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Charles Buchanan

Effectively Fighting for Clients’ Rights in St. Louis

Charles BuchananAs a founding member of Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., Attorney Charles Buchanan has over 40 years of experience representing his clients in their cases involving workers’ compensation, automobile accidents, workplace discrimination, and product liability. His in-depth knowledge and valuable insights have helped him take the fight against insurance companies to obtain fair compensation.

Mr. Buchanan graduated among the top students in his class at University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law that year. This followed a graduation where he received engineering degree from the same university. His broad experience gives Mr. Buchanan a unique understanding of how to gather information and strategize when fighting for his clients.

A Reputation of Outstanding Practice

Due to his professionalism and successful track record, Mr. Buchanan has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, awarded for proven legal ability and ethical standards. He is a member of both the Missouri Bar and the Jasper County Bar, and has the ability to help his clients fight for their rights.

Giving Back to the Community

Following graduation, Charles Buchanan returned to his home in Joplin hoping to help friends and family. He has not only served his country as a First Lieutenant in Korea, but strives to take an active role in the Joplin community. He has served as President to the Boys & Girls Club and worked with Habitat for Humanity, Lafayette House, and other civic organizations.

Call (314) 635-7606 today to discuss your personal injury case.

Mr. Buchanan lives in Joplin with his wife Sherry. He enjoys working alongside his son, Andrew, at BWO and building a practice together. He spends his time reading, in the outdoors, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Bar, Admissions, and Memberships

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Jasper County Bar


  • Top 100
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyer
  • Mizzou
  • Missouri Bar
  • Mata
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • BBB
  • 10 BEst
  • AAJ

Entrust Your Case to Attorneys Who Can Help

What makes our firm different?
  • We are willing to travel to you to discuss your case.

  • We have been practicing personal injury law since 1984.

  • You can trust us to respond to you and communicate clearly

  • We are a team of highly awarded trial lawyers.

Aggressive Representation When You Need It

Fighting for Our Clients Every Step of the Way

In the moments immediately following an accident, it can be hard to know what to do. With insurance companies constantly pushing settlement offers to stop victims from fighting, it can seem like the only way out is to accept the situation and move forward. At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., we know this is not true. Do not fight your case alone. Our team has helped thousands of clients to obtain the settlements they truly deserve.

Now is the time to get the help of professionals. By retaining the services of experienced personal injury attorneys in St. Louis, clients will have a more complete understanding of the expenses they may incur in the future from seemingly minor accidents. These are serious concerns, and require the help of professionals. Get help by calling our firm today!