Scott Bradford Pierson graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri with a major in Political Science, and a Minor in Communications.
While at Missouri State, Scott competed on a national ranked policy debate team. He was also extremely involved with Missouri State University, serving many leadership roles including Student Body Vice-president. He was awarded the prestigious Board of Governors Commendation for Outstanding Service to the University. Further, he was awarded Greek Man of the year, the highest honor given to an individual in the Missouri State Fraternity system.
Scott went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law. While in law school he was the winner of outstanding oral advocate in the Ellison Moot Court Competition, competed on the national moot court team and also interned at the Kansas City Public Defender Office, which allowed him to work on high profile felony cases. Scott’s high aptitude in trial preparation and argument led to him being selected by faculty to the distinguished Order of the Barristers.
Upon graduation he worked at McGonagle Spencer PC, a small boutique law firm in Kansas City, which specializes in plaintiff’s class action work, personal injury, and criminal law. While at the firm Scott was a zealous advocate for clients who had suffered life altering injuries. Wanting to get back to Springfield, Missouri and back into the court room on a regular basis Scott accepted a job with the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office in Springfield, practicing solely in Criminal Defense.
Working at the Public Defender’s Office, Scott participated in numerous bench and jury trials at both the misdemeanor and felony level in state court. Scott had frequent success in felony and misdemeanor litigation. After working as an Assistant Public Defender for a couple years, he began working for the Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise in January of 2014 where he focuses solely on criminal law at the municipal, state, and federal levels.
Scott remains involved in the Springfield Community with Big Brother Big Sisters of the Ozarks and serves on the Theta Chi Iota Beta Alumni Board of Directors.