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Charles H. Lonardo, Attorney at Law
430 W 7th St
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-208-2678
Fax: 417-782-7461
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Charles H. Lonardo

Charles H. Lonardo

Sole Practitioner
Joplin, Missouri

Charles H. (Chuck) Lonardo has been practicing law in Southwest Missouri since 1984. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1981 and, after practicing in his native Rhode Island for about three years, opened his practice in Joplin. He is a member of the Jasper County Bar Association and The Missouri Bar's Family Law Section. Mr. Lonardo was the first chairman of The Missouri Bar's Subcommittee on Guardian ad Litem Training and Standards from 1997 to 2003. During that time, he developed and administered Continuing Legal Education programs for the training of about 1000 GAL's throughout Missouri.

When he is not practicing law, Chuck enjoys officiating high school and youth soccer, and training young referees as part of the Missouri Referee Development Program of U.S. Soccer. He is a past president and lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis Club. His hobbies include wines, running, weightlifting, and cooking.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy(Chapter 7 and 13)
  • Family Law
  • Traffic
  • Criminal

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1985


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • B.S. cum laude - 1977
    • Major: Broadcast Journalism


  • Initial and Continuing Guardian ad Litem Training, The Missouri Bar, 1997 - 2005

Honors and Awards

  • President, Kiwanis Club of Joplin, 2005 - 2006
  • Lt. Governor, MO-ARK District 12 Kiwanis, 2008 - 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar, 1984 - Present
  • Jasper County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2007 - 2011
  • Jasper County Bar Association, 1985 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Monkem Co., Inc., Joplin, MO, General Counsel, 1984 - 2008
  • Connors & Kilguss, Providence, RI, Associate Attorney, 1981 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kiwanis Club of Joplin, 1985 - Present


  • Phi Delta Phi

Charles H. Lonardo, Attorney at Law, is located in Joplin, Missouri, and serves clients in Carthage, Webb City, Carl Junction, Neosho and Stringtown, as well as those in Jasper County, Barton County, Vernon County, McDonald County and Newton County, Missouri.