Our Commitment to Excellence drives us to provide the best legal representation for our clients. Excellence is not a skill, but is an attitude. It is the desire to perform at a high level to produce results. We have high expectations for ourselves. Our business comes primarily from representing families and individuals. We remain in business because of our commitment to providing the best legal representation for our clients. We understand the anxiety and stress that comes with being involved in any type of court action. We work with our clients to help alleviate that anxiety and stress. Our clients know that we are always working for them. We re-commit ourselves every year to providing the best service possible. This is our Commitment to Excellence. Our clients deserve nothing less.
As an effective family lawyer, Scott is a firm advocate for your rights, while also offering compassion and understanding for your case.
As a former prosecuting attorney, Scott knows everything the prosecution has to do to be successful in a criminal defense case.
Honesty and genuineness is an integral part of our practice. We are compassionate. We care about our clients and their concerns. We carefully listen to our clients. Once we have been hired, we visit with our clients to provide a candid and honest assessment of the case. We don’t tell our clients simply what they want to hear. Instead, we advise our clients of the risks and benefits associated with the case. Every situation is unique. We focus our representation based upon what the client wants to accomplish and we develop a strategy based upon how our client wants to proceed.
A client may have a strong interest in attempting to resolve a case without a trial. We help our client in attempting to achieve that goal. There are benefits to resolving a case without a trial. We recognize those benefits. We educate our client about the ways to avoid trial. We then implement those strategies to attempt to resolve the case.
There are also cases where trial is inevitable. Trial requires a different skill set that not all lawyers possess. For more than two decades, Scott Hamblin has built his reputation on his willingness to try cases in Jefferson City, Missouri and surrounding counties throughout central Missouri. From his law office in Jefferson City, Missouri, attorney Hamblin serves as an aggressive and zealous divorce lawyer, child custody lawyer, and family lawyer. As a criminal lawyer and a former prosecutor, Scott has tried numerous criminal cases including both jury trials and judge tried cases. Scott uses his trial experience to the advantage of his clients, in both attempting to settle cases and also at trial. Scott is an aggressive personal injury lawyer for his clients.
Scott concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, divorce and child custody, and state and federal criminal defense and being an aggressive and zealous advocate when needed.
Gather documents, create a budget, etc.
A skilled family lawyer can advocate for you.
Divorce formally begins after this filing.
The other spouse enters a response to the filing.
May cover custody or financial issues during divorce.
Verifying financial info provided in the petition.
Settlement is common, but a trial is possible.
Modification or enforcement may be necessary.
Defendant is arrested or served with complaint.
Get an attorney involved as soon as possible.
The court will set bail if you are in custody.
Charges against you will be explained.
Enter a plea and set date for pre-trial hearing.
Collect evidence and negotiate to reduce charges.
Final attempt to resolve the charges before trial.
Evidence is presented and the court reaches a verdict.
Your attorney can help you negotiate sentencing
Injuries caused by negligence may result in lawsuits.
An attorney can best represent your interests.
Discovery is ongoing but should begin right away.
Request that the negligent party takes action.
Settlements will be offered and discussed.
If no settlement is reached, a trial date is set.
Sharing of evidence. Settlement is still possible.
Parties agree to settle or jury decides outcome.
Scott Hamblin is a partner and shareholder in the law firm of Brydon Swearengen & England P.C. Brydon Swearengen & England is one of the oldest and largest continuing law offices in Jefferson City, Missouri. Scott designed this website to provide specific information to individuals and families. Their needs are often different than the business, corporate and regulatory interests served by the firm. When you hire Scott Hamblin, you also receive the resources a larger law office provides, with additional attorneys, staff and technology to meet your legal needs. Please contact our office to assist you.
Every case is different, so we develop a legal strategy with your specific needs in mind. Scott carefully listens to your concerns and goals to gather the most vital facts to fully understand your special circumstances in order to identify the most suitable course of action.
We do not unnecessarily rush a settlement unless it is truly beneficial to your circumstances. Opposing lawyers or insurance companies may attempt to drag out the battle in order to convince you to accept unjust conditions, but we are ready to fight for your rights until the end.
We will always aim for the ideal solution, but if a trial is required, we have the litigation knowledge and perseverance to win for you. Our firm has earned a good reputation for success by consistently obtaining positive results for our clients and refusing to back down from difficult matters.
A mother was seeking sole custody of her children following a divorce. The father refused to cooperate, leaving the client in a difficult situation as she felt as though her children didn’t have a voice. Scott recognized her need for an advocate and carefully listened to the children’s wishes, which conclusively helped the client achieve sole custody of her children and protected their best interests.
A Jefferson City man faced DUI charges following a field sobriety test. Charges against the defendant were dropped after Scott successfully maintained the client’s claims that the test results were inaccurate. While the client initially appeared to be in a difficult situation, Scott was able to push investigators to determine the sobriety test results as invalid, so the charges were dismissed.
I have been working with Mr. Hamblin for almost one and a half years and consider him to be one of the finest Lawyers I have ever done business with. Mr. Hamblin’s understanding of Missouri law is to say the least encyclopedic. His areas of expertise are broad and far-reaching. While working with Mr. Hamblin…
Scott was efficient and knew his stuff. Very thorough and committed to our family. He had worked on two different cases for us and did an excellent job. No regrets!
I called Mr. Hamblin to represent my family member. When we went in to have a meeting, Mr. Hamblin was very honest said he felt that he could represent him and help with the matter that he had been charged with. I was so glad that I had contacted Mr. Hamblin on this matter, because…
Very upfront and honest about the potential outcomes of my case.
Scott Hamblin represented my son in a high-profile case. Scott was highly professional throughout the course of the proceedings, prompt and thorough in answering all of our questions and, most importantly, was very prepared when he represented my son in the courtroom, which resulted in a very favorable outcome. Our family cannot thank Scott enough…
Mr. Hamblin succeeded in winning a child custody modification case for me that most lawyers I spoke with wouldn't even take on. Many told me that modifying a child custody agreement was nearly impossible. Due to the changes at my children's Father's house and the toll it was taking on their mental health, my children…
I am so grateful that I hired him, he gave me hope to overcome my fear and anxiety. Now my case was dismissed because of his hard work. Thank you so much Attorney Scott. May God bless you, and keep continuing to save people's lives!!!
There are no words to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to be represented by Mr. Hamblin. I have enjoyed working with him and his assistant, especially through some of the most challenging moments of my life. Selecting someone to handle your case can be a very difficult decision to make, but even…
I got stuck between a rock and a hard place in my situation as was in need of help. Scott was appointed to be via public defender for a federal case and I could not have wished for a better lawyer and overall individual. He would show up for me while I was incarcerated on…
Scott is a very compassionate but honest man. I have known Scott for 10+ years. I met him while fostering children with Cole County Children's Division. When he became the adoption lawyer for Cole County Children's Division in 2007 my husband and I were one of the first to use him to become adoptive parents…
For accessible and experienced representation, contact attorney Scott Hamblin today.