013 Has always kept us up to date with what's going on in our case she's always told us what to expect!!! If we need legal consultation in the future she will be the one! Thank you Julie
Posted by Sam | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Julie was able to get our grandkids placed with us and taken out of a foster home. She was at every meeting we had with family services and she advised us how we should handle social services. I am recommending Julie to anyone who needs assistance with child custody through division of social services. She knows the law and how to approach it.
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Posted by Kathleen Bergner | June 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Juvenile attorney Julie McCarver and her outstanding job
Julie McCarver has been helping my husband and myself in intervening with the DFS Children's division we were able to bring home five of our grandchildren. My son recently passed away and he was the father of three of the grandchildren Julie's been very supportive, and has understood our money situation even though we haven't been able to make a payment to her in the past 9 months Julia still came to our side every meeting at the DFS office every court hearing and anytime we call her she's available. Julie is a very kind and understanding attorney she understands the real world she understands people make mistakes and people aren't perfect sense then my daughter has been able to receive her visits with her two children. Now it's starting to look like that we are going to be able to adopt my son's three children because he passed away. All because Julie McCarver is very good at her job, very professional with appearance and actions doesn't take no for an answer. At the time we went to Julie our lives for crumbled and she has helped us put our grandchildren back in her home where they can be with their family and people that really love them thank you Julie McCarver and God bless you!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Vanessa | September 23, 2015
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Client review
Julie was absolutely outstanding! Truly a blessing to my family. She was so professional and efficient. She took complete control of the entire situation which was very comforting to myself and my children. We would always recommend her to anyone!!
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney for the Job
Julie and her staff are simply amazing. She answered any question I had and really cared about my case and what was going on. I would recommend her to anyone and am so glad I hired her for my case.
Posted by Tiffani | March 5, 2015
An amazing lawyer and person
Last May I was thrown into an emergency situation in regards to my infant nephew. I was told the only way to help was to get a lawyer and go through the legal means to seek temporary guardianship of him. Julie McCarver was the first and only person that came to mind. I had previously met her through her husband when he was a lawyer and had hired her a few years prior for a different issue. She was prompt to get things started with the courts. She always was very sincere, personable, and was always there to take my phone calls to listen to my concerns. We faced many obstacles and even at times she was honest enough to tell me that she could not guarantee the outcome and would always explain what may or may not happen in my case. Julie and her staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and even went to the extent to do some digging of their own to find out information that could be helpful. This has been such a long journey. It was mentally and emotionally exhausting for me but her and her staff always provided encouragement and support. We had a total of 3 court dates and each one she handled herself professionally and ethically. She always had the best interest for my nephew and I, and was always knowledgeable and quick to think on her feet when the other lawyer wanted to throw a curve ball, so to speak. She worked closely with the guardian ad liteum, that was appointed to be my nephews lawyer, and together they did an amazing job in the court room. We just recently had the 3rd court date in February and I was awarded permanent guardianship of my nephew. No matter what the outcome would have been, Julie exceedingly met my expectations and went above and beyond in this case. When I first hired her for this case I reviewed her ratings along with the other parties lawyer, and seen someone had called Julie a "Bulldog" in the court room and if she wasn't a lawyer she would be an MMA fighter. This couldn't have described her performance any better. I would recommend Julie to anyone for anything. She is not only an amazing lawyer but such an amazing person. I trusted Julie and her instincts and never worried about anything throughout this process. I am extremely blessed and grateful for all her hard work and dedication she has to not only me, but all of her clients.
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Posted by Sarah | February 27, 2015
Great attorney!
Julie was very reasonable and always kept me informed. Her billing was very fair and my case was handled within a very timely manner.
Posted by Krystal | February 23, 2015
Wonderful Attorney!
I hired Ms. McCarver to take care of two speeding tickets for me. She was able to get me GREAT recommendations and no points on my license! I highly recommend Ms. McCarver!
Posted by Tracey | July 19, 2014
A good all around attorney!
Julie has been helping me with a criminal defense case that came up while she was helping my husband with his child custody modification case. She has been so supportive and informed me early on that although she does not have much recent experience in defense, she will do what she can to prove my innocence. She helped me to obtain a defense attorney and is working with him, at no extra charge, to make sure I am represented the best possible way. She has gone above and beyond for me and regardless of my outcome, I am very pleased with her services. She is easy to talk to and has responded quickly to any concerns. I totally trust her suggestions and I would definately recommend her as a good all around attorney!
