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Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Schools are restarting, people are settling back into their work schedules... Summer is officially winding down at the Lake of the Ozarks. Before everyone gets too comfortable with their fall schedules, though, it's time for one last summer holiday: Labor Day Weekend! 


History of Labor DayAmidst all the busyness and excitement of this holiday weekend, the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. want to remind you that it's important to take time to reflect on the origins of this classic American holiday. Labor Day was established to celebrate the social and economic success of American workers. It was first celebrated on Tuesday, September 5th in 1882 in New York. It gradually spread out across the States until 1894, when Congress passed an act officially designating the first Monday of September as Labor Day.

Labor Day acknowledges and celebrates the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Whi…

Hiring Your Personal Injury Attorney - 6 Questions

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Personal Injury Law can be a challenging arena for individuals to face on their own. Being surrounded by medical bills, lost wages due to an inability to work, demands from your insurance company, and the pain of an injury can overwhelm even the best of us very quickly. In these pressured, highly emotional situations, having a skilled personal injury attorney on your side can make all the difference.

How you do you find the right personal injury lawyer for your case? Those of us at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to help make your search easier with these top six questions to ask your prospective personal injury attorney.



1. What types of personal injury cases have you tried before?
Personal injury cases come in countless shapes sizes, so it is important to find a lawyer with experience relevant to your specific case.

2. Who will be directly involved in handling my case?
Ask to meet everyone who will be directly involved with your case. If you are taking the time t…

Getting to Know PMCW Law!

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By now you've heard of us, but how much do you really know about the Lake of the Ozarks' most trusted law firm?

Penicillin was revolutionizing medicine, and color television was making its debut. These were some of the things happening in American medicine and culture around the time that the attorneys at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. began providing legal services in the Lake of the Ozarks community

Just as medicine and American culture have changed considerably since that time, so has the way we practice law.



We used to be open on Saturdays so that people who lived out of town could make the 6- or 10-hour drive to our office to review or sign documents. Now, those clients are able to review and sign documents electronically. In fact, Missouri courts are now requiring electronic filings. In some cases, you can't tender an original signature to the court clerk - even if you want to.

These advances in technology have allowed us to eliminate our Saturday hour…