"Experience And Integrity Make All The Difference"
BRUCE N. SECRIST, Attorney at Law

Joplin Attorney

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What You Can Expect

As a client of the Secrist Law Firm you can expect:

Vigorous and effective representation.  Our legal system is adversarial in nature.  Two parties in any given case are in pursuit of different results.  Vigorous representation is therefore necessary to make sure a client's best interests are protected and advanced.  Effective representation is the art of getting from point A (where you are) to point B (where you need to be) as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Honesty about your legal situation.  No surprises.  All cases and client situations are unique. You are entitled to an objective evaluation of your case.  That evaluation will be based upon nothing other than the facts, the law and your best interests.  What a client would like to hear will never take precedence over what a client needs to hear.

Full explanation of your fee.  Several different fee arrangements exist including hourly rate, fixed fee and contingent fee.  You are entitled to have a full understanding of your fee arrangement and litigation expenses.  No surprises.

That your case will be important to us.  While you will not be our only client, you have the right to expect that your case will not be pushed to the side and forgotten.  Your questions will be answered and you will be kept up to date on the progress of your case.  The legal issues of every client are unique and important.

Confidentiality.  The information you provide to my office, including attorney and staff, and the details of your case are confidential and will not be disclosed to others without your consent.  That confidentiality is fundamental to an effective attorney/client relationship.

Phone calls and emails returned.  I attempt to return all client calls and emails the same day they are received.  Sometimes court appearances and other commitments will make that impossible.

Settlement.  No case will ever be settled or compromised without your input and consent.  It is always your case.  We are only working on it for you.

Your best interests will control.  Your best interests, and only yours, will always be at the heart of all advice given or actions taken in your case.


The Creekside Building II, 2650 E. 32nd Street, Ste 201, Joplin, Missouri 64804

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