2974 East Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65804

Over 60 Years of Legal Expertise. Put to Work for You.

The Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise is a widely respected firm that focuses exclusively on defending clients with criminal allegations against them. Our defense attorneys have expertise in handling federal charges, serious gun and drug charges, murder, fraud, white collar crimes, and sex crimes. We also have extensive experience in more common offenses such as DWI/DUI, drug possession, domestic violence, violation of probation, burglary, and theft offenses.

With over 70 years of combined experience in courtrooms around these areas, our lawyers know what it takes to provide clients with reputable representation regarding any charge that may come against them. Our team of  Springfield MO defense attorneys have been recognized among the best Springfield Defense Attorneys, year after year.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Criminal Law

  • Federal Charges
  • Serious Gun and Drug Charges
  • Murder
  • Fraud
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Drug Possession
  • Domestic Violence
  • Violation of Probation
  • Burglary
  • Theft Offenses

We represent both adults and juveniles throughout Southwest Missouri and Arkansas as well as surrounding states. We serve a majority of our clients in Springfield, Greene County, Christian County, Webster County, Polk County, Ozark, Nixa, Marshfield, Mt. Vernon, Branson and Ava.

Call The Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise today at 417-208-5980 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Joseph S. Passanise


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Western and Eastern District Federal Courts in Missouri


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of London, Imperial College, 1995
  • Missouri State University, 1991-1993

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
  • National College of DUI Defense (2004-Present)
  • National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center (2011-Present)
  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine (2006-Present)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law (2005-Present)
  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers (2007-Present)

Attorney Dee Wampler


  • Missouri


  • University of Missouri School of Law-Columbia J.D.
  • University of Missouri, B.A. 1962
  • Northwestern University, 1960
  • Drury College, 1959

Attorney Scott Pierson


  • Missouri


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, J.D.
  • Missouri State University, B.A. 1991

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