Milt Harper

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Columbia, Missouri

Milt Harper is the founder of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer. Milt received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of Missouri Law School in 1970. Milt was admitted into the Missouri Bar, United States District Court for the Western District in 1970 and in to the United States Supreme Court in 2004. Milt Harper exclusively concentrates in trial litigation areas of personal injury law, criminal defense law, and divorce law throughout the Courts, throughout Missouri. He has also received multi-million dollar personal injury verdicts in the State of Iowa.

Milt Harper is a former prosecuting attorney in Boone County and Associate Circuit Judge. He has been a practicing attorney over 40 years. Milt Harper has extensive trial litigation experience in his three main areas of practice. For over 40 years, Milt Harper in his litigation and trial work has demanded justice for those victims of personal injury by the careless acts of others and for the families of those killed in accidents. He has also worked tirelessly to maintain and enforce the constitutional rights of citizens who have been the victims of over-zealous government charges and regulations in criminal defense cases. He is also skilled in divorce and family law matters and maintains an active practice in helping people in difficult family law litigation both to preserve their assets and to maintain their rights in family law court.

Milt Harper has regularly accepted and excelled in difficult and challenging cases and has won many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements of personal injury cases. He has also been able to preserve the liberty and freedom of many people who have been improperly and wrongly charged in criminal offenses and he has been very successful in domestic litigation to preserve property and family law rights for his clients. Milt Harper is known to be a vigorous trial lawyer who is always attentive to his client’s needs, always returns his telephone calls and believes that his mission is to serve the interest of his clients, to preserve their legal rights and to make sure that they are properly represented in court and in settlement procedures.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1970
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • A.B. - 1967


  • Speaker, Missouri Bar CLE

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Boone County Bar Association, President (1995)
  • The Missouri Bar; Practice, Procedure & Tort Bar Committees, Family Law and Criminal Law Committees
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Member
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum-Top Trial Lawyers in America, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Top 100 Trial Lawyers), Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating (Highest Rating)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • University of Missouri - Jefferson Club, Member
  • Missouri Association of Prosecutors , Board of Directors, 1975 - 1976
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Boone County, Assistant Public Defender, 1971 - 1972
  • Boone County, Prosecuting Attorney, 1972 - 1978
  • Circuit Court, Associate Judge, 1979 - 1982


  • Phi Alpha Delta