A Compassionate Advocate with Proven Results...
SECURING JUSTICE FOR GRIEVING FAMILIES FOR OVER A DECADE.
You Deserve Justice for Your Loss
If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, contacting a wrongful death attorney likely feels overwhelming. After all, no amount of compensation can make up for the loss you have suffered. However, pursuing justice on behalf of your family member is often an important and necessary part of the grieving process. Fortunately, you don't have to take on that fight alone.
We are here to help.
No Risk Consultation
We offer a risk-free attorney consultation--often within one business day of your call-- and never collect up front fees or expenses.
No Fee Unless
Our firm's services are offered on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we don't collect a fee unless we collect compensation for you. It's that simple.
We encourage you to read our client testimonials on Google and Facebook. Since establishing our frim, we have never received less than a 5-star rating from a single former client.
Track Record of Success
Our settlements have repeatedly been featured among Missouri's Top Plaintiff Wins, and the majority of our cases are settled prior to costly and time-consuming litigation.
We provide regular updates to our clients and prompt responses to calls or emails, often within the hour. We also provide clients online access to their case file 24/7.
OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES...
Recovered for Branson man struck by a motor vehicle while operating a tractor alongside the roadway. We resolved the case for the policy limits without ever filing a lawsuit.
Why choose MacPherson Law as your wrongful death attorney?
When searching for the best wrongful death attorney in Springfield, MO, you'll find that not all firms are created equal. As a female-owned firm, you can always expect compassionate, responsive and thorough advocacy when you turn to MacPherson Law, LLC.
Award-winning accident attorney, Attorney Ashleigh MacPherson has found that diligence and preparation early in the claims process, along with diplomatic negotiation can often result in favorable settlements without the need for time-consuming and expensive litigation. MacPherson Law, LLC also intentionally keeps our firm's case load light so that each client receives the attention he or she deserves.
Personal injury, car accidents and wrongful death law are our sole areas of focus. Whether you have lost a loved one due to a traffic accident, workplace incident or premises liability, MacPherson Law, LLC can help to maximize your recovery every step of the way, and with our no recovery, no fee policy, you will not pay for our services until and unless our wrongful death attorney recovers compensation for your family.
We would love the opportunity to change your opinion of lawyers.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
The founding attorney of MacPherson Law, Ashleigh has a strong passion for justice and is fiercely protective of her clients. Throughout her career, she has proven that with thorough preparation, persistence and civility, nearly all cases can be resolved favorably short of trial. You can see her dedication through her tireless work ethic and genuine care for her clients’ futures.
Paralegal Tracy Burks is a crucial member of the team at MacPherson Law. Her approachable, positive attitude and attention to detail are vital to the successful resolution of each and every claim we handle. She brings her best to work, day after day and has a level of empathy and commitment for our clients that cannot be taught.
Your Missouri Wrongful Death Case
How do Missouri courts define negligence in regard to wrongful death claims?
A negligent act (or omission) is one that a reasonably careful person or company would not do under the same or similar circumstances. Many unexpected fatalities do not involve wrongful death; however, if you lost a family member as the result of another party’s negligence, contacting an attorney can be an important and necessary step in sorting through your options.
What Compensation Is Available?
Depending on the circumstances, Missouri wrongful death laws permit close relatives of the decedent to be compensated for:
Any conscious pain and suffering the person experienced prior to death
Burial or cremation expenses
Loss of financial support
Non-economic damages such as loss of society and companionship to the surviving spouse or next of kin.
In most wrongful death cases, the insurance coverage available for the loss is insufficient. Therefore, it is critical to find an experienced wrongful death attorney who will diligently investigate all possible sources of coverage, not just the obvious sources. Our attorney has repeatedly found coverage that was overlooked by other attorneys, resulting in substantially higher settlements for our clients.
How Long Do I Have to File A Claim?
With few exceptions, Missouri's wrongful death statute requires that a wrongful death claim be filed within 3 years of the date of death. As many surviving family members are too distraught to pursue a claim right away. contacting a wrongful death attorney for guidance as soon as possible is important so he or she can help you understand the time sensitivity of your case.
Ashleigh and our team can explain how Missouri’s wrongful death statutes relate to your specific case, so you can consider filing a claim, or not.
A native of Nixa, MO, Attorney Ashleigh MacPherson founded
MacPherson Law, LLC in January 2014, after 5 years of partnership with MacPherson Law Center, based in Mountain Grove, MO. Her vision when opening her own practice was to provide responsive, compassionate, and experienced representation to every client, regardless of the potential value of the case.
Ashleigh has a strong passion for justice and is fiercely protective of her clients. Her tireless work ethic and genuine care for her clients’ futures is demonstrated through her repeated recognition among Missouri's Top Plaintiff's Wins.
In her free time, Ashleigh enjoys cycling, design and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Drury University, undergraduate degree with honors
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, J.D., 2006
Awards & Honors
Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2018 - 2020
Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Rising Star - 2014
Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
Among Missouri Top Reported Plaintiff's Wins of 2016 & 2020
Professional Memberships & Community Focus
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Annual Presenting Sponsor for Care to Learn Nixa - Boots & Bling Event
"I VERY RARELY USE THE WORD 'AWESOME' BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING ABOVE IT, BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT WORKING WITH THE MACPHERSON TEAM WAS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME."
Bruce | Personal Injury Client
"I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW THANKFUL I AM THAT I FOUND YOU. I FEEL HEARD. I FEEL RESPECTED."
Carol | Wrongful Death Client
"PROFESSIONAL, BUT ALSO VERY CARING, SUPPORTIVE AND UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR NEEDS. ASHLEIGH GETS TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AS A PERSON. I FELT LIKE I WAS THEIR ONLY CASE."
Cheryl | Personal Injury Client
"DILIGENT, PRECISE AND AMAZING COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MACPHERSON LAW!"
Casey & Michael | Personal Injury Clients
"I HIRED MACPHERSON LAW WHEN NO OTHER LAWYER WOULD TAKE MY CASE. I COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE BLESSED. THEY WERE SO PERSONABLE AND UNDERSTANDING. I LOVE HOW UP FRONT AND HONEST THEY ARE, YET VERY PROFESSIONAL AND KIND. AS AN ADDED BONUS, I RECEIVED A NICE HEFTY SETTLEMENT CHECK -- MUCH MORE THAN EXPECTED.
Amanda | Personal Injury Client