About Us

Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas & Hanschen LLC is a One Hundred Year old Martindale-Hubbell AV rated full-service firm located in Sikeston, Missouri, approximately mid-way between St. Louis and Memphis, TN. The Firm actively practices throughout Missouri, specializing in high profile, high stakes civil litigation in State and Federal Courts, including personal injury and business and probate litigation. Members of the firm also have an active transactions practice with regular involvement in the largest transactions and disputes in Southeast Missouri.

Four attorneys served as judicial clerks in Federal and State Courts. Six of the attorneys served in editorial positions on law review and journals. One of the attorneys is a retired Federal Judge. The Firm employs a full-time nurse consultant with a BSN degree and extensive experience in medical legal litigation.

Attorneys in the Firm represent several Hospitals, a large healthcare holding company, the largest retailer in the world, a large multi-specialty physician practice and many individual physicians and smaller groups, a national bank, farm credit system institutions, many small and medium size companies and businesses, numerous large and small farmers, school districts and a large municipal utility with its own power plant, and several churches and not-for-profit organizations. The Firm has successfully prosecuted class actions and has successfully defeated attempts to certify classes when defending class actions.

Missourians needing high quality representation do not have to go to the City or pay big City hourly rates. The attorneys of Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas & Hanschen LLC regularly go up against the largest and most specialized firms in a wide variety of legal matters. In just the past several years, the firm has successfully tried numerous medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases, breach of fiduciary duty cases and other tort and business cases to verdict in both State and Federal Courts. Lawyers in the firm have also negotiated favorable results for clients in personal injury cases and business disputes involving business interests valued as high as $40,000,000. The Firm provides cost-effective, results-oriented representation in a broad variety of areas.

Blanton Law Firm lawyers have been recognized with high ratings by Martindale-Hubbell and AVVO.com and are listed in Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America. Two attorneys are Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Attorneys in the firm know Southeast Missouri. Lawyers in the Firm are natives of Sikeston, Charleston, Jackson, East Prairie and Caruthersville.