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Walter Williams

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A founding member of Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., Attorney Walter Williams has nearly 40 years of legal experience. He has handled countless family law and estate/trust issues and is a skilled litigator, known throughout the state of Missouri for his commitment to his clients. He uses his decades of trial experience to skillfully advocate for the rights of his personal injury clients.

Throughout his expansive career, Walt has tried cases in just about every courtroom and with every judge in the area. He is particularly adept at taking on very tough, complex cases, including the right-to-die case brought by Joe and Joyce Cruzan. The case garnered national and global attention as the first right-to-die case ever decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Walt represented Joe and Joyce Cruzan in the case and appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court as counsel.

Walt attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned his business degree and, later, his law degree. He is a resident of Joplin and has practiced there for the entire duration of his legal career. In his free time, Walt enjoys spending time with his wife, Ngoc. He also enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, yoga, jogging, skiing, and being outside. A lover of fitness, Walt has coached youth soccer and served as Commissioner of the Joplin Adult Soccer League.


  • University of Missouri-Columbia – B.S., J.D.

Bar & Admissions

  • 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 Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

If you need a personal injury lawyer in St. Louis, Joplin, Brentwood, or throughout the nearby areas, call our firm at (314) 635-7606 or contact us online. We offer free initial case evaluations.


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  • SuperLawyer
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  • 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!