Bruce Galloway, Attorney
Bruce Galloway is a Springfield, Missouri native. Prior to attending law school, Bruce earned dual degrees in Religion and Communication at Drury University, graduating magna cum laude in 1988. While there, he was elected to student government and also served on the academic committee. He was again active in student government and the academic committee at Washington University Law School, where he was also a member of the Pi Alpha Delta, a professional law fraternity.
His father, a career military officer and one-time forest ranger, instilled in Bruce a national pride and a work ethic. His mother, an immigrant from Holland, instilled in him a sense of fairness. They influenced Bruce to not only excel in a chosen field, but to prioritize ethical and honest standards in both his professional and private life.
After graduating from Washington University Law School in 1991, Bruce began his career in law working in the then poorest county of Missouri, Pemiscott County, as a trial attorney of the Missouri Public Defender System. There, Bruce became aware of the unique and valid approaches to justice undertaken by rural courts. His experience there profoundly influenced his view of justice, as civil working relationships between attorneys were undergirded by the paramount importance of the citizen seeking justice.
He transferred to an office in Springfield, Missouri, where he practiced throughout the county seats. After serving for 5 years as a public defender, he entered private practice, moving his home and office from Springfield to Ozark, Missouri. His law office is located on the historic square in a rehabbed century-old building. He practices family law and personal injury on behalf of victims of family violence.
Bruce Galloway is a Board Member of CAPE, a charity dedicated to providing service to abused children in rural Southwest Missouri. He is the President of the Christian County Bar Association. He testified in front of the special Master of the State Supreme Court as to Public Defender issues. He is also a proud supporter of the Christian County Family Crisis Center.
Joy Sandy, Paralegal
Joy Sandy was a long-time resident of Chicago, Illinois before moving to Springfield, Missouri in August of 2011. Since relocating to Missouri, she has worked at Bruce Galloway, LLC. Her 16 years of experience as a legal secretary/paralegal centered on labor law, bankruptcy, workers compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial defense and appellate.
Her words: “My experience of working in family law has been rewarding, sad and adventurous all at the same time. I enjoy the comfort that I can give our clients in knowing that we are doing everything possible to secure their future. My employment here at Bruce Galloway, LLC has been very rewarding because Mr. Galloway is a firm and business-minded attorney who doesn’t mind taking the time to ensure that I have the knowledge needed to fulfill my duties on behalf of the clients.”
Carla Stine, Legal Assistant
An advocate of child welfare for many years, Carla has supported organizations such as Crosslines, Ozarks Food Harvest, Ambassadors for Children, Care to Learn, Lost and Found and CAPE. She has worked with children in a number of capacities, and her dedication to children extends to her work with Bruce Galloway LLC.
Outside of work, Carla is an accomplished artist and designer. She is one of the founders and organizers of a local philosophy group. She has a son, a dog, and lots of books.