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Our firm provides legal services in the following areas:

General Civil and Trial Practice, Agriculture Law, Banking Law, Business and Commercial Law, Business Organizations, Construction law, Corporate Law, Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Land Use, Mechanic’s Liens, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation, Trust Administration, Trusts and Wills, Variances, and Zoning.

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Firm History:

Established in 1955, Brown Willbrand, P.C. is the oldest law firm in Columbia, Missouri.  The firm currently consists of seven attorneys who are the product of rigorous standards and an exceptional legacy.  Brown Willbrand, P.C. is a peer review rated firm with attorneys who have achieved an AV-Preeminent ranking for ethical standards and legal ability, which represents the highest peer-review rating available under the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM.

Brown Willbrand, P.C. began as a partnership in 1955, when John Cainstraight and Ed Brown (1926-1980) formed Cainstraight & Brown.  In 1959, Scott O. Wright (1923-2016) joined the firm.  Herb Willbrand followed in 1960 and Dan Simon in 1975.  In 1979, Scott Wright left the firm when he was appointed as a Western District of Missouri federal court judge.  Jim Powell became a shareholder in 1997 and Marjorie Lewis in 2007, and the firm became Brown, Willbrand, Simon, Powell & Lewis, P.C.  Karen Hajicek and Caleb Colbert became shareholders in 2015 and the firm became Brown Willbrand, P.C.  In 2016, Jordan C. Dillender joined the firm as an associate attorney.

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