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We are honored to serve people and businesses alike in a diverse range of practice areas.
We are trial lawyers and practice in the areas of Criminal Law (felonies and misdemeanors, including all alcohol-related offenses), Family Law (dissolutions, adoptions, modifications), Business, Real Estate, Construction and Commercial Development Law, Appellate Practice, Probate and Estate Planning, Corporate and Personal Injury Law. We have a vast experience and history of serving the people of Missouri in the courts around our great state.
We appreciate your trust and confidence when calling to seek advice on your situation.
Our firm is located in central Missouri on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks just off of Highway 54.
Serving the people of Camden County, Laclede County, Miller County, Morgan County and Pulaski County, Missouri.
This podcast is a place where we ask the question "Is it legal to . . ." because the more you know about the laws that affect you, the easier it is to make good decisions about your life, your family and your finances.
In this special project of The Missouri Bar, Bob Priddy and Farrah Fite talk with Missouri lawyers Tim Cisar and Mary Pat Carl about the laws that impact our daily lives. Each episode also features a Legal-Ease breakdown from Mike Wolff, retired Supreme Court of Missouri Chief Justice and past dean of Saint Louis University School of Law, as well as a look at our rights and liberties from Dr. Tony Simones, director of citizenship education at The Missouri Bar.
Join us for conversations about different areas of law, all aimed at answering the question - "Is it legal to . . ."
Guests: Tim Cisar is past president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been practicing law for over 35 years. His firm - the Cisar Law Firm - is in Lake Ozark.
Tim Cisar's Profile
Mary Pat Carl, a partner at Husch Blackwell, began her career as an assistant circuit attorney in St. Louis, having prosecuted 87 trials to verdict, with a 100 percent conviction rate in homicide cases.
Mary Pat Carl's Profile
Areas of Practice
If you have been arrested for a crime, your best course of action is to
obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Much can be done at each stage of the legal process to defend your rights and freedom.
The team at the Cisar Law Firm is comprised of Tim Cisar in practice for 36 years, Carolyn has 22 years of experience as a trial lawyer in criminal matters. Contact Cisar Law Firm on criminal law (police enforced matters, tickets, murder, assault, robbery, rape, etc.) or civil matters
(divorce, business, real estate, etc.) or common and statuate law (Common or Case Law is new decisions made by judges in courts and Statutory or Written Law is laws passed by federal, state and local governments). The team as a whole has many years of experience in the trial
courts of Missouri. Tim and Carolyn have tried many felony jury trials and both with trial experience is in the civil arena.
Tim Cisar has tried capital cases (murder/death penalty cases). The Cisar Law Firm is representing people of the Lake of the Ozarks and works
tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome in every case. The firm has been selected the Best of the Lake for the last 8 years.
We take a team approach to every case, wherein we all look at the facts and brainstorm
ideas and decide on an approach for the defense of the case.
The Cisar Law Firm defends people charged with all types of misdemeanor and felony crimes, including:
• Possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and other illegal substances
• Possession with intent to distribute
• Theft and shoplifting
• Assault and aggravated assault
• Weapons charges
• Child molestation and sex offenses
• Other alleged crimes
In addition, The Cisar Law Firm defends people accused of Municipal Court and juvenile offenses.
Contact the Cisar Law Firm, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation.
When an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one it can be a very confusing and painful time.
You maybe considering whether or not you should take steps to pursue legal action.
This can be a time of mixed feelings with some unanswered questions and questionable advice.
Seek the wisdom of the team at Cisar Law Firm.
The local and professional initial consultation is free and without pressure and can give you some relief from
this stressful time in your life at the Cisar Law Firm.
If you decide to search for ways of recovering from your losses and protecting your legal rights,
the personal injury practice at Cisar Law Firm focuses on helping the seriously injured people recoup from their losses and damages,
as well as people who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.
The Cisar Law Firm team of personal injury attorneys handle all types of motor vehicle accidents,
trucking accidents, boating accidents, defective product accidents, medical malpractice, and worker's compensation claims
of Camden, Miller and Morgan Counties in Missouri.
Questions? . . .
What is a Personal Injury" Case?
"Personal injury" cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury,
and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm.
A personal injury case can become formalized through civil court proceedings that seek to find others legally
at fault through a court judgment or, as is much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement
before any lawsuit is filed:
What is a Informal or Formal "Lawsuit"?
Unlike criminal cases, which are initiated by the government, a formal personal injury case typically starts when a private individual
(the "plaintiff") files a civil "complaint" against another person, business, corporation, or government agency (the "defendant"),
alleging that they acted carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm.
This action is known as "filing a lawsuit". Our discussion on negligence and proof is especially helpful.
In reality, most disputes over fault for an accident or injury are resolved through informal early settlement,
usually among those personally involved in the dispute, their insurers, and attorneys representing both sides.
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A settlement commonly takes the form of negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which both sides forgo
any further action (such as a lawsuit), choosing instead to resolve the matter through payment of an agreeable amount of money.
The time or "middle ground" between a lawsuit and an informal settlement is alternative dispute resolution procedures like mediation
What is a Statute of Limitations?
Plaintiffs have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit, called a "statute of limitations."
Generally speaking, the period of time dictated by a statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff is injured or discovers the injury.
Statutes of limitations are established by state law and often vary by type of injury.
By way of example, the statute of limitations for injuries to an individual in Missouri is:
Missouri Statute of Limitations Laws
Type of Claim:
Negligence (car accidents, slip and fall, toxic torts, etc.)
Assault or Battery
Statute of Limitation:
Do I Have a Viable Personal Injury Case?
Any potential personal injury case requires a detailed understanding of the facts, the processes, and the law.
If an accident has impacted your life, you will want to consult with an experienced attorney and resource the team
of the Cisar Law Firm to see if you should pursue a lawsuit.
Not sure if you have a case? You can always have an attorney do a free evaluation of your case here.
If you have recently been called by someone representing themselves to be the "Cisar Law Firm", requesting money from you and giving you a phone number that is not listed on this web page, be aware you are being scammed.
We have had multiple calls from people in different states (MN, AR, WI) advising us that someone has contacted them asking for money owed to the Cisar Law Firm.
The person making these calls is not representing us.
Please feel free to call us with any questions.
We have contacted the Attorney General's office here in Missouri to investigate this problem.
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Cisar Law Firm handles all areas of law including speeding tickets, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, products liability, Miller county lawyer dwi, Camden county lawyer dwi, medical malpractice, nursing home injuries, slip and fall injuries, insurance bad faith, DUI/DWI, drug possession, drug trafficking, probation violations, assault, theft crimes, traffic charges, misdemeanors, felonies, and more!