The Garrett Law Firm: When you need someone on your side.
Headquartered in Branson Missouri, The Garrett Law Firm represents clients in Taney, Stone, and Christian Counties. Our firm practices primarily in family law, criminal defense, and personal injury, but will take an occasional case beyond these areas. Whether you’re fighting for custody in a contentious divorce, protecting your rights from a criminal charge, or seeking compensation for an injury you sustained because of someone else's negligence, we will fight for what you deserve. We bring experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.
Our office is committed to partnering with you through your most difficult times. It is very rare that someone seeks an attorney's help because they are having a great day. We understand that and are there to support you through the problem you are asking us to help you solve.
Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.
1015 Hwy 248, Ste. I
Branson, MO 65616
Areas of Practice
Divorce, child custody, protection orders, modifications, and other family law cases can be the the most difficult thing one ever experiences. The choices made during litigation will affect the rest of your life and the relationship you have with your family. The Garrett Law Firm is committed to not only your legal representation by handling cases ranging from divorce, modification, and paternity to adoption, grandparents rights, and protective orders, but your future wellbeing by helping you make decisions that will benefit you the most. Click the contact us link above or call us for a consultation with a family law attorney that will fight for your family.
driving while intoxicated
Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated is a serious crime in Missouri. A guilty plea here can mean fines, jail time, the loss of your license, and even more. The police and prosecutor's office would have you believe that the tests conducted at your traffic stop and at the police station are 100% scientifically valid. This is not always the case. At The Garrett Law Firm, we know the science behind the tests and can help ensure that you are not intimidated into pleading guilty.
SMALL BUSINESS FORMATION
Being your own boss is terrific. But the liability that goes along with forming a business is staggering. Tax statuses, ownership rights in a marriage, partnerships or sole proprietorships, LLCs, S-Corps, etc. are all decisions and issues that you are going to have to evaluate in making your dreams come true. Let us help. We have the experience in drafting the documents that the State of Missouri needs to ensure that your business is legal and that you are protected.
One of the biggest problems in our legal system today is the neverending string of defendants that instantly plead guilty to the crimes they have been charged with, regardless of the charges' veracity. This is not necessary! You have rights and we know how to fight for them. We handle all types of criminal charges at The Garrett Law Firm, from traffic and speeding tickets to more serious crimes. Your Constitutional rights do not end when you are arrested. Click the contact us link above to schedule your free consultation with a criminal defense attorney today.
In a landlord-tenant action, such as rent and possession or unlawful detainer, the law can be highly technical and the cases move quickly, so it’s important to have someone experienced on your side from day one. Our firm gets it right the first time and saves our clients valuable time and money by enforcing your rights and effectively pursuing the other party for the fullest recovery possible.
Our firm’s attorneys have dealt with hundreds of Landlord-Tenant cases effectively. We have experience working for tenants, landlords, and as neutral third-party mediators. This wide array of experience means that we are excellent at evaluating your individual situation and using our extensive experience to explain the probable outcome of your case up front.
Whether you have been injured in a car wreck, truck accident, or other automobile collision, or a "slip and fall", we can help. If you have been injured by someone else's action or inaction, you have rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Click the contact us link above or call for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Why include courts when you don't have to? The cost of attorneys, court fees, and the discovery process can seriously impact the cost of your dispute. There is another way. In a court case, there is usually a winner and a loser. At The Garrett Law Firm, our trained mediator can help you and the other party in dispute reach a solution that both sides are happy with, where both sides win, without the added costs of litigation. Whether it is a civil dispute, employment dispute, or even a divorce, our mediator can help you reach an equitable result you can be happy with. Call for a consultation and get ready to help us help you solve your own problem.
A well-developed estate plan provides peace of mind in some of life’s most difficult moments. A power of attorney can make sure the right person makes decisions when their loved one is unable to do so. Effective use of a beneficiary deed and other non-probate transfers can get needed resources to loved ones without the delay of probate. Wills can prevent conflict in a grieving family and make sure that you are able to choose your child’s guardian if you pass away. Trusts can be used to protect assets and provide for ongoing income for yourself or your loved ones.
There are many tools in the estate-planning toolbox, and it is vital that you choose an experienced lawyer to guide you to the right choice for your situation. If you’re ready for the peace of mind a custom-crafted estate plan can bring, call our firm today to set up a consultation.
Josh Garrett grew up in Ozark, Missouri and spent many years running political campaigns throughout the country. When the time was right for him and his family, he took the next step toward the goal of practicing law, however the advocacy, public speaking, and strategic skills he developed as a political consultant translate perfectly to the courtroom. That is experience that sets him apart. He believes that what wins a case is the strategy that is unique to your situation.
By taking the maximum allowable amount of credits, participating in several trial advocacy teams, and working dawn to dusk, Josh was one of the few able to graduate the prestigious Washburn University School of Law in only two years. Since then, he has moved back to Southwest Missouri and has practiced in the Branson area for the past several years, taking and winning hundreds of cases from criminal defense to personal injury and family law.
From working at Smith Law Firm in Branson to opening his own practice, Josh has represented Southwest Missouri clients in hundreds of different types of cases. He lives in Springfield with his wife Lara and two children, Benjamin and Madeline. When he does have spare time, you can find him with his family in their camper or hiking and exploring the majestic outdoors of Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.
Washburn University School of Law
University of Central Missouri
Activities & Certifications
• Taney County Bar Association, President
• Certified Guardian Ad Litem
• Rule 12 Approved Mediator
Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
Max Rowinski Award for Excellence in Trial Practice