Dee Wampler

Education

  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 05/1965
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Honors: Officer, Inter-Fraternity Council, Officer, Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Drury College, Springfield, Missouri
    • Honors: Member, "A" Debate Team, Best Win Loss Ratio at Drury, Cited by Mo.
    • Honors: Assn. of College Debate Directors for Excellence in Debate
    • Honors: Pi Kappa Delta, Honorary Speech Fraternity
    • Honors: Member: Lambda Chi Alpha, Social Fraternity
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1963
    • Honors: Excellence in Debate, Award of Merit, Stephens Oratory Contest
    • Honors: Member “A” Debate Team, best win-loss record for 1961, 1961
    • Honors: Attended 20 college tournaments in Big 8, Big 10
    • Honors: M.U. Extemporaneous Speaking Contest, 2nd Place, 1961, 1962
    • Honors: Member: Delta Sigma Pi, Business Fraternity, Athenaen Society
    • Honors: WARD OF EXCELLENCE, Debate, Stephens College, 1961. M.U

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1965
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1968
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2012

Honors

  • Outstanding Young Man, Missouri
  • Citizen of the Month Award
  • Outstanding Young Man, Springfield
  • Award of Honor, National Association of Police Chiefs
  • Elected Fellow, American Board of Criminal Attorneys San Francisco, California
  • Selected as “Best Lawyers In America”
  • Selected as Best Lawyer in the Ozarks, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Springfield News Leader
  • Best Lawyer, US News and World Report, November 2010
  • SPRINGFIELD’S OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN, 1972 (Springfield Jaycees)
  • One of MISSOURI’S FIVE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN, 1971 (State Jaycees)
  • One of OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA (1972 Edition)
  • “AWARD OF HONOR” for DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICE, American Federation of Police (1972)
  • “WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN POLITICS”, (1977)
  • Appointed a KENTUCKY COLONEL by Governor of Kentucky John Y. Brown, Jr., March 16, 1982
  • OUTSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD by Springfield Optimist Club (1988)
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION IN ADVANCED VICTIMOLOGY, Southwest Missouri State University, October 20, 1995
  • DR ROBERT TREWATHA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS, November, 1995
  • “CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION” on 25 occasions from Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Sheriffs’ Association and Missouri Police Chiefs’ Association
  • CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT, Senator John Ashcroft, February 1, 1996 – Coalition to Reduce Crime and Violence
  • Voted Best Attorney in Springfield, Missouri, by Springfield News Leader Newspaper, 1998
  • Voted Runner Up to Best Attorney in Springfield, Missouri by Springfield News Leader Newspaper, 1999
  • Voted First Runner Up to Best Attorney in Springfield, Missouri, 417 Magazine, 1999
  • First Runner Up – Best Lawyer in Springfield, September, 2000, 417 Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009)
  • Voted Best Attorney in Springfield, Missouri, Springfield News Leader Newspaper, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008
  • America's Top Lawyers (2001-2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009)
  • Voted Best Attorney in Springfield, Missouri, Springfield News Leader Newspaper, November 1, 2001
  • Received Atticus Finch Award, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, April, 2003.
  • Awarded the Charles M. Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy 2004 by the Missouri Associate of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Selected as one of Missouri’s Ten Outstanding Attorneys, 2004 by Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly Magazine, January 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America in the Specialty of Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense and White-Collar Criminal Defense 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Voted Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Missouri-American Trial Lawyers’ Association, April 2008
  • Selected for Missouri, Kansas, Super Lawyers 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010, 2011
  • Voted by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, October 6, 2008, as Second Best Attorney in the State of Missouri to call if you have murdered your wife
  • Voted Best Attorney in the State if you are planning on killing someone, Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, 2009
  • Elected American Trial Lawyers’ Association, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Top Attorney in Missouri and Kansas recognized by KC Magazine, Schuman Publishing Co.
  • U.S. News and World Report, 2011-2012 – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranking
  • Selected Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Selected Best Lawyers of the Ozarks, voted by Springfield News Papers, Inc.
  • Youngest elected County Prosecuting Attorney in County’s history

