Checkett & Pauly, P.C. in Carthage, Missouri, offers legal advice in a broad range of legal matters. Attorneys Charles Pauly, Kevin Checkett, and their legal team are committed to providing southern Missouri with knowledgeable legal advice and services. At every point of the legal process, our law office offers a level of service designed to exceed your expectations.

Checkett and Pauly are listed as being "preeminent attorneys" in the area of corporate law by Martindale-Hubbell. Kevin Checkett is AV rated®* and holds the highest designation under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Kevin Checkett
After opening a general law practice in 1977, Checkett has focused primarily on commercial and bankruptcy litigation, as well as estate and business planning. He regularly handles bankruptcy throughout the country.

Checkett is recognized by Kansas City Magazine and 417 Magazine of Springfield as one of the best three Missouri bankruptcy lawyers. This honor is nominated by other attorneys and only awarded to those in the top five percentile.

Chuck Pauly
Chuck began his law career in Dallas, Texas. Pauly practiced in large law firms for 15 years before settling in Carthage, Missouri. His experience lies in manufacturing and distribution businesses, retail and service companies, and corporations specializing in real estate development, aviation, insurance, motion picture feature films, and music.

Mariann Morgan
Mariann joined Checkett & Pauly, P.C. in 1999 after practicing law in North Carolina and Georgia. She represents both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy.

Tymon Bay
Tymon joined Checkett & Pauly, P.C. in 2015. Prior to joining Checkett & Pauly, P.C. Tymon worked for several years in Springfield, Missouri. He focuses on Family/Domestic, Criminal Defense, Workers' Compensation, and Personal Injury/Wrongful Death.

Jessica Adams

Jessica Adams practices in the areas of family law, traffic/criminal law, civil trials, and real estate. Native to the Carthage area, she understands that a lawyer is an advocate: someone who fights for the client.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.