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Matthew Allen Russell

Matthew Allen Russell

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

I strive to help people through the legal process. I take the time to explain to them what is happening with their case and the effects that can have on their lives. Attorneys get the reputation of not returning phone calls or talking "down" to people. I work hard to return all phone calls within one work day (if not much sooner) and treat people as I want to be treated.


My geographic practice areas include Greene County and the surrounding counties of Christian, Stone, Taney, Lawrence, Webster, Polk, Cedar and Dade.  I handle municipal court cases as well.


I graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1995 and attended Missouri State University until 2000 earning a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science.  While undergrad I owned and operated a successful Video Store in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.


I attended Creighton University from 2000-2003.  I participated in several mock trial and moot court competitions.  I won the Regional Trial Competition and competed at Nationals.


I was hired by Darrell Moore at the Greene County Prosecutors Office in 2003 upon my graduation.  I left in 2006 to work for Dee Wampler and then went back to work for the Greene County Prosecutors Office for the remainder of 2006 until 2012 when I started my own law firm.  While at the Greene County Prosecutors Office I prosecuted every single type of case in Missouri.  From child support and traffic tickets to homicides and sex cases.  I have handled thousands of cases and taken hundreds to trial.


In 2009 I was selected to be a member of Class 24 of Leadership Springfield.  I was selected as the Class Representative to serve on the Board of Directors.  I am currently the President of the Board of Directors of Leadership Springfield.


My Practice is mostly comprised of Criminal Defense, Family Law and Estate Planning.

I have the pleasure of teaching Character Education to the Wilson’s Creek School in Battlefield, Missouri.  I have served on the CASP Board of Directors, Vice-Chair of Violence Free Families and do pro bono work for Harmony House.




Languages Spoken: German, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    12 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    12 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    12 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Ryan Edward Murphy

    He has earned the reputation as a top criminal defense and DWI attorney in southwest Missouri.


    Ryan Murphy Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Ryan Cole

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Cole DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Matthew Russell

4650 South National, Suite B3
Springfield, MO, 65810


MOGood Standing, Active200301/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
40 Under 40Springfield Business Journal2014
Class 24 GraduateLeadership Springfield2009
Prosecutor of the MonthGreene County Prosecutors Office2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Matthew Russell2012 - Present
First Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyGreene County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2012
AssociateLaw Offices Of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise2006 - 2006
Senior Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyGreene County Prosecutor's Office2003 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Springfield Metropolitan Bar AssociationCriminal Committee Chairperson2014 - Present
Judicial Evaluation CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Leadership SpringfieldChair of Kenworthy Selection Committee2010 - 2012
CASP Board of DirectorsBoard Member2010 - 2012
Leadership SpringfieldCo-Chair of Membership Development2009 - 2010
Leadership SpringfieldPresident Board of Directors2009 - Present
Violence Free FamiliesVice Chair2009 - 2012
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - 2007
Sunrise RotaryChair of Character Education2006 - 2011
Springfield Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Missouri Association of Prosecuting AttorneysAttorney Member2003 - 2012
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityAttorney Member2003 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
PraetorLaw School Newspaper2001 - 2003

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Greene County DWIDismissed
Estate Planning - Greene CountyN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Praetor Student NewspaperThe Role of a 3rd Year Law StudentN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Southwest Missouri State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Hour by Hour CLERevised Missouri Criminal Code2014
Organization of Female Accountants Monthly MeetingWhite Collar Crime in Organizations2013
Springfield Non-Profit Round TableWhite Collar Crime2012
CFO - Fraud SeminarWhite Collar Crime2012
Springfield Police AcademySearch and Seizure2011
Springfield Police AcademySearch and Seizure2010
Springfield Police AcademyCivil Service2009
Springfield Police AcademySearch and Seizure2009
Drury Police AcademyDomestic ViolenceN/A