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About me

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.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    13 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    13 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    16 years
  4. Adoption: 10%
    13 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($190-200/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Bryan Dale Scheiderer

    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.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jefferson City's Best LawyerJefferson City Magazine2016
SenatorMissouri Jaycees2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Jefferson City's Best AttorneyJefferson City Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Award of MeritNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBrydon Swearengen & England P.C.2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Central Missouri Foster Care Adoption AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Missouti Association of Trial AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Cole County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Jefferson City JayceesMember2001 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Missouri JayceesLegal Counsel2010 - 2014
Jefferson City JayceesLegal Counsel2010 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 KnehansGuilty plea. Defendant received a suspended imposition of sentence on count I and a sixty day jail sentence on count II.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Missouri Bar CLE DeskbookChemical Revocation Refusals2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Foster Parent/Children's Division AdoptionsAdoptions2016
Lincoln UniversityKnow Your Rights2015
Missouri BarAuto Stops2014
Legal IssuesYoung Professionals, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce2012
Auto Stop CLEDWI & Traffic Stops2012
Nuts & Bolts, DivorceDivorce2009