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Joseph John Piatchek

Estate planning Attorney at Springfield, MO

5.0   12 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Revocable Living Trusts, Last Will and Testament, Funding a Revocable Living Trust, Financial Power of Attorney and Health, Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills and Health Care Directives, Joint Titling of Assets, Avoiding Probate, including Payable on death (POD) & Transfer on Death (TOD) designations, Irrevocable Trusts, including Asset Protection Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Succession Planning & Estate Planning for Business Owners, and Elder Law and Nursing Home Planning

    20 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    There are many different ways to probate various types of assets, depending on the value and nature of the assets. Missouri Probate Estate Services includes: Typical Probate Estate Administration (within 1 year of death), Small Estates ($40,000 or less), Refusal of Letters in Favor of Spouse, Minors, Dependents, or Creditors, Determination of Heirship (more than 1 year after death), Affidavit of Heirship (Real Estate Only, more than 1 year after death), and more.

    20 years

  3. Business
    20%
    Business Law services include assistance with: Starting a Business, Selecting Which Type of Business Entity to Use, Formation of a Missouri Limited Liabilty Company (LLC), Formation of a Missouri Corporation, Reviewing / Creating Business Contracts, Business Transactions such as Buying or Selling a Business, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Business Succession Planning, Creating a Non-Profit Corporations, and Business Litigation.

    20 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Whether or not your case is contested, involves children, involves property, or anything else -- we can help. I work cases of any size, variety and circumstance, such as the following: Contested Divorce, Cooperative/Uncontested divorce, Contested Modifications, Uncontested modification,Child Custody and Support, Spousal support, Mediation, Prenuptial agreements, Property division, Adoption, and Step Parent Adoptions.

    20 years

  5. Elder law
    5%
    Elder Law is very specific, and requires knowledge that combines many other areas of the law. A well rounded attorney can help you with many of these multifaceted issues, such as: Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Nursing Home Planning, Medicaid Planning (MoHealthNet), Division of Assets, Senior Divorce / Elderly Divorce, Veterans Benefits, Special Needs Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, and Irrevocable Asset Protection Trusts.

    20 years

PROVIDING EXPERIENCED, EFFECTIVE, AND AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES THROUGHOUT MISSOURI.

Hello, my name is Joe Piatchek.  I was born and raised in Springfield, MO, and I am the managing attorney at The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC.  Experience, knowledge, skill, and value are important qualities to look for when you need a lawyer. Choosing someone you can talk honestly and openly with about deeply personal issues, and knowing that person will listen and understand, is perhaps just as important. At The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC, we are proud to offer a wide range of attentive and effective legal services in the Springfield area, as well as throughout the entire state of Missouri. We are just as proud to have earned the trust of our clients and we look forward to having the opportunity to earn yours as well. That trust starts with an accessible, understanding attorney — we currently have four attorneys available at our firm, who are all long time residents of Missouri who understand the special concerns of families and businesses located in the Ozarks. 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
2023

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Managing Attorney Joe Piatchek of the Piatchek Law Firm LLC in Springfield, MO

Location

The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC
1200 E. Woodhurst, Ste T-200
Springfield, MO, 65804

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Lela | July 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly and reliable law firm
I had a great experience dealing with Joe Piatchek of the Piatchek Law Firm, LLC and his staff. They assisted me with the negotiation of a debt owed and was able to help me get it settled for less and got the creditors to stop calling me. Thank you Joseph and The Piatchek Law Firm. They are very friendly, helpful and I always felt like I was being taken care of and not put on the back burner.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Joseph Piatchek handled my estate planning. He was very helpful in explaining all the documents so I understood what each one did and answered all of my questions. I am very happy with his service.
Posted by Nelson | February 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Great communication when given advice regarding my situation. I would definitely recommend.
Posted by Jeff | February 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Great communication, Friendly, Attentive and Kind. All around great experience.
Posted by Jessica | February 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Wonderful experience. From the first call it was a great experience. Everyone was very helpful and answered all of my questions.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult
Consulted with Piatchek Law Firm regarding estate planning. Was provided additional information and direction related to future planning for myself and my family.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service!
All of my questions were answered in a timely manner making my choice much more simple and putting my mind at ease.
Posted by Madyson | August 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience!!
The attorney took the time to listen to every detail I brought with me to the consultation. He was very thorough and detailed which left a huge impression.
Posted by Amanda | August 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very impressed
They were very helpful and informative. Leeann explained the process thoroughly. They took the stress out of a stressful situation. I will definitely recommend!
Posted by Jessica | August 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience
The staff is the best. All around great experience. Ten out of ten, they met my expectations.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Great Attorney!
Very knowledgeable and effective. And his paralegal Leann is the best I’ve ever seen. Her attention to detail and professionalism are second to none.
Posted by Casey | April 8, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Joe and his staff will make sure your legal needs are addressed. Very helpful
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 135-270 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Piatchek Law Firm, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Piatchek Enterprises LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Managing Attorney
  • Affordable Legal Services
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Curran Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Community Support Worker
  • The Burrell Center
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Lakeland Regional Hospital
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gloria Marie Tomaselli, Deceased, Determination of Heirship
  • Held and Administered approximately $250,000. All heirs were located and paid, case complete.

Associations

  • The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Southeast Rotary Club, Springfield, MO
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Greene County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Immaculate Conception Parrish
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Previous Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Previous Member
  • N/A
  • Birthright of Springfield
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ozarks
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Springfield Business Works
  • President
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Estate Planning Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - Missouri
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney in North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Estate Planning Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • The American Registry - Martindale Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2016 Trusted Adviser Award
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Principles of Trust Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
  • Graduation, With Honors
  • University of Missouri
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn Series, Highland Springs
  • Estate Planning, Probate, and How to Avoid Probate - 2018
  • 2018
  • Lunch and Learn Series, Highland Springs
  • Estate Planning, Probate, and How to Avoid Probate - 2017
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Joseph
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joseph Piatchek and I have worked together on several estate planning and probate cases. He always wants to do what is right for the client. He is reasonable and fair and has helped me become a better lawyer. I enjoyed working with him and fully endorse him!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Joe as a practicing attorney for about 10 years now. I'm always impressed by the job he does for his clients, whether it be in estate planning, asset protection, or the other areas of law in which he practices. I think you'll like him and be very satisfied with his work. I highly recommend him."
Probate Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Joe on an probate matter. I found Joe to be very skilled and knowledgeable and look forward to working with him again. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Piatchek is an exceptional attorney that is highly respected in the legal community. He will give your case the time and attention it deserves, and will not stop working on your behalf until he has achieved the most favorable result possible. Mr. Piatchek is a great attorney, but more importantly, a fantastic human being. I would highly recommend him for all of your legal needs. Furthermore, he is an extremely intelligent and diligent attorney. If you are seeking an attorney in the Springfield area, you would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated advocate than Mr. Piatchek."
Probate Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Springfield Estate planning Lawyer Joseph John Piatchek
Joseph John Piatchek
Estate planning Attorney
Springfield, MO
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available