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William Oris Worsham

Business Attorney at Rogersville, MO

4.9   43 reviews

also known as Will Worsham

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

I graduated from Logan-Rogersville High School in 1989 and attended Drury University until 1993 earning an Bachelors degree in English with Honors and a minor in Speech Communication. While there I was the Station Manager of KDCR 530AM and a member of SIGMA PI.

I attended the University of Missouri School of Law from 1993-1996 and was granted a Juris Doctorate. I passed the bar that summer.

I was hired by Shawn Askinosie to start and run a niche practice in Springfield, MO called The Ticket Center which I did until the fall of 1999 when I joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office as an Assistant Prosecutor. In September of 2002 I left Greene County and started my own firm where I still practice today.

In 2009 I was selected by the Springfield Business Journal for their "40 under 40" award.

My Practice is mostly comprised of Criminal Defense, Business Law, Real Estate and Collections. I have served as City Attorney for Rogersville and Fordland. Additionally, I serve as the Municipal Judge for the Cities of Fair Grove, Billings & Strafford.


I have the pleasure of serving as Master of Ceremonies for a number of local events including the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the Logan-Rogersville Educational Foundation's Wildcat Gala and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk for a Cure. 

I am a Certified National Instructor with the American Taekwondo Association and hold the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt.

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Location

Worsham Law Firm, LLC
PO Box 811
Rogersville, MO, 65742

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Steve | December 1, 2021
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Drafting Trusts
We hired Will to draft an irrevocable trust. His advice was extremely helpful. When later, we needed to make some changes he again was extremely helpful in the guidance he provided through this complex procedure. I recommend him for your consideration.
Posted by Jill | January 12, 2018
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Good Experience
Attention to detail and thoughtful planning were the things were were most impressed with. They got to the issues and asked questions about things I'd never thought about. The result was an outcome we were happy with and no surprises.
Posted by Jim | January 9, 2018
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Very Nice to Work With
Will took the time to carefully review our situation and make logical recommendations. His team then executed the plan perfectly.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2018
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Amazing!
The folks at Worsham law firm really put my mind at ease. I was really worried about my situation, But they were calm confident, professionals that really gave me a clear realistic picture of my situation. It's obvious they've done this before.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2018
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Very Pleased
Worsham Law firm has a group of people that are very understanding no matter your circumstances. They were kind and helpful during a difficult time. Kristin and Christian were especially helpful and knowledgeable.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2017
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Just what I needed
The team at worsham law firm was just what i needed. Christian I met with Will and the other lawyers. Christian tried my case and I was very happy with his representation. This is the team you want.
Posted by Dalton | October 5, 2017
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Criminal Case
Worsham Law firm did an amazing job taking care of me through this less than pleasant experience in my life. I had my consultation with Will and he listened to me thoroughly, treated me with respect and gave me sound advice. His paralegals Codi and Kristen were always polite and helpful whenever I visited or called in. Johnnie Burgess took excellent care of my case and handled it with utmost professionalism. The legal team at Worsham Law firm is top tier and I recommend them to anyone in need of legal help
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Posted by Andrew | January 27, 2017
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This is the firm!
Great results. I got exactly what Will said I would. No smoke. He was a strait shooter.
Posted by Jim | January 25, 2017
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Advice for the Win!
My previous lawyer told me I should just plead guilty. After reading about this firm, I fired my lawyer and hired Worsham Law Firm. They recommended trial. It wasn't cheap, but the prosecutor ended up dismissing my case prior to trial.
Posted by Richard | November 16, 2016
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One of the best if not the best lawfirm in Springfield
One of the best Lawyer firms in Springfield. From our first meeting to trial my lawyer and his firm was always there. They talked me thru everything and was always upfront about everything. They definitely know what they're doing. I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Rickie | October 19, 2016
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Thankful
Will has a great team. I unfortunately had a third DWI, Will's team got it down to a misdemeanor in Greene County! His partner Johnnie helped me in court. I can't thank them enough. I'll never do this again and I'm grateful that they believed in me enough to work hard and get me this great result!
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
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Case Dismissed
Worsham Law Firm has a great staff and lawyers. They held fast and got my charges dismissed.
Posted by Bryan | May 3, 2016
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Solved my problem
I was very worried when I met with Will, but he immediately addressed my concerns and put me at ease. I was afraid my world was falling apart because of my stupid actions, but Will gave me a realistic picture of what the best/worst case outlooks were. When it was all over, he was spot on. His partner David handed the issues in court, just like Will said it would.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2016
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Above and Beyond
Like Scotty on Star Trek, Will tends to down play his firms ability to get great results. I felt he provided reasonable expectations for what could be done on my felony charges, but then exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Matthew | April 4, 2016
