On March 13, 2020, national and state emergencies were declared following the classification of COVID-19 as a pandemic.  In response to that, the Missouri Supreme Court issued an order on March 16, 2020, as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of the disease to the public and the employees of the Missouri judiciary. 


The courts of the State of Missouri are remaining open at this time; however, the Missouri Supreme Court has suspended all in-person proceedings in all appellate and circuit courts, including all associate, family, juvenile, municipal and probate divisions.  The suspension will last from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Friday, April 3, 2020, and may be extended by order of the Missouri Supreme Court as circumstances warrant.


What does this mean for your current case?  Butler & Tomko, LLC, is remaining open at this time and will continue to work on your case and make sure all emergencies are dealt with and all deadlines are met.  However, if there is a current court appearance scheduled, it will likely be continued until a later date.  Notices to all clients who have court appearances have been mailed out notifying you of your new court date.  We intend to keep all of our clients updated on the developments regarding the judiciary system as we are made aware of them.


Our office will remain open and at this time all of our attorneys and staff will be present in the office to handle your cases.  Because the situation with COVID-19 is changing quickly, our priorities are to keep our employees as well as our clients safe.  As a result we have implemented the following precautionary measures at the office, effective March 17, 2020. 


We are asking that where possible, all appointments be rescheduled to a later date or changed to a phone appointment.  If you feel an in person appointment is necessary, please contact us and we will make the appropriate arrangements.  We would like to limit the number of people in our office as much as possible to limit any chance of infection and/or spread of the virus.  As always, any client is welcome to contact us via phone or email.  We are happy to help any way we can.


We will continue to update our clients as things progress with your case as well as the judiciary.  We hope and pray that all of our clients remain healthy and safe and that this pandemic ends swiftly.


--- Justin & Kim


Butler & Tomko's approach to the practice of law is to be accessible to clients when they need it most. The office consists of two partner-level attorneys and one assistant. Our streamlined approach means that when you call, email or message us through our client portal, you are connected with someone that you know and someone that knows your case. This approach eliminates the use of inexperienced attorneys as well as receptionists and other staff that do not know who you are. The result is reaching someone that can help you with your problem more efficiently.

Contact us today to find out how our business model can help you navigate the legal issue facing you.



"I could not have gotten through my very ugly divorce without Kim Tomko! She went beyond the call of duty to educate me about emotional abuse, and she connected me to a women's shelter who helped me through that very difficult time. Kim educated me about the divorce process and helped me through all of the bumps along the way. She made no promises that couldn't be kept. If you are considering divorce, especially when abuse is a factor, I recommend that you talk with Kim Tomko.."


- Rachel G. [Bowling Green, MO] -



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Troy, Missouri 63379








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