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Harry Styron
Mr. Styron’s practice comprises several aspects of local government law, real estate law and business law.

In addition to acting as city attorney for Branson West, Mr. Styron acts as special counsel to other cities on zoning matters, represents several real estate developers and lenders. He assists buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions and prepares documents for real estate developments of varying complexity. His blog, "Ozarks Law & Economy," reports on legal and economic developments affecting life in the Ozarks.

Mr. Styron has prepared subdivision covenants for more than one hundred subdivisions and more than forty condominiums. 

Mr. Styron was born in Vinita, Oklahoma in 1952, and moved to Granby, Missouri, as a small child, where his parents operated an LP-gas and heating company. He received a bachelor's degree in economics in 1975 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended law school at the University of Tulsa, graduating in 1982. For three years, he worked as a municipal bond attorney for a Tulsa law firm, and had significant responsibility for more than 40 bond issues in several states. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Styron engaged in the general practice of business and real estate law in Tulsa, and was active in real estate, commercial and aviation defense litigation in state and federal courts in Oklahoma and several other states.

Mr. Styron moved to Taney County, Missouri in 1992, and worked as a real estate broker, condominium manager, and real estate developer before returning to the practice of law in 1999 and establishing The Styron Law Firm in 2000, which became Styron & Shilling in 2004.

Mr. Styron is a member of the the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association  and the Christian County Bar Association.

He was chair of the Missouri Bar’s Property Law committee for several years and was the program chair of the Missouri Bar’s Annual Real Estate Institute in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is a frequent speaker at seminars on municipal finance, planning and zoning, condominium, and real estate development law.


Patricia J. Shilling
The focus of Ms. Shilling's practice is estate planning and probate, including probate litigation, and local government law.

Ms. Shilling spent her childhood in Pittsburg, Kansas. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas law school (1987) with honors. After being employed by a Springfield law firm, she established her own firm, Metzger and Shilling, in Ozark, Missouri in 1992. She served as assistant prosecuting attorney for Christian County for four years and is city attorney for the city of Clever. In 2004, Ms. Shilling merged her practice into The Styron Law Firm, which changed its name to Styron and Shilling in 2005.

Ms. Shilling is a member and past chair of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Probate & Trust Committee and adjunct faculty member at Drury University. She is a cofounder of the Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Shilling has presented numerous seminars in regard to the probate process. Ms. Shilling is a member and past chair of the Christian County Bar Association and is a board member of the Christian County Optimist Club. Ms. Shilling is involved in numerous horse related activities including the Finley River Saddle Club and Christian County Fair Board.


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