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About Wyse Law Firm, P.C.

Stephen Wyse founded the Wyse Law Firm, P.C., in 2002 in Columbia, Missouri. Stephen is a native of Richmond, Missouri. At Richmond High School, Stephen played football, basketball, tennis and was the high school Chess Champion. Stephen served in the United States Army as a Military Police Sergeant, and his duties included patrol, later attached to Army CID on a drug suppression team, a customs investigator/inspector in Italy, and a machine gun squad leader in a strategic MP unit.

Stephen Wyse has:

  • Worked as a Democratic political consultant, having worked for Carnahan for Governor in 1992, Ted House for Senate in 1994, Ken Jacob for State Senate in 1996 and helped elect two Democratic Members of Congress.
  • Been a Legislative Assistant to a Missouri State Senator.
  • Also worked for the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
  • Served as an Assistant Public Defender in Nevada, Missouri.
  • Also served as a Special Municipal Prosecutor.
  • A contributor to the Huffington Post on legal affairs


  • U.S. Army Military Police School
  • U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Course
  • U.S. Customs School in Mannheim, Germany
  • Law Enforcement Training Institute (L.E.T.I.) at the University of Missouri, Columbia (1993); University of Missouri, Columbia (MU) – Bachelors of History (1992) and Law (1998).



“My first profession was a soldier. I enlisted as an U.S. Army Military Police (M.P.) to protect our country and military community. Part of my nature is to oppose bullies and protect the oppressed. In the simplest terms I am a “Defender” and believe in the rule of law as the surest safeguard to ordered liberty. As a young M.P., I was tasked to the Army C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Division – Army’s version of Naval NCIS) on a Drug Suppression Team. At the time I believed in the “War on Drugs”, but I have since came to recognize that this “War” is far more harmful to liberty and our safety than the illegal drugs in question. Our justice system is intended to be reliant upon truth, but bureaucratic arrogance has left truth a minor consideration as we wrongly convict far too many innocent citizens of crimes they did not commit. A commitment to zealous advocacy for my clients and thorough knowledge of the justice system allows for me fight for fairness and substantial justice for my clients.”


Since 2002, Wyse Law Firm, P.C. has handled Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, DUI/DWI Defense, and Civil Rights cases for the people of Missouri. To schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 573-449-7755. You may also contact us by email at swyse@wyselaw.com.