Classes & Seminars

  • Dangerous Drugs School, Missouri State Highway Patrol; Arrest, Search and Seizure (1971)
  • National Peace Officers Association (Keynote speaker, 1970)
  • Classroom instructor in Criminal Law at Springfield Police Department (1971-75) and Greene County Sheriff’s Office
  • Traffic Institute Lecturer, Kirksville (1972-3); Workshop for Teachers on Drug Abuse Education (1972-3)
  • Seminar for Missouri Sheriff’s, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville
  • Midwestern Retail Security Seminar, NEMSC
  • Lectured at Missouri Prosecuting Attorneys Seminar (May 1973, November 1973, December 1974 and April 1975)
  • Attended approximately 30 National District Attorneys Seminars, Missouri Prosecutor Seminars and various Police Seminars and National Association of Criminal Trial Attorneys
  • Shoplifting Seminars (1972,1979,1980)
  • Lecturer, Missouri Sheriffs Association in Civil Liability of Sheriffs (1978-80)
  • Keynote address at Missouri Sheriffs Association (1986)
  • Lecturer at University of Missouri-Columbia Police Academy (1985)
  • Lecturer at University of Missouri-Columbia Seminars (1982-86). Lecture to Missouri Water Patrol, (1986) on Basic Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and new Constitutional Cases
  • Annual training program of Department of Natural Resources at Bennett Springs State Park, February 19, 1987 and February 20, 1984
  • Shoplifting Prevention Seminar, “Prosecution and the Courts. Legal Rights of Shoplifters and Employees”, November 10, 1981, Springfield, MO
  • Robbery Investigation Seminar, January 29, 1985, Lebanon, MO
  • Law Enforcement Seminar, February 21, 1985, Ozark, MO
  • Law Enforcement Seminar, February 28, 1985, Neosho, MO
  • Law Enforcement Seminar, March 19, 1985, Waynesville, MO
  • Fortieth Annual Training Conference of Missouri Sheriffs’ Association, August 7-9, 1985, St. Joseph, MO
  • Law Enforcement Seminar, October 29, 1986, Lebanon, MO
  • Law Enforcement Training Institute, “Search and Seizure/Recent U.S. Supreme Court Cases”, December 3,1986, Columbia, MO
  • Annual Training Session, Department of Natural Resources, State of Missouri, Division of Parks and Historic Preservation, February 19, 1987, Bennett Springs State Park, MO
  • Springfield Police Department, “Current U.S. and Missouri Supreme Court Decisions on Law of Arrests, Search and Seizure”, February 8, 1988, Springfield, MO
  • Annual Law Update, Missouri Bar CLE, “Current Federal and State Law, Arrests, Search and Seizure”, April 30, 1988, Springfield, MO
  • Annual Melvin M. Belli Seminar, “Psychological Factors in Selecting a Jury”, July 30, 1988, Kansas City, MO
  • Laclede County Sheriff’s Department/Lebanon Police Department, “Search and Seizure Program”, April 20, 1989, Lebanon, MO
  • Annual Melvin M. Belli Seminar, “The Drug Courier Profile”, July 15, 1989, Boston, MA
  • Legal Assistant Certification Course, Southwest Missouri State University, “Criminal Law”, December 11-14, 1989, Springfield, MO
  • Lecturer at statewide Criminal Law Seminar sponsored by Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 1988, 1989,1990, and 1992
  • Lecture to Carthage Police Department & Jasper County Sheriffs Association in 1988
  • Lecture to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Waynesville, MO (February, 1990 and February 1992) on “Arrest, Search & Seizure”
  • Lecture to Newton County Sheriffs Office in Neosho, MO in 1991 and Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Bolivar, MO (1989)
  • Robbery Investigation Seminar, Lebanon, MO January 29, 1985, sponsored by University of Missouri; Also Robbery Investigation Seminar in January, 1988
  • Joplin Police Department, “Search and Seizure Program”, February 1991, Joplin, MO
  • DWI: Major Revisions to Missouri DWI Law Seminar, “What Else is New? Current Developments”, September 25, 1991, Springfield, MO
  • Springfield Police Department, “Current Federal and State Law on Arrest, Search and Seizure”, October 1991, Springfield, MO
  • Annual Law Update, Missouri Bar CLE, “Current Federal and State Law on Arrest, Search and Seizure”, November 22, 1991, Springfield, MO
  • Criminal Defense Seminar, “Representing a Criminal Defendant in Federal Court”, March 27, 1992, Springfield, MO
  • Narcotics Information Exchange Seminar,”Law Update/Strategies for Better Drug Cases”, April 3, 1992, Springfield, MO
  • Criminal Defense Seminar, “Representing A Criminal Defendant in Federal Court”, March 27, 1992, Springfield, MO
  • Narcotics Information Exchange Seminar, “Law Update/Strategies for Better Drug Cases”, April 3, 1992, Springfield, MO
  • Annual Law Update, Missouri Bar CLE, “Current Federal and State Law on Arrest, Search and Seizure”, June 5, 1992, Springfield, MO
  • Small Police Chiefs’ Association Seminar, “Current Federal and State Law on Arrest, Search and Seizure”, August 8, 1992, Springfield, MO
  • Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Seminar, Highway Patrol Training Academy, November 23, 1992, Jefferson City, MO
  • Greene County Bar Association, “Keeping Your Client Out of Prison”, December 16, 1992, Springfield, MO
