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James Matthew Poe

Consumer protection Attorney at Springfield, MO

4.8   12 reviews

also known as James M Poe

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

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Our firm is dedicated to providing a solution unique to each client's needs. We will listen, partner with you on a solution, and with your cooperation, finish what we started. That is what I believe every client wants, but not what every law firm gives.

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Poe Law, LLC
3804 S. Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO, 65804

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  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Dale | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Happy client.
Mr. James Poe provided professionalism while maintaining personal-ism throughout our case. That is to say he accomplished beyond expectations while maintaining a personal touch. He listened to our concerns, responding in a direct to the point manor and addressed our situation greatly to our benefit. Working with James has restored my faith in the profession.
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Posted by Dick | July 11, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney Service
I have to tell you, I know a good number of attorneys, many fine men and women. What separates James Poe from the pack is his real understanding of real world. He couches his counsel in the reality of the client's context. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
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James Poe - An Attorney With Purpose
In 2006, my construction company built a luxury spec home. Upon completion, a Realtor was hired. But after 2 years of maintaining the loan, the decision was made to look for a short sale, but it wasn't to be. Unfortunately, my wife and I had used credit cards during this time to keep the company and ourselves afloat. Even after the foreclosure, the company and my family struggled to make the credit card payments, and finally came to the point of not making them at all. When the threats came, we went to Attorney James Poe. He listened to our story and immediately began to give us hope. And it was affordable hope! I would recommend James to anyone struggling with financial debt. He was attentive and understanding to our needs, fully explained our rights as consumers, and quickly outlined a plan to free us from the relentless pursuit of giant law firms hired by huge corporations to intimidate consumers who were caught off-guard in the an unforeseen recession. In the end, James conveyed to us the feeling that...WE...didn't fail, the economy did. That's a huge difference.
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Posted by Susan | February 8, 2017
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Wonderful, Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer
My husband and I found ourselves in Mr. Poe's office a couple years ago after the combination of his serious illness and our poor choices had lead us into crushing debt. I had simply picked Mr. Poe's name out of the phone book so I had no idea what to expect. He did an amazing job working with us step by step. We were very nervous and stressed about our situation. He patiently answered all of our questions. He was very thorough in spelling out all the aspects of what bankruptcy can mean. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner. It turned out to be a great experience for us and an absolute game changer in how we live our lives. I believe Mr. Poe's handling of our case really had a great deal of influence on changing our perspective on things. We are so thankful that a random pick from the phone book turned into such a positive life altering experience. We are now debt free and credit card free and doing better financially than we ever have-- and we are even making less money and yet have more cash to spend. My husband and I highly recommend Mr. Poe if you are looking for an experienced, highly competent, and straightforward attorney.
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Posted by Chandra | February 7, 2017
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He fulfilled all that he said he would and was very professional in the process!
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
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After my interviewing several bankruptcy attorneys and listened to their explanations of how they would conduct our case, our first interview with James Poe, Esquire, made them all pale by comparison. I inferred a high intellect and competence as well as much compassion during our first interview with James. (I've been in business for myself for more than 40 years, and have a lot of experience in discerning people's character and competence by simply talking with them for a few minutes.) James Poe clearly explained every option in our case and the means of accomplishing it in our first meeting. After hiring him to represent us, he began work immediately on every item required. And he followed through on every detail. There was never any hesitancy, or lateness, in getting our information into the necessary form for the process. He remained available for our phone calls or emails at any time. And he always promptly responded to them with well-considered answers. James did an outstanding job on our bankruptcy filing. It was quite complicated and large, and he accomplished everything we had hoped for simply because he knows his area of expertise very well. He delivered a superb final document to the Court and our interview with the Trustee went very well due to his work. I will never be convinced that we could have found a better attorney for our needs than James.
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Posted by Todd | February 7, 2017
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Lawyer/Man of Integrity
We have used James Poe for our family needs no less than 5 times and he has been tremendous for each case, even though different in all areas, he was exceptional in each.. James is a man of integrity - not telling you what you may want to hear but the actual possibilities but then fighting for us to ensure a positive outcome. We truly admire James as a person and lawyer for our family.
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Posted by Terrie | February 7, 2017
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Absolutely Satisfied!
Mr. Poe is a friendly, understanding, competent and capable lawyer. He answered all my questions to the best of his knowledge and if he wasn't sure, he said so. I appreciated that. I was stressed to the max with my situation, but after he took over such a weight was lifted. His help was invaluable and I have recommended him to friends and family and have used him more than once. I would recommend without hesitation.
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Posted by Keith | February 7, 2017
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Professional excellent attorney
Handled our case exactly as we would expect. Professional in every aspect. Friendly and polite. Walked us through the entire process. We new what to expect at every turn.
Posted by Thomas | November 4, 2015
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Best attorney in town!
Mr. Poe is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. I've dealt with him for several years for various legal issues, from minor to major. He has exceeded my expectations in every instance. I have referred friends to him who have all have reported the same results as I. His fees are reasonable. He is ethical and scrupulous. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2017
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BK Attorney
When we came to see James the first time, it was regarding our business that was failing due to 2 partners bailing out and leaving us with all the bills. We ended up having to file for the business and personally. James walked us through the whole process and took great care of us.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2017
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Complicated BK
I lost my job, was going BK alone, but within a few months, spouse's business partners left us holding the bag. James walked us through the BK and was a wealth of information. He did a wonderful job,
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Poe Law, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James M. Poe, LLC
  • 2009 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Haden, Cowherd & Bullock, LLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Taney County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • East Carolina University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dismissal of Multi-Plaintiff Prevailing Wage Violation Lawsuit
  • Dismissal in Favor of Client
  • Settled Copyright Infringement Case
  • Neutralized Serial Copyright Infringement Filer with Nominal Out of Court Settlement
  • Qualified Spousal Trust as Multi-Million Dollar Asset Shield
  • Shielded Millions in Assets Otherwise Available to Client Judgment Creditors
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  • Commercial/Insolvency Committee for Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • WHHA
  • President
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Attorney Advisory Committee - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Appointment as Attorney Advisor
  • Western District of Missouri
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Service
  • Legal Services of Southern Missouri
  • 2014
  • Certification as a Guardian Ad Litem
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2006
  • Most Outstanding Senior
  • East Carolina University
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spring 2020
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2020
  • Law Seminar
  • Tips and Tricks in Chapter 13
  • 2019
  • American Society of Women Accountants
  • Bankruptcy Primer for Accountants
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been acquainted with Mr. Poe from the time he first began his law practice. He has developed a good reputation with his legal colleagues. I have had occasion to observe him representing his clients in U.S. Bankruptcy Court and I can honestly say he is prepared, diligent, and obviously knowledgeable in this area of law. I would endorse his services to others."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
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