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Work With Some Of The Best Lawyers In America

  • 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.

  • Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms 2015
    Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms 2015

    Our firm is recognized annually as a “Best Law Firm” by US News. This award recognizes our integrity, quality of representation, expertise, and skill in personal injury law.

Strong Garner Bauer Trial Attorneys

Springfield Personal Injury Attorney

Established in 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 40 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 40 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.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

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 Dedicated 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
  • Grant Rahmeyer
    Grant Rahmeyer 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

  • Grant Rahmeyer Partner
    Grant Rahmeyer

    Grant Rahmeyer joined Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. in 2010 after practicing for four years as a trial attorney in Kansas City. He specializes in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and product liability litigation. 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

  • They Know How to Listen.

    “Could not have asked for better representation. They are always willing to listen and to explain all of the options.They are sincere and actually fight for what is right. My children lost their father due to wrongful death, and while there is no way to bring him back, they did all they could to help. I can't say enough good about everyone from the Paralegals to the Attorney's. Sincerely grateful for they tried to do, and for what they did.”

    Monika Feeney

  • We appreciate what your firm and especially you have done for me and my family.

    “I just wanted to let you know again how much we appreciate what your firm and especially you have done for me and my family. Your preparation, professionalism, and ability to present your case contrasted very favorably to most of the lawyers I have observed. Without your help we would have been at the mercy of the insurance companies and would have had to settle on their terms. Best of luck in the future and I will definitely recommend your firm to anyone I know in need of legal representation.”

    James B. Workman

  • This devastated family needed a Hero and we found several at Strong-Garner-Bauer

    “Another call for a hero went out. But that call was answered. It was answered by SGB. They came fully armed, locked and loaded and ready for the fight. They went into the battle and came out victorious, with enough for John to live out his life with dignit”

    Charles Stroup

  • God led us to this "Amazing Law Firm"

    “From the first meeting to our last text: Steve, Neal and the entire staff we worked with treated us with the utmost respect and true compassion, for what my mother, siblings and I had and continue to go through because of my father's wrongful death. They definitely know the laws and what they are doing to help individuals and families that have been hurt by others errors. I fully recommend this law firm.”

    Marvene Mills

  • They'll Get the Job Done

    “I was kept informed of what was going on in my case, and always had my questions answered. The staff was courteous, and helpful. My attorneys, Nick and Steve, were STRONG advocates for my welfare, and worked hard to achieve the best outcome they could GARNER for me. They got things done, and I could BAUERly thank them enough for all their help.”

    Vincent Godlewski

We've Recovered Billions of Dollars

  • $6,700,000,000.00 Settlement Against Big Tobacco
    Settlement against Big Tobacco.
  • $38,000,000.00 Verdict. Against Land’s End
    Business Fraud.
  • $28,911,000.00 Verdict. Delayed Diagnosis
  • $24,476,904.00 Settlement. Vehicular design.
    Settlement. Vehicular design. Burn injuries. (Estimated future payments to clients $38,898,732.)
  • $22,000,000.00 Deceptive Practices
    Unauthorized law business
  • $21,000,000.00 Verdict. Defective Ford Seat Back.
    Verdict. Defective Ford Seat Back. Quadriplegia.
  • $20,000,000.00 Settlement. Commercial case.
    Settlement. Commercial case.
  • $19,300,000.00 Verdict. Against American Suzuki.
    Verdict. Against American Suzuki for negligently allowing fraudulent advertising.
  • $16,250,000.00 Defective Industrial Equipment
    Defective industrial equipment, negligently maintained/services. Paraplegia. (Estimated future payments to client $24,000,000.)
  • $15,000,000.00 Premises Liability
    Severe brain injury, facial fractures, skull fractures

Latest News

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    Resources for Spinal Cord Injury Patients & Their Families read more
  • How Major Brain Injuries Can Affect the Whole Family
    How Major Brain Injuries Can Affect the Whole Family read more
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    Liability for Airbag Malfunctions: What You Should Know read more
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    Common Causes of Injury on Construction Sites read more
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