  • Lecture to Phi Alpha Delta, Legal Fraternity Drury College 1992 and December, 1994
  • Annual Survey of the Law, Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, Springfield, MO. October 1, 1992
  • The Successful Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases Seminar, Ozark Crime Prevention Counsel,”The Drug Courier Profile, Drug Package Profile, Marijuana Growers’ Profile, and Current State and Federal Law”, April 9, 1993, Springfield, MO
  • Lecturer to Bar Review Seminar, Missouri Bar Association, 1993
  • Lecturer at seminar on “Collection and Preservation Evidence”, (1994) and “Successful Prosecution of Drug Cases” (1993), sponsored by Ozarks Area Crime Prevention Council
  • Criminal Practice and Procedures Seminar, (Missouri CLE), “Opening and Closing Arguments in a Federal Criminal Case”, November 18, 1993, Springfield, MO
  • Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “Looking Good: How to Testify in Court”, November 20, 1993, Branson, MO
  • Motor Vehicles and the Criminal Law, 100 Ways to Lose Your Case Seminar, “Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence”, December 3, 1993, Springfield, MO
  • Christian Legal Society, Washington University School of Law, “Impact of Religious Freedom Restoration Act:, February 12, 1994, St. Louis, MO
  • Spoke to Breakfast Club of the Ozarks, December, 1993, on “The ACLU”
  • SMS Legal Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Southwest Missouri Paralegal Association Skills Seminar, “Handling Physical Evidence,” June 17, 1994
  • Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Seminar, “Search and Seizure”, August 16, 1994, Columbia, MO
  • Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad Seminar, “How the Defense Lawyer Raises a Reasonable Doubt”, October 5, 1994, Jefferson City, MO
  • Missouri Bar CLE, Criminal Practice Seminar, “Ethical Consideration in Criminal Cases”, October 21, 1994, Springfield, MO
  • Missouri Bar CLE, Criminal Practice Seminar, “Ethical Consideration in Criminal Cases”, November 4, 1994, Columbia, MO
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Drury College, “Summary of Current Criminal Law”, November 7, 1994, Springfield, MO
  • Missouri Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administration, “School/Law Enforcement Interaction”, December 2, 1994, Bolivar, MO
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, “Crimes in the Workplace”, December 13, 1994, Springfield, MO
  • Missouri and Federal Law on Arrest, Search and Seizure (6 hour lecture to the Jefferson City, Missouri Police Department, February 21, 1995
  • Spoke to Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad, Jefferson City, MO, March, 1995
  • Spoke to the Northern Missouri Major Case Squad at Northeast Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO June 21, 1995
  • College and church lecturer on more than 150 occasions on “The Trial of Christ: A Criminal Lawyer Defends Jesus”, showing a produced video
  • VOCAL (Victims of Child Abuse Hot Line) on Defending Yourself Against Cops in child abuse complaints, September 29, 1995
  • “How To Be a Lawyer To Be Reckoned With and Still Stick To Your Ethical Guns”, The Missouri Bar Association Criminal Law Seminar Update, sponsored by National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Missouri Bar CLE, Branson, MO October 20, 1995
  • Guest Lecturer, Symposium Series of Criminal Justice Issues as Public Affairs, “But What About the Constitution?” -The Diminishing Rights of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments, April 24, 1997
  • Selected as lecturer for the Thomas F. Staley Lecture Series of the Staley Foundation, Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, AThe Trial of [email protected], February, 2000
  • “The Missouri Sentencing Guidelines,” The Missouri Bar Association, Springfield, Missouri, October, 1998
  • State and Federal Court Sentencing Tips, Missouri Bar Association CLE, October, 1998
  • Addresses on General Area of Search and Seizure, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Ethics to the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (1980, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999)
  • A Ethics in the Defense of Criminal Cases, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Missouri CLE, November 1999, Columbia, Missouri
  • A Piercing Statutory and Common Law Privileges, National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Holland, Ohio, September 14, 2000
  • Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C., November, 1999 on A The Trial of Christ
  • American University Law School, Washington, D.C., November 1999, on A The Trial of Christ
  • University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March, 2000, on A The Trial of Christ
  • National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Holland, Ohio on APiercing Common Law and Statutory Privileges, September 15, 2000
  • Selected as lecturer for the Thomas F. Staley Lecture Series of the Staley Foundation, Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, AThe So Called Separation of Church and State, February, 2000
