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Springfield, Missouri Personal Injury Attorney
Matthew Sims


Mr. Sims is a founding member of, and a partner at the Sims Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Sims practices primarily in the area of personal injury law. In addition to personal injury, Mr. Sims practices family law, business law, debt collections, and municipal law. Mr. Sims is a former insurance defense attorney, who now puts his experience defending insurance companies to work for his injured client. The goal is always to ensure that the client receives fair and just compensation for injuries.

Mr. Sims is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University, now Missouri State University. Mr. Sims graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, and a Minor in Public Law. Mr. Sims earned his Juris Doctorate at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul Minnesota.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Sims proudly served his country as a Staff Sargent in the United States Air Force. Mr. Sims served as an HVAC specialist in several Civil Engineering Squadrons at; McChord Air Force Base, Washington; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Japan; Kwangju Air Base, South Korea; and Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Sims is an active charter member of the Springfield Metro Rotary Club. Mr. Sims is currently a board member and chairs the New Generations Lane. Additionally, Mr. Sims is an executive committee member for Rock’n Ribs. Mr. Sims works with local and international companies securing sponsorships funds to support Rock’n Ribs and their affiliated Children’s Charities including: Boys and Girls Town of Missouri; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks; Ronald McDonald House Charities – Mobil Dental Unit; Good Samaritan Boys Ranch; Ozarks Regional YMCA; The Ozarks Trail Council – Boy Scotts of America; and the Harmony House.

Springfield, Missouri Divorce Attorney
Lisa Sims

Lisa M. Sims provides legal services with emphasis in: Family Law, Minor Guardianships, and Juvenile Law

Professional Education

  • Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2008
    • Law Review, Staff Member, 2007-2008
    • Murnane Brandt Scholarship Recipient, for interest in trial advocacy, 2008
    • Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, 2008
    • Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2005-2008
    • Student Bar Association Board of Governors, 2005-2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Drury University, 2005
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Minor in Legal Studies

Professional Practice

  • The Sims Law Firm, LLC, Springfield, MO
    • Attorney/Managing Member 2008 – present
  • Dano, Gilbert & Ahrend, PLLC, Moses Lake WA
    • Law Clerk, 2007
  • Fredrikson & Byron, PA
    • Pro Bono Law Clerk, 2006-2007

Professional Memberships

Professional Licensure and Experience

  • Licensed to practice in Missouri; admitted to practice in the trial and appellate
    courts of Missouri; and, U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of

Awards and Recognition

  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award, 2010

Civic Activities

  • Boys & Girls Town of Missouri
    • Diamond Night Committee, 2010 – present
    • Special event volunteer, 2009
  • Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival, a Rotary event benefiting local youth
    • Executive Committee, 2008-2009
    • Volunteer, 2005, 2009 – present
    • Executive Committee, 2008-2009
  • Webster County 911 Board of Directors, 2000-2004


  • Birthplace: Grand Forks, ND

Personal Attention, Attention to Detail

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