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Justin Michael Evans

Child custody Attorney

5.0   82 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    50%

    200 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    15%

    125 cases

  3. Guardianship
    15%

    17 cases

  4. Family
    10%
    Divorce, child custody, guardianships.

    284 cases

  5. Uncontested divorce
    10%

    25 cases

Pleasure to meet you, I'm Justin.  I hail from Marshfield, MO originally, I have spent the majority of my life in the Southwest Missouri area.  I am an eight year veteran of two branches of the US military, and a former federal employee prior to my legal career.  I am very passionate about the legal profession, veterans issues, politics, and (as a matter near and dear to me) - rescue animals.  When I'm not busy being an attorney, I spend my time reading anything I can get my hands on, learning the finer points of grilling, exploring old highways in my Jeep, and hanging out with my two fantastic mutts.

 

I am the founder of Ozarks Family Law- a small firm whose goal is to prioritize client interaction and give detail-oriented attention to your case.  In short, we strive to get to know our clients personally, which we believe allows for the best possible legal service.  We maintain a small caseload, and we rely on strong personal relationships to maintain our business.  Our firm prides itself on being veteran-friendly, and we hope to be the firm that serves those who served our country.

 

My goal as an attorney is to be an asset to not only to the legal community, but to the broader community of Springfield as well.  I look forward to meeting you.

 

 

