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Adam Darrell Woody

Criminal defense Attorney at Springfield, MO

4.9   69 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Violent crime
    15%

    18 years, 300 cases

  4. Sex crime
    10%

    18 years, 200 cases

  5. Federal crime
    5%

    16 years, 100 cases

I STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EFFECTIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN THE AREA. CALL 24/7!

Adam Woody is among the most experienced, credentialed, and court-tested criminal defense attorneys in southwest Missouri. He brings the full scope of his expertise to every case that he takes, garnering a record that includes hundreds of dismissals and not-guilty trial verdicts for all crimes up to 1st-degree murder.

Despite his national stature, Adam has remained focused solely on criminal defense here in the Ozarks. As such, he knows every aspect of our local criminal court system, and has a reputation for his thorough preparation and courtroom demeanor. He is the President of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a general member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a general member of the National College for DUI Defense which is an invitation only organization consisting of members who have demonstrated outstanding skill and experience in the field of DUI/DWI defense.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 2 ...

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Location

Law Office of Adam Woody
2121 S. Eastgate Ave.
Springfield, MO, 65809

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  69 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Steve | November 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and highly recommend
Adam and his staff provided excellent advice and representation. The were always professional, communicated clearly and always kept in touch and communicated in a timely manner.
Posted by Michael Hughey | April 23, 2023
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Lawyer Services
Adam is a very good attorney, I can’t seem to get past his Office workers or much of any of the other Attorneys Office workers to be able to speak with an Attorney. He does do what a Lawyer is supposed to do to Defend his Clients. I remember when he was a Young new Attorney. Does his best on every Case.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
DUI first offense
Adam did great job on my case and communicated all of the details and options very well. He got the charge taken off of ny record and I really appreciated that.
Posted by Angela | April 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
2 felony charges
Was charged with 2 felonys called around and found Adam did my research and decided to go with him. This lawyer will fight with everything he has to get you the outcome you are hopeful for. I feel so blessed to have been able to been his clinient. While fighting our case covid started so it took longer than we would of all liked but it never stopped him. A week before trial our cases was dropped. This team will make you feel very comfortable and stay on all questions you have. The thing I liked and noticed about Adam and other lawyers was he new his clients he knew the case and it all mattered they cared. If you want a good outcome Adam and his team are the best.
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Posted by Lenny | June 11, 2020
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Great Attorney
Mr. Woody handled my case excellently. Throughout the intimidating court process he did good on explaining in detail what was going on and what the plan was moving forward each step. His office staff is also very friendly and does a great job on helping with questions, giving updates, as well as setting up conferences with Adam in a timely manor. My case was dismissed upon the prosecution reviewing evidence with Adam before the trial and Adam was well prepared to defend my innocence in court had the case carried forward regardless. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal services.
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Posted by Robert | January 29, 2020
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Review
Mr.woody was so professional keep me updated on ever detail concern my case fight hard for me in court winning me the best outcome i we hire again if needed
Posted by Brandon | January 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer will do what he can to make sure you get the best outcome
He helped me with a case that literally could have stayed on my record for life , but he fought for me and got me the best deal and made sure I was happy with the outcome in the end , very good price and will work with you on payments all in all an amazing lawyer to have on your side
Posted by Ty | January 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best no doubt
Adam has been the best lawyer anyone could ask for from the get go. Going above and beyond to make sure everything has been taken care of and keeping me informed with each step of the process. I didn’t just find a great lawyer, I’ve found a friend. At least that’s the way he makes you feel when dealing with whatever trouble you need him for. Definitely would use him again, but hopefully won’t ever need to.
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Posted by Josh | December 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
America needs more attorneys like Adam Woody
I hired Adam in June of this year for a criminal case that was 10 years old that I had completely forgot about until I ended up in the back of a police car for having a warrant. I am from out of state and told Adam that my work schedule would make it difficult for me to make a bunch of court appearances in Missouri. He was confident that it would be a quick and easy case and would likely be thrown out with minimal effort, and his fee reflected it. That, however, was not the case. Adam stood by his word and urged me not to accept any offers from prosecutors. He continued to fight for me and made sure that my outcome was what we initially discussed when I hired him. The case dragged on for about 6 Months. Adam and his staff kept me up to date with everything that was going on and I know he made at least two appearances in court on my behalf. Our court date was scheduled for December 3rd and he was fully prepared to represent me in court and had his staff reach out to me multiple times while they prepared for court to make sure they had all they information they needed. The prosecutors finally dropped the case several days before court. To my surprise, Adam never asked for more money, even tho it was obvious he put way more work into my case than he originally thought. Adam could have suggested that I accept a plea early on, and I would have. He knew he could get it dismissed and he was going to do whatever it took to make that happen. Ultimately, that’s exactly the outcome we got. I have used multiple attorneys for business matters, civil and criminal cases and Adam is by far the best I have used. Adam is a stand up guy and one you can trust to make the best decision for you. I hope I never have legal matters in Missouri again, but if I do, Adam will be my first call.
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Posted by Kristofer | August 11, 2019
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THANK YOU!!!!!
I was overcharged by a zealous prosecutor in Greene County Mo. Mr. Woody had the felony charge reduced to a realistic misdemeanor. This saved not only my self respect but my reputation. Mr. Woody kept me fully informed throughout the case and he could not have been more friendly. He treated me and my case like it was the most important thing on his agenda. I cannot recommend him enough if your livelihood and reputation are on the line.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
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Professional Lawyer
Adam handled three separate cases of mine and walked me through every step of the way. I had a really good outcome on all three cases, in my opinion he is the best criminal defense lawyer in Springfield Missouri. I highly recommend him because he is honest, professional, and fights for you. Thanks Adam.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
I got into some trouble with a DWI and was in jeopardy of losing my career. Mr. Woody did a fantastic job of keeping it off of my record and keeping me able to work during the process.
Posted by Jess | July 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Reputable Attorney
2019 has been a difficult year... With those difficulties I needed litigation. Previously being employed at an attorney's office, I was leery in my search for a reputable lawyer. I was referred to Adam by my partner who I trust. In result, Adam has successfully depleted ALL of my strenuous issues. He has remained professional and considerate through the process. The monetary aspect has also been a relief. Attorney fees can be outrageous - fortunately Adam is focused on helping his clients anyway he can. I am forever grateful and will always turn to the Law Offices of Adam Woody for legal counsel. THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2019
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Adam was excellent! Everything he recommended that I do before court paid off big time. Definitely knows what he's doing.
Posted by Marsha | July 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney for criminal defense.
We chose Adam based on positive reviews from others and we are very happy we did! He is professional, intelligent, fair, polite, holds great communication with his clients, and truly had our best interest at heart . He did everything for my son that we had hoped would happen and more. I highly recommend Adam Woody.
Posted by Jon | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and courteous
Adam was extremely professional. He made the expectations clear moving forward with my case, and was able to see my case become dismissed. I am very pleased with the outcome and would recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by Dominic | June 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely grateful
Adam Woody is by far the best lawyer I've ever had represent me. I went to him based off of several recommendations letting me know that he does a great job , and he did not fall short with me . He went above and beyond the expectations that I had for the outcome of my case. His prices are incredibly competitive especially considering the kind of results he will get you. He is most definitely the one you want to go with.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2019
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Got my case dismissed
I needed a criminal defense lawyer for an incident that occurred while on vacation in Missouri. Adam was good at handling my case from out of state and I only needed to come back to Missouri one time. I was facing a felony and he got my case dismissed. I am truly thankful for his work.
Posted by Tommy | March 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Super job
I was pulled over and charged with DWI in Springfield MO.i was Nervous I contacted Mr.Woody..After a conversation I hired Him He seemed personable and I felt comfortable Mr Woody Made Everything go Smooth As Butter always kept me informed and didn't hit me with any suprises I knew my status through out the process.Mr Woody Was able to negotiate a Fair and favorable decision for my case I didn't step foot in a court room and didn't lose my driving privilege I did get a fine and a class but overall I am happy with the out come I highly recommend R Woddy thanks
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Posted by Rostell King | February 18, 2019
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1st time DWI
When I was 23 years of age I made the mistake of Drinking and Driving. A year later, I was faced with the consequences and made another mistake by not hiring the right legal representation. Instead of charging me extra to correct my previous attorneys mistakes Adam was fairly priced and handled my case with TRUE professional care.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Adam Woody
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Missouri State Public Defender System
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 2013
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Drury University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Acquittal of DWI After Bench Trial
  • Acquittal Following Bench Trial
  • Acquittal of DWI After Bench Trial
  • Acquittal Following Bench Trial
  • Man Accused of Stealing Tractor Trailer Full of $200,000 in goods Acquitted after Jury Trial
  • Acquittal Following Jury Trial
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Associations

  • National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Chairman
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2011
  • Class 26 Graduate
  • Leadership Springfield
  • 2011
  • 40 under 40
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bernard Edelman DWI Law and Science Seminar
  • Breathalyzer Refusals
  • 2015
  • Springfield Metro Bar Association Criminal Law Committee CLE
  • Missouri Criminal Code Revisions
  • 2014
  • Springfield Metro Bar Association Criminal Law CLE
  • The Call in the Middle of the Night: The Ever Changing DWI Landscape
  • 2013
  • PKA Fraternity Meeting
  • DWI/MIP Law
  • 2013
  • Guest Lecture at Bryan University Criminal Justice Administration Class
  • Trial and Sentencing Issues in Criminal Cases
  • 2013
  • KA Fraternity Meeting
  • Effects of Alcohol
  • 2012
  • Guest Lecturer at Drury University Business Law class
  • A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2012
  • AKL Fraternity Winter Meeting
  • Ramifications of Alcohol Offenses
  • 2012
  • MSU Career Day Panel
  • Career Develpment
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecturer in Communications Class
  • Legal Communication
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Adam
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam aggressively represents his clients and is very knowledgeable and experienced in the area of DUI defense. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a tireless and passionate advocate for his clients. I recommend Mr. Woody should you ever find the need for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an excellent defense attorney. He has a broad knowledge of state and federal law, and carries experience handling any criminal charges. He has excellent trial skills and gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an excellent trial attorney who is always prepared and puts on the best possible case for his clients. I have no hesitation in recommending Adam."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When Adam walks into a courtroom, I know he is prepared and ready to try the case he is appearing on. That preparation allows him to be successful at trying a case or obtaining pleas that are favorable for his client. That level of preparedness comes from hours of hard work and familiarity with experts, witnesses and his clients. He will work diligently and get outstanding results on any criminal case he handles. I endorse this attorney without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred cases to Mr. Woody in the past because I had faith that he would handle each case professionally and successfully. Mr. Woody rewarded that faith with excellent results for each of the clients I have sent to him. I will continue to refer cases to Mr. Woody and would recommend him for anyone who has been charged with a crime in the Springfield area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is an outstanding attorney. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Woody for any criminal charge throughout Southwest Missouri. He's one of the most knowledgeable, professional, and successful young attorneys I have the pleasure of being acquainted with. You can't go wrong hiring him."
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Springfield Criminal defense Lawyer Adam Darrell Woody
Adam Darrell Woody
Criminal defense Attorney
Springfield, MO
Licensed for 17 years
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