Charles H. Lonardo

Attorney in Joplin, MO

Charles H. (Chuck) Lonardo has been practicing law in Southwest Missouri since 1984. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1981 and, after practicing in his native Rhode Island for about three years, opened his practice in Joplin. He is a member of the Jasper County Bar Association and The Missouri Bar's Family Law Section. Mr. Lonardo was the first chairman of The Missouri Bar's Subcommittee on Guardian ad Litem Training and Standards from 1997 to 2003. During that time, he developed and administered Continuing Legal Education programs for the training of about 1000 GAL's throughout Missouri.

When he is not practicing law, Chuck enjoys officiating high school and youth soccer, and training young referees as part of the Missouri Referee Development Program of U.S. Soccer. He is a past president and lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis Club. His hobbies include wines, running, weightlifting, and cooking.


Initial and Continuing Guardian ad Litem Training, The Missouri Bar, 1997 - 2005

Honors and Awards

President, Kiwanis Club of Joplin, 2005 - 2006

Lt. Governor, MO-ARK District 12 Kiwanis, 2008 - 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Missouri Bar, 1984 - Present

Jasper County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2007 - 2011

Jasper County Bar Association, 1985 - Present

Past Employment Positions

Monkem Co., Inc., Joplin, MO, General Counsel, 1984 - 2008

Connors & Kilguss, Providence, RI, Associate Attorney, 1981 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities

Kiwanis Club of Joplin, 1985 - Present


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Areas of Law

  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law
  • Traffic
  • Criminal


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1981, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
1984, Missouri, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri and District of Rhode Island

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  • Law School Attended

    Syracuse University
    Class of 1981

    University Attended

    Syracuse University
    Class of 1977
    Broadcast Journalism, cum laude, Order of the Barristers

    Birth Information

    Born in 1955
    Providence, Rhode Island, June 23, 1955

    Associations & Memberships

    Missouri Bar; Jasper County Bar Association.

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    Charles H. Lonardo
     430 W 7th Street,
    Joplin, MO 64801-2548


    Charles H. Lonardo, Attorney at Law (Joplin, Missouri)

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