I am a family law attorney, committed to my clients and our community. Our firm, Pratt & Grisham, is a leader in the practice of family law in Southwest Missouri. I maintain a trial practice in family law that focuses on divorces, complex property and maintenance cases, modification, paternity actions, adoptions and guardianships. In addition to my trial practice, I maintain a practice in appellate cases related to family law matters.
In 2013, I was presented with the Up and Coming Award by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly. This award is given annually to lawyers demonstrating excellence in the legal profession and in their commitment to their communities. It recognizes lawyers with an extraordinary commitment to justice, service to the legal profession and exceptional volunteerism. In 2017, I was awarded the Springfield Business Journals 40 Under 40 award.
I am an active member of the Missouri Bar and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA). I have served as the Chair of the SMBA Family Committee and currently serve on the Missouri Bar Family Law Committee. I am also the Chair of the Missouri Bar Family Law Planning Committee for the annual Family Law Conference. The Family Law Conference is the Missouri Bar’s second largest annual continuing legal education conference.
I also serve as a frequent lecturer on a wide-range of family law topics for local and state-wide organizations. I have served on Guardian Ad Litem training committee for the Missouri Bar and traveled state-wide to speak at Guardian Ad Litem training conferences.
In addition to my legal service, I maintain an active service to the community both locally and world-wide. I curently volunteer with the Pregnancy Care Center. Also, I serve on the board of Ipour Life. Our family also travels to Ethiopia annually with various organizations to serve alongside medical teams in their missions work.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2005||10/24/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|2017 Forty Under Forty||Springfield Business Journal||2017|
|Up and Coming Lawyer||Missouri Lawyers Weekly||2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|I Pour Life||Board Member||2017 - Present|
|Pregnancy Care Center, Springfield, MO||Volunteer||2017 - Present|
|Missouri Bar Family Law Conference Planning Committee||Chair||2016 - Present|
|Missour Bar Family Law Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Missouri Bar Family Law Section Newsletter||N/A||N/A|
|Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Chair||2012 - 2013|
|University of Memphis||J.D.||2005|
|Divorce from A to Z||Marriage Dissolution - Process and Procedure||2017|
|Missouri Bar Family Law Conference||Custody and Parenting Plans||2014|
|Guardian Ad Litem Training||Age Appropriate Parenting Plans and Developmentally Appropriate Contact Schedules||2014|
|Advanced Guardian Ad Litem Training||Guardian Ad Litem Ethical Issues||2014|
|Missouri Bar Family Law Conference||Evidence: Trying a Custody Case, Presenting All the Documents||2011|
|Continuing Legal Education||Parenting Plans 101||2008|
|Annual Law Update CLE||Family Law Annual Law Update||2008|
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