  • Missouri Bar Association, April 12, 2002, Kansas City, Missouri, A Cross-Examination of Witnesses
  • Missouri Bar Association, May, 2002, Missouri Bar Association, A How to be an Effective Attorney
  • Missouri Bar Meeting, May 10, 2002, Jefferson City, Missouri, A How to be an Effective Attorney
  • Missouri Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, , April 12, 2002, Kansas City, Missouri, A Cross-examination in Criminal Cases
  • Attended court proceedings and lectures by Supreme Court Judges and defense attorneys in Dublin, Ireland in 2002
  • Received two days training at International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands, and lectures from judges, prosecuting attorneys and defense attorneys in the world court trial of Slobodan Molosovich, 2002
  • Numerous nationwide radio and television appearances, including Cornerstone TV and Pat Robertsons, A The 700 Club speaking on AThe Myth of Separation Between Church and State
  • Addressed 25 groups on AThe Myth of Separation Between Church and State, including James River Assembly of God (September 7, 2002)
  • University of Georgia Law School, Atlanta, GA. April 30, 2003, Georgia State University Law School, Athens, GA. April 30, 2003, and Mercier University Law School, Athens, GA. April 30, 2003
  • Canadian Legal Society, Niagra Falls, Ontario, September 27, 2003 A The Trial of Christ
  • “The Trial of Christ”, Campbell United Methodist Church, March 20, 2008
  • “The Myth of Separation Between Church and State”, the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship, Sringfield, Missouri, on April 2, 2008
  • Guest Pastor at Baptist, Methodist and Assembly of God Churches eight times in 2009
  • Spoke to Baptist Bible College on the “Trial of Christ” in April, 2010
  • Spoke at the Civic Center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for National Day of Prayer, May 6, 2010
  • Spoke at First Baptist Church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on June 27, 2010, On the “Myth of Separation Between Church and State” and “The Trial of Christ” at two different services
  • Christ United Methodist Church in Joplin, Missouri, on July 25, 2010, on “The Trial of Christ”
  • First Baptist Church in Rogersville, MO, August 1, 2010
  • Lecturer: Gang Task Force, M.S.U. (2003)
  • Lecturer: College of the Ozarks. (2011)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Hosted World Record Holder Distance runner Jim Ryun (former Congressman) for Banquet and Address, March 31st, 2012, Springfield, MO (Boy Scouts of America)
  • Member of American Legion
  • Gun Owners of America, 2013
  • World War II Veterans Committee, Division of American Veterans Center, 2015
  • Member, Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks, 1967 to Present
  • President, Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks, 1971
  • Superintendent, Youth Sunday School, Kings Way Methodist Church, 1971
  • Sunday School Teacher, High School Class, 1969 to 1973
  • Lay Leader, 1975 to 1979
  • District Lay Leader, 1977 to 1979
  • Member, Church Administrative Board, 1968 to 1975
  • Member, Ozark Empire Kiwanis Club, Board Member, 1968 to 1973
  • Hickory Hills County Club, 1973 to 1999
  • Member of Board, Park Central Hospital, 1977 to 1979
  • Participant in United Fund, Regional Girls Shelter and numerous charities
  • Cub Scout Den “Mother”, 1979 to 1981
  • Chairman, Springfield Chamber of Commerce Crime Prevention Committee, 1978 to 1980
  • Board of Directors, Heartlight, Inc. (Drug & Rehabil- itation corporation)
  • Board of Directors, TARGET
  • Board of Directors, Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Greater Springfield Area Crime Stoppers
  • Legal Advisor, CHASE (Child Help & Support Enforce-ment)
  • Member, Melvin Belli Society
  • Member, Christian Legal Society (1992-up through 2010)
  • Member, Ozarks Area Crime Prevention Counsel, Board member since 1990, Chairman of Education Committee
  • Board Member and Training Director, Ozarks Area Crime Prevention Counsel, 1991 to Present
  • Board Member, Missouri Christian Coalition, 1993 to Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hammons Center for the Performing Arts, Springfield, MO, 1995 to 2000
  • Member, SMSU Student Affairs Community Advisory Council, Southwest Missouri State University, 1995 to Present
  • Coalition to Reduce Crime and Violence, of U.S. Senator John Ashcroft, Certificate of Appointment, Feb. 1, 1996
  • Board of Directors, Breakfast Club of the Ozarks, 1989 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Safety Council of the Ozarks, 01/2000 to 2002
  • Member, Highland Springs Country Club, 1999 to Present
  • Board Member, Safety Council of the Ozarks, 2000 to 2002
  • Board of Directors, Safety Council of the Ozarks, 1999 to 2002
  • Springfield, Missouri Board Member of the Boy Scouts
  • Breakfast Club of the Ozarks, 1980 to Present
  • Spoke at Second Baptist Church for Christian Athletes TourLife Dinner on August 10, 2010, on “The Trial of Christ”

