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FPB attorneys serve our clients in a diverse range of practice areas, including:

  • Appeals FPB appellate attorneys are highly regarded for handling appeals in state and federal courts. Our skills in writing briefs and appellate advocacy ensure that you will be well represented during an appeal.
  • Business Law  Our lawyers assist clients in all areas of business law, including the formation of business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs).
  • Civil Litigation Our experienced FPB trial lawyers effectively manage complex cases in a wide variety of practice areas.
  • Criminal Defense We provide assistance to individuals who have been, or might be, charged with a local ordinance violation or criminal offense.
  • Custody and Child Support Our FPB family law attorneys understand the stress generated by contentious legal issues involving children.  We compassionately assist clients with legal matters related to the custody and support of their children.
  • Divorce We represent clients in dissolution proceedings, which are often emotionally-charged and involve complex legal issues.
  • Employment Law In addition to litigation services, we provide legal advice in matters related to the management of employees, such as non-disclosure agreements, wrongful discharge, personnel records and termination issues.
  • Estate Planning Ford, Parshall & Baker offers a variety of services for clients who wish to plan in advance for the distribution of their property and estate.
  • Family Law FPB provides clients with assistance on many types of family law matters, including prenuptial (antenuptial) agreements, contested and non-contested divorce, parenting plans and custody modifications.
  • Health Care A large part of our firm’s practice is dedicated to heath care professionals and the services they provide.
  • Insurance Defense We provide a high quality defense to insurance companies and their policyholders who face liability lawsuits. We also provide representation in coverage disputes as well as bad faith claims.
  • Licensing FPB attorneys provide representation to doctors, nurses, lawyers, brokers and other licensed professionals during all stages of the licensing and disciplinary review process.
  • Medical Malpractice We represent medical professionals accused of causing harm to their patients from surgical errors, use of improper procedures, misdiagnosis and other types of alleged negligence.  FPB attorneys have successfully defended healthcare professionals in cases at trial and on appeal.
  • Nursing Homes Professionals providing healthcare and assistance to patients in long-term care facilities should be represented by a trial lawyer who understands the special challenges these caregivers face.
  • Personal Injury Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling all stages of personal injury claims from the initial demand through any resulting appeal.  We provide effective assistance to our clients and their families in resolving personal injury claims through settlement or trial.
  • Professional Malpractice Liability We defend professionals against malpractice and liability claims which involve allegations of wrong-doing, such as negligence or misrepresentation. In addition to healthcare professionals, we defend real estate brokers, builders, developers, electricians, architects, inspectors, contractors and subcontractors, accountants, lawyers, engineers, and other professionals.
  • Professional Licensing Many individuals and businesses are required to be properly licensed to practice their specialized profession. We defend professionals who face allegations of misconduct that could affect the status of their state licenses and their professional reputation.
  • Public Entities and Municipalities Governmental entities face a myriad of legal questions and challenges on a daily basis. Our lawyers provide legal advice to cities, counties, schools and other governmental entities and defend these organizations in lawsuits.
  • Real Estate FPB attorneys oversee transactions involving the transfer of commercial and residential real estate, assist owners with contractual and enforcement issues related to real estate leases, and represent clients in disputes involving real property.
  • Wills and Trusts Our experienced legal team works closely with clients to create a customized solution for their estate planning needs.  We assist clients with many different types of estate and health planning instruments, such as modern wills, testamentary trusts, and advance health directives.
  • Worker’s Compensation FPB lawyers assist clients who are dealing with the intricacies and bureaucracy involved with claims for worker’s compensation.
  • Wrongful Death Our attorneys are sensitive to the emotions that underscore wrongful death claims, which allows us to provide the highest quality representation.
Our Office
  • Columbia Office
    3210 Bluff Creek Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65201-3525
    Phone: 573-449-2613
    Fax: 573-875-8154
FPB NEWS
  • "Ford Parshall & Baker congratulates the attorneys listed in the 2014 publication of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers: Hamp Ford was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense, Jeff Parshall was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, and Emily Little and Josh Devine were named as Rising Stars in the area of Civil Litigation Defense."

  • "On behalf of the Missouri Insurance Coalition and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Jill Jackson authored an Amicus brief in a pending Missouri Supreme Court case, Dutton v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company. July 2014. Ford Parshall & Baker welcomed Clayton Thompson as an associate attorney. June 2014."

  • "Hamp Ford and Jill Jackson won a declaratory judgment holding that an insurance policy was not ambiguous regarding the identity of the named insured, and the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in Columbia Mutual Insurance Company v. Grain Bin Supply Company et al., (Per Curium Order, May 13, 2014)."

  • "Jill Jackson moderated a continuing legal education seminar with a panel of judges from several of Missouri's judicial circuits. April 2014. Jeff Parshall and Michael Robertson won an appeal for their client in Executive Board of Missouri Baptist Convention v. Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Inc. et al., 430 S.W.3d 274 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014). "

  • "The Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of Ford, Parshall & Baker's client enforcing a mechanic’s lien on a condominium construction project at the Lake of the Ozarks. Grau Contracting, Inc. v. Captiva Lake Investments, LLC, 429 S.W.3d 472 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014)."