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Douglas Christopher Fredrick

Family Attorney at Springfield, MO

4.4   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, I enjoy the outdoors and am a life-long athlete. I have served my country for the past eleven years as a JAG officer, and although I am fiercely competitive, I understand that everyone has their own definition of what it means to "win" when it comes to interpersonal conflict and litigation. It is important to me that my clients understand what is going on in their case and why; where they are at and where they are going. I do not have associates so my clients deal directly with me and my paralegal, Gabrielle. My goal is to get my clients from point A to point B (wherever that may be for them) as quickly, easily and cheaply as possible, with the understanding that sometimes cases are not very quick or easy or cheap if there are difficult personalities or issues involved.

Location

Law Office of Doug Fredrick, LLC
1200 E Woodhurst Dr Ste N100
Springfield, MO, 65804-3759

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Beverly | May 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Doug to help me with a rather sticky property transaction. I could have not asked for better representation! Even though he was doing his reserve time, he called me on his free time to get the case going. He has a wonderful paralegal "Lena" who also was very helpful and kind. No matter how many questions I had, she always was patient and nice. The two work very well together and in a timely matter. I was very very satisfied!
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Posted by Ben | November 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good attorney!
Very happy with Mr. Fredrick’s representation of us in a property line dispute case. Responded to phone calls in a timely manner, didn’t rush through in-person meetings and made sure to answer all our questions. Negotiated a good deal for us quickly and in a cost-effective way leaving a good portion of our retainer unused. Highly recommend him!
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Posted by Shannon | August 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer
Called and he was on Vacation but called me back asap. I look forward to using him as my lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ex parte case
Mr. Fredrick was excellent representation for a minor ex parte case, responded to emails/calls in a timely manner, setup in person meetings as needed and worked to negotiate a sensible deal that worked for all parties involved. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience with Doug Frederick in 2020
I used Doug Frederick for legal work in the year 2020. He and his assistant did everything they reasonably could to take the stress out of the situation. I found the cost of the process predictable and it was explained to me carefully in advance. Doug definitely helped make the situation as easy as possible to deal with. I would certainly recommend his legal services to others. This was definitely a 5 star experience for me.
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Posted by Jo | November 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Dealing with the Military
If you want anyone in this area to deal with the military pay etc., this is your firm. Doug and his office seem to take a personal interest in me and what was going on with the military and the lack of help I was getting. They opened doors for me and now I am satisfied with the results. They are awesome in that office.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed
Mr. Fredrick is absolutely incredible. I could have not been referred to a better attorney to oversee my divorce. I didn't know what to expect during this horrible and trying time in my life. Mr. Fredrick made me feel at ease and explained the process of divorce. He was very patient and understanding. Mr. Fredrick gave me my life back and I can't express enough gratitude. Would hire again.
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Posted by Fernando | July 15, 2019
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Top notch representation
Doug and his staff made me feel as if my case was a priority to them. Right from the consult Doug left no questions unanswered, I knew what needed to be done, how long it would take and how much it would cost. I am extremely satisfied with the results from Doug's hard work and would hire him again to represent me and my interest in the future.
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Posted by Kerri | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done
We were referred to Doug by a friend. We own rental property and need assistance getting a tenant to move who was behind in rent and damaging the property. Doug was concerned for both our lack of income and property damage, quickly wrote a letter to our tenant, and in less than30 days they were gone. He was efficient, his office was very well run, and we will contact him again with any similar issues in the future.
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Posted by JUSTIN | March 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Will hire again!
Mr Fredrick was straight forward with me and assisted in a very complex child support issue from 10 years ago. He did exactly as he said he would. Without his specific representation I would have been in a very bad spot. Very intelligent lawyer.
Posted by Andrea | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, efficient and great communication
I am currently living in California with property in Missouri and was able to work easily with Doug regarding an eviction of a tenant without having to fly back for my court cases. Doug and his paralegal made the process very easy and kept me informed of every detail with very fast responses to any questions I had along the way.
Posted by Sherry | June 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorouh Representation
From my first consultation to the day of my court appearance, Mr. Fredrick and his para legal, Gabrielle, took time to answer my questions and were available by phone and email outside of the office setting. I felt my divorce case was represented fairly. All areas were explained to me and thorouhly reviewed, so that I felt confident about appearing in court. This law office operates with integrity and discretion. Mr. Fredrick was knowledgable and I would refer his services to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by David | February 14, 2017
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Landlord Rent and possession eviction
Doug Frederick and his legal staff did an outstanding job in obtaining a consent judgement to evict a couple of tenants. He is highly recommended.
Posted by Tim | December 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Experience
Mr. Fredrick and his Paralegal were extremely helpful with my case. Both were efficient, considerate of my situation, timely in responding to my questions, and most importantly meeting the required deadlines for a speedy resolution. I would highly recommend Mr. Fredrick if you need representation.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney out there!
It can be so hard to find an attorney that will go the extra mile to get things done. When we needed help with a family law appeal, we looked everywhere for someone that we could count on. We first noticed Doug when reviewing the Family Law section of the Bar Association. His activity in advocating for his clients and his knowledge of family law really impressed us and prompted us to find out more. His online reviews are right on! He is active in current family law and actively participates in conferences. He is sharp and on top of things! Doug has been, and continues to be, the lifeline that we needed in one of the most stressful times of our life! He went the extra mile to make sure we understood everything and took the time to help us every step of the way. He not only represented us in the appeal, but also offered his expertise and advice for the next battle. Most impressive, he not only serves his community, but his country as well. Thank you Doug and God bless you!
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Posted by Greg | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
When I started my divorce, I was initially recommended by my parents to see another "top" lawyer in town, and I was immensely dissatisfied with the service. Then a friend recommended Doug Fredrick, and I hired Doug as my attorney. Doug was amazingly more involved, I always felt that he was fighting for me and for my rights with my kids. It was night and day difference between what service I got from Doug and from my previous lawyer. I highly recommend Doug!
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Posted by Shamia Carter | March 25, 2016
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Hired Local Attorney
I needed a local attorney to attend a hearing on one of my rescission cases. First he referred me to a local attorney in the County that I needed, but the local wasn't available to assist. Mr. Fredrick was willing to help me out by attending the hearing even though his office is located in Springfield, he was willing to drive to the neighboring county to assist our firm. At the hearing, Mr. Fredrick was able to represent our firm with the utmost professionalism, and the outcome of the hearing was in our firms favor, because of his willingness to assist. I will keep Mr. Fredrick as a contact for our firm for future business. Thank you Mr. Fredrick for your assistance.
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Posted by Seth | February 19, 2016
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Hired for a divorce/custody case
Mr. Fredrick was a very good and helpful lawyer. My wife had filed for divorce and we had a seven month old son (our first). My ex tried to limit my time spent with my son. Since he was so young it was a difficult situation trying to find where my rights were and what was right for my son. The case was made more complicated by my ex claiming my house was unsanitary and unsafe for my son. Mr. Fredrick recommended a guardian ad litem for our case to represent my sons best interests. This worked out great as she was able to investigate and see the claims were baseless. Mr. Fredrick was very quick to respond to emails. He made recommendations but I always felt that the decisions were ultimately mine to make which I liked. His paralegal Gabrirlle was also very friendly and helpful. Ended up settling without a trial (we want up to the last week before the trial before agreeing). I was very confident in our position and my lawyers ability to present our case had it went to trial and this led to a settlement I was very happy with.
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Posted by Eric | October 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Expedient
Mr. Fredridck assisted me with a speeding ticket and every part of the process was quick and easy. His staff were extremely friendly and he helped me get past the issue with minimal effort. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfactory deck resolution
My 6 year old deck began rotting. I contacted Mr. Fredrick, who helped by figuring out how to get ahold of the company that produced the faulty lumber and their legal department. Mr. Fredrick followed up by arranging for an investigator to travel from TN, inspect my deck, and recommend a settlement offer. I was impressed by this lawyer's diligence and how he kept me informed of my case's status. I highly recommend Mr. Fredrick if you want an honest, sincere attorney who will pay attention to your problem.
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Work Experience

