Stuart P. Huffman

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Springfield, Missouri

Whiteaker & Wilson
Stuart P. Huffman
Whiteaker & Wilson

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, White collar crimes, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 2000

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
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Whiteaker & Wilson

3315 E. Ridgeview
Suite 4000
Springfield, MO 65804 Visit website


Attorney Stuart P. Huffman is a partner with the Whiteaker & Wilson law firm in Springfield, Missouri. A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 19 years of legal experience, Mr. Huffman devotes his practice primarily to criminal defense and traffic violations, and he also handles workers' compensation claims.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Huffman has proven himself as an invaluable advocate for those who stand accused of virtually any type of felony or misdemeanor offense as well as those seeking their rightful benefits after suffering an injury or loss on the job. A former public defender with the Missouri State Public Defender's Office, Mr. Huffman has a unique insight into the state's criminal justice system, which enables him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for his clients.

A 1997 cum laude graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Mr. Huffman obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2000. Along with practicing before all Missouri state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional client service, Mr. Huffman has earned numerous accolades from his peers, including the Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer award and designation as one among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from The National Trial Lawyers. He has also received many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Huffman is a member of The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: white collar, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Workers' compensation: employer/insurance

Focus areas

Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Murder, Sex offenses, Criminal domestic violence, White collar crime, Criminal law - federal, DUI/DWI

  • 60% Criminal defense
  • 20% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 10% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Workers' compensation: employer/insurance

First Admitted: 2000, Missouri

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2012 - Present
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2005
  • Missouri, 2000
  • Member, Missouri Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
  • Member, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA)
  • Thomas v. United States, 128 S.Ct. 2046 (2008) (U.S. Supreme Court 2008)
Educational Background:
  • Central Missouri State University, B.S., Major: Criminal Justice, 1997
  • Lon Hocker Advocacy Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 2009
  • , Top 10 Criminal Defense Firm, Attorney & Practice Magazine's, 2020
  • , 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2021
  • , 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2020
  • , 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • , Nation's Top ONE PERCENT, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars, 2011 - 2014
  • Lon Hocker Trial Lawyer, 2009
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization of American's top trial lawyers.  Membership is by invitation only and extended only to those who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state., The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
Industry Groups:
  • ABA
  • SMBA

Office location for Stuart P. Huffman

3315 E. Ridgeview
Suite 4000
Springfield, MO 65804

Phone: 417-882-7400


4 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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