Our Lake of the Ozark Attorneys

Lake of the Ozark Attorneys

The attorneys here at Curran & Associates take great pride in their work and make every effort to keep our clients satisfied. We practice criminal, real estate, personal injury, family law and veteran’s disability law; as well as, act as a business advice lawyer for those who own their own business or are looking to start their own business. We aim to achieve the very best outcomes for each of our clients and look forward to working with you.


John E. Curran

John E. Curran was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.

He graduated in 1970 with his B.S. in Business from the University of Missouri St. Louis and his J.D. from the University of Missouri Columbia in 1972. From there, he came to Lake of the Ozarks. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1973 and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri. 

He was involved in the Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta and is currently a member of the Metropolitan Bar Association of St. Louis, Kansas City, Camden County, 26th Judicial Circuit, and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of The Missouri Bar (Property Law Committee, since 1982, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and American Association for Justice.

E-Mail:  jcurran@jecurranpc.com


Derek Smith

Derek Smith | Lake of the Ozark Attorney

Derek L. Smith was born and raised in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Derek is a staff attorney at Curran & Associates in Osage Beach, Missouri. Mr. Smith specializes in real estate law, business law, and other transactional law areas.

He is a member of the 26th Judicial Circuit Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s sections on Business Law and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. He earned his J.D. in 2013 from Drake University Law School, in Des Moines, IA, graduating with honors, where he was a Dwight D. Opperman Scholar and recipient of the 2013 Drake University Law School Diversity Award for his contribution to the advancement and appreciation of diversity at the law school. He earned his B.A., Summa cum laude, in 2010 from Drury University, in Springfield, MO, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta and Mortar Board honor societies.

He is admitted to the bar of the State of Missouri and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri.

Email: dsmith@jecurranpc.com


Britnie Byers

Britnie Byers | Lake of the Ozark Attorney

Britnie Byers was born and raised in Rialto, California.

Britnie Byers is an Associate at Curran & Associates in Osage Beach, Missouri. She practices in Collections, Criminal Law, Family Law and Bankruptcy. She also has previous experience in Personal Injury and Workman’s Compensation in the St. Louis area.

Britnie earned her J.D. in 2016 from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale School of Law, and her B.A. in 2014 from Webster University. She has been admitted to the Missouri Bar since September 2017.

My. Byers is a member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Women in the Legal Profession, and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Email: bbyers@jecurranpc.com