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David King Back

David King Back

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime

About Me

DAVID K. BACK has nearly 20 years experience and provides comprehensive criminal defense services to clients throughout Southwest Missouri, for criminal charges including:

 MISDEMEANERS:  petty theft, certain types of fraud, traffic violations, first and second offense DWI / DUI, assault, battery, shoplifting and trespassing

FELONIES:  murder, vehicular homicide, domestic assault, forgery, rape, robbery, assault, repeat DUI/DWI offenses, weapons charges and manslaughter

SEX CRIMES:  rape, statutory rape, stalking, child molestation, child pornography, sexual misconduct, solicitation of a minor and prostitution

DRUG CHARGES:  drug possession, possession with the intent to distribute or deliver, drug trafficking, manufcture of controlled substance and use of a firearm during drug trafficking activities

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE:  most major areas.


We practice law in the following counties in Missouri:  Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Douglas, Greene, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster, Wright.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    19 years, 200 cases
  3. Federal Crime: 10%
    19 years, 100 cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse David without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Worsham Law Firm, LLC

325 South Ave.
Springfield, MO, 65806



MOGood Standing, Active199501/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
5 Year CommendationMissouri Public Defender System2000
GraduateWestern Trial Advocacy Institute1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Trial AttorneyWorsham Law Firm2015 - Present
Criminal Trial AttorneyReece Family Law, LLC2013 - 2015
AttorneyDavid Back Law2012 - 2013
Trial AttorneyMissouri State Public Defender's Office2001 - 2012
AttorneyDavid Back Law2000 - 2001
Trial AttorneyMissouri State Public Defender's Office1995 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Springfield Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Missouri BarMember1995 - Present
United States Courts, Western MissouriMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Forcible Sodomy - Greene County, MissouriNot Guilty
Assault & Armed Criminal ActionNot Guilty
Statutory RapeNot Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
WillWorshamLaw.comUnderstanding Domestic Violence Convictions2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Westminster CollegeEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Glendale High SchoolN/AUnknown1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Training ConferenceTrial Skills2007
Annual Training ConferenceNew Defender Workshop2006