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Scott Allen Hamblin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Jefferson City, MO

4.8   42 reviews

also known as Scott Hamblin, Attorney at Law, Scott Hamblin, Brydon Swearengen & England P.C.

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 24 years
    Kansas - KS 23 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Scott

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I enjoy trial. I enjoy being in the courtroom. I have built my reputation on my ability and willingness to try cases both before juries and judges. I have also earned the respect of my clients by providing candid legal advice based upon what my clients need to hear rather than what they want to hear. My clients may not always like what I tell them, but they appreciate understanding their rights and strength or weakness of their position.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2014
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016 + 1 ...

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Location

Scott Hamblin, Attorney at Law
312 E. Capitol Ave Suite 200
312 East Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO, 65101

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Donna | May 5, 2014
Excellant work
Mr. Hamblin has been my lawyer for 12 years now. He was my lawyer for my divorce, which was not an easy "we agree on everything" divorce, it was a very hard and ugly divorce, I was very pleased with the outcome and he was able to get me what I was asking for. I have used him several times since then, at least 5 other cases, and have had nothing but good experiences, he is very knowledgeable and keeps me informed of my case constantly. There was never a time I needed to get a hold of him and he did not return my call in a timely manner. I've trusted him with very important and meaningful information about my life that he needed to know for certain cases and he has never misused that information.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2014
A+++++ Attorney
Attorney Scott Hamblin works tirelessly on his cases and gets to know each and every one of his clients personally. When necessary he sacrifices his personal time to make sure he is always prepared to defend you no matter the circumstances. Mr. Hamblin fights for the life, liberty and most importantly, justice of the everyday person and citizen of this great nation. Mr. Hamblin is able to accomplish this not just because of his conviction for upholding justice for the common person but because of his expertise and unequivocal knowledge of the law and court procedures. He has an uncanny, unique ability to simplify complex issues and make them understandable to other attorneys, judges and juries. He has spent a good portion of his life here in Jefferson City as a former all-star prosecutor and has fostered a collegial rapport with his associates working in the courts in Missouri. He has earned their respect and listen closely when he engages a topic. A good attorney when someone is in a very bad position is a necessity that everyone has a right too. When you employ Mr. Hamblin you don’t get a good attorney you get a GREAT attorney that will fight for you till your case is resolved.
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Posted by David | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody, and divorce
Scott helped me every step of the way. Very proud of the success he's done , and very blessed. He got me everything I wanted and was always just a phone call away with any questions I had
Posted by Anthony | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for anyone better
I got stuck between a rock and a hard place in my situation as was in need of help. Scott was appointed to be via public defender for a federal case and I could not have wished for a better lawyer and overall individual. He would show up for me while I was incarcerated on the weekend when he had time and would also work around my work schedule to meet while I was not incarcerated. He extensively researched my case and talked to me like a human rather than another client. He's very kind and will tell you the situation whether it's good or bad and though it may not be easy to hear, it's what needs to be said. He absolutely went above and beyond my expectation for an attorney and overall a great human being. I would like to thank him for helping me get probation in a rough situation. He listened to all I had to say and at times took my mind off the situation by just having normal human conversation rather than a strict client/attorney conversation. I really couldn't have asked for better and would highly recommend him to anyone who ends up in need of a great attorney.
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Posted by Robert Hawkins | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely happy
Where to start, my case was a very long drawn out ordeal. 2 years for divorce and then a year long custody battle shortly after that. Mr Hamblin and his staff worked extremely long and hard during the entire process. Mr. Hamblin is extremely knowledgeable with family law. Any question that I had was answered promptly and honestly. I was never led on about anything or given false hope. Any time I had a "panic" moment Mr. Hamblin was quick to resolve and calm my nerves, believe me there was a lot. He was very patient with me and explained everything very thoroughly in language I could understand. Words cant express how truly grateful my family and myself are to Mr. Hamblin.
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Posted by Michael | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Mid Missouri!
I had recieved some felony charges and Scott fought it every single step of the way (and then some) to a jury trial and did so well, I was found not guilty on all counts! Ive had several lawyers in the past and he is no comparison to any of them. He is very knowledgable in every aspect of laws and the justice system. He is very articulate and explains things very well. You wont regret hiring him! Thank you!
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Posted by Brandi | March 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
There are no words to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to be represented by Mr. Hamblin. I have enjoyed working with him and his assistant, especially through some of the most challenging moments of my life. Selecting someone to handle your case can be a very difficult decision to make, but even from the moment I arrived at the office for my consultation, I knew I had found the right attorney. Thank you so much for a positive outcome, Mr. Hamblin!
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Posted by Nicole | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Scott Hamblin has helped my family with a variety of issues. He is caring, personable, and very knowledgeable. He gave us the information needed to make decisions; and enabled us to understand our goals, legal pathways, and possible outcomes.
Posted by Diana | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver!
