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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Can you believe it's already Christmas? We blinked, and 2014 is already almost over. It's certainly been an eventful - but wonderful! - year for all of us at O'Donnell Law Center. We hope your year has been filled with warmth and joy!


Merry ChristmasWe all celebrate the holidays a little differently.  Despite individual differences, or perhaps because of them, this time of year is one for giving, for celebrating friends and family, and for enjoying all of the wonderful things this season, our community and our country has to offer and that we can offer back. All of us at our Lake of the Ozarks law firm want to take this opportunity to extend our warmest holiday wishes to you and your family.
Happy New YearAs 2014 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to look back on and evaluate our year. What went well? What can we improve upon next year? This is a time for reflection and appreciation of what has already happened, and anticipation and planning for what is yet to come.
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When Should You Hire A Lawyer?

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How do you know when to hire a lawyer and when to handle legal challenges yourself? Unless the legal issue you're facing is extremely minor (such as a small speeding ticket), hiring a professional attorney will almost always be the best option for helping you achieve favorable outcomes. As an experienced attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, I can help you in a variety of different legal situations.


When You're Starting A New BusinessOne of the most important aspects of setting up a new business is choosing the correct entity.  Some entities make you personally liable for any problems your business may face down the road, whereas other types (such as Limited Liability Companies) can protect your personal assets from unforeseen business issues. A professional business attorney can help you evaluate the pros and cons of each option and determine which is the best one for your business.

When You're Planning Your EstateWhile no one wants to think about their death, it's import…

O'Donnell Law Center - Our Mission

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At O'Donnell Law Center, our lives revolve around a single statement:

We carry your burden ~ You carry on with life

O'Donnell Law Center ~ Centering Our Focus on YouSometimes life gets messy; you can't predict when you're going to hit a bump in the road or have a curve ball thrown at you. When you're dealing with one of these unexpected challenges, O'Donnell Law Center will be there to lift the burden off of your shoulders and place it onto ours. We are designed to "center" our focus on you when you may be unable to do so yourself.
O'Donnell Law Center ~ Reducing Your StressHandling unforeseen difficulties can be incredibly stressful. As a trusted law office at the Lake of the Ozarks, our goal is to help reduce that stress - not add to it. We lower stress levels through a variety of different strategies, including: Flat FeesIn almost all of our legal cases (even divorce and custody) we will charge you a flat fee up front based upon the services we agr…

How Much Do You Know About Criminal Law?

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Since it is constantly changing and adapting, criminal law is possibly one of the most intricate and challenging disciplines in the legal field. As its name suggests, criminal law at the Lake of the Ozarks deals with individuals who have (or who have been accused of) committing various crimes around the Lake. If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a huge difference.


Types of Criminal ChargesCriminal charges take on a variety of different forms. Facing criminal charges can be both confusing and scary if you don't have legal experience, but O'Donnell Law Center is here to take the weight of the worry off of your shoulders. First, let's explore the different types of categories of criminal charges at the state level:
Felonies Felonies are extremely serious criminal offenses. Different types of felonies include fraud, serious physical harm to other people, sale of illegal drugs, and burglary. Felo…

O'Donnell Law Center: Thankful To Do What We Love

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This is a time for a reflection - a time to recognize all of the great things in our lives and to be grateful for their presence. We all lead wonderfully diverse lives, and the many different things we are grateful for reflects that. Some people are thankful for their jobs, others are thankful for their food, and others are thankful for their children. This year, all of us at O'Donnell Law Center are thankful for the ability to do what we love.


First a Dream...O'Donnell Law Center has been a dream for several, several months. A long time ago, founding attorney Deirdre O'Donnell envisioned a law practice at the Lake of the Ozarks that could perfectly fit the needs of each of its clients. A law practice that could meet each individual client on his or her level and be able to represent them exactly as they needed. A law practice that could lift the burden off of their clients shoulders and carry it for them so that they could carry on with their busy lives.
... Now a RealityFi…

Family Law FAQs

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The legal field is intricate, multi-faceted, and complex. Inexperienced individuals can easily feel overwhelmed when dealing with a legal issue for the first time. The laws governing their situations, coupled with the intense emotions surrounding it, are enough to create serious stresses in anybody's life.

At O'Donnell Law Center, we recognize this potential for stress and tension and have dedicated ourselves to relieving our clients from its burden. Our dedicated staff and attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to take the stress off your shoulders by placing it onto ours instead. We strive to make our clients lives easier each and every day. Today, we thought we'd help by answering some commonly asked questions about family law. 

Last week, we discussed the fact that family law is often one of the most emotionally-involved legal practices because it involves the people we care about the most. Taking some time to acquaint yourself with some of the inner workings of fam…

Why Choose O'Donnell Law Center?

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Quality legal service at the Lake of the Ozarks extends far beyond expert representation. Quality legal service means putting your clients first and treating their needs and desires as you would your own. At O'Donnell Law Center, we strive to do this each and every day. Our clients are the lifeblood of our company, and we dedicate ourselves to providing them with the best legal assistance that we possibly can.

We pour quality and determination into every legal service that we offer. We can help our clients with...


Criminal Law If you're facing criminal charges, professional legal assistance can mean the difference between a heavy and a light sentence. The sooner you hire a criminal defense lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, the better off you'll be. Examples of the charges we can help you combat are: Traffic offensesStealingAssaultFraudulent checksSex offensesDrug crimes

DWI/BWI Most people have heard of DWI ("Driving While Intoxicated") charges, but do you know what BW…

O'Donnell Law Center is Blogging!

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Hello everyone! Welcome to O'Donnell Law Center's first official blog post. This is the first in our brand new series of weekly blog posts, designed to give you a inside look at all of the great things we will be bringing to the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake area is home to one of the most wonderful communities in the country, and we are excited and honored to get to be a part of it!


We Carry Your Burden  You Carry On With LifeIt's our motto, our tagline, our mission statement. O'Donnell Law Center is designed to center its focus on you when you've hit a bump in the road. When you're struggling with an unexpected burden, the last thing you need is to deal with any legal hassles that may accompany it. Our goal is to take the burden off of your shoulders and place it onto ours.
O'Donnell Law Center consists of a team of dedicated, trained, and experienced professionals who will work with you to get your problem resolved as efficiently as possible. We promise to …