WHAT WE DO
From humble beginnings come great things. Founded in 2004 with only one client, The McDonough Law Firm, LLC has grown to represent hundreds of individuals, families, businesses, governmental bodies and organizations in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters. We are incredibly passionate about the work we do and the clients we serve. We strive to treat every client like that client's matter is the most important one we'll ever take on - because to that client it often is the most important thing they've ever dealt with.
Business Clients: Our experience includes representing business clients from entrepreneurial startups to more mature ventures. Drawing when necessary on the talents of a vast network of trusted inter-disciplinary professionals, we are able to provide our business clients with big firm results - without big firm fees. We frequently represent clients in the negotiation and preparation of a wide variety of contracts, including: outsourcing arrangements; manufacturing, supply, distributorship and franchise agreements; consulting agreements; employment contracts; confidentiality agreements; non-solicitation agreements; licensing arrangements; software development agreements; real estate and lease agreements; shareholder agreements; limited liability company operating agreements; asset purchase/sale agreements; endorsement and personal service agreements for professional athletes and entertainers; and formation and dissolution of business entities. For a limited number of business clients with a frequent need for reliable legal services, we serve as outside general counsel - lending more predictability to the client in terms of legal expense while saving the cost of keeping a lawyer on the payroll. We also represent business clients in connection with large workers' compensation premium disputes.
Individuals and Families: We represent individuals and families who have had their lives changed by serious injuries or death caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. Our successful personal injury practice has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars for our clients over the years. In particular, we pride ourselves in aggressively protecting the rights of those who have been injured or killed by intoxicated or drug-impaired drivers in courts throughout Missouri. Whether it's a car crash, a truck crash or a train crash, we fight to ensure our clients get everything they deserve in terms of compensation while also helping them navigate the often confusing and overwhelming minefield of liens, health insurance reimbursement issues and the like. While the vast majority of civil cases these days are resolved by settlement, often after mediation or informal negotiations, we handle every case from the start as if we will be trying the case to a jury. We are zealous advocates for our clients. We strongly believe in the right to a jury trial as guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment.
Employment Discrimination Clients: Missouri law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age or disability. The law also prohibits an employer from retaliating or discriminating against an individual because he or she opposed, complained about or reported what he or she believed be unlawful discrimination in the workplace or because he or she filed a workers' compensation claim. Over the years we have successfully represented numerous individuals who have been discriminated against or retaliated against in the workplace. Although we are highly selective in terms of the cases we take, our efforts have resulted in millions of dollars in settlements and judgments, including one of the largest Missouri state court plaintiff's employment discrimination jury verdicts in Missouri history. While most of our employment discrimination clients are individuals or groups of individuals who have been discriminated or retaliated against, we also represent defendants occasionally as personal or company counsel, in particular where punitive damages or damages outside of an insurance policy are sought.
Law Enforcement Officer and First Responder Clients: We protect and serve those who protect and serve all of us. At The McDonough Law Firm, LLC we back the blue. We always have. We always will. A source of great pride in our practice is that a significant portion of our practice is dedicated to representing the brave men and women who put on a uniform every day and go to work not knowing if they'll return home to see their family at the end of their shifts. When these heroes are injured in the line of duty, whether in a car crash, because of the actions of a drunk driver, as the result of an assault or whatever the cause - we are committed to doing everything we can to help. We support law enforcement professionals, first responders and their families by handling their workers' compensation claims and third party liability claims to ensure they receive the fullest measure of compensation the law provides. 100% of our law enforcement and first responder clients are referred to us by other current and former clients. We are honored and humbled by that fact - and we never forget what these selfless professionals do for all of us every day. We hope and pray they'll never need us, but when they do we always answer the call - just like they do for all of us every day.
At The McDonough Law Firm, LLC we are passionate about what we do. We are committed to our clients. We are a knowledgeable, experienced, practical and client-focused law firm. We get results.