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Posted by Douglas | July 18, 2014
Julie McCarver has been a great all around legal council for me!
Mrs. McCarver has been very prompt and precise in her communication with me. I feel as if she has exhausted all efforts for me and my case. She has taken the time to explain my options and has worked very hard for me to obtain the best possible outcome. I would recommend her as a top attorney to anyone! I am completely 100% satisfied with her professional level and knowledge. For anybody that is in need of a great all around attorney, Julie would be a great asset!!! I do not know the outcome of my situation for court is a few weeks away, but no matter what it is, I know Julie done her best. I can't thank her enough for her help in my matter.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2013
If she wasn't an attorney, she would have been a great MMA fighter. Bulldog McCarver
In general, I'm not a very big fan of attorneys and I pretty much believe that they deserve every bad joke that's ever been told about them. Julie has been my attorney for several years now and I can honestly say that I've never once felt that she falls into that category. She is an excellent attorney, but just as important to me, she is also a good person and she has a good heart. Julie has several qualities that I admire in a person and they carry over to her professional work. Among her best qualities is that she has a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. Too many attorneys will gladly disregard all ethics and morals in order to chase a buck. I would never believe that Julie would do that. She knows what is right and she always takes the higher road. Along with that, Julie is one of the most tenacious people I know. When she believes in something, she is like a bulldog. She absolutely will not give in. Those two qualities combined make for an excellent attorney. My case is an ongoing affair with an ex who has nothing better to do than to cause problems for me. Julie has ALWAYS been there for me throughout the never ending drama. She is never too busy to help me, she has offered me advice more times than I can count, and on some occasions when I was ready to give up, she has even been the rock that has steadied me and gave me the strength to keep going. She has more than once given me advice that ended up leading to a better outcome for me, but less money for her. That is integrity and it is very much appreciated. If she were not my attorney, I would be honored to call her my friend. We've had many successes together and we've also had a few setbacks along the way too. I've received more than one scoldings from her, she doesn't always agree with me, and a couple times things did not go our way, but never once did I doubt my choice, her ability, or her dedication to my case. I've always appreciated Julie's honesty and because of it, I always know where I stand so I am able to make the best decisions for my case. Julie has my full confidence and I intend to keep her as my attorney until either my ex straightens her act out or hell freezes over, whichever comes first.
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Posted by Yvonne | March 7, 2013
YF
She stepped up for me during a very difficult time in my life. I was being stalked and harassed by someone. She was so professional......yet I felt totally reassured that I was going to be ok. What a good person she is. I would highly recommend her. I have had some very brutal and totally unfair treatment by lawyers who didnt protect me. Nor were they concerned about the impact it had on my life at the time........or future ramifications that still affect my life. Julie is the best as far as I'm concerned. I would highly recommend her as a true professionsal who cares and gets the job done. She is great!!!!!
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Posted by Sarah | November 6, 2012
Wonderful Attorney
I have used this attorney for ticket, municipal cases and my custody cases. She has been my attorney since 2004 or 2005. She got me exactly what I wanted out of my custody case and now I have sole custody of my children, which is great! I would recommend this attorney for custody cases or criminal cases.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 210-210 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • City Prosecutor
  • City of Farmington, MO
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fee Dispute Resolution Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • McCarver Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • City Prosecutor
  • City of Park Hills, MO
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kramer & Hand, LLC
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brown & James PC
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Webb v. Wyciskalla, Missouri Supreme Court
  • Explanation of Constitutional Issues
  • Webb v. Wyciskalla, Missouri E.D. Court of Appeals
  • Transfer to Missouri Supreme Court
  • King n/k/a Dobbs v. King, ED88923, 223 S.W.3d 231
  • Affirmed on Appeal
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Associations

  • Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law, UMKC Chapter
  • President and Co-Founder
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Under 40, Client Satisfaction Award 2 Years
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Under 40, Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Nominated for the Lon O Hocker Award
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Kansas Law Review
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Julie is always ready to fight for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Julie is incredibly smart and well prepared. I am very impressed with her work."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Julie is smart, aggressive and an excellent lawyer. I do recommend her and often refer matters of conflict to her."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Julie is an excellent attorney who fights hard for her clients. She is throughtful, caring and aggressive. I strongly endorse her work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Julie is a fantastic attorney. Her knowlege of the law is impressive, and she is proficient not only in all types of domestic matters but also in other areas of civil law."
Child custody
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Child custody
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation