About Our Award-Winning Attorneys

When residents of the Springfield area and throughout Missouri struggle with serious criminal matters, they turn to the award-winning attorneys at Wampler & Passanise for legal assistance. For decades, our criminal defense firm has provided zealous representation to adults and juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.

We believe your goals and opportunities shouldn’t be held hostage by one mistake. You can rely on us to pursue all legal options as we work to protect your future.

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Recognized Nationwide For High-Quality Counsel

Joseph S. Passanise and Taylon Sumners have a deep understanding of state and federal criminal laws. They have successfully represented individuals in a range of matters spanning DWI violations to white collar criminal charges to drug offenses and other serious violations. Trial-tested, they provide high-quality advocacy in municipal, state and federal courts.
Dee Wampler
Joe Passanise

Committed To The Community

Longtime residents of the area, Joe and Taylon work to better the community. They deliver speeches at churches, colleges and professional organizations, discussing social justice and safe practices. Joe volunteers his time at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks and the Theta Chi Iota Beta alumni board of directors. Taylon serves on the boards for the American Heart Association Go Red for Women and the Greene County Historical Sites Commission.
Our lawyers view their profession as their vocation, striving to improve lives in and out of the criminal justice system. Their experience and local insight can give you an advantage when you are grappling with a challenging legal issue.

Learn More About Our Team

Connect with one of our knowledgeable lawyers to discuss your concerns and your options today. You can reach our Springfield office online or at 417-882-9300.