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Boone County is home to quite diverse cities, from small rural towns to larger metropolitan areas. The city of Columbia is the county seat of Boone County, and is also the thirteenth most highly educated city in the United States with over half of the population possessing at least a bachelor's degree, and over a quarter having a graduate degree. Boone County is home to the University of Missouri which offers more than 270 undergraduate, professional, and graduate degrees.
If you need legal assistance in Boone County, there are many Boone County lawyers available to represent you in your lawsuit. There are many areas of law that these attorneys are skilled in, including personal injury, divorce, child custody, real estate, bankruptcy, nuisance, and more.
The University of Missouri in Boone County recently settled a lawsuit brought by the parents of a 19 year old red shirt freshman who died in a voluntary practice with the school's football team. The suit alleged that the Boone County school's football coaches did not take adequate steps to diagnose the player, and did not notice the symptoms that led to the player's death shortly after the practice. The suit also alleged that the school failed to take medical precautions required by the player's sickle cell trait. A Boone County judge must approve the settlement before it becomes official.
The State of Missouri is divided into forty-five judicial circuits. Boone County is served by the 13th Judicial Circuit. This Circuit has trial level courts that hear almost every case that arises in Boone County, and your case will most likely pass through this Circuit. An experienced Boone County attorney who knows this venue is the right person to help you with your lawsuit.
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