For more than a decade, Scott Hamblin has litigated cases in Circuit Courts and United States District Courts throughout Missouri. Scott regularly practices in the areas of family law, divorce, child custody, paternity, child custody modifications, state and federal criminal defense including drug trafficking, drug possession, firearm offenses, sexual crimes, money laundering, driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) and manslaughter. As a former assistant prosecuting attorney, Scott has gained substantial trial experience and insight which benefits his clients. As a result of his knowledge and experience, The Missouri Bar Association has invited Scott to lecture and speak to other lawyers at continuing legal education courses on the topics of criminal law and divorce. Scott also maintains a civil practice utilizing his courtroom skills to represent individuals, businesses and corporations involved in contract disputes, mechanic’s liens, real estate disputes, will contests, personal injury cases, worker’s compensation, probate proceedings, adoptions, guardianships and conservatorships.
Scott is involved in numerous professional organizations including the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Missouri Bar Association, the Cole County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Scott is actively involved in the Jefferson City community. Scott currently serves as legal counsel for the Missouri Jaycees and the Central Missouri Foster Care Adoption Association. He serves as presiding Judge for the Elks Lodge #513. He serves on the Jefferson City Regional Board of UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) and is a member of the following community organizations: Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Jefferson City Jaycees and St. Peter’s Parish.
Scott graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1995 and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1999. Scott knew early in his legal education that his calling was that of trial lawyer. Scott excelled in law school and was inducted to the Order of Barristers, Board of Advocates and served on the Moot Court team. Scott met his wife Megan Waters-Hamblin while in law school. Megan is a life-long resident of Jefferson City, and Scott and Megan reside in Jefferson City, Missouri. Scott also is an auctioneer with Waters-Hamblin auction service where he is involved in estate, real estate and farm auctions with Ira “Ed” Waters.
Scott Hamblin | lawyer jefferson city mo | Divorce, child custody, paternity, child custody modifications, state and federal criminal defense
Scott did an excellent job. He was available as needed and always listened. He responded quickly to e-mails or phone calls. He didn’t just “tell me what to do.” Instead, he listened to my input and helped me make informed decisions. I always felt as though he had time for me as a client.