Published Works

  • Missouri Criminal Law Handbook, 1973, 1978, 1981
  • 20 Bar Journal Articles, 1973-90
  • FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 1973
  • Police and Prosecutor-Joint Endeavor Published in FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, (Personal Interview with Hoover), JUNE, 1971
  • Search and Seizure National Peace Officer, 1971
  • Search of Motor Vehicles National Peace Officer, 1971
  • “Murder on a Lonely Road” by George Pawlaczyk and Beth S. Dorfer (Berkeley Books, NY), Penguin Group (2012) “Defense lawyer Dee Wampler has a “reputation as the most tenacious defense attorney in southwest Missouri…is a one man publishing empire who had written five books, most with a religious and legal theme…celebrity gained from his career as an author led to dozens of appearances on television and radio talk shows… Wampler’s record of acquittal showed that when in a courtroom, he shed any preacher like persona in favor of a pit bull’s demeanor. He was feared on cross-examination.”
  • “From the Inside Out: A Look Inside the U.S. Medical Center for Prisoners,” by Alex Barnett, Glendale High School Quill, Winter, 2012, Issue 2, pgs. 15-17
  • Use of Thermal Imager, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 3, Summer, 2014
  • Verifying an Anonymous Tip, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 3, Summer, 2014
  • I Don’t Want to Talk Right Now, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 3, Summer, 2014
  • “The Seizure of Fleeing Suspect,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pg. 15
  • “Biometric Surveillance: Facial Recognition,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pgs. 16-17
  • “Bite Mark Analysis,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pg. 18
  • “Can Police Obtain Encrypting Data?” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pg. 19
  • “Police Misconduct,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pg. 20
  • “Consent to Search Mobile Phone Does Not Allow Agent to Answer Calls,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pg. 21
  • “More on Miranda,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pg. 22
  • “Do You Know Why We Are Here? - Is Not a Routine Booking Question,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 2014, pg. 23
  • Citizens May Film Routine Traffic Stops, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 4, Autumn, 2014
  • Cyber Bullying in Missouri, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 4, Autumn, 2014
  • Cash Has Cocaine, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 4, Autumn, 2014
  • Ferguson Revisited, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 4, Autumn, 2014
  • Making False Statements to Government Agents, Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 68, No. 4, Autumn, 2014
  • Cash Has Cocaine (and Germs), Journal of the Greene County Medical Society, December, 2014
  • Citizen Has Right to Film Police Officer, Law Enforcement Magazine, pg. 19, February, 2015
  • Residents Objection to Search Looses Force Once Police Remove Resident from Premises, pg. 20, Law Enforcement Magazine, February, 2015
  • The Trial of Christ: A 21st Century Lawyer Defends Jesus, American Christian Voice, Vol. 11, No. 2, April, 2015
  • “Missouri Criminal Law Handbook” (1972) 7000 copies distributed
  • “Second Edition of Missouri Criminal Law Handbook”, (1975) 20,000 copies distributed
  • “Third Edition, Missouri Criminal Law Handbook”, (1984)
  • Defending Yourself Against Cops (1993)
  • “The Trial of Christ”, a 10-page pamphlet, 5000 copies copyrighted for distribution, 1995-6
  • “The Trial of Christ”, a 45 page color brochure, 10,000 copies printed 1997-9
  • A The Trial of Christ: A Criminal Lawyer Defends [email protected], a 60-page pamphlet,1999
  • “The Trial of Christ: A Criminal Lawyer Defends Jesus”, 290 page book (published 2000)
  • “The Myth of Separation of Church and State”, May, 2002
  • “Defending Yourself Against Cops in Missouri and Other Strange Places”, January, 2004
  • “Standing on the Front Line,” July, 2012
  • Ozark Christian News, October , 2008, Volume 4, Issue 10, “Best Editorial on Prayer in America”
  • “Desert Cross in Jeopardy”, Ozark Christian News, Vol. 5, No. 11, November 2009
  • “The Unnecessary Child Witness Protection Act, Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, November 23, 2009, Vol. 23, No. 47
  • “Break in Custody” Law Enforcement, Vol. 63, page 6, No. 4, Winter 2009
  • “Delaying a Motorist for a Dog Sniff”, Vol. 63, page 7, No. 4, Winter 2009
  • “Functional Equivalent of Interrogation”, Vol. 63, page 9, No. 4, Winter 2009
  • “Obama: U.S.A. No Longer a Christian Nation”, The Ozarks Christian News, Feb/March 2010
  • Guest Editorial, Springfield Business Journal, April 4, 2010, “Cell Phones Enter Federal Privacy Wars”
  • “Search of Student’s Dorm Room Must be Reasonable”, Emergency Circumstances Doctrine”; and Search of Cell Phone Numbers”; Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 64 No. !, Spring 2010
  • “The Search of Commercial Motor Vehicles”, Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 64, No. 2, Summer 2010
  • “Traffic Stop May Include Unrelated Inquiries that Prolong it’s Duration” Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 64, No. 2
