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 the Vice President of the Board of CAPE, a charity dedicated to providing service to abused children in rural Southwest Missouri. He is also a Board member of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Christian County Bar Association, and leader of downtown Ozark business owners.
Beth Warrick, Associate Attorney
Originally pursuing a career in geological engineering, Beth changed course after graduate school, and decided to go into law. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2006 and obtained her Missouri Bar license shortly thereafter. As one who has represented many victims of domestic violence, Beth’s passion is in family law. She is a member of the Christian County Bar Association, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar Family Law Committee. She lives on a dairy farm with her two children, and her hobbies include hiking, geology, and crochet.
Kim Bresee, Paralegal
Though Kim’s college studies were concentrated in math and science, her career path veered to the legal profession. After a five-year stint working on family matters at a Springfield law firm, Kim joined Bruce Galloway LLC. Here, Kim finds making a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims rewarding. Kim has also made a difference in the lives of numerous cats and dogs, through her volunteerism with C.A.R.E., organizing adoption fairs and other fundraisers. She has also devoted time to delivering meals to home bound patients through Daily Bread, Mercy Health System’s version of Meals on Wheels. Kim’s nieces and nephews figure prominently in her life, and she is heavily involved with their activities. Kim spends what free time she has left running, hiking, canoeing, crafting, and practicing yoga and Pilates.
Vicki Running, Paralegal
Vicki recently joined Bruce Galloway Law as a paralegal. She began her career as a legal secretary, going on to become a certified legal assistant, then attorney. Vicki practiced with a Dallas, Texas firm representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation cases including airline deregulation, terrorism insurance, commercial real estate projects, securities fraud, and various contests for corporate control. Vicki is a member in good standing with the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, earned honors in her major, and was elected to Wellesley’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Vicki obtained her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and while at UT, she was a founding members of the American Constitution Society. Having recently moved to the Springfield area, Vicki is looking forward to renewing her interests in running, hiking and other outdoor activities available here in the Ozarks.
Amanda Haywood, Office Manager
Amanda is currently pursuing a degree in the Science of Nursing. She has a combined five years of legal administration and paralegal experience. Amanda also enjoys making a difference by volunteering her time to two of her personal favorite organizations, Jump for the Heart and March of Dimes. Outside of work Amanda has an adoring husband and two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and reading about historical presidents.
Sir Galahad, Office Cat
Sir Galahad is in charge of greeting clients, entertaining children, and making sure everyone is doing their work. He hopes someday to attend claw school and become a cattorney, working for a furm specializing in cat/dog relations and purrsonal injury. He may consider pawlitics down the road.
Want to know more about us? Contact us today. Bruce Galloway provides family law, appellate law, and victim advocacy in Ozark, MO; Nixa, MO; Springfield, MO; Branson, MO; Republic, MO; Clever, MO and additional Southwest Missouri areas.