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Austin Eugene Williamson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Springfield, MO

4.9   50 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 12 years
    Missouri - MO 18 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Austin

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EQUIPPED WITH LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTER.

A graduate from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, Mr. Williamson holds a B.A. in English and Criminology and has a minor in Global Studies.  Mr. Williamson attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2005.  Mr. Williamson is licensed to practice law in both Arkansas and Missouri.  Mr. Williamson is also a certified Guardian Ad Litem in Missouri and a certified Attorney Ad Litem in Arkansas, qualified to represent children's interests and be their voice in contested custody matters.  Mr. Williamson works with both adults and children going through the transitions inherent in divorce and other domestic related litigation.  Mr. Williamson is also a certified Collaborative Law attorney.  You may reach Mr. Williamson to discuss your options by phone at, by fax at or by email at His client information website is .

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2017 + 3 ...

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Location

Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Courtney | February 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Tenacious, Kind, Communicative!
Austin was beyond amazing during the arduous process of custody modification. Austin was always very quick to respond and answer the million questions I had through each step. I am thankful for Austin and his team's work! I got the best result I could have gotten, and modifications are not an easy task.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2023
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The Best!
Austin was fantastic in our custody case. He truly cares for his clients and is very focused on doing the best thing for the children involved. I appreciated that he was realistic in the goals we set for our case. He was also able to point us in the right direction for a counselor for our daughter and a Guardian ad Litem. Because of him, we had a dream team of professionals all working toward the goal of keeping our kiddo safe, supported, and providing the best future possible.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2023
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Ms. A
Austin is the best family law practitioner in town imho. The staff at the office are lovely: very professional, friendly and responsive. Austin is very knowledgeable about his area of practice, takes the time to ensure that clients understand their options, and really goes to bat for them. Billing is very clear and uncomplicated. I felt very supported throughout my court case(s) and would ask him to be my lawyer again in a heartbeat if I ever found myself in a legal situation again. Would give him 10 stars if I could!
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Posted by Jeffri | March 24, 2023
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Custody
Austin was amazing from the start. We came to him with all of our questions, concerns and wants and he helped us through the whole thing. He made everything super clear and worked really hard to get us everything that we were asking for, and all fairness. He let us know what we could, and could not ask for, and was extremely realistic. We would hire him again over and over.
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Posted by Nancy | December 4, 2022
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Thankful
I would like to take this time to thank Austin Williamson for representing my husband and i on one of the most difficult cases we have ever been through. The professionalism and treating us like family, was the only way we made it through this difficult case. Him and his staff were remarkable. I feel very thankful that we contacted him for his help. If I need lawyer for anything will hire him again.
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Posted by Robert and Valerie | September 21, 2022
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Highly Recommend!!
We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Austin Williamson and the Rooney, McBride & Smith Team. The whole team was just fantastic. The aspects of our family case were incredibly complex and difficult. Multiple parties and attorneys were involved. Austin and his team worked with all parties involved on our behalf. He provided the most timely updates about every step of the case, he was quick to give wise counsel and answer any questions we had. Every interaction we had during court or other official meetings showed us that Austin is a well-respected and extremely competent attorney. Austin is very personable and professional. We wholeheartedly recommend Austin Williamson.
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Posted by Iva | August 26, 2022
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Austin Williamson and DeeDee Martin Services
I couldn’t have ask for a more Kind and Professional Attorney's Office. I had no idea who to contact when my son passed away and I needed a Guardianship for my granddaughter. God lead me to Rooney McBride and Smith. I pray he will lead you there also . Thank You for the Outstanding Service.
Posted by Jose | August 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Austin and his staff were easy and great to work with. Austin kept me in the loop of what was going on with my case from start to finish. I was never blindsided on what was happening with my case. I would definitely hire again.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2022
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Fantastic experience
We had a pretty complicated legal case. Austin handed it with professionalism and was efficient and there anytime we had a question or needed assistance with the complicated process. 10/10 would recommend
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Can’t say great enough things!
Austin was tremendous from start to finish and had our custody case handled in what was a very short time! Always kept me in the loop throughout the process and emailed regular updates. Will definitely hire again!
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2022
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Excellent Professional Services
We just wrapped up a transfer of Guardianship with Mr. Williamson as our lawyer and we're very pleased with our results. He handled our case with professionalism and in a timely fashion. He stayed in contact regularly and his office staff were very friendly and helpful. We now have guardianship of our granddaughter and we felt very well represented in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2022
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Dissolution of Marriage/Parenting Plan
I never thought I would get a divorce. It was never part of the plan I had for my life or for my family. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I had spoken to other lawyers before speaking to Austin. None of whom I felt I could speak to honestly or openly. None that made me feel safe telling everything. But Austin did. He listened. Really listened. He was honest and kind. He made me feel like he genuinely cared about my children and me. And while he gave his advice from a professional perspective on my situation, he also made sure I always knew that he would do what I needed and wanted for the best outcome for my children and for me. He was and is my lawyer and I will continue to go to him for any future assistance my family needs.
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Posted by Richard Fincher | December 8, 2021
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Accomplished what we thought was Impossible
