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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

Beth Warrick, Associate Attorney

Beth Warrick grew up on a farm near Rogersville, Missouri. The oldest of four siblings, Beth was an active Girl Scout and member of a search and rescue Explorer Scout post at the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.  After graduation from Logan-Rogersville High School, she attended University of Missouri – Rolla, now known as Missouri University of Science and Technology, where Beth earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geological engineering.

During and after graduate school, Beth worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Water Resources Division, then for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as an environmental engineer and hydrologist.

Though Beth had a successful and fulfilling career in the environmental industry, she had a passion to advocate for people escaping family violence, especially children. This led to her interest in law, which she pursued at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Law School.  While there, she exceled in client counseling and negotiations, and was selected to the Board of Advocates.  Beth was a member of Pi Alpha Delta, a professional law fraternity.  She was also selected to represent students on a committee to interview applicants and select law school faculty.

After graduating from law school in 2006, Beth began her career at Legal Services of Southern Missouri representing victims of domestic violence.  She stayed home for awhile after her first child was born, before going back to work in private practice.  Beth has been appointed by judges to represent the best interest of children as a guardian ad litem for the past five years.  Beth joined Bruce Galloway Law in 2014.  She has a passion for family law and designing shared parenting solutions.

Beth is a member of the Christian County Bar Association and the Missouri Bar Family Law Committee.  She is active at her son’s school, is a Cub Scout leader, and takes great joy in raising her children to appreciate outdoor activities, including camping, stargazing, studying wildlife and wildflowers.


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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.

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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.

 

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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 purrsonal injury, and eventually hopes to purrsue a pawlitical career in the future advocating for felines.

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.