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  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    The Inner Circle of Advocates is a prestigious, invitation-only organization comprised of the top plaintiff’s attorneys in the United States. Only 100 attorneys receive this distinction.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    This annual list of top-tier legal professionals is compiled using peer nominations, independent research, and extensive evaluations. Only 5% of attorneys meet Super Lawyers® qualifications.

  • The Best Lawyers In America
    The Best Lawyers In America

    Our lawyers have been included in Best Lawyers® for many consecutive years. This list is compiled from candidates across the country and determined by peer reviews.

  • LexisNexis - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV
    LexisNexis - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV

    Martindale-Hubbell® is one of the oldest and most prominent legal directories. Attorneys are hand-selected by colleagues on the basis of experience, judgment, and analytical capability.

Strong Garner Bauer Trial Attorneys

Springfield Personal Injury Lawyers

Representing the Injured in Missouri Since 1976

When it comes to bringing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. At Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., we are the leaders in our field. Not only do we provide cutting-edge representation using innovative technology and trusted legal strategies, we have a proven reputation spanning over 45 years that is unsurpassed by any law firm in Southwest Missouri.

With the help of your legal team—which will include at least two lawyers, a nurse paralegal, a paralegal, and additional support staff as needed—we will do everything we can to make sure you get justice.

A Legacy of Excellence in Personal Injury Law

For over 45 years, our legal team has fought for the rights of our clients in major/serious injury cases and wrongful death cases against big tobacco, big auto manufacturers, drug manufacturers, trucking companies, railroads, propane/gas companies, insurance companies and more.

In just the last 11 years we brought more than 130 separate claims/cases to conclusion for an amount equal to or more than $1 million each. No firm in Southwest Missouri has our track record, experience or results. We are ready to put this knowledge and experience to work for your personal injury case.


Don't Wait to Get Started. Contact Our Missouri injury Attorneys Today and Discuss Your Case During a Free, No-Obligation Consultation.


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We've Won Billions for Our Clients

High Standards

We hold our firm to nothing less than exceptional representation.
  • Our Firm Was Established in 1976

  • Over $7 Billion in Verdicts & Settlements

  • Cutting Edge Courtroom Technology

  • Member of The Inner Circle of Advocates

  • Listed in Best Law Firms in America

Meet Our Fierce Attorneys

  • Thomas Strong
    Thomas Strong Founder
  • Steven Garner
    Steven Garner Partner
  • Jeff Bauer
    Jeff Bauer Partner
  • Neil Chanter
    Neil Chanter Partner
  • Chandler Gregg
    Chandler Gregg Partner
  • Nick Smart
    Nick Smart Partner
  • Jacob Lewis
    Jacob Lewis Associate
  • Thomas Strong Founder
    Thomas Strong

    Tom founded the firm in 1976. He is widely regarded as the best trial lawyer of his generation in Missouri. He is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates, an exclusive organization consisting of 100 of the leading trial lawyers in the nation. Although retired from active practice, the firm continues to uphold the first class standards that Tom established throughout his career. Read More

  • Steven Garner Partner
    Steven Garner

    Steve Garner is one of the Top 10 SuperLawyers® in Missouri and Kansas. He has been listed in Best Lawyers of America for more than 10 years. He is one of the most respected trial lawyers in Missouri. A former president of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, he has tried and won cases all over the country in personal injury, product liability, insurance bad faith and commercial litigation. Read More

  • Jeff Bauer Partner
    Jeff Bauer

    Jeff Bauer joined Strong, Garner, Bauer P.C. in 2000. His practice focuses on crashworthiness claims against the major auto makers (fuel fed fires, seat belt failures, defective airbags, child seats), insurance company bad faith claims, and trucking litigation in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Read More

  • Neil Chanter Partner
    Neil Chanter

    Neil Chanter was awarded his Bachelor of laws degree, with honors, from the University of Wales, Cardiff, in Great Britain. Since joining the firm in 1998, Neil’s personal injury practice has included major auto crashes, trucking accidents, propane/gas explosions, and medical malpractice cases that involve serious personal injury and/or wrongful death. Read More

  • Chandler Gregg Partner
    Chandler Gregg

    Chandler received his law degree cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2004, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. His areas of practice include personal injury, products liability and wrongful death. Read More