  • JAG
  • United States Air Force Reserves Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Doug Fredrick
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Deca Investments, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • JAG
  • United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Fredrick, Rogers, & Vaughn, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2008
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Education

  • US Air Force - Air University
  • Squadron Officer School
  • 2014
  • US Army JAG School
  • 2005
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Peking University - Beijing China
  • Certifiate in Comparative Law
  • 2002
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
  • Bachelors
  • 2000
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Witt
  • Reversed in part; otherwise affirmed
  • Buchanan v. Buchanan, 167 S.W.3d 698 (Mo banc 2005).

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Special Committee on Veteran's Issues
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Executive Council
  • Southern District Representative
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Conference Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Girls on the Run
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Boss of the Year
  • Springfield Area Paralegal Legal Support Professionals
  • 2016
  • Hall of Fame Inductee (team)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletics Department
  • 2016
  • Hall of Fame Inductee (individually)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletics Department
  • 2014
  • Mentor of the Year
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook
  • Military Issues in Family Law
  • 2011
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Missouri Supreme Court Clears Up Child Custody Issue
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Family Law Conference
  • Family law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Douglas
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug has been an advocate in the family law community for a long time. I have witnessed his knowledge, experience, and skill in the courtroom while assisting his clients. These attributes make him one of the best in the area and I frequently refer family law matters to him."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug is a great attorney. I have worked with him in the past on a case. He is passionate about his clients and his work. He is professional and strategic in how he approaches family law cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug is the attorney I seek advice from for property management, office set up and military law issues in family law. He is a fair and reasonable attorney to work against and one that I must prepare to oppose. Doug's high ethical standard improves his client's position. I look forward to our next legal issue to solve amicably, or in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug is an excellent attorney when it comes to representing people in family law matters. He is aggressive when he needs to be, but is otherwise fair and reasonable to deal with. He is always looking out for the best solution for his clients and is unafraid to fight hard battles."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Doug, he is very professional in his approach. He is knowledgeable on family law and military matters and issues. He is very capable and always well prepared, and communicates very well with clients and other attorneys."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A great attorney and a good person to work with."
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Springfield Family Lawyer Douglas Christopher Fredrick
Douglas Christopher Fredrick
Family Attorney
Springfield, MO
Licensed for 20 years