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Charles J. Sticklen, Jr.

Car accident Attorney at JOPLIN, MO

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Charlie Sticklen, Jr.

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 32 years
    Kansas - KS 31 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1991
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1992
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    32 years

  2. Motorcycle accident
    An increase in the use of motorcycles on our roads has, unfortunately, led to a rise in accidents caused by drivers not watching out for motorcyclists. Charlie Sticklen has a proven track record for helping riders injured by others' negligence.

    32 years

  3. Trucking accident
    Companies that don't properly screen and regulate their truck drivers pose significant risk to drivers who share the roads and highways with these large trucks. Charlie Sticklen has helped numerous people hurt in accidents involving large trucks.

    32 years

  4. Animal and dog bites

    32 years

  5. Wrongful death

    32 years

Charlie has over twenty-five years of experience handling personal injury cases, and in that time has secured over $65,000,000 for injured persons throughout Missouri. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1988. He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the School of Law at the University of Missouri in 1991. His law practice has always been focused in the area of personal injury law, helping injured persons in Joplin, Columbia, and throughout Missouri secure their rights and gain just compensation.


While at the University of Florida, Charlie was an active member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and served in several leadership positions as a member of the fraternity. He also enjoyed participating in intramural sports and volunteering at Gainesville's Ronald McDonald House. During law school at the University of Missouri, Charlie continued his passion for intramural sports by creating the law school intramural team, The Big Subpoenas. He was also a member of the Board of Advocates, Phi Alpha Delta professional fraternity, and the Moot Court Team.


Charlie has served as a guest lecturer in the University of Missouri School of Law's Advanced Torts class as well as in Mizzou's undergraduate honors program classes.


Charlie is the proud father of four Mizzou students: his oldest daughter, Sarah, is a 2018 graduate of Mizzou's School of Law - where she served as president of the Women's Law Association; his oldest son, Chance, is a junior communications major with an emphasis on Sports Broadcasting; his youngest daughter, Katie, is a junior majoring in strategic communications in the Journalism school and is also a member of Mizzou's distinguished Tour Team; and his youngest child, William "Billy", is a freshman looking to also major in strategic communication in the Journalism school. After spending a year working for the firm,Stolzenberg, Gelles, Flynn & Arango in Miami, FL, Sarah returned to Missouri to run the Sticklen & Dreyer law office in Columbia.


Charlie is currently licensed as an attorney in the states of Missouri (since 1991) and Kansas (since 1992). He is a current member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Jasper County Bar Association, the Boone County Bar Association, and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA).

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"This was about, 'we don't know how to handle this'. We knew that we were not at fault for this and there were some pretty significant expenses all the way around.... We were getting the run around from all of the insurance companies, and I didn't know ho
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Charles J. Sticklen, Jr.
Injury Attorney
Joplin and Columbia, MO
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Posted by Clay | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
My family and I have used Charlie in the past. After being injured in an auto accident, Charlie was there for me every step of the way. I will continue to use him anytime I need a lawyer.
Posted by MaryLou | November 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful client
Turning to Charles Sticklen for assistance after car accident was the best move I could have made. The other driver was totally at fault but did not have insurance. Charles took care of all the issues of getting my vehicle replaced and medical expenses covered. Everything was taken care of in a very professional but caring way and I am very grateful to this firm
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Sticklen & Dreyer
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hershewe and Gulick
  • 1991 - 1997


  • University of Missouri
  • J.D.
  • 1991
  • University of Florida
  • B.S.
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • R. McGonigal v NPJ Global Solutions, LLC
  • $1,025,000 Settlement
  • Potts v Addington
  • $60,000 Settlement
  • Lance Whittington v Winnelson Company
  • $1,400,000 Settlement
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  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Jasper County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Ten Best Personal Injury Law Firms
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • UF Gator 100
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm of the Four States - Nominee
  • Joplin Globe
  • 2018
  • Top 500 U.S. Fastest-growing law firm
  • LawFirm 500
  • 2018
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Honoree - Top 500 U.S. Fastest Growing Law Firms
  • Lawfirm 500
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm of the Four States - nominee
  • Joplin Globe
  • 2017
  • 2016 Honoree - Top 500 Fastest Growing U.S. Law Firms
  • Lawfirm 500
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best Law Firms in Missouri
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Missouri
  • Advanced Torts
  • 2018
  • University of Missouri
  • A Day in the Life of a Personal Injury
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (7)
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Car accident Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie has been practicing law in Missouri for more than 25 years and, in that time, has earned a reputation as one of the best personal injury/car accident attorneys in Joplin and Columbia. I am proud of my legal partnership with him and recommend him for any case involving a personal injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is one of the best, if not the best, personal injury attorneys in the state of Missouri. His depth of knowledge and vast experience with trucking, auto accident, and other injury cases is unsurpassed. I would not hesitate to send a friend or family member to Charlie for representation."
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JOPLIN Car accident Lawyer Charles J. Sticklen, Jr.
Charles J. Sticklen, Jr.
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Licensed for 32 years
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