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James Jason Coatney

Criminal defense Attorney at Springfield, MO

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1999
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Jason has been a life-long resident of Southwest Missouri.  Jason is number 6 of 7 children raised by a school teacher and truck driver.  Jason began working on the family farm at the age of  8 years old which established a strong work ethic.


Jason is a graduate of Springfield Catholic High school, Southwest Missouri State University and The University of Tulsa College of Law.  Prior to seeking an education in history and law, Jason traveled the county working on a steel crew in the construction industry.  Such a diverse back ground provides him with a unique perspective.


Jason began his legal career at a local firm and then became Real Estate Counsel to American Freightways, Inc., the predecessor to FedEX Freight.  At American Freightways, Jason was involved in the acquisition and development of real estate for trucking terminals.  Answering a calling to the court room, Jason left American Freightways in 2001 and opened an office Springfield, Missouri.


Since 2001, Jason has been a trial attorney representing Southwest Missouri clients with their needs in the court room. If you need an attorney to protect your rights in the court room, contact Jason for a consultation.



James Jason Coatney
939 Boonville Suite A
Springfield, MO, 65802


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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2012
He did an outstanding job on my case and his assistant is great too! He got an awesome result on my cases, much better than I thought I could get on my case. He was also very good about explaining the process to me and answering all of my questions as I have never been through this before. I recommend him if you ever get in trouble with the law and need a great criminal attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Jones & Coatney, LLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Southwest Missouri State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to watch Mr. Coatney become one of the best criminal defense attorneys in southwest Missouri. I would not hesitate to suggest his services to someone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jason for the entirety of his legal career. He is a smart, passionate and deeply committed lawyer. He works hard for his clients and believes in the law. As a nice bonus, Jason is very tech savvy and well employs technology in his practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Coatney is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is an attorney that I will often consult with when discussing legal trends or complex cases. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Jason as a former prosecutor and as a fellow member of the defense bar. He truly believes in his clients, knows his cases, and does his job. He's a down-to-Earth guy, a fantastic lawyer, and you couldn't ask for more when you're in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jason for many years. He is very skilled and cares very much for his clients. Jason is well-respected by judges and prosecutors. He has my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is well respected in the field of criminal defense. He is a very capable advocate for his clients and I endorse him without hesitation."
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Springfield Criminal defense Lawyer James Jason Coatney
James Jason Coatney
Criminal defense Attorney
Springfield, MO
Licensed for 25 years