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Summer Masterson-Goethals

Summer Masterson-Goethals

Family law and divorce attorney in Springfield, Missouri
  • Divorce, Family Law, Consumer Law...
  • Missouri
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My name is Summer Masterson-Goethals and I am a family law and divorce attorney in Springfield, Missouri. My firm serves all of Southwest Missouri and is committed to providing excellent legal service at an affordable price. I take a great interest in my clients and often provide assistance beyond your legal issues. This level of specialized attention from a family lawyer in Springfield, Missouri is unique.

No matter your family law issue, we are here to help. With over 20 years of legal experience, we have the background and work ethic to help you in any situation. I take pride in my personal relationships with clients. You won’t get lost in the shuffle at Masterson Law. I've worked in the legal field for over 20 years, assisting area attorneys as a paralegal since 2007 and obtaining my license to practice law in 2011.

As a former legal aid attorney, I believe every customer should have access to quality legal representation at a fair price. Clients of Masterson Law are not just another file. You wont get re-routed into a paralegal when you call me. I take return calls and calls timely. I work my clients to achieve their goals efficiently, effectively, and with as little financial strain as you can. Hiring an attorney is not cheap, but Masterson Law will work with you to locate a litigation plan that works within your budget. People are scared of enormous legal bills -- I work to make sure my client's do not need to suffer devastating litigation expenses. I offer flat fee pricing for various kinds of cases, from domestic to criminal.

I worked as an intern at the Federal Defender's office for the Western District of Missouri. In private practice, I have assisted on a murder trial, in addition to represented clients facing serious felony criminal cases.

I'm an academically author for the Missouri Bar on the subject of discovery. I've spoken as a continuing legal education speaker to the Missouri Bar, local bar associations, and private groups.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Free Consultation
    We provide free initial consultations on most cases and are committed to finding a litigation plan that works within your budget. There is never a charge for Domestic Consultations, but Consumer and Civil appointments require a discounted fee of $80 for a 30 minutes.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Missouri Bar
ID Number: 63548
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder, Attorney
Masterson Law
- Current
Legal Aid of Southwest Missouri
Federal Defender's Office for the Western District of Missouri
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2011) | Law
Missouri State University
B.S. (2000) | Psychology
Top 40 Under 40
Springfield Business Journal
Women in the Law Public Interest Award: Nominee
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar # 63548
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
- Current
National Association of Consumer Advocates
- Current
Missouri Bar Leadership Academy
Articles & Publications
Missouri Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
Missouri Discovery
MoBar Deskbook
Speaking Engagements
Missouri Discovery, Springfield, Missouri
The Missouri Bar
Consumer Law, Springfield, Missouri
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Masterson Law
Protect Springfield
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Masterson Law
771 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
Telephone: (417) 522-1280