Putting in the extra time to meet the needs of clients is all in a day’s work for Kory D. Stubblefield.
He’ll routinely communicate with clients and meet with them after hours or on the weekends, if that’s what it takes to get the job done.
“I work at least 70 hours a week and am generally available seven days a week for clients,” Stubblefield says.
As managing member of Stubblefield Law LLC, he practices in the areas of civil litigation, insurance and real estate law, personal injury, wrongful death, probate, construction, collections and outdoor advertising.
“I serve a wide variety of clients in a wide variety of situations and cases,” he says, adding that although his firm is a general law firm for individual and business clients, he feels he has helped a lot of business owners in areas of contractual and litigation matters, assisting with collections, insurance and other business-related disputes.
Last year, Stubblefield recorded individual 2021 billings of $600,000 among 125 clients managed – a count that has more than doubled over the past two years.
“There has been a rise in construction defect and property damage cases and a greater need for builders and homeowners to seek legal advice,” he says.
He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Missouri State University and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Columbia. In law school, Stubblefield was named a member of the Order of Coif honor society and ranked No. 1 in his graduating class.
Prior to starting his own firm two years ago, Stubblefield spent the first 14 years of his law career at Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law LLC – first as an associate attorney and then a member.
In 2015, Stubblefield was recognized by the Missouri Bar Association as an Up and Coming Lawyer, and in 2016 was named to Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of top young professionals.
Outside of the office, Stubblefield is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and the Missouri Bar Association and has previously been involved with the Trial Attorneys of America. In the community, he’s active in the 417 Professionals Networking Group and was previously a Harmony House board member.
Lisa Farmer, executive director of domestic violence shelter Harmony House, says Stubblefield dedicated his professional time and skills above and beyond his board seat.
“He was instrumental in helping us update our employee handbook, he has reviewed numerous contracts and recently negotiated an early end to a long-term vendor contract. Kory has always provided very wise and knowledgeable legal guidance and always treated us as though we were a paying client,” she says.
Farmer recalls how Stubblefield started as a volunteer at fundraising events eight years ago, and although he’s no longer on the board, he continues to work with Harmony House.
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