  • Nick Smart Partner
    Nick Smart

    Nick Smart joined Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. in 2012 after clerking for the firm during the summer of 2011. Nick specializes in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, and product liability. Read More

  • Jacob Lewis Associate
    Jacob Lewis

    Jacob joined Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. as an associate in 2017, after clerking at the Supreme Court of Missouri for the Honorable Zel M. Fischer. Prior to joining Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C., Jacob was employed as an associate at Hyde, Love & Overby, LLP. Read More

Testimonials

  • Strong Garner & Bauer had our best interest in mind. I will forever be grateful to them.

    “Strong Garner & Bauer had our best interest in mind. I will forever be grateful to them.”

    Shirley Harwood

  • These words are inadequate to express my appreciation for all the work you, Chandler, and your firm did to obtain a settlement

    “Dear Mr. Garner:
    A note and these words are inadequate to express my appreciation for all the work you, Chandler, and your firm did to obtain a settlement in my husband’s death. You restored my faith and respect for lawyers. You were always&”

    B.F.

  • God sent!!

    “Jacob Lewis helped us out soo much with an ongoing fight with a hospital bill that had been paid but hospital lawyers argued. Each time we reached out for help Jacob was there very helpful and now problem solved. Thank you So Much!”

  • Exceptional team!

    “Chandler and his team are AMAZING! I highly recommend this law firm to any one that needs legal services. They handled our case with courtesy and professionalism beyond all expectations. They are extremely knowledgeable and put our minds at ease during a difficult time. Thank you so much!”

    VK

  • Awesome work and Great people!

    “Thank you all for my wonderful experience and communicating with me step by step of what was going on. I appreciate y’all and I would recommend you to anyone that needs help. I had a great experience.”

We've Recovered Billions of Dollars

  • $6.7 Billion Big Tobacco Settlement
    Settlement against Big Tobacco.
  • $38.0 Million Business Fraud

    Our team obtained a verdict against Land's End.

  • $28.9 Million Medical Malpractice

    Our team obtained a verdict on behalf of a client who endured injuries due to a delayed diagnosis. 

  • $24.5 Million Product Defect

    Our team obtained a settlement on behalf of a client who endured burn injuries due to a vehicular design defect. (Estimated future payments to clients $38,898,732.)

  • $22.0 Million Deceptive Practices
    Our team represented an individual who was affected by an unauthorized law business.
  • $21.0 Million Defective Product

    Our team obtained a verdict on behalf of a client who became a quadriplegic after being involved in a defective Ford Seat Back.

  • $20.0 Million Commercial Case
    Our team obtained a settlement in a commercial case.
  • $19.3 Million Fraudulent Advertising
    Our team obtained a verdict against American Suzuki for negligently allowing fraudulent advertising.
  • $16.25 Million Defective Industrial Equipment
    Defective industrial equipment was negligently maintained/serviced which resulted in paraplegia. (Estimated future payments to client $24,000,000.)
  • $15.0 Million Bicycle Accident
    Our team obtained a verdict on behalf of a cyclist who endured a head injury after being hit by a motorist.

Latest News

  • Trucking Study: Age and Driving Experience Impacts Driver Risks
    Trucking Study: Age and Driving Experience Impacts Driver Risks read more
  • The Link Between Long Downhill Grades and Truck Brake Failure
    The Link Between Long Downhill Grades and Truck Brake Failure read more
  • What are the New Entry-Level Driver Training Rules for Truckers?
    What are the New Entry-Level Driver Training Rules for Truckers? read more
  • Are Trucks Required to Have Rear Impact Guards?
    Are Trucks Required to Have Rear Impact Guards? read more
  • What is a Truck’s “No Zone?”
    What is a Truck’s “No Zone?” read more
  • Tom Strong Receives 2022 MSU Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
    Tom Strong Receives 2022 MSU Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award read more
  • What Are the Three Types of Driving Distractions?
    What Are the Three Types of Driving Distractions? read more
  • Study: Distracted Truckers Are Causing More Accidents
    Study: Distracted Truckers Are Causing More Accidents read more
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    [Infographic] The 4 Factors of Liability In Car Accidents read more
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