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Christopher William Dumm

Elder law Attorney at Joplin, MO

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Christopher W. Dumm, Chris Dumm

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 11 years
    Arkansas - AR 17 years
    Kansas - KS 25 years
    Missouri - MO 27 years
    Iowa - IA 26 years
    Virginia - VA 29 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1997
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1994
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

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Practice areas

Attorney licensed in MO, KS, AR & TX who limits practice to business & estate planning, elder care and wealth protection. Handles matters for small businesses and families. Office is staffed to provide legal service on relatively simple matters (Powers of Attorneys, Deeds, etc.) as well as facillitating more complex strategies involving trusts and closely-held businesses. Families concerned about expensive nursing home costs or estate taxes, or businesses that need a survival plan for the death or loss of the owner, will receive excellent and experienced legal counsel. Mr. Dumm is also an Accredited Attorney with the Veterans Administration and admitted to practice before the US Tax Court.

Specialties: Financial and Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Wills, Probate, Avoiding Probate, Living Wills/Advanced Medical DIrectives, HIPAA Authorizations, Deeds, Revocable Living Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Intentional Grantor Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, Corporations (S, C & Non-profit), LLCs, Buy-Sell Agreements, Estate Tax Planning Strategies, Nursing Home Expense Reduction/Elimination Strategies, Medicaid Planning...and more


The Law Firm of Christopher W. Dumm
4000 S. Range Line Road
Joplin, MO, 64804
The Law Firm of Christopher W. Dumm
3816 Greystone Ct.
Springfield, MO, 65804
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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by LIsa | December 17, 2014
My experience with Christopher Dumm
I have had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Dumm on several occasions and I have been very pleased with his responsivness to my needs. His staff has always been helpful and I would feel very comfortable recommending him to my family.
Posted by Donny | December 10, 2014
Christopher Dumm
Chris has a way of explaining complicated subjects with humor and language which is easy to understand. I am so happy my wife and I chose Chris to protect our family and our wealth.
Posted by Steve | December 10, 2014
Chris as an Elder Law Specialist
Chris is a very knowledgeable attorney on elder law. He also is excellent in dealing with the special needs of his elderly clients. I would highly recommend Chris for any senior citizen.
Posted by Susann | October 1, 2014
Getting affairs in order with Chris Dumm
We have been clients of Chris Dumm for 14 years, have worked closely with him in keeping our trust up to date. He keeps up with all of the laws concerning trusts and and estate planning, and makes sure we are aware of changes in the laws that affect our trust. He explains things on a level that we can understand. We have highly recommended him to our friends over the years.
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Posted by Charley | September 30, 2014
Charley and Lenora Clark
We have had our trust with Christopher Dumm for a number of years. We are completely satisfied. He continues to educate us and update us. We have great trust in him.
Posted by Bryan | October 12, 2010
Christopher W. Dumm provides excellence in estate planning, wealth protection, elder law and estate administration. I was happy to refer my parents to Mr. Dumm. He provided them with excellent care in our family estate plan and assett protection. I highly recommend that anyone use his services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 95-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Firm of Christopher W. Dumm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Elder Law Center, LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dumm, Stevenson & Atwood, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Member
  • Dumm-Stevenson, LLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Christopher W. Dumm
  • 1997 - 2011
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BSBA
  • 1990


  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • e.Planners Educational Alliance
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Midwest Estate and Financial Planning Institute
  • Founding Member & Faculty
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Charter Member
  • 1997 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyers: Trusts
  • The Joplin Globe
  • 2015
  • Reader's Choice Top 5: Law Firm
  • The Joplin Globe
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Reader's Choice Top 5: Law Firm
  • The Joplin Globe
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Graduate
  • Veterans Benefit Institute
  • 2008
  • 40 Under 40 Award
  • Joplin Business Journal
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Elder law Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Friend
"I think Christopher has a great skill set that combines estate and elder law planning. This gives him the ability to see many issues and offer solutions that just an estate planning or elder law attorney would not see. Just seeing and hearing how he talks about his clients shows me he cares for them dearly. Christopher and I are colleagues in an organization called ePlanners at where we frequently meet to share planning techniques and strategies."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is an expert in his practice areas and an excellent attorney. He is able to communicate complicated issues to clients in a way that is easy to understand. I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He has the highest character and integrity."
Probate Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a very knowledgeable and diligent lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Chris on several matters and count hims as a valuable legal resource for estate planning and business succession planning. Chris not only takes the time to ensure his work is efficient and accurate, he personalizes his services to each individual client. I have and will continue to refer matters to Chris as I believe he provides a tremendous amount of value to his clients."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is quite knowledgeable, inciteful, analytical, and is always current on the law."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Chris personally and I know him to be a kind, compassionate man and a very talented lawyer. William G. Hammond, Attorney at Law"
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Joplin Elder law Lawyer Christopher William Dumm
Christopher William Dumm
Elder law Attorney
Joplin, MO
Licensed for 29 years