City Attorney's Office

Overview 

The City Attorney’s Office serves as general legal counsel to the Board of Aldermen, the City Administrator, and all City Departments. This office houses both the civil and criminal divisions of the legal department for the City.  

Services 

The City Attorney’s Office provides both civil and criminal legal services for the City of Ozark. Civil law services include but are not limited to: drafting city ordinances, drafting contracts, conducting legal research, representing the City in civil court proceedings, and attending Board of Aldermen Meetings. Criminal law services include representing the City as the Prosecutor in the Ozark Municipal Court by handling Arraignments and Pre-Trial Conferences and conducting Trials.  

The City Attorney’s Office is available to speak to classes and organizations on a variety of topics. While we cannot provide legal advice to citizens, we genuinely appreciate the opportunity to connect with the community by teaching a variety of topics related to local government and laws.  If you wish to request the City Attorney’s Office to speak at your organizations' meeting, please contact us. 

Amanda Callaway – City Attorney

Amanda Callaway is a southwest Missouri native and joined the City of Ozark in November of 2017. She graduated from Drury University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Writing. After graduating from Drury, Amanda attended the University of Missouri School of Law. She graduated in 2009 with a Juris Doctorate Degree and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Amanda comes to the City of Ozark from the City of Springfield, Missouri, where she was an Assistant City Attorney for eight years. Amanda is licensed to practice law in Missouri and the United States District Court Western District of Missouri. Amanda is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Christian County Bar Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Immediate Past President of the Southern Missouri Women Lawyers.

Alicia McCrary – Legal Technician 

Alicia McCrary joined the City of Ozark Law Department in the summer of 2021. She has lived near Ozark, Missouri since 2011, when she relocated from the St. Louis metropolitan area where she spent the first 22 years of her life. With the small-town feel of the Ozark community, she quickly felt at home.

Alicia has legal experience in multiple areas of law, including criminal, domestic and family law, and has recently taken on projects involving civil matters. In addition, she has studied criminology at Missouri State University, as well as paralegal studies and psychology. In her current role with the City, she handles a broad range of tasks, which include assisting the City Attorney with research projects, editing, proofreading and drafting documents, secretarial duties, and attending court to assist with prosecution.

In her free time, Alicia can be found reading, journaling, spending time with her husband and children or volunteering at church. In the future, she plans to return to school for a degree in Business Administration or Criminal Justice. Alicia enjoys her position with the City, and she is looking forward to using her talents and experience to do her part in making Ozark better.

Janet Boone – Legal Technician  

Janet Boone is our Assistant Court Clerk and works part-time.  She has been with the Municipal Court for seven years.  Janet retired from the Derby Kansas USD where she was an elementary school secretary for 20 years.  She moved to Ozark to be close to her daughter and family and says she didn’t want to miss another day of watching her grandson and granddaughter grow up.    Municipal Court is a busy place with a small staff working together.  Janet enjoys the diversity of her job duties and is always open to improvements and ideas to make the office more efficient.