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Then: Partner, Law Offices of Dee Wampler PC
Now: Managing Partner, Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise PC
Since 2005, Joseph Passanise has continuously propelled his career forward, and he has the accolades and winning cases as proof. In 2013, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers inducted Passanise as a fellow. He remains one of only four Missouri lawyers in the exclusive organization.
Passanise credits much of the success to his mentor and business partner, Dee Wampler. During his time working with Wampler, he has helped expand the business. In 2005, the practice employed around five people; today it’s 14. Wampler has continued to take on major felony cases in both federal and state courts.
Between cases and extracurricular duties, Passanise says he enjoys spending time with his daughter and son. He’s even earned the title of coach for his son’s soccer team.
“I would tell my 2005 self to slow down,” Passanise says. “It goes by quickly, so enjoy the ride.”
Urban Studios LLC, a natural light photography studio and pop-up event space, opened; the Missouri State University Foundation became the new owner of event venue The Old Glass Place; and Polk County’s dining scene expanded with the opening of Flat Creek.