About Masterson Law

A trial litigation firm led by Summer Masterson-Goethals.
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• B.S., Psychology, Missouri State University
• J.D., Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School


• State of Missouri
• Eastern and Western U. S. District Courts

Associations & Awards

  • Springfield Business Journal: Top 40 Under 40, 2015
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates: Member
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association: Member
  • Missouri Bar Leadership Academy: Member, 2014
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Women in the Law Public Interest Award: Nominee

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Summer Masterson-Goethals

Trial Attorney, Masterson Law

Primary practice areas:

  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Business

As a former legal aid attorney, I believe every client should have access to quality legal representation at a reasonable price. Clients of Masterson Law aren’t just another file. When you call me, you wont get re-routed to a paralegal. I take calls and return calls timely. I work my clients to accomplish their goals efficiently, effectively, and with as little financial strain as possible. Hiring a lawyer is never inexpensive, but Masterson Law will work with you to find a litigation plan that works within your budget. People are afraid of huge legal bills – I work to ensure my client’s don’t have to suffer devastating litigation costs. I offer flat fee pricing for many types of cases, from domestic to criminal.

I have been a member of National Association of Consumer Attorneys (NACA) since I began practicing law. My commitment to consumer protection is evidenced by a solid track record. I have litigated cases involving auto fraud, wrongful repossession, no-title purchases, “Buy Here-Pay Here” lot problems, preditory lending practices by payday and small loan companies, debt collection harassment, Truth in Lending, Rent-to-Own contracts, wrongful garnishment, and fraudulent and unfair business practices.

I worked as an intern at the Federal Defender’s office for the Western District of Missouri. In private practice, I’ve assisted on a murder trial, as well as represented clients facing serious felony criminal cases.

I am an academically published writer for the Missouri Bar on the topic of discovery. I have spoken as a continuing legal education speaker for the Missouri Bar, local bar associations, and private groups.

Springfield Business Journal
Top 40 Under 40

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Masterson Law in the News

Masterson-Goethals Honored as SBJ 40 Under 40

Featured in KY3 Consumer Protection Article

Summer Masterson Helps Joplin Tornado Victims