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Jeff Bauer

Award-Winning Representation

Jeff graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1997. At Notre Dame, he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Statutory Interpretation and the winner of the Thomas C. Hollywood scholarship. Before law school, Jeff graduated with honors from Southwest Missouri State University. Jeff Bauer joined Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., in 2000, and has been a shareholder since 2004.

Since joining the firm, Jeff has gained experience preparing and/or trying personal injury and product liability suits in the following states:

  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Florida
  • Arkansas
  • Nevada

Prior to coming to Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., Jeff spent three years in Kansas City as a trial attorney. While practicing in Kansas City, he also worked on community projects including drafting ballot language and legislation for the Missouri and Kansas Bi-State Culture District.

Recognized for Excellence

Jeff has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2011 and was named Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury – Plaintiffs, Springfield, MO by Best Lawyers in 2014, 2019 & 2021. Most recently he was named Lawyer of the Year, Insurance Law in Springfield, 2018 & 2020. Jeff was also selected for membership in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 trial lawyers.

He was also selected as 2015 Top 100 Lawyer by The American Society of Legal Advocates. He has spoken and written on Evidence, Appellate Practice, Trial Advocacy, and Insurance Law. He has also served on the Supreme Court Special Committee on electronic discovery.

  • Honors Southwest Missouri State University - University
  • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Notre Dame Law School - Graduate School
    Notre Dame , IN 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Supreme court Special Committee on Complex Litigation
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • Co-Chair of the Amicus Committee
  • Member, Constitutional Committee
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor and Leadership Society
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Springfield Metropolitan Bar

Honors & Awards

  • US News Best Lawyers: 2011- Present
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
  • AV Preeminent
    AV Preeminent
  • Lawyer of the Year: 2018- Present
    Lawyer of the Year: 2018- Present
  • Super Lawyers Top 100: 2021
    Super Lawyers Top 100: 2021

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