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Posted by Evan | January 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Super lawyer
Did everything I expected and then some. Went above and beyond for me and my case. Absolutely the best lawyer with exceeding expectations.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best family lawyer
I hired Justin in 2020 for a child custody modification case that came out of nowhere. Justin was always there when it counted, he was straightforward and honest about potential outcomes and how things work in court, he was able to calm me down when I got overwhelmed or upset by things, he was knowledgeable about the other party's lawyers and the judge we'd be in front of, and he knew how to get the information he needed and how to expose the other party's lies and harassment throughout the case. We ended up settling with a custody arrangement that would have been better than a courtroom default schedule for my kids, and I would hire Justin again for any legal issue in the future without a doubt.
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Posted by Zach Copeland | March 9, 2021
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Amazing!
Justin is the most honest and hard working attorney you will ever come across. He deeply cares for his clients and does his best to get the best possible outcome. I hired Justin in 2018 on a Child Custody modification. It was a long drawn out case that finally just got settled. Justin will not blow smoke where the sun don’t shine. He will be honest and set you straight on how to handle every situation that might come along. I know personally, I was very stressed at many times and I am sure he was too. However, he did his job and worked tirelessly on my case. I was able to ask and he addressed any question or problem that came about. I would recommend him to anyone. You are truly treated like family at that law office. My life is better because he took my case and handled it appropriately.
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Posted by Melody | March 6, 2021
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Divorce Attorney
Justin Evan was my attorney in a divorce case. I would highly suggest Justin. When we are in the court room he is alert and sees and hear every detail that is going on in court in which help my case. He will fight for you in the court room and not back down. He knew how to handle things when issues arise and act on it quickly and precisely. He knew when they are not telling the truth and he would bring the truth out. Wow like he was on top of his game. In my hearing he's stern and but was very patient me and let me know what to do or what is my next step. Be honest, he is straight forward and you will know what he is thinking because he will be upfront with you and know where you stand. I had canceled court dates and extensions that was out of his control (judge and court issue reason ) and lasted for approx. 2 1/2 years and he still knew my case frontward and backward. He's memory is excellent. He's in that court room its like a battlefield for him he will try his hardest to find to the end of it. Can't leave Kristen out. She is the backbone to letting you know what you need and when you need it to be prepared for court. You can't go wrong in choosing Justin Evans. If I every need an attorney he would be the one to call.
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Posted by Dave | February 11, 2021
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Rare True Professional
I hired Justin in dire need of an attorney who could get results in my divorce and custody battle. I found him to be honest and trustworthy. My case was the very definition of Murphy's Law right up to the end, but Justin worked diligently and talked me through every turn with brutal honesty and doing his best to keep my expectations realistic. In the end, Justin came through for me where it mattered most. I am VERY grateful to have him working for my family and will use him in the future should the need arise. Thank you Justin and Kristen!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2021
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Light in the Dark
This review took me some time to get around to. There has been a lot going on for me sadly since this case got resolved. It really is not fair to Justin this took so long. When Justin took this case on it was a royal mess. At that time I was in a rather hard place with my child custody. When my child was born I basically gave up most of my rights not knowing any better. I went in with good intentions of providing support for my child, but did not have representation at that time. I got myself into a world of hurt due to this, and a lot of real heartache. I ended up paying child support on a kid I basically had no rights to. When I felt like my kid was being mistreated I had no real right to step in at that time due to this. Since then Justin has gotten me back my joint custody, and visitation rights for me/my family set in stone. Or at least on a legal document. This caused the other parent to straighten up a lot, and show more care for my child. Justin has truly been a light in the dark for me helping to guide me back onto the proper path. He was stern, but straight with me. He does not beat around the bush, and will give it to you straight. He tells you what you need. Maybe not what you want to hear, but always what you need. If you ever need a go getter then look for Justin. Should I ever need anything else I will check in with him. His dedication to getting a fair result for my child, as well as my kids wellbeing, has earned him a life long client.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
I reached out to Justin to help me with a modification with the intent to gain more time with my son. Justin was recommended to me another local attorney. I was told that Justin is professional, honest, and skilled attorney. My case drug out for nearly two years due to the complexity of the case as well as the hit of Covid. Justin's performance through this process was exemplary. He cared how the case went, his hourly billing was fair and accurate, and his experience helped tip the scale in my favor. That said, I would absolutely refer Justin to anyone looking for a family law attorney.
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Posted by Holly | November 22, 2020
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Best people to have on your side
I set an appointment with Ozark Law shortly after getting the run around from another law firm who had already canceled on me twice already. His team was quick to make an appointment for me an didn’t cancel last minute. I met with Justin in March of 2019 in regards to a child custody modification on my old case from 2013. I explained my case to him an he set clear expectations to which matters would actually matter in court. He did not give me false hope either. Justin informed me that the courts at the time were about a year and half out an that he wouldn’t waste my money by pointless contact. Which he didn’t, it was a lot more affordable than I had expected. After our consultation I agreed to hire him, I then met with Kristen his paralegal. Kristen is a kind hearted and amazing woman who walked me through everything and calmed my nerves for the approaching trial. She answered all my questions quickly and kept me updated with everything going on with the case. She always made herself available to me when I needed. A year later my case was settled in court. Justin was extremely patient with my ex while in court and his girlfriend who kept interrupting Justin and the judge several times. I would hire Justin and his team over and over again. An surely I will have to within the next 8 years. Thank you Justin and Kristen I will always be grateful for how much you helped my family and your kindness.
