Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLP

Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLP

Branson, Missouri Attorneys Committed to Quality Legal Representation Since 1954

Firm Overview

Experienced Real Estate, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate and Business/Corporate Law Firm
For more than 55 years, Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLP has been dedicated to providing honest and professional legal services in the following areas:

-Business law
-Commercial real estate
-Construction law
-Contracts
-Corporate law
-Estate planning
-General practice
-Litigation
-Mechanic's liens
-Mortgages
-Personal injury
-Probate
-Real estate
-Residential real estate
-Trusts and estates
-Wills

Accomplished Law Firm Provides Exceptional Legal Service
Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLP provides prompt, diligent and timely legal representation. Their goal is to bring you peace of mind through personalized attention.

In 1954, Clay Cantwell, a native of the Branson area, established his law practice in Branson which has evolved into the present firm of Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLP. The firm maintains a general practice in Southwest Missouri that is evenly divided between litigation and office practice. Members of the firm strive to be active members of the community through civic organization, local charitable organizations, and the Chamber of Commerce. They offer the best of both small and large firms. You get the experience and specialized skill you'll find at large firms as well as the responsive, cost-effective and client-focused approach that small firms can deliver.

They've worked hard to earn a reputation for insightful and effective representation. But, just as importantly, they recognize that their success has been built on clients' trust and confidence in their advice and the solid relationships that they've maintained with them. Testimony to their commitment to hard work and integrity is the firm's AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for its professionalism and ethics.
Main Office
Main Office
115 West Atlantic Street
Branson  MO  65616
Phone
  • 417-334-2222
Websites
Personal Injury
The law office of Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLP will represent your personal injury legal matters.
The law office of Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLP will represent your personal injury legal matters.

David L. Smith

Biography

David L. Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Missouri in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1973. His legal career began in Springfield, Missouri, where he practiced with a firm for five years.

In 1979, he joined the firm where he has practiced continuously since that time. Mr. Smith has 38 years of experience in both litigation and office practice with a current emphasis upon corporate and business law as well as real estate, estate planning, and probate.

In his transactional practice, Mr. Smith has assisted many clients in buying and selling businesses and real estate, complex loan transactions, business formation and corporate governance, and maintains a substantial banking practice with an emphasis upon foreclosures and collections.

Mr. Smith's practice includes estate planning such as trusts and wills as well as a large probate practice including guardianships, conservatorships, and decedent's estates. In addition, he represents many local businesses and non-profit corporations including one of the larger electrical co-operatives in the State of Missouri.

He is always giving back to his community by devoting time to civic and charitable organizations, recently serving as Chairman of the Board of Skaggs Regional Medical Center.

Practice Areas
-Business law
-Corporate law
-Commercial real estate
-Probate
-Estate planning
-Corporate formation
-Wills
-Trusts and estates
-Residential real estate
-Mechanic's liens
-General practice

Recognitions
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Admitted
-Missouri and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1974

Education
-University of Missouri, J.D., 1973
-University of Missouri, B.S. Business Administration, 1971

Associations and Memberships
-Taney County Bar Association
-The Missouri Bar

Civic Involvement
-Board of Directors, Skaggs Community Health Center, now Cox Health Branson, 2003 - 2012
-Board Secretary, Skaggs Community Health Center, 2007 - 2008
-Vice-Chairman, Skaggs Community Health Center, 2008 - 2010
-Chairman of the Board, Skaggs Community Health Center, now Cox Health Branson, 2010 - 2012
-Board of Directors, Skaggs Foundation, 2005 - 2012
-Vice-Chairman, Skaggs Foundation, 2006 - 2009
Education
  • University of Missouri
    Juris Doctorate , 1973

Matthew L. Trokey

Biography

Matthew F. Trokey, joined the firm as a partner in 1992. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University in 1985, and his law degree from Washington University in 1988.

Mr. Trokey's practice is generally divided between litigation and general corporate work, emphasizing commercial litigation, creditor's rights, condemnation law, banking law, and general business and corporate work. He serves as general counsel for several financial institutions in the area.

Mr. Trokey has been a state certified mediator since January of 2005.

Mr. Trokey has been an active member in the Taney County and Stone County communities serving as a board member of various organizations including Faith Community Health Center, Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, and Habitat for Humanity.

Practice Areas
-Commercial real estate
-Residential real estate
-Business law
-Municipal law
-Wills
-Trusts and estates
-Banks and banking
-Litigation
-Probate
-Collections
-Corporate formation
-Personal injury
-General practice

Admitted
-Missouri and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1988
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1989

Recognitions
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics

Education
-Washington University, J.D., 1988
-Southwest Missouri State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1985

Associations and Memberships
-Taney County and American Bar Associations
-The Missouri Bar

Civic Involvement
-Faith Community Health Center, Board Member, 2010-Present
-Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, Board Member, 2001-2010
-Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, Chairman of Board, 2009-2010
-Mountain Country Habitat for Humanity, past Board Member
Education
  • Washington University
    Juris Doctorate , 1988
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