I was local counsel for employees of a North Missouri plant. Referred to as a “donning and doffing” claim, the employees were required to spend time before and after their shifts preparing for work without pay, which is illegal under Federal law. After several years of litigation, the plant settled with the class for $4,500,000.00.
Wrongful death comes under the umbrella term of personal injury. When the act of someone else results in death, Missouri Statute RSMo. 537.080 allows certain relatives to file a lawsuit. If the defendant is determined to be liable for the death, the judge or jury may award such damages for the wrongful death as they “may deem fair and just for the death and loss thus occasioned,
My client was charged with Murder in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action as a result of a shooting in rural Scotland County, Missouri. Many of the facts were undisputed, with my client acknowledging that he shot the individual multiple times. After a three day trial and four hours of deliberation, my client was acquitted of Murder 1st, Murder 2nd, and Involuntary Manslaughter 1st, being
Andrew R. Farwell was born and raised near Kirksville, Missouri, on his parents’ cattle ranch, and attended Kirksville High School. After graduating with honors from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1999, he then attended and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2002. Andrew set up his own law firm in 2003 at its present location in Kirksville, Missouri. He has represented clients in civil and criminal matters in more than 30 county courts across northern and central Missouri, the Eastern and Western District Missouri Courts of Appeal, the United States Eastern and Western District Federal Court in Missouri, and even one case in Nevada County in the State of California. Andrew is also a current member and past President of the Adair County Bar. Having been raised in the Kirksville, Missouri area, Andrew and his wife Allison returned with their children to make it their home.
“I like justice. I like jury trials. I have tried a lot of them in Missouri, and a six week jury trial in the State of California. Most attorneys do not try jury trials, believe it or not. Many of the attorneys in this area have tried none, or one, and realized they were not ready for it and never want to do it again. Jury trials are extremely time consuming, heavy on preparation, and high stress situations. Most of the time we represent the underdog whether that is in personal injury cases against insurance companies’ defense teams, or in criminal defense cases where the client is always presumed guilty, not innocent. There is a sense of real satisfaction that arises when your client becomes the victor when the insurance company started by offering pennies, only to pay substantial sums, or when your client is convicted by the public, only to see the jury send him home with a not guilty verdict once all the facts are in evidence.”
Highly recommended. Andrew represented me in a accident/insurance case and I was very happy with the way he did so. He also represented me as a criminal defense attorney. Extremely pleased in both situations.
As a small business owner, it is important to have a lawyer that you can trust. Andrew has worked on several different legal issues, from legal advise to wills and court cases. He is always great about giving me all the options so I can make the best decision for my company. He is trustworthy in every aspect. I highly recommend Andrew.
Highly recommend. On trial day, Andrew's skills shined as he presented confident and professional, which made me feel a little more relaxed and as his client he makes sure you feel as though it's just a conversation between the two of you taking the pressure off the whole process. I know the choosing Andrew Farwell as my lawyer, I made the best decision. If you have not called him for your lawyer needs, do not wait for the other party in your case to get him first.
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