A general practice firm with emphasis in personal injury, malpractice, wrongful death, divorce and family law, criminal law, banking and corporate law, estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, probate and estate administration, social security, and workers' compensation claims. Hackworth, Hackworth & Ferguson prides itself on providing prompt and efficient legal services in all of its areas of practice. The firm pledges to continue to serve its clients as it has for over the past three decades with the clients' trust and confidence always at the top of our list. The firm has been continually located in Piedmont, Missouri, since its inception and is now located on the second floor of the Peoples Community Bank building
Established in 1973 by L. Dwayne Hackworth, Hackworth, Hackworth, & Ferguson L.L.C. has provided 40 years of continuous legal service to Southeast Missouri, including, but not limited to, the following counties: Wayne, Reynolds, Iron, Butler, Ripley, and Carter under various names, including Hackworth Law Office, Hackworth & Schuller Law Offices, Hackworth, Kime & Bowles, L.L.C., Hackworth, Kime and Hackworth, L.L.C. Hackworth, Hackworth & Ferguson L.L.C., and currently Hackworth, Ferguson & THompson, L.L.C.
The firm presently consists of four partners, L. Dwayne Hackworth, Michael J. Hackworth, Joy J. Ferguson, and Benjamin E. Thompson; one associate, Jennifer Hackworth Thompson; and two paralegals, Gloria J. McAllister and Pamela S. Deckard. L. Dwayne Hackworth, senior partner is a lifelong resident of Reynolds County, Missouri, a former Reynolds County Prosecutor and graduate of the University of Missouri law school with his primary focus in the areas of commercial and business law, litigation and estate planning. Michael J. Hackworth is also a lifelong resident of Reynolds County, Missouri, and a graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City law school with his primary focus in criminal law, personal injury, wrongful death, litigation, divorce, and workers' compensation cases. Joy J. Ferguson is a lifelong resident of Wayne County, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Missouri law school with her primary focus in divorce, estate planning, bankruptcy, litigation, social security, and appellate practice. Benjamin E. Thompson is also a lifelong resident of Wayne County, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Missouri law school. Jennifer Hackworth Thompson is a lifelong resident of Reynolds County, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Missouri law school. Gloria J. McAllister and Pamela S. Deckard are both certified paralegal assistants and have over 35 years combined experience with the firm. Brenda S. Parker is the Office Manager and has been with the firm since it was established in 1973. The firm is also general counsel for two area banks, Peoples Community Bank in Greenville, Missouri, and People's Community State Bank, Doniphan, Missouri, city attorney for the City of Ellington, City of Greenville and Village of Mill Spring, Attorneys for Public Water Supply District #1 of Butler County and the Ripley County Public Water Supply District, local counsel for Columbia Mutual Insurance Co. and attorney for Wayne County Abstract and Title Company and Current River Abstract and Title Company.