I am so grateful that I hired him, he gave me hope to overcome my fear and anxiety. Now my case was dismissed because of his hard work. Thank you so much Attorney Scott may God bless you and keep continue in saving people lives!!!
Posted by Tasha | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have had the pleasure of working with Scott Hamblin in two different capacities; both in a professional capacity through my employment and I have hired him personally as well. He has always been very responsive and attentive to details. He researches current law and practice, but above that he is compassionate regarding his cases and the families he serves. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Mike | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a great lawyer!!
Scott was a great lawyer and turned into a friend. He does everything he says he will do, and he works his tail off for you. He would call me at night, and on weekends, not a lot of lawyers will do that. My divorce took over 2 years, I am so glad I switched lawyers and went to him. Scott will take care of you!
Posted by Paul | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Scott represented me on a matter that was small, but very important to me. Scott was professional, honest and informative every step of the way. Even though my case was a small one, I never felt any less than his most important client whenever we met or had court appearances. I am absolutely certain that I could not have achieved a better outcome unrepresented or with any other attorney.
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Posted by Rachel | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased.
We were forced to hire an attorney when my childrens’ absentee father decided that he suddenly wanted to file for joint custody. After my consultation we decided Mr. Hamblin was who we needed. He was straightforward about all of the possible outcomes, and what we could and couldn’t do. He knows the law very well, and did not ever lead me to believe that he could promise a specific outcome, but that he would do his very best to represent us. He was calm, caring, and confident all throughout our trial, which can be very intense. Even after the trial when he had to deal with an appeal he did his best for us. He or his secretary always answered my emails very promptly and even spent time on the phone with me explaining the process and answering all my questions. I’m so thankful that we chose to use Mr. Hamblin to represent us and our children. Continuing to have full custody of my children is an answer to prayer, and God used this man to walk us through a very difficult time.
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Posted by Garrett | January 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Excellent Attorney
Scott handled two cases for me and was great in both of them. Scott has excellent bedside manner and answered all my questions to where I understood them. Scott is a class A attorney and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Precise
Did a wonderful job at hearing me out and explaining the processes to me. Very professional and would highly recommend
Posted by Jeremy | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Child Custody Attorney
Scott is a great attorney to have on your side. He has helped my family more than I could of ever expected. Thanks again. I would recommend Scott to anyone!
Posted by John | July 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You!
In my case, Mr. Hamblin's representation was excellent. His knowledge of the law as it related to me and his experience were both a source of confidence and comfort to me. I will never be able to thank him enough.
Posted by Marisa | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Representative
Scott is very knowledgeable and very helpful. He was there for us the entire time and always making sure we knew what was going on. We are so thankful for Scott. We would recommend Scott to anyone!!!
Posted by Patrick | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Mr Hamblin and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and professional in planning and executing the stategy for a favorable outcome of my divorce. He worked around my busy schedule, even meeting with me on a Sunday on one occasion. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an excellent divorce attorney.
Posted by Joe | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
Scott has been extremely professional in working my divorce case. He has answered all my questions (and I had a lot of them). He has gone "above and beyond" to make me feel comfortable having him represent me and my case. I was able to met with Scott after normal work hours on several occasions to accommodate my work schedule. I even met with him on Super Bowl Sunday so that we were prepared for trial. His years of experience are very evident by the way he handled all the court documents as well as in the court room. I am very satisfied with my decision to chose Scott as my lawyer in my divorce case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Brydon Swearengen & England P.C.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Brandwein, 796 F.3d 980 (8th Cir. 2015)
  • Opinion affirmed judgment denying the motion to suppress evidence and statements
  • State of Missouri v. Christopher Knehans
  • Guilty plea. Defendant received a suspended imposition of sentence on count I and a sixty day jail sentence on count II.

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Central Missouri Foster Care Adoption Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Missouti Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Cole County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Jefferson City Jaycees
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Missouri Jaycees
  • Legal Counsel
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Jefferson City Jaycees
  • Legal Counsel
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Defense, General Practice
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2024
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer
  • Jefferson City Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Jefferson City's Best Lawyer
  • Jefferson City Magazine
  • 2016
  • Senator
  • Missouri Jaycees
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Jefferson City's Best Attorney
  • Jefferson City Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Award of Merit
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook
  • Chemical Revocation Refusals
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Spaulding Training, Panel Speaker
  • Adoption
  • 2022
  • Learning in Retirement
  • Adoptions
  • 2017
  • Foster Parent/Children's Division Adoptions
  • Adoptions
  • 2016
  • Lincoln University
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
  • Missouri Bar
  • Auto Stops
  • 2014
  • Legal Issues
  • Young Professionals, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012
  • Auto Stop CLE
  • DWI & Traffic Stops
  • 2012
  • Nuts & Bolts, Divorce
  • Divorce
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Scott as counsel for co-defendants in Federal criminal defense cases. He was thoroughly prepared and an aggressive advocate for his client. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense