The cost of legal services and/or the calculation of legal fees may vary by practice area and attorney. At the initial meeting, you can learn more about estimated costs or expenses.

Brydon, Swearengen & England has been practicing in central Missouri for almost 50 years.

Often, we can help with legal issues outside of our areas of specialty. Please call us to learn more and our staff can help determine if a matter is, or is not, within our range of practice.

We have several attorneys that commonly litigate in the municipal, associate and circuit courts of central Missouri, as well as in the federal courts.

You can call our office at +5736357166, or contact our attorneys by email, to schedule an appointment. Appointments may be made for either in-office, telephone, or video conference meeting types, based on a client's preference.

Brydon, Swearengen & England PC was incorporated in the fall of 1975 and has been based at 312 E. Capitol, Jefferson City, Missouri since.

Our law firm can practice law in the state of Missouri.

Brydon, Swearengen & England PC carries the names of the original founders, David Brydon and James Swearengen, along with longtime, and current, shareholder Trip England.

Our office is located at 312 E. Capitol Avenue. The building is a two story, red brick building with large windows and green trim. There is on-street metered parking in front of, and near, the building. Our primary receptionist is located on the second floor. However, anyone unable, or who prefer not to, climb the stairs may check in with our office on the first floor by continuing down the hallway to the left of the stairs.

Business Law

To protect your business from potential lawsuits, it's important to have proper legal documentation in place, such as contracts, liability waivers, and employee handbooks. Additionally, maintaining a safe and compliant work environment can help reduce the risk of lawsuits.

As an employee, you have certain rights protected by state and federal labor laws. These rights may include protections against discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. If you believe your rights have been violated, it's important to seek legal advice from an employment lawyer.

Resolving a contract dispute with another party may involve negotiation, mediation, or litigation, depending on the specifics of the situation. Consulting with a contract law attorney can help you understand your legal options and work towards a resolution that protects your interests.

The legal requirements for starting a small business can vary depending on factors such as the type of business entity, location, and industry. It's important to consult with a business law attorney to ensure compliance with regulations related to business formation, licensing, permits, and tax obligations.

Criminal Defense

If you've been accused of a crime, it's crucial to seek legal representation immediately. A criminal defense lawyer can help protect your rights, provide guidance throughout the legal process, and work to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.


The steps involved in filing for divorce can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. However, generally, the process involves filing a petition for divorce, serving the petition to your spouse, and then proceeding with negotiations for issues such as child custody, spousal support, and division of assets.

Estate Planning

To ensure your estate is properly managed after you pass away, it's important to create a comprehensive estate plan, which may include a will, trusts, powers of attorney and perhaps various forms of non-probate transfers. Working with an experienced estate planning attorney can help ensure your wishes are carried out and your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

Personal Injury

If you've been injured in a car accident, it's important to seek medical attention immediately. Then, you should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer to discuss your options for seeking compensation for your injuries and any damages to your vehicle.

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