Scott Pierson is an accomplished criminal defense attorney with a track record of winning at trial. Scott has an established history of getting cases dismissed and obtaining “Not Guilty” verdicts. He has lectured for the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on topics ranging from expungements to driving while intoxicated offenses. As a result he has become one of the “go to” serious criminal defense attorneys.
With multiple acquittals on the most serious of charges, including serious sex crimes, murder charges, Scott offers a level of proven success. At Twibell Johnson Pierson- Criminal Law, Scott focuses on Municipal, State, and Federal charges.
Before becoming a partner at Twibell Johnson Pierson Criminal Law, Scott worked for The Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise. While at Wampler and Passanise, Scott handled cases ranging from Driving While Intoxicated offenses to serious felonies. Learning from The Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise, Scott was able to establish a style uniquely his own. Crafting unique criminal defense strategies, which led to numerous acquittals, decreased sentences and dismissal of charges.
Scott came to Springfield, Missouri to attend Missouri State University. While at Missouri State, Scott competed on a national ranked policy debate team. He was also extremely involved with Missouri State University, serving many leadership roles including Student Body Vice-president. He was awarded the prestigious Board of Governors Commendation for Outstanding Service to the University. Further, he was awarded Greek Man of the year, the highest honor given to an individual in the Missouri State Fraternity system.
Scott went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law. While in law school he was the winner of outstanding oral advocate in the Ellison Moot Court Competition, competed on the national moot court team and also interned at the Kansas City Public Defender Office, which allowed him to work on high profile felony cases. Scott’s high aptitude in trial preparation and argument led to him being selected by faculty to the distinguished Order of the Barristers.
Upon graduation he worked at McGonagle Spencer PC, a small boutique law firm in Kansas City, which specializes in plaintiff’s class action work, personal injury, and criminal law. While at the firm Scott was a zealous advocate for clients who had suffered life altering injuries. Wanting to get back to Springfield, Missouri and back into the court room on a regular basis Scott accepted a job with the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office in Springfield, practicing solely in Criminal Defense. Two years after working for the Missouri State Public Defenders office, Scott was hired as an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Wampler and Passanise.