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Posted by Dustin | November 8, 2020
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Best person ever!!
Justin and his team, specifically Kristen, are the best anyone could ask for!! Kristen was always available for phone calls and always seemed to calm the storm down. I defiantly had more than one freak out moment where I would get inside my head and think negative about the whole situation, but Justin led me through the whole process. Justin never gave me guarantees, just gave me his opinion and what has happened in the past with similar circumstances. Kristen would always listen and make sure Justin got the updated information. I have no idea what I would have done if I didn’t have Justin and Kristen on my side. Justin is down to earth, he cared so much about me during the process, when I was speaking with him he listened actively and took everything to heart caring about how I felt and in most cases if affected him as well. I felt like I was talking to a friend that would not tell a lie and only did things to help me. Justin helped get my two boys in the best possible situation that he could, and I will forever be in his debt and he is always in my prayers. Kristen got to see all my emotions and was the best she is caring, loved to hear stories about the good times and would give the best advice on the next step. I will always remember Justin and Kristen and they will always be a part of my life because they gave me the best gift, the best possible outcome for the most two amazing boys in the world. Do what Justin tells you to do it only helps and it makes the process a little easier for everyone!! I would 100% recommend Justin and his team and I have given his information to multiple people already. Justin’s whole team is the best he defiantly has picked a world class team and I would never go to another person for advice or help.
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Posted by Sean | August 17, 2020
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Best Attorney I’ve ever had for representation
Mr. Evans exceeded my expectations in every way, shape, or form. Not only did he represent me in very difficult divorce litigation. But, also represented me when two other false criminal allegations were brought against my character. With the the exception of one trial extension, that even the best attorney in the world wouldn't have been able to overcome, he won the three cases in which we had to appear in front of a commissioner and or judge. He patiently worked with me when I was an absolute basket case. I just had to listen to him, and do what he asked me to do, and when to do it. He was very fair when it came to pricing, and didn't overcharge me for things when he very well, could have. He worked with me if he had to, when it came to payment. To say Mr. Evans was less than stellar in my representation would be doing a disservice to him. He was outstanding. Thank you, sir.
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Posted by Jared | July 22, 2020
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Worth every penny!
I hired Justin at a point where I was scared that I was going to be unjustly removed from child's life. Justin immediately cut through all the nonsense. Things started turning around almost immediately. It was a sigh of relief! Justin and Kristen communicate promptly and clearly. I never felt like I was in the dark about my status in the custody case. Justin is straightforward and honest while caring about his clients. He is very fair with billing. No charging for ridiculous things. If I ever have to go through a custody case again, I'm immediately hiring Justin Evans.
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Posted by Crystal | April 16, 2020
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Would highly recommend!
Mr. Evan's was very professional in handling all aspects of my divorce. He explained the whole process and all of the paperwork that was necessary. His whole staff was very professional and kind. I really appreciate everyone's help during this difficult time.
Posted by Wyatt | February 17, 2020
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Am impressed with Justins knowledge.
Justin helped me with a contempt case,during a family law dispute with my ex wife.She absolutely had me on a technicality.My only defense was in a mediation report which isn't able to be called upon in court. He tactfully raise the judges interest enough that the judge granted the inclusion of the said mediation report as evidence.Thank you Justin.I believe the outcome was as best as I think truly available seeing that the technicality stuck,but not found in contempt! I believe Justin to be a competent and professional young man,with competi.tive rates
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Posted by Brittain | February 1, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I chose Justin Evans to handle my custody case. With a young child, my first and only, I was extremely nervous to go through a custody case. Justin is a very kind and honest attorney. He was very straight to the point about everything, not charging me for anything unnecessary. I was shown wonderful professionalism throughout my entire case. He did a fantastic job explaining things to me and helping me every step of the way. He got things done and filed quickly and efficiently. Justin kept me updated through the whole process. I will recommend Justin Evans to anyone and everyone!
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 2, 2020
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Amazing Attorney
I hired Justin Evans for a custody case. He really cared about my case and wanted to help. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Leslie | December 26, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Justin represented me in my divorce and clearly knew what he was doing. He explained the procedures and the what can's & cannot's in detail. He always returned my emails or calls in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Justin Evans as your attorney.
Posted by Calli | October 8, 2019
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Paternity and child custody
I worked with Justin Evans on my case he was phenomenal. She was excellent and surpassed all my expectations! Job well done!
Posted by Bill | October 5, 2019
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Simply the Best Lawyer in Springfield, Missouri. Bar None.
Justin represented me in a case that arose out of my fiancées divorce case. When I was informed that I was being accused of a heinous action, Justin reached out to me and let me know we were going to fight against a very wrong injustice. His preparations and investigations were the key to my exoneration. I have never witnessed nor heard of another lawyer that goes above and beyond the normal service you'd expect from a lawyer, but Justin is as advertised. He will tirelessly (and by this I mean after hours, weekends, and holidays) work to get you the result you are looking for. He is a true God send to me and my family. Without Justin, we wouldn't be in a position to be a whole family again!
