Joel A. Block - Attorney

    James J. RandallBefore law school, Joel attended Truman State University where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in business administration (finance) and minor in economics. While attending Truman, he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega.

Joel attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2001.  While there, he served as president of the law school's chapter of the Christian Legal Society and author for the Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review.

After law school, Joel worked for Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, where he gained experience at the appellate level arguing in the Missouri Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Then, he gained first and second-chair trial experience by working for almost six years as an insurance defense attorney defending medical malpractice suits.

He joined Aaron Sachs & Associates in 2009 where he enjoys working for individuals and their families to obtain compensation for their injuries.

Joel is a member of MATA and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.

Joel and his wife, Shelley, have two sons and a daughter, Noah, Nathan and Natalie Kate. They are adopting their daughter, Norah, from Haiti. They are involved in their church, James River Assembly, where Joel serves on the Board of Trustees.