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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…