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Posted by ashley | August 13, 2019
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Great Attorney
I am beyond grateful for all of Justin's help with my divorce. He was not my first call but once i spoke with his office and him i knew i had made the right decision. My divorce was not easy due to a criminal case and a pregnancy in the middle but he stuck with me the whole time. Gave me confidence he knew what he was doing and would take every step possible for me
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Posted by Robert | June 17, 2019
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Hands down the best money can buy!
I struggled for 6 years through a custody battle, wasted a lot of money on the wrong attorneys, i finally came across ozark family law, at an affordable rate Justin took my case. In little time Justin got me more custody than i had in 6 years, i can happily say i finally have an established relationship with my daughter, he made sure i understood every step of the way as we went through court, i can't thank thisnlawfirm enough for what they achieved for me and my family. Thank you again Justin!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ozarks Family Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Greene County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Advocate
  • Veterans Clinic
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Intern
  • US District Court for the Eastern Circuit
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Missouri Veterans Clinic
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Senior Correctional Officer
  • Federal Bureau Of Prisons
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Avionics Technician
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Military Police
  • United States Army
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Missouri State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2nd Degree Burglary
  • Deferral of charges - 1 year
  • Contested Child Custody
  • Settlement - greatly increased custody time for Father
  • Contested Divorce w/ Criminal Charges
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • Webster County Victim's Advocacy Board
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • CALI Award for Excellence - Criminal Clinic Writing Project
  • CALI
  • 2013
  • CALI Award for Excellence - Contracts
  • CALI
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (29)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin brings his experience as a prosecuting attorney and his passion for helping people to every case. Justin genuinely likes people, which is a rarity for attorneys, and it shows in how he represents his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Justin for any of your family law needs. Not only is Justin a person of strong moral fiber, he is willing to invest as much time as is needed to ensure a favorable result for his clients. Justin genuinely cares about each and every client, and brings a level of real world experience to the job that few other family law attorneys possess. I am more than confident that Justin will work to achieve the best result for your case."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin has shown commitment to his clients in and out of the courtroom, knowledge of the law, and respect among the Judges in which we practice and fellow family law attorneys. If I a family member or close friend with a family issues, he would be one of the first people I recommend."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Justin Evans is a rare talent that truly fights hard for his clients. As opposing counsel on numerous family law cases with Justin, I personally witnessed his determination, professionalism, and intellect while strongly advocating for his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched as Mr. Evans has evolved in his private practice of the law. I see no other attorney in this field with the passion and determination to fight for his clients than he."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is my opposing counsel on a very contested case in Greene County. Justin is a strong and capable advocate for his client. Justin is knowledgeable on the law, and has great people skills. He puts his clients first and is on their side. I believe he serves his clients well and would not have any hesitation or reservation referring a contested dissolution or child custody matter to Justin."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a great man and an outstanding advocate. He genuinely cares about his clients, works extremely hard to pursue their interests, and - just as importantly - knows the law. I recommend Justin, without reservation, for your domestic/family law needs."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is an exceptionally intelligent and hard-working attorney of the highest caliber. Justin's drive, dedication and work ethic are seldom matched by his peers."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Whenever I need to refer friends or clients to a family law attorney, I refer them to Justin Evans. He is extraordinarily professional, well-prepared and dedicated to obtaining the best results possible for his clients. I am always confident that the people I care about will get excellent, aggressive representation from Justin and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a great attorney; I always enjoy speaking with him. His reputation is amazing, and he truly cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Justin for his varied skill set in all family matters. I have consulted with him on issues regarding Orders of Protection, and Guardianships as a means to bounce ideas off of. He is generous with his time to both his clients and other attorneys. If you needs someone who invests in his clients, Justin in a good one."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Justin for many years and am proud to call him my friend and colleague. Justin is an excellent advocate for his clients. He's passionate, knowledgeable, upholds the highest degree of professionalism, all while simultaneously being a force to be reckoned with in the court room. I have worked along side him on cases and we have cross-consulted on cases. If your are looking for a family law attorney in the Springfield, MO area, I highly recommend this guy."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Justin is a very ethical attorney. He seems eager to work for the best resolution for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Evans is a skilled, knowledgeable, and conscientious attorney who treats his clients with the personal attention they need. And on top of all that, he is a person of extremely high quality. I endorse this lawyer without reservation and recommend him absolutely."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an outstanding attorney with a tireless work ethic. I have known him since law school. He takes a genuine interest in each of his clients. If you want someone that is not afraid to go all the way to trial to ensure the absolute best result, you need to consider Justin. He is an everyday guy looking to assist others facing hard times. He loves what he does, and that is reflected by excellent results. No matter the size, or magnitude, of your case, Justin will treat it like a top priority. His rates are very fair for the region. He is a great attorney and tremendous person."
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