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2019 40 Under 40 Yearbook: Joseph Passanise, 50

Class of 2005

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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.”


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