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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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1996||08/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2016 - Present|
|Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association||Board of Directors||2013 - 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|
|Federalist Society chapter||President||1995 - 1996|
|Federalist Society chapter||Member||1993 - 1996|
|Greene County - Assault||Dismissed|
|DWI - Dismissed||Dismissed|
|Carter County, MO Felony Domestic Assault||Dismissed|
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|Defend DWI||Refusing a Breath Test||2013|
|www.willworshamlaw.com||I've Been Arrested - What Happens Next?||2012|
|Defenddwi.com||DWI Overview in Missouri||2011|
|DefendDWI.com||Missouri DWI Law - The Basics||2011|
|Springfield Newsleader||Red Light Cameras||2003|
|MoBarCLE publication||Annual Law Review||1995|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Drury University||English Literature||BA||1993|
|MMACJA Regional Conference||Legislative Update||2013|
|KRBK-417Lawyers Legal Answer Line||Legal Questions||2012|
|Kevin & Liz Morning Show||Ask a Lawyer||2012|
|Blueprints for Tomorrow Executive Luncheon||Negotiation||2011|
|GCPO Annual Training Retreat||Evidence in Criminal Prosecution||2000|
|Technology and the Law||Technology and the Law||1998|