• Divorce
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Paternity
  • Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Durable Powers of Attorney (DPOAs)
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • State Court
  • Municipal Court
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Automobile & truck accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Malpractice Claims
  • Title Insurance
  • Closings
  • Escrow Services
  • Dispute litigation

Welcome to John W. Bruffett Law Office:

John W. Bruffett
417-683-4163 (phone)
417-683-3280 (fax)
301 SE 2nd Avenue
POB 101
Ava, Missouri 65608

I am a life long resident of Douglas and Ozark Counties (44th Judicial Circuit) in Ava, Missouri. I have lived in this community my entire life, except when away getting my education and military service. I began my law practice in 1975 in Ava, Missouri and have a general practice, practicing mostly in the 44* Circuit (Douglas, Wright and Ozark Counties), 30th Circuit (Webster County), 31st Circuit (Greene County), 37th Circuit (Howell County) and 38th Circuit (Taney and Christian Counties).

I have an undergraduate degree in accounting from Missouri State University and law degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City. I served as Douglas County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney from 1981-1985.

At our office we provide the highest quality of legal services. My office staff Pat and Marsha, have a combined 53 years experience in the legal field. We will give your legal matters the individualized time needed to efficiently and effectively resolve your legal matters. We welcome your inquiries.


Family Law: (1) Divorce, (2) Custody, (3) Support and (4) Paternity.

Estates: (1) Estate Planning, (2) Wills, (3) Trusts, (4) Guardianships and (5) Durable Powers of Attorney.

Criminal Defense: (1) Felonies, (2) Misdemeanors, (3) State Court and (4) Municipal Court.

Personal Injury: (1) Personal Injury claims, (2) Automobile (truck) Accidents, (3) Wrongful death and (4) Malpractice claims.

Real Estate: (1) Title Insurance, (2) Closings, (3) Full escrow services and (4) Dispute Litigation.