Party affiliation: Republican
Joseph Samuel Passanise, American lawyer. Achievements include being one of top 5 up-and-coming lawyers in Missouri Lawyers Weekly, November 2003. Named one of 40 under 40, Springfield Business Journal, 2005; recipient Lon Hocker Trial Advocacy award, Missouri Bar, 2002, Outstanding Young Man award, Outstanding Young Man of America.
- Partner Law Offices of Dee Wampler, Springfield, Missouri, since 1997. Per course faculty communications department Missouri State University.
Member of Missouri Association Criminal Defense Attorneys (treasurer 2002, secretary 2003, vice president 2004, president 2005, 2006), Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (board directors), National Collegiate Driving under the influence Defense, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Phi Delta Theta (province president since 2001).