Law Office Of Brian D. Risley

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Brian D. Risley
  • Attorney


Springfield, MO






A member of the Missouri Bar since 1999, Brian has over 15 years of experience in many areas of practice, including family law, criminal law, personal injury, probate work, insurance defense, and appellate work, including one year as law clerk before Judge Robert Barney of the Southern District Court of Appeals.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law 50%
  • Criminal Law 30%
  • Personal Injury 20%

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2008


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2008
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • B.S. - 1995
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association , 2003 to Present
  • Christian County Bar Association, 2014 to Present
  • Missouri Bar Association , Member , 1999 to Present
  • Western District Federal Court, Missouri , Member , 2003 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Andy Hodges, Attorney at Law, Associate Attorney, 2006 to 2008
  • Franke, Schultz and Mullen , Associate Attorney, 2005 to 2006
  • Greene County MO Prosecuting Atty. Office , Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 2002 to 2005
  • Southern District Court of Appeals – Judge Barney , Law Clerk, 2001 to 2002
  • Butler County MO Prosecuting Atty. Office, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 2000 to 2001
  • Missouri Public Defender - SE MO, Assistant Public Defender, 1999 to 2000


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