Our Springfield Legal Team


Richard Bender and his staff have more than 30 years of experience working in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri and the surrounding area with clients of all backgrounds and ages. He specializes in Criminal Law, Family Law (divorce, custody, paternity and juvenile) and appeals.

You can always count on him to take the time necessary to clearly explain your case's procedures and status so that you are kept current on developments in your case. As we understand that charges and matters of the law are often unplanned and happen without notice, and if he takes your case he will dedicate his time to you. The sooner you have an attorney on your side, the easier it is to build a strong case and come to a successful resolution.


Our Springfield Law Office


The law office of Richard Bender has been proudly serving Springfield, Missouri, and surrounding area communities for many years. Richard Bender received his law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He served as a law clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals in Springfield, Missouri and spent two years with the Greene County, Missouri Prosecutor's office where he had 60 jury trials and many more bench trials during that time. His experience as a prosecutor gave him insight as to weaknesses in the government's case and a foundation upon which to prepare a defense. He is licensed to practice law in all Missouri city and state courts and in the United State District Court for the Western District of Missouri. In addition to his trial work, he has argued appeals before the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.

The Law Office of Richard Bender welcomes your call or visit regardless of your legal situation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling us for advice or more information.

At the Law Office of Richard Bender, no case is too big or too small or too complex for us to handle. We are happy to take on any case, from petty theft to corporation sized embezzlement, Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Juvenile Law and we guarantee that we will not stop working on your behalf until we have done absolutely everything in our power to bring resolution to your case.

Our Legal Expertise


If you require Springfield legal advice or representation, do not hesitate to call Richard D Bender today. Someone is standing by to help you take your first step towards putting matters of the law behind you.

  • DUI / DWI Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Family Law

  • Appeals