Personal injury is simply a legal term for an injury to the body as opposed to damages to personal property. Personal injury suits can compensate for measurable costs to you including lost or diminished earnings and hospital or rehabilitation services. Other types of compensation may include pain and suffering – the emotional impact caused to you because of your injuries. It is all reliant on the severity of damages proven.
Shelly Dreyer moved to Joplin, MO in 2008, following more than a decade of successfully practicing personal injury law in Missouri and Illinois. In 2006, she obtained the second largest plaintiff’s verdict in the history of Marion County, MO. Shelly has demonstrated excellence throughout her career with more than 20 successful trial verdicts on personal injury and wrongful death cases. She has obtained more than $45 million in verdicts including a $13.6 million judgement in a carbon monoxide poisoning case and a $6.4 million judgement in McDonald County, MO, which was included in Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a Top Verdict of 2011. Shelly Dreyer is your personal injury attorney in Joplin and Columbia.
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) recently recognized the exceptional performance of Missouri’s Personal Injury Law Firm, Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C., as a 2015 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm for Client Satisfaction.
“To receive the AIOPIA 10 Best Law Firms in the State of Missouri award for client satisfaction is truly an honor,” said Charles Sticklen. “It is a humbling award. To have our clients and our peers recognize the work and time that we put into our files is very gratifying.”
AIOPIA is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the Top 10 list must pass AIOPIA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations.
“To be nominated for such a prestigious award by our clients and our peers gives Shelly and myself, as well as our staff, important feedback and encouragement that clients appreciate our efforts,” Sticklen added. “Our clients’ satisfaction is our number one priority. It is important to know that our efforts on behalf of our clients are appreciated by those who we work so hard to represent.”
One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOPIA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Personal Injury Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focuses on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of client satisfaction.
“It has always been our goal at Sticklen & Dreyer to continually ensure that our clients are brought up to speed on their claims, and that we are always available to speak with them should they have any questions or concerns regarding their cases,” said Sticklen. “We believe that it is always important to be accessible to our clients. For the vast majority of our clients their case is their only experience with litigation and lawyers. Shelly and I feel it is extremely important to give our clients an understanding of their case, as well as be there for any questions that might arise throughout our representation of them.”
Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. is a personal injury law firm with offices located in both Columbia and Joplin, MO. Since the firm’s founding in 1997, Charlie Sticklen and Shelly Dreyer have received over $100 million in settlement judgements for their clients. With a support staff of five, Sticklen & Dreyer provides personalized customer service to clients throughout Central and Southwest Missouri. Founding partner, Charlie Sticklen, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1988. Both Sticklen and Dreyer are graduates of the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO. In addition to being named to the 2018 Gator100 list, Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. was also named to the Law Firm 500, a list of the top 500 fastest-growing law firms in the country, for the second year in a row.
“It’s quite an honor and very humbling for our firm to be listed among this distinguished group of University of Florida alumni. I doubt I could have been a part of this accomplishment were it not for my undergraduate experience at the University of Florida combined with my legal education from the University of Missouri.” – Charlie Sticklen, founding partner and University of Florida alumnus.
“The Gator100 honors UF alumni from across the university who are founding and growing amazing companies around the country,” said Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida. “It’s an incredible affirmation of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Gator Nation.”
To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of October 1, 2017, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more in 2014. Additionally, a University of Florida alumnus or alumna must have met one of the following three leadership criteria: