About Wampler & Passanise Law Office
For more than seven decades, Wampler & Passanise Law Office has provided best-in-class defense for those facing serious criminal allegations in 417-land. Partners Dee Wampler and Joseph S. Passanise represent juveniles and adults, handling some of the most serious local, state and federal charges. Both are Fellows of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL) and believe that everyone deserves the best possible defense.
The firm puts its entire team to work defending clients to create lifelong positive impact. Together, they provide respected and compassionate representation to those who need the best defense available in the midwest. The Wampler & Passanise team has expertise handling serious drug and firearm charges, as well as homicide, fraud and white-collar offenses. In addition, they have extensive experience with DWI/DUI, domestic violence, burglary and probation violations.
Passanise is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Criminal Defense Top 100. Wampler previously served as Assistant Prosecutor for Greene County and was one of the youngest lawyers ever elected Prosecuting Attorney. Their firm has been recognized by Super Lawyers® for Criminal Defense in Missouri and Kansas. It was also recognized in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms in 2020.