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Brandi L. Ward

Personal injury Attorney at Branson, MO

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Brandi L. Ward is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and is licensed to practice in Missouri and in the U.S. Western District Court of Missouri. Brandi has lived in Missouri all of her life and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. She was President of Phi Alpha Delta for two years at Drury University and was also a member of the fraternity for three years, and Secretary for one, at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

Before starting Ward Law Firm, Brandi focused on personal injury and family law in Columbia, Missouri, where she was mentored by one of the most highly regarded personal injury attorneys in Missouri and with whom she continues to work closely.  Brandi's passion for personal injury work grew quickly as she handled personal injury and wrongful death cases all over Missouri.  At Ward Law Firm, she continues to build a reputation for herself as a relentless and persevering advocate for those who are injured or killed and their families. Brandi also practices in the areas of family law and is an experienced Guardian ad Litem, as she has a sincere passion for helping children.  Brandi lives with her husband, Andy, and their sons, and is dedicated to her church and her community, often involving herself in several different charity benefits and opportunities each year.

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Ward Law Firm
500 W. Main St., Ste. 203
Branson, MO, 65616


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Kathy | June 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
First, I love that one of her handouts at the first meeting mentioned giving her an "honest review" at the end of the court case because that means she is asking for reviews from anyone and not just people who tell her they like her. Now, as for her representation I am very relieved she is the one the court picked because she took great care of them. She was very easy to talk to and we could tell she cared about our grandbabies right from the start. They even ask for her still sometimes. I will say at one point I was very upset with her because we didn't understand one of her decisions but it turned out to be the right thing and my daughter saw that in the end. She is very tough on parents and expects them to do the right thing for there kids and its the tough love we should have had and maybe this wouldn't have ever happenned. I will hire her for sure if I ever need a lawyer but I hope I never need one!
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Posted by Katie | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Thank you for your help. I didn't feel like I would ever get someone to listen and now my daughter is safe because you cared and listened. We will never forget you.
Posted by Anne | January 10, 2015
Great divorce Attorney
I hired Brandi to handle my divorce from my husband of 20 years. We have 3 children and I was not handling the process or thought of divorce well at all. It was not my choice nor my children's to have our family split apart but Brandi and her Paralegal, Kasondra, made it much less traumatic. Brandi continued to show that she cared about what happened to me and my children every time I met with her. I would highly recommend her to any man or woman who wants to hire someone that will fight for them and make sure their best interests are taken care of. You do not hear very many stories of any Attorneys who want to make sure their clients are taken care of but Brandi is an exception. I cannot say enough good things about her or her staff. Although I do not encourage divorce, if it is the only option, then Brandi is the one you need. Thanks Brandi for helping my kids and I when we needed you the most and please don't change.
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Response from Brandi Ward January 12, 2015
Oh, Anne, your situation still breaks my heart, but I am at least glad that we got the best result possible out of a very bad situation, and I am grateful to have made a friend in the process. Your case is over, but you and your children are still on my mind and my heart. Thank you so much for the kind words.
Posted by Ernest | December 15, 2014
Excellent services and very responsive
Brandi Leigh Smith was very responsive to our needs. She worked hard to make sure that we won the race to the courthouse. Her advice was insightful. She kept us informed and was responsive in all respects. We would strongly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2014
After years of avoiding a custody battle I had no choice, I went to see Brandi. No one wants to be sitting in that situation, but unfortunately it happens. Brandi was very knowledgeable, organized, and made me feel confident in her. I put my trust into her and came out a big win :)
Posted by Adrianna | December 8, 2014
She went above and beyond
Brandi Smith is a wonderful lawyer. She is sensible and understanding. She is swift and takes action quickly. Brandi helped me get custody of my son in a few short months. Brandi Smith is extremely proffessional and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a consistent attourney to help you win your case. She has many clients, but she is responsive and makes time for all of them. 5 stars Brandi, you earned it! - One very satisfied client
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Posted by Nick | October 31, 2014
trustworthy Brandi
Brandi was awesome in our child custody.we went in worried and walk out a feeling relieved and confident. That she would take care of things. She did. Took less time and less money then what she thought it would. We prevailed! She's awesome!
Posted by Susan | October 28, 2014
She's the one that gives away a bunch of her money
Ms. Smith has not represented me in a case but she did help me. This woman gives away a lot of her money and I would guess more than she keeps with what I've seen her give. She asks nothing in return. She blessed our family so much and didn't even know us she just wanted to help and so she did and she didn't ask for anything in return just told me to try to help someone else when I can and I will. I've heard other stories about her doing similar things for other people and just wanted to say thank you for all you do for others. I don't know if she even knows who I am but I will never forget her and what she did for my family especially my children.
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Posted by Sandy | October 31, 2013
I love love love her
Brandi handled my divorce and I absolutely loved her then. I didn't know she did car accidents so I didn't call her when I first had mine. I had close to a a hundred thousand dollars in medical bills and I met with a different attorney and he told me the insurance company for the guy who hit me would only have to pay his "policy limits" and that was all I would ever get, not even enough to cover my bills. A friend of mine started researching other attorneys and I saw Brandi's name on his list and called her. I met with her and she immediately found other policies and ways to get my bills covered. She ended up getting me more than five times what the first guy told me he could get and got most of my medical bills written off. I love her because she is smart and works hard, but I also love her because she really cared about me and I wasn't just another case. I'll never go anywhere else before checking with her first. I actually ran into a friend in a grocery store who was getting divorced and said he needed an attorney. I told him to call her and he said someone else had already told him she was the one to call. It's no surprise he hired her and loves her too. I have never met an attorney who really actually cares about her cases like she does.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 100-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Ward Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Copeland Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2013


  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Various Jury & Bench Trials
  • Won


  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Taney County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Young Women Attorneys
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Domestic Violence Outreach & Prevention Program
  • Domestic Violence in Missouri
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (9)
Endorse Brandi
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to any personal injury case I handle, if I have a question, Brandi is my first call when any issues come up. Her breadth of knowledge is shocking. Not only is she knowledgable regarding this aspect of the law, she also goes to great lengths to get the best for her clients regardless of the area of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In our geographic area, there are only a handful of well-qualified family law attorneys. Brandi is among them. She administers a well-staffed, professional office. In our dealings, she has earned my respect by zealously representing her clients' interests."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Brandi Smith is very knowledgeable in all family law matters and works diligently to obtain the best outcome for her clients. I would not hesitate to send a client to Brandi if they needed representation in her geographical area and I recommend without hesitation that anyone needing a divorce, child custody, or child support matter hire her."
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Branson Personal injury Lawyer Brandi L. Ward
Brandi L. Ward
Personal injury Attorney
Branson, MO
Licensed for 17 years