2974 East Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804
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Federal Charges
Handled differently than state charges, it is vital that you count on attorneys experienced in handling these complex criminal cases..
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Sexual Assault
Sexual assault crimes are very serious cases. Both Joe and Dee have countless hours handling these sensitive cases.
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Drug Charges
When faced with drug related charges it is important to know your rights and have a lawyer that is an EXPERT in this field at your defense.
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DUI Charges
Dee and Joe both have many years of combined experience in dealing with alcohol related offenses, specifically DUI charges.
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Guest Lectures
Named among Missouri's "super lawyers" by Super Lawyers magazine, both Joe and Dee share their winning tips in their lecture series.
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Dee Wampler

Dee Wampler is a Springfield, MO native with a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law-Columbia.

Photo of Dee WamplerMr. Wampler has more than 30 years of experience in the courtroom. He served as assistant Greene County prosecutor from 1967-1970, was elected as a prosecuting attorney from 1971-1972, and has engaged in private practice since 1973 in which he specializes in felony criminal trial work. He became one of the youngest elected Prosecuting Attorneys in Greene County, Missouri.

Dee Wampler's work as a criminal trial attorney has earned him a national and international reputation. His cases have been featured on investigative television programs, including: "Saturday Night with Connie Chung," "Inside Edition," "Prime Time," and "Court TV."



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High School: Central and Parkview High Schools, Springfield, Missouri.

Top 15 in nation in debate competition. Winner of numerous awards in debate competition and extemporaneous speaking.

College: Drury College, 1959, Springfield, MO.
Activities: Member: Lambda Chi Alpha, Social Fraternity; Pi Kappa Delta, Honorary Speech Fraternity; Member "A" Debate Team, best win-loss ratio at Drury.

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1960.
Activities: Officer, Inter-Fraternity Council; Officer,
Lambda Chi Alpha.

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1961-2
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Public Administration.

Activities: Member "A" Debate Team, best win-loss record for 1961, 1961. Attended 20 college tournaments in Big 8, Big 10. Cited by President Elmer Ellis for EXCELLENCE IN DEBATE. AWARD OF MERIT, Stephens Oratory Contest, 1961. AWARD OF MERIT, Stephens College, 19061. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Debate, Stephens College, 1961. M.U. Extemporaneous Speaking Contest, 2nd Place, 1961, 1962. Member: Delta Sigma Pi, Business Fraternity, Athenaen Society.

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Attorneys Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise have been named to Missouri "Super Lawyers" in the criminal defense areas of Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, and White Collar Criminal Defense.
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Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise have again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2011 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of criminal defense of Non-White Collar, White Collar, DWI and DUI defense.  
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A new information pamphlet has been posted in the media section. Download this brochure to learn more about how the firm defends clients on the federal, state and municipal levels.
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Criminal Defense Attorneys handling white collar cases in Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri
as well as Arkansas and surrounding states. Case expertise with DWI, Sexual Assault, Federal Charges Felony, Capital Murder, Burglary, and Drug charges.
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