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Direct Advice
Will was straightforward from the beginning. He told us the good and the bad. He didn't sugar coat my situation or just tell me what I wanted to hear. I am very satisfied with his honest representation.
Posted by Jerry | April 1, 2016
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Best Lawyers In Town!!
Hands down the best experience I have had. Unfortunately, due to my own bad choices, I've had to hire several lawyers. Will's firm, his staff and the other lawyers were incredible to work with. I hope I never need them again, but if I do, I won't hesitate to call.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2016
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Got the job done.
I interviewed other lawyers that told me my situation was pretty much hopeless. Will gave me hope. He was realistic about the facts of the situation and the difficulties involved. His team came through.
Posted by Bill | March 23, 2016
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Very Pleased
I was very happy with the representation provided by Worsham Law Firm.
Posted by Kevin | March 19, 2016
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Very Professional and upfront
I interviewed several other lawyers before choosing Will. He was upfront and honest about what I could expect in resolving my case. Whereas others seemed to promise the world or tell me what I wanted to hear, Will was realistic and delivered (just a little better) than what he said he would.
Posted by Jack | March 18, 2016
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Saved my case
I had hired another lawyer for my DWI who told me I had no choice but to plead guilty and take the Prosecutor's offer. After firing that lawyer I hired Will. He found a way to reject the deal I was offered and kept me out of having a conviction. Wish I'd hired Wil first and not wasted my money on my first lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 349-599 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Worsham Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Greene County, Missouri
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • M. Shawn Askinosie
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Ganaway, Fiorella & Cummings
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Drury University
  • BA
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Greene County - Assault
  • Dismissed
  • DWI - Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Carter County, MO Felony Domestic Assault
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Taekwondo Association
  • Nationally Certified Instructor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association
  • Judge
  • 2003 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Webster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Sigma Pi
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Federalist Society chapter
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Federalist Society chapter
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Estate Planning
  • Best Attorneys in America
  • 2022
  • Estate Planning
  • Best Attorneys in America
  • 2021
  • Estate Planning SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Estate Planning
  • Best Attorneys in America
  • 2020
  • Estate Planning SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Defense Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 4th Degree Black Belt
  • American Taekwondo Association
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Defense Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Defense Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • American Taekwondo Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • American Taekwondo Association
  • 2010
  • 1st Degree Black Belt
  • American Taekwondo Association
  • 2009
  • 40 Under 40
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • 2009
  • Excellence in Advocacy
  • National Advocacy Center
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Springfield Newsleader
  • Red Light Cameras
  • 2003
  • MoBarCLE publication
  • Annual Law Review
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Network 2013
  • Q&A
  • 2013
  • MMACJA Regional Conference
  • Legislative Update
  • 2013
  • KRBK-417Lawyers Legal Answer Line
  • Legal Questions
  • 2012
  • Blueprints for Tomorrow Executive Luncheon
  • Negotiation
  • 2011
  • Technology and the Law
  • Technology and the Law
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (37)
Endorse William
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Will Worsham since the time he was an assistant prosecuting attorney. He has always been a man of integrity and professionalism. I have had the honor to prepare pre-sentence investigations for many of his clients; they always speak highly of him. I endorse Will Worsham without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fromer prosecutor Will has significant experience handling drug possession and DUI cases. I know he does a good job defending criminal cases he takes on and ones I refer him."
Federal crime Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Worsham. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer, they are a well respected member of the legal community and always give their clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Will is an outstanding lawyer. We have had the opportunity to work together on a number of business matters, and I am always impressed. Best of all, Will is a great person."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Will since my first legal job (when I was a prosecutor in Greene County) and have always found him to work hard for his clients. He is well known in town for his abilities and does excellent work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Everyone attorney who practices criminal law knows Will Worsham. Will is well known in the general community as well. As someone who has interacted with, opposed, and observed Will in court, I can say he always knows what is going on with his cases, is always prepared, and is a methodical attorney. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending him for criminal defense or DWI cases."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Worsham. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. From the time he spends helping people on Avvo by answering their questions, it shows how much he cares about people."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have a criminal matter Mr. Worsham is the man to see. His comments on Avvo show a solid understanding of criminal law in general and DUI law in particular. If you or a friend has gotten a DUI, they need to run, not walk to discuss their options with Mr. Worsham."
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