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Joshua Garrett

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hollister, MO

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2013
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Joshua Garrett is a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Missouri. Once employed at Smith Law Firm, he has now opened his own firm, The Garrett Law Firm in Branson, MO, with an interest in  criminal, family, and personal injury law. He is one of only a handful of Rule 12 approved mediators in Taney County, a certified GAL, and the President of the Taney County Bar Association.

At Washburn, Joshua graduated with a Juris Doctorate in only two years and was the winner of the Max Rowinsky Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice. Prior to law school, Joshua was born in Springfield, Missouri and spent the past ten years working as a political consultant on various campaigns throughout the country.

Joshua currently lives in Springfield with his wife, Lara and their two children. 

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The Garrett Law Firm
1405 South Business Hwy 65
Hollister, MO, 65672

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Posted by Carolyn | March 1, 2023
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A law firm that cares!
I managed to make a huge mess out of some traffic tickets. Josh and Sarah were so wonderful helping me clean it all up. Every step of the way, they were there telling me exactly what I needed to do. I felt so supported and what started out as an impossible situation to me was made easy with their help. Josh saved my drivers license! I highly recommend The Garrett Law Firm.
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Posted by Jeff | September 28, 2020
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Excellent Family Lawyer!!!
WOW - AMAZING experience with Josh Garret's Law Firm including his paralegal, Sarah. I had a relatively complicated matter involving an out of date parenting plan cross two states and internationally, and his team nailed it!!! They were very responsive, always getting back to me no later than 1 business day. They kept the court on their heels and the case moving forward. They listened to my needs, and they also respected the cost of the matter and tried to "bundle" questions into single correspondences, at my request. They navigated the case intelligently, and always remained professional. I can't say I've ever "liked" a lawyer (sorry, but true!), but I can honestly say I would not hesitate to use Josh's firm again, or recommend this firm HIGHLY to anyone that needs a good family Lawyer in the State of Missouri. Kudos Josh and Sarah!
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Posted by Leslie (Kris) | November 30, 2019
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Five Stars Is Not Enough
Positively the best legal experience I have ever had! I live in St. Louis and had hired representation locally. Unfortunately, after 7 months I found that my money had been taken and absolutely nothing had been done on my case for Taney county. I found Josh's law firm online (as well as a few others) and made a call. From the very first communication everything was handled professionally and compassionately. I had a hearing scheduled less than a week from that phone call. Everything leading up to and after the hearing was communicated efficiently though a portal. Documents posted, meetings/hearings scheduled, questions answered, etc. I showed up for the hearing, met Josh in person, and everything was settled THAT DAY! When you seek legal representation you are most likely in an emotional state of mind with fear and anger. I wish this law firm was local to me so that I could recommend them to people I know personally, so my hope is they receive recognition for the outstanding job they do in Taney County. As a team they are efficient at communication, representation, setting realistic expectations (and exceeding them!), and compassion. Josh and his team had my back every step of the way and I was able to return home with a grateful heart and ease of mind. Many thanks to the Garrett Law Firm. They have earned my respect and gratitude forever.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2019
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I’m from out of state. Blew well over the limit! I haven’t a previous record, and a perfect driving score. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to travel, get my license back, do jail time?! With in a month, all charges were dropped, without a trial, I paid a minor fine & my license was handed to Mr. Garrett, then returned to me promptly! I found Joshua to be very honest, to the point, professional & very reasonable! He saved my life & reputation! His staff was very informative, polite & timely as well! Thank you so very much in a life changing circumstance!
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Posted by Michele | October 15, 2019
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I looked around and found Joshua Garrett and lucky he looked at my case and answered my questions and reassured my fears and handled it from there. You want a lawyer that gets the job done. Hire Josua Garrett Attorney at law. Thank you Mr. Garrett.
Posted by Daisy diaz | July 25, 2019
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Best lawyer in Branson
I have the best experience with this law office . They work as a team and clear all my questions
Posted by Cortney | July 19, 2019
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4month. And quick. Already planning our first family vacation together. Thank u Josh Sarah and Crystal. For such an awesome job.
Posted by Vickie | May 16, 2018
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Legal Separation for Father
Found Mr. Garrett on line for the legal separation of my father. Have been very happy with his services and his very helpful staff. They were always available when we had questions or concerns. The rates charged were very reasonable. We will be happy to ask for his services in the future if ever needed. Thank you Mr. Garrett and Sarah.
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Posted by Krystal | January 25, 2018
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Excellent attorney
When I got a shoplifting charge I came home called around and no one was available I found Mr. Garrett and he answered looked over my case told me over the phone what to expect in my situation and that’s exactly what happened if u want a good crimal attorney go to him!!!!
Posted by MAE | October 25, 2015
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Third party intervention
I used Josh for third party intervention for custody. He was amazing. Five stars all the way. He is professional, thorough, always gets back with you. Highly recommend him on any custody issues.
Posted by arkbishop | February 11, 2015
Best lawyer ever
I had a real problem Joshua Garrett was able to fix my problems and made it were I was very comfortable with him in charge of fixing it, I would never hire no one else if I needed a lawyer he not only can fix the problem he cares for you as well , I am forever thankful I used him , and would do so again ,
Posted by Rhonda | November 21, 2014
thanks for your help
when i represented myself pro se in my uncontested dissolution of marriage without children all i needed was someone knowledgeable to walk me through all the steps to ease my mind. thanks again for your help. i couldn't have done it all on my own!!!
Posted by Wyatt | November 3, 2014
Josh Smith - Great Attorney!
I've used Josh for a few separate cases. He has always kept me well informed, and is extremely professional and intelligent. Without a doubt I would highly recommend his expertise to any family or friend that found them self in a situation needing legal help.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Smith Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Consultant
  • Top Shelf Consulting
  • 2005 - 2011


  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Central Missouri State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Taney County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Max Rowinsky Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • 2013
  • Irvine E Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a fantastic attorney. I have know Josh for years, and I always trust his advice. I have repeatedly sent my clients to him when they have issues out of my practice areas, and they are always satisfied. I think Josh is a model attorney in his field, and I have no problem placing my trust in him when he deals with my clients. I would urge anyone in need of criminal or domestic services to contact Josh for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Garrett brings to his practice a hard-nosed negotiating style that he is prepared to bolster with solid courtroom skills. I have enjoyed working both with and against Mr. Garrett, and I find him competent and respectful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is the lawyer that I contact with questions concerning family law matters and the person that I refer people in the Branson area to."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is extremely knowledgeable about DWI/DUI law, standard field sobriety tests, and anything else DWI or DUI related. He is THE guy for criminal defense in the Branson/Springfield area, especially alcohol related offenses. He is also extremely professional and well respected by other attorneys. I sincerely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Friend
"Josh is an old friend. I have seen him achieve very good results in DWI and other criminal cases through persistence and toughness. I refer clients in the Springfield area to Josh."
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Hollister Divorce and separation Lawyer Joshua Garrett
Joshua Garrett
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hollister, MO
Licensed for 10 years