This man is nothing short of an amazing, honorable, passionate human being. For 6 years we spent thousands on lawyers and court cases trying to save our children from a completely unhealthy household. This man took our case and from the start dove right in to helping with his heart! He even canceled a vacation to expedite a trial date. Long story short he accomplished what everyone said was impossible, and he did it quickly and gracefully. He is a rare dying breed. I would recommend anyone to hire him with absolute and total confidence.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2021
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Would recommended for family
Austin and I worked together on my case for disolution of marriage involving children. The case was closed to my satisfaction. Communication was never an issue and his team was always on top of it. He took the time to make sure we were on the same page throughout the process. He made sure he understood what I wanted and that our strategies aligned. I would definitely hire Austin and his team again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2021
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Compassionate and well-versed
Austin agreed to take up my divorce after a couple of disheartening interviews with other local attorneys that pride themselves on being compassionate. He IMMEDIATELY put my mind at ease and I finally felt like I had an ally in a very turbulent situation. He was knowledge, reassuring and walked me through the process and what to expect. Communication from his office was regular and friendly and every member of the staff was helpful. I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with Austin and would recommend him to anyone who needs a great divorce attorney.
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Posted by Bradley | July 26, 2021
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Austin Williamson
Austin is an amazing attorney to work with. Austin quickly helped me understand and work through emergency custody of my children, and ultimately the sole custody of my children. Austin was quick to answer any questions I had regarding my case and was always friendly and thorough. I would recommend Austin to anyone needing help with family law.
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Posted by Jeff | June 23, 2021
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Review of Austin Williamson
Austin helped me through my divorce with personal advice, excellent coaching and professional acumen. Despite the behavior of my spouse and her attorney we concluded the suit while obviously conducting ourselves in a professional and reasonable manner. He was very mindful of my best interests. I would hire him again and have already recommended him to another person.
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Posted by Jordan | July 1, 2020
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Friendly and Amazingly Strategic
Austin was very friendly and helpful from the start of my custody case. He took the time to understand my needs and the intricacies of my case. On the day of trial he had to change course of action due to a key witness not being present. His strategic mindset was so impressive, and led to me getting my boy back! Thank you, Austin!!
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Posted by Heather B | February 21, 2020
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Awesome!!!
Austin is a man I will forever be thankful for. He helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. A custody case is not easy but, having Austin to fight for us made me feel confident. He was always honest with me and when I didn't understand something he never made me feel less. He always got back to me right away when I would send him an email or phone call. Austin always had my back, when something needed to be done in the case he was on top of it. He fought like hell for us. Austin isn't just an attorney to me, he's a hero and friend in our story.
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Posted by Jessica. | November 23, 2019
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He puts your family first.
In my first meeting with Austin, before I hired him he went above and beyond. He gave me information about my case I would have never know if he didn't do some digging and made some calls. I had talked to a few attorneys before him. You could tell he didn't care if I hired him or not I needed help and he helped me. Of course I hired him and he made everything on my end effortless. We had a very unique case that he nor any attorney we know has ever had to deal with and he handled it like a pro. His only concern was what was best for my kids. We got exactly that. Austin knows his stuff. He will anwser your calls and emails. You will never worry if he is taking care of things. He is! If you have a family law case, call Austin! I am extremely grateful for him and his entire team!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kamps & Stotts, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • The Owings Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Hulston, Jones & Marsh
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hulston, Jones & Marsh
  • 2005 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Drury University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award 2017
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award 2016
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award 2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Completion Collaborative Law Practice Training
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Certification as an Attorney Ad Litem
  • The Supreme Court of Arkansas
  • 2014
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award 2014
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Service
  • Missouri Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • 2011
  • Certification as a Guardian Ad Litem
  • The Missouri Bar
  • 2008
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Broadcast
  • Financial Considerations in Divorce
  • 2018
  • 2014 Domestic Relations Law Seminar
  • Trends in Social Media
  • 2014
  • Moderator for 12-Hour Guardian Ad Litem training
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Austin
Child custody Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer as Austin Williamson is an established and reputable attorney in the legal community. I have had the pleasure of litigating multiple cases with Austin and in doing so I was able to see firsthand how passionately he represents his clients while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Austin's knowledge and skill in the practice of family law is impressive. He genuinely cares for his clients' well being and makes sure they are taken care of to the best of his ability. I strongly urge you to give Austin a call if you are in need of a family law attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Austin is a hard worker with a great attitude."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His office was right down the street from mine and he needs to come to work for me."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Austin on a number of cases and have always found him to be well prepared, diligent, passionate, and professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Austin is very smart. I recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Austin is an excellent attorney, and I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Austin is a fierce advocate for his clients. I enjoy practicing with him both in and out of the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Austin for over ten years, and I have always found him to be an intelligent, responsible and compassionate person, both in his personal life and in his career. He always strives to find the best results for his clients, and will work diligently to make those results happen. I endorse this lawyer."
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Springfield Divorce and separation Lawyer Austin Eugene Williamson
Austin Eugene Williamson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Springfield, MO
Licensed for 18 years
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