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Shelly Christine Dreyer

Car accident Attorney at Joplin, MO

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 25 years
    Missouri - MO 26 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1997
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Shelly

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Shelly Dreyer is an accomplished trial attorney with experience in personal injury, insurance law, trucking accidents, automobile and motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation, worksite injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and defective product litigation.


Born in Springfield, Missouri, she graduated from Missouri State University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in political science and communications. Shelly earned her Juris Doctorate Degree in 1997 from the School of Law at the University of Missouri and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1997 and the Illinois Bar in 1998. She began her career in the St. Louis area and in 2003 established the municipal court in Dardenne Prairie, MO. In addition to maintaining her law practice, Shelly served as Dardenne Prairie’s first judge, a position she held until 2008, when she relocated to Southwest Missouri.


n 2012, Ms. Dreyer was named a Top Attorney in Missouri by Kansas City Magazine and was noted as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. She was also named a Top Litigation Practitioner at the Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly 2015 Women’s Justice Awards. Other notable accomplishments include being named an Up-And-Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly in 2006 and the 2012 Volunteer Service Award from the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys’ Emergency Response Team for her pro-bono work following the Joplin tornado in 2011.


Shelly currently serves on the Board of Governors for both the Missouri Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She is also a member of the Boone County Bar Association and the Jasper County Bar Association. She has received more than $45,000,000 in verdicts during her 20-year legal career.

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Dreyer & Tinney
2230 East 32nd Street
Suite 202
Joplin, MO, 64804

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Southwest Missouri State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992


  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Jasper County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • UF Gator 100
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • 2018
  • Top 500 U.S. Law Firm Honoree
  • LawFirm 500
  • 2017
  • Top 500 Law Firm Honoree
  • LawFirm 500
  • 2016
  • Top Litigation Practitioner
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Law Firms in Missouri
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney in Missouri
  • Kansas City Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
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  • Missouri Trial Attorney
  • Man's Diminished Intellect in No Way Diminishes Grief at the Loss of Him
  • 2018

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Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shelly is a brilliant attorney who is passionate about her clients and works hard to ensure they receive the best legal representation in the Joplin and Columbia areas. Shelly and I have worked together for 4 years now and I am always impressed by her insightfulness and her dedication to her craft and the people she serves. She is the preeminent attorney in Southwest and Central Missouri for not only nursing home neglect and abuse cases but all manner of personal injury cases, as well."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shelly’s reputation as one of the most fearless and aggressive personal injury attorneys in the state of Missouri precedes her She has been recognized by numerous organizations as one of the top trial lawyers in the state, and deservedly so."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent trial attorney. I have had the opportunity to see Shelly Dreyer at work on behalf of her clients during depositions, during mediations, and during several trials. She is unmatched in her ability to relate to the jury and explain the law to them. If you want someone who will work aggressively for you and be able to carry your case all the way to trial, then you need to talk to Ms. Dreyer."
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Joplin Car accident Lawyer Shelly Christine Dreyer
Shelly Christine Dreyer
Car accident Attorney
Joplin, MO
Licensed for 26 years