  • “What To Do When You’re Not Sure About New Law” Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 64, No. 3, Autumn 2010
  • “Waiver of Miranda Rights Must be Specific” Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 64, No. 3, Autumn 2010
  • “The Law of Apparent Authority Regarding House Searches; Consent Once Removed” Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 64, No. 3, Autumn 2010
  • “Consent Once Removed” Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 64, No. 3, Autumn 2010
  • Monthly Column in Christian Community Newspaper “What our Founding Father’s Really Said” (1009, 2010, 2011)
  • Daily Radio Show “Standing on the Frontline” Bott Radio Network (1009-2011)
  • “Emergency Entry Into a Home”, Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 6, No. 3, Autumn 2010
  • “Legality of a Knock and Talk”, Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume65, #2, Spring of 2011
  • “Constructive Possession of Drugs,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Volume 65, #2, Spring 2011
  • The Pathway (Missouri Baptist Newspaper) July 15, 2011 “In God We Trust”
  • Featured article in the Ozark Christian News, “One Nation Under God,” August 2011
  • Featured in The Ozarks Christian News, “One Nation Under God,” August 2011
  • “In Custody (Or Not)?”, Summer 2011, Volume 65, #3
  • “Terrorist Profile,” Summer, 2011, Volume 65, # 3
  • “Are You Familiar With Arizona v. Gant?”, Volume 65 No. 3, Summer-2011
  • “The New Law on Vehicle Searches: Arizona v. Gant,” Volume 65 No. 3, Summer 2011
  • “Change of Law Regarding Plain View Doctrine,” Volume 65 No. 3, Summer 2011
  • “Warrantless GPA Tracking;” “Inquiries About Drugs May Exceed Lawful Sculp of Traffic Stop; “Be Careful About Threatening Removal of Children;” “The Use of Trickery in Obtaining Confessions,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 4, Fall-2011
  • St. Louis Daily Record, Vol. 122, #328, November 24, 2011, “Let Us Give Thanks for Our Mistakes”
  • “Public Safety Exception to Miranda Warning,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 1, Winter 2012
  • “Vehicle Stops Allowing Questioning About Green Card,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 1, Winter 2012
  • “Be Careful About Extending Routine Traffic Stops,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 1, Winter 2012
  • “Can Police Search a Cell Phone?” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 1, Winter 2012
  • “Use of Cell Phone Evidence Warrants Concern,” Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, April 16, 2012, Vol. 26
  • “The Fellow Officer Rule,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 2, Spring 2012
  • “Fifth Amendment Precludes Force Decryption of Computer Hard Drive,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 2, Spring 2012
  • “Search Warrants for Suspects Rectum,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 2, Spring 2012
  • “Officers May Window Peep (Sometimes),” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 2, Spring 2012
  • “Ever Fallen Asleep While Driving?” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 2, Spring 2012
  • “The Controversial Question of Self-Defense,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 2, Spring 2012
  • “Avoidance of Drug Check Point Does Not Justify Stop,” Missouri Peace Officers Assn., Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 3, Summer 2012
  • “Officers Must Authenticate Text Message Evidence,” Missour Peace Officers Assn., Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 3, Summer 2012
  • “Be Careful What You Promise,” Missouri Peace Officers Assn., Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 3, Summer 2012
  • “More About the Public Safety Exception to Miranda,” Missouri Peace Officers Assn., Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 3, Summer 2012
  • “License Plate Scanners,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 4, Fall 2012
  • “New Kelsey Smith Law,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 4, Fall 2012
  • “Spotting a Work Place Nut,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 4, Fall 2012
  • “The Problem of the Crazed Active Shooter,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 4, Fall 2012
  • “Allowing Media on Search Warrant Raids,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 4, Fall 2012
  • “Ordering Accused to Empty Pockets is Not a Search,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 4, Fall 2012
  • “Unambiguous Request for Counsel;” “Cyber Crimes Training,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 66, # 4, Fall 2012
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Considers Missouri Drunk Driving Case,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 67, # 1, Winter 2013
  • “Opening Closed Packages,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 67, # 1, Winter 2013
  • “Staleness is Okay in Computer Porn Searches,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 67, # 1, Winter 2013
  • “Questioning Canine Qualifications,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 67, # 1, Winter 2013
  • “Drug Detection Canines,” Law Enforcement Magazine, Vol. 67, # 1, Winter 2013

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Associations

  • Greene County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Greene County Bar Association Law Day, Chairman
  • Crimestoppers, Founder, Organizer, Board of Directors
  • Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Crime Prevention Operation Identification
  • Heartlight, Board of Directors
  • Lambda Chi Alpha House Corporation, President
  • Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks, Member, President, 1971 to 1971
  • Youth Sunday School, Kings Way Methodist Church, Superintendent, 1971 to 1971
  • Church Administrative Board, Member, 1968 to 1975
  • Greene County Bar Association, Member, 1966
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member, 1966
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1966
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 1977 to 1980
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 1977 to 1982
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Member, 1980
  • Conservatives for America, 2012 to Present

Past Positions

  • Greene County prosecutor, Assistant, 1967 to 1970
  • Greene County, Elected as a prosecuting attorney, 1971 to 1972
  • Part time Legal Secretary for William T. Powers, Jr., 1958 to 1959
  • Investigations concerning automobile accidents, crimes, briefing for legal points, trial strategy and practice sessions for Homer D. Wampler, Jr., 1958 to 1965
  • Berry World Travel, Inc., Kansas City, Mo Led tour groups around the United States, Canada, Hawaii, and Europe for 2-4 week tours, Tour Guide during summer months, 1961 to 1966
  • Assistant Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, 1967 to 1970
  • Prosecuting Attorney, Greene County, MO, 1971 to 1972
  • Practicing Attorney in Law Firm of WAMPLER, WAMPLER & CATT, Springfield, MO, 1973 to 2004
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Honorable Discharge, 1966. Active duty: Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Sill, OK and Fort Bragg, NC, 1958 to 1966