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The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Past results afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits, and depends on the quality of your attorney.

Joesph Wright, Jessica Martin, Brad Hughes
Joesph Wright, Jessica Martin, Brad Hughes

Martin & Wall, LLC

120 N. 2nd Ave., Ozark | 417-731-4200

Martin & Wall, LLC is a practice of young attorneys who have established a reputation for providing excellent advocacy for their family law and criminal defense clients. With roots in Ozark, their office is currently located on the historic Ozark square. They appear with such frequency in Christian and Taney County courts that they have earned the respect of the judiciary.

In fact, Jessica Martin was selected to serve as the Juvenile Court Guardian ad Litem in the 38th Circuit for all juvenile cases; this position is selected by the presiding judge. Jessica also received a Women in Justice Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2018 after being nominated by an associate circuit judge in Taney County. These types of recognition are all reflective of the hard work that this firm has put into establishing a reputation of excellence.

The attorneys at Martin & Wall, LLC are changing the lives of 417-landers. They have had clients who cried with joy at the conclusion of their case—ranging from clients who were so pleased with the results of their custody action to clients who walked away free at the conclusion of a first degree murder trial.

Martin & Wall, LLC is available to assist you with adoptions, divorces, restraining orders, traffic tickets, criminal defense and much more.

Mallory N. McDonald, Austin E. Williamson, Heather Rooney McBride, Scott A. Smith, Jennifer Brodersen, Andy Scholz, Robert Grosser (not pictured)
Mallory N. McDonald, Austin E. Williamson, Heather Rooney McBride, Scott A. Smith, Jennifer Brodersen, Andy Scholz, Robert Grosser (not pictured)

Rooney McBride & Smith

1445 E. Republic Rd, Suite 300, Springfield | 417-708-9681

In 2011, Heather Rooney McBride opened her own firm with substantial goals: to provide top quality legal services, to offer better client communication than the large firms, and to give clients more meaningful opportunities to strategize on decisions about their cases. 

She had previously practiced with a smaller local firm as well as a large, multi-state firm, and she saw how she could improve and do things differently. Over the past eight years, she surely has, and business has grown! Scott A. Smith joined the firm in 2012, and Rooney McBride & Smith has expanded to a team of seven attorneys with twelve support staff. Their attorneys have more than 105 years of combined experience, individually ranging from 28 years to three years. Each work daily to provide excellent legal work product and advocacy, clear client communication and meaningful results.

Their practice includes business and corporate transactions and compliance, commercial litigation, estate planning and estate litigation, real estate and domestic law. RMS helps business clients save thousands of dollars by providing them with front-end advice and protective documentation for their operations. They obtain great results for litigation clients, either through settlement or trial. And they successfully guide domestic clients through a very difficult legal and personal process with professionalism and understanding. 

Joseph S. Passanise, Dee Wampler
Joseph S. Passanise, Dee Wampler

Wampler & Passanise Law Office

2974 E. Battlefield Rd., Springfield | 417-882-9300

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.

Cory Collins, Ginger Gooch, David Agee, J. Michael Bridges, Bryan Wade
Cory Collins, Ginger Gooch, David Agee, J. Michael Bridges, Bryan Wade

Husch Blackwell

901 St. Louis St., Ste. 1800, Springfield | 417-268-4000

Husch Blackwell leads their clients from where they are to where they want to be. From offices in 18 U.S. cities, Husch Blackwell delivers legal insight and business leadership that helps their clients identify smart solutions, advance their goals and move forward. 

The Best Lawyers in America© recognizes the following attorneys in the firm’s Springfield office as leaders in their fields: David Agee in Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Law and Equipment Finance Law; Cory Collins in Real Estate Litigation; J. Michael Bridges in Construction Law; Ginger Gooch in Construction Law and Real Estate Law; and Bryan Wade in Media Law.