Scott J. Vorhees

Founding Partner

On a Mission to Help

After working his way through college at a personal injury firm, Scott knew exactly what he wanted to do next: advocate for people who need it most. Scott fights to help people get their lives back. He is aggressive and does not quit. When there’s an opportunity to change hopelessness to happiness, Scott works tirelessly to do it.

When I meet someone who’s had their world crumble around them, they don’t want me to sit and cry with them. They want me to show them the path to making their life better.

Expertise in Action.

From accidents to malpractice, Scott has stood up for the rights of clients in multiple areas:

  • Dangerous Premises
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Business Litigation
  • Serious Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Winning Together.

Outstanding legal work on behalf of his clients has earned Scott recognition both in our community and across the country:

  • Missouri Lawyers Awards 2022: Top Plaintiffs’ Verdicts, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rated, