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Charles Arthur Gentry

Construction and development Attorney at Jefferson City, MO

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Gentry, Chip

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 26 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

On a sultry afternoon in August of 2000, Jason Call and Chip Gentry shook hands for the very first time.  Chip was a lawyer at a Jefferson City law firm and Jason was just returning to his home town after practicing law in St. Louis for several years.  A lasting friendship was built upon that first handshake, and was solidified by common interests, mutual respect, a love of competition, and the joy of comradery.

 

These same qualities provide the inspiration for Call and Gentry Law Group.  Our attorneys and staff work together in an atmosphere that is collegial and inviting and share a commitment to excellence and "outside the box" thinking as we serve our clients' needs. 

 

Along with Jason and Chip, our team of attorneys includes long time friend and mentor Paul Graham, who serves of counsel, and our good friend Blake Markus, an associate with the firm.  Dedicated and experienced legal assistants Sheila Schill and Susan Draffen provide exceptional and knowledable legal support and ensure timely and responsive communication with our clients. 

 

If you need a lawyer, then email or call us today and let us show you how our team approach and client service are beyond ordinary.

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Location

Call & Gentry Law Group
3218 Emerald Lane
Suite C
Jefferson City, MO, 65109

Reviews

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Posted by Amanda | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
I could not have asked for better representation. Chip is amazing and works hard to do the best by his client. I strongly recommend!!! I am very pleased with all he has done for me.
Posted by Jeff | April 14, 2015
Awesome Attorney
When I first began to realize I might need an attorney, never having the need before, I was at a loss as to how to find a good one. So I asked people who work with attorneys and I called those they recommended. Only one attorney returned my call, Chip Gentry. Chip always returns my calls. I met with Chip, who appeared to be intelligent, professional, and competent. He listened closely, took notes, and asked questions. He was realistic about the situation I faced, avoided making predictions about how the legal process might turn out, and was conservative in his estimation of potential success. By the end of our first meeting, I felt listened to, taken seriously, and understood. I was impressed. Thus began my journey with Chip Gentry, and in working with him grew to appreciate his obvious legal talent, brilliant strategic and analytical thinking, but most of all his love for justice and our constitutional system of law. He truly loves what he does and is very, very good at it. I also began to realize and greatly appreciate the fact that his partner Jason Call and their entire staff possess the same level of competence, integrity, and professionalism. They were all involved in my case, working together as a great team. Chip informed and advised me each step of the way, always thinking long term, but keeping me focused on the present situation and prepared for the next step. He was my guide through the very complex intricacies of the legal process. The breadth and depth of his knowledge of law became evident as he took time to explain court procedure, case law, and statute in ways I could understand and appreciate. When representing me, he was well prepared, concise, and effective in the presentation of my case. Our hearing was the last on the docket, which allowed me to watch other attorneys in the courtroom ply their trade. Compared to his associates, I was manifestly confident in Chip’s capabilities and proud to have him as my attorney. Finally, and this is on a more personal note, Chip was expeditious with my limited financial resources, carefully allocating his work in order to maximize his investment in time and effort, without any unnecessary or improper costs. He was very considerate of my finances, and though I’m sure he has wealthier clients, he continually treated me with dignity and respect. I did not feel at any time less valuable and important to him than other clients, and never doubted that he always had my best interest in mind. I will always be grateful for my experience with Call and Gentry. Knowing they do such excellent work, I have hope for our system of jurisprudence, that wrongs can be made right, the innocent protected, the wrongly accused vindicated, and justice served. They have my highest respect, appreciation, and recommend them without reservation.
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Posted by Brian | April 6, 2015
Thorough, well-researched, and fearless in the courtroom
Chip Gentry's advice and counsel is an essential part of our business plan. He is thorough, well-researched, and fearless in the courtroom. He handles complex legal issues efficiently and keeps his clients informed. We have hired Chip Gentry for more than 10 years on multiple issues and have recommended Call & Gentry to our clients, to our church, and to our friends.
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Posted by Rick | April 1, 2015
Reviewed Agency purchase
We are an insurance agency and asked Mr. Gentry to advise us on purchasing another agency. The purchase was being expedited and he was able to accommodated our schedule. With his guidance, the purchase went through seamlessly.
Posted by Scott | April 1, 2015
Satisfied Client
I have used Mr. Gentry on several legal matters for my business over the past 5 years and he has proven very resourceful, very thorough, and very easy to deal with. I would recommend him to anyone who wants the best chance of "getting it right the first time" with whatever legal need you may have.
Posted by Adam | April 1, 2015
Best in the Midwest
Chip is a go-getter, he's not afraid to take on the biggest companies or cases and he will always be quick with answers to any questions and he is always gets things done as quickly as possible. I wouldn't want to be on the other side of Chip!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Call & Gentry Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Carson & Coil, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Carson & Coil, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2001

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • AB
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential v. Confidential
  • $15,500,000.00
  • Fast v. Applebee's International, Inc.
  • The case was satisfactorily resolved
  • Ford v. Allstate
  • Missouri lien law clarified

Associations

  • Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • State Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Peter Parish & Education Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Angel Flight Central
  • Volunteer Pilot
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cherokees to Oshkosh
  • Pilot
  • 2009 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Cole County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Tort Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Insurance Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Property Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Ambassador
  • United States Junior Chamber
  • 2017
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Verdicts & Settlements
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2017
  • Ambassador
  • United States Junior Chamber
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Attorney
  • Jefferson City Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Attorney
  • Jefferson City Magazine
  • 2013
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Young Missourian
  • Missouri Jaycees
  • 2003
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Jefferson City Jaycees Meeting
  • Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • 2016
  • American Architectural Manufacturers Association Webinar
  • Patent Trolls
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Charles
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chip is a talented attorney who has mastered the knack of making difficult subject matter understandable and for juries and others; he is both approachable and strong in his dealings with opponents. I heartily endorse Chip."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a lawyer myself and have worked with Chip Gentry on more than one occasion in which Chip was serving as corporate counsel to the client while I was representing the client as retained counsel. Based upon our time spent working together for the client, I would just like to express my opinions about the quality of his legal acumen. Chip is not only an intellligent and experienced lawyer with sharp instincts and keen legal analysis, he takes the time to truly know and understand his clients. He spends the time to learn about his clients' needs, but also learns their business and develops an understanding of their industry. This gives Chip an edge that's not common in today's fast-paced legal business. Chip is a credit to our profession and a standout. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Class action Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"Chip is hard working, uses his experience and intellect to help his client and remains grounded in family and the community. If you have not seen Chip in the courtroom - it is a real treat and he is highly regarded in legal and social circles."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chip Gentry has been a leader in advocating for the rights of employees in wage and hour class actions."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Chip is an extremely well-versed attorney who is a fearless advocate on behalf of his clients. He has been a trailblazer in the area of employment law and has been unafraid of taking on the biggest targets. He is fully versed in the law and is also a pleasure to work with personally. Chip is as good as it gets in this business."
Business Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chip is a great friend and an excellent attorney that genuinely cares about his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Chip Gentry for 20+ years and have found him always to be knowledgeable, honest and a zealous advocate for his clients. Chip is one of the best in his field."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chip is a consumate attorney who will devote his time, effort and amazing skill set on behalf of his clients. Chip knows and understands every aspect of his practice and has developed ties throughout the nation due to his abilities, attitude and excellent results achieved on behalf of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Chip as a law clerk, and highly recommend him. Chip is energetic, creative, and resourceful. A great lawyer and a someone you want in your corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chip and I founded Call & Gentry Law Group together so we could focus on the things that matter - fostering personal relationships, building a team atmosphere and helping our clients obtain the best results possible. Chip is an excellent attorney who knows how to get results. I endorse him wholeheartedly!"
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Jefferson City Construction and development Lawyer Charles Arthur Gentry
Charles Arthur Gentry
Construction and development Attorney
Jefferson City, MO
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation