Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise
Joseph Passanise

Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise

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2974 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield , MO 65804

Background and Experience

Passanise is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and both the Western and Eastern District Federal Courts in Missouri.
He practices criminal defense in federal, state, and municipal courts with partner Dee Wampler and associate Scott Pierson in Springfield, Missouri, and has participated in a large number of high profile jury and bench trials. Passanise is a Past President of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and is a frequent speaker at Missouri Bar and MACDL conferences. He has been chosen as a member by the National College of DUI Defense (2004-Present), National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center (2011-Present). He has authored chapters for the book, “Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings” by Aspatore in 2013 and 2014.
In 2013, Passanise was selected as a fellow by the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. (ABCL) The ABCL selects attorneys who practice in criminal law after a rigorous and investigatory process and only 5 attorneys have been selected in Missouri. Passanise has been awarded the highest rating of “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell. The Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded Passanise with the prestigious Charles M. Shaw award for excellence in trial advocacy in 2013. The Missouri Bar selected Passanise as a President’s Award Recipient (2009) and a Lon O. Hocker Trial Advocacy Award recipient (2002). The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association honored Passanise with the 2008 President’s Award for extraordinary service. Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly chose him as a finalist for “Lawyer of the Year” (2008) and one of the top five “Up and Coming Lawyers” (2003).

His peers have recognized him as a Best Lawyer in America (2007-Present) in the practice area of white collar, non white collar and DUI defense. The Wampler and Passanise firm has been recognized as having a “Best Firm” by Best Lawyers over 6 years (2010-Present). He has also been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine for ten years in a row. (2006-Present). He is also listed in Who’s Who in American Law (2005-Present) and named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers (2007-Present).

Presently, he serves on the Parenting Life Skills Board and is involved in a number of community projects. Passanise is married to Jennifer Steffes and they have two beautiful children Bella and Samuel along with two labs, Josie and Alibi.

MO Good Standing, Active 1997
Washburn University School of Law, J.D.
Imperial College London, M.B.A.
Missouri State University, M.A.
Missouri State University, B.S.
American Trial Lawyers Association - American Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers in America, 2013
Super Lawyer - Missouri Super Lawyers, 2013
Who's Who in American Law - Who's Who In American Law, 2012
President’s Award - Missouri Bar, 2009
National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
Federal Court, Eastern District-Missouri
American Judicature Society
Supreme Court Historical Society
National College of DUI Defense
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Federal Court, Western District-Missouri
Phi Delta Phi
Missouri Bar
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise

Joseph Passanise
2974 E Battlefield Rd
Springfield, MO 65804

Listing last updated: September 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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