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About Me

My name is Peter Stevenson.  I am the Principal and Owner of Stevenson Law, LLC.  I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Southern Illinois University.  During law school, I held several different internships.  After my first year of law school, I clerked for a trial court judge. Throughout my second year of law school, I worked for a small firm in Carbondale, Illinois.  I was fortunate to land an internship with the Missouri Public Defender’s Office in St. Louis City during my third year of law school.  There, I worked on a wide variety of felony cases, and served as second chair on several felony jury trials.  After graduation, I took and passed the Missouri Bar Exam, and was admitted to practice before the Missouri Supreme Court.  After I was admitted to practice, I worked as an associate attorney in a small firm.  While I gained a good deal of experience, I became dissatisfied with that position and started my own firm.



I believe in treating my clients as people, not dollar signs.   I promise to treat you with dignity and respect.   Anytime you call or visit my office, I want you to feel comfortable telling me about your situation, even if you feel embarrassed or humiliated.  No matter what you tell me, I guarantee that I have heard worse.  And remember, what you tell me is between us.  I cannot tell the cops or anyone else.   Finally – and most importantly – if you hire me to represent you, I pledge to zealously advocate on your behalf.



If you are lucky, you may be able to meet Rudy, who occasionally accompanies me to the office.   Rudy is a great dog and my best friend.   I rescued him from the C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue in Ozark in 2013.



—Peter Stevenson, Principal and Owner of Stevenson Law, LLC





Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
  4. Consumer Protection: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%



Hourly ($150-200/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer for his dedication to the community.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Judd S Nemiro

    A top notch attorney who has great knowledge of the law. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Stevenson Law, LLC

321 South Virginia Avenue #C
Joplin, MO, 64801


MOGood Standing, Active201201/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Business TaxationCALI - Excellence for the Future2012
Trial AdvocacyCALI - Excellence for the Future2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Contract AttorneyLegal Services of Southern Missouri2014 - Present
Contract AttorneyMissouri Public Defender2014 - Present
Attorney/OwnerStevenson Law, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyFendelman, Floodman & Associates2013 - 2013
Associate AttorneyBurdick Law Offices, PC2012 - 2013
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2015 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Missouri BarAttorney Member2012 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Child Support CaseSubstantial award for my client, plus arrears.
Multiple Felony & Misdemeanor ChargesProbation.
Car AccidentFavorable settlement.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Blog"Restraining Order?"2013
Blog"Car Wreck? A Couple Quick Tips"2013
Blog"3 Mistakes That WILL Hurt Your Missouri Workers' Compensation Case!"2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Drake UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2009
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Johnson County High School Mock Trial CompetitionVolunteer Judge2013