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A Criminal Defense Attorney In Springfield MO Ready to Fight for You

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 was the President of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2020 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.

Certifications & Achievements

Adam maintains board certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has consistently been recognized as a top as a criminal trial attorney. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. His ongoing awards and achievements include;

  • Six consecutive years ranked as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers organization
  • Selected for the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2015, 2016, 2021, 2022 & 2023
  • Named as a US News and World Report - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” in 2019 & 2020
  • 2018 Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011 Up and Coming Attorney Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Ranked in the Best Lawyers in America from 2017-2023 in DUI/DWI Defense
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Under 40 in Missouri by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Missouri by the American Society of Legal Advocates in 2016
  • Designated among the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Associate of Distinguished Counsel in 2015
  • Named as a Springfield Business Journal Trusted Adviser in 2017

Adam studied Criminology, Psychology, and Global Studies at Drury University before going on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He is also a 2013 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute.

Ty Harden, Associate Attorney

Mr. Harden is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri and the United States District Courts for the Western District and Eastern District of Missouri. He is also qualified as a Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 mediator. In 2011, Mr. Harden graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law with a Juris Doctorate and Certificate of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He also received the Fred L. Howard Prize for Excellence in the Advancement of Advocacy and the national honor of The Order of Barristers. Mr. Harden was named to Super Lawyers' Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars List, 2019-2021. He is also a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and Christian County Bar Association.

Legal Assistants

  • Kelsey Miller

  • Kim Rhea