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Timothy Richard Cisar

Criminal defense Attorney at Lake Ozark, MO

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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1983
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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The Cisar Law Firm, P.C.
750 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO, 65049


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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Lake
Through a series of unfortunate events I was involved in an accident which led to my arrest. Despite unique facts which supported my case, the prosecution saw fit to file multiple serious charges, all of which threatened my career. Mr. Cisar was recommended by several independent references from Kansas City, St. Louis, and the Lake, all who stated he was “THE attorney” for such matters in the Lake area. Tim was quickly responsive to our contacting him, took on our case without hesitation, and was not only professional but very reassuring about our chances and the process in general. He expertly presented the facts and ultimately secured a dismissal of all charges, something for which we will forever be grateful. After our experience I would recommend Tim and his staff without hesitation to anyone who requires legal representation at the Lake - Anonymous
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Posted by Stephen | December 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attitude, Upfront and Honest
Was able to get a criminal charge dropped down to a misdemeanor. Didn't have to show up to court, he did on my behalf. If you have a speeding ticket or DWI, call this man he will work magic for you!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
I cannot say thank you enough to Tim and his firm. I was facing multiple charges (including felonies) and things did not look good. But Tim was able to work his magic and make everything go away. It was absolutely amazing. And the entire time the charges were pending, he and his staff kept me updated. I never had to question what was going on in my case, they kept me in the loop every step of the way. Hopefully you'll never be in my situation, but if you are, then the first call you need to make is to Tim Cisar
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2015
Excellent A+
I was 19 facing a DWI where I blew for the arresting officer well over the legal limit, he also found a beer can in my car. I didn't answer any of their questions and called Tim Cisar. Just after a month of doing so I was pleading guilty to a failure to maintain my lane. Tim Cisar has my recommendation.
Posted by Steve | January 17, 2015
Diligent...all evidence is subject to critical review!
I was from out of town and did not have a clue as to who I should talk to about my legal issue! When I questioned people in the area who worked as attorney's and courtroom personnel, one name continued to come up; Tim Cisar! He came highly recommended and I was soon to find out why. Upon close examination of the evidence put forth against me, Mr. Cesar found an omission which set the stage for a very favorable decision on my behalf. During the entire process Mr. Cisar promptly answered questions posed in e-mails as did his support staff. He is an individual who takes his profession and welfare of his clients seriously, while at the same time he is comfortable with providing humor...often at his own expense. His perspective on life is refreshing...empathy for people tempered with the reality of the legal process!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Cisar Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Birdges, Cisar and Mizell, LLC
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Inglish and Monaco
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Bridges and Cisar
  • 1988 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Loraine and Cisar
  • 1983 - 1988
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  • St Louis Univ School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Slavens, 375 SW3rd 915
  • ok to ride your "not for use on the highway" motor vehicle in your yard while impaired.


  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1994 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Secretary
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Atticus Finch Award
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005


  • MoBarCLE publication
  • Chapter 9 Abuse and Lose
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • DWI Law and Science
  • Boating While Intoxicated
  • 2015
  • Bernie Edelman DWI Conference
  • Collateral Consequences of a DWI
  • 2014
  • Bernie Edelman DWI Seminar
  • Boating While Intoxicated
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim Cisar is one of the finest lawyers I know. He has defended cases that I have prosecuted and was conscientious in protecting the rights of his clients. He not only knows the law, but knows how to effectively deal with the government for his client's benefit."
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Lake Ozark Criminal defense Lawyer Timothy Richard Cisar
Timothy Richard Cisar
Criminal defense Attorney
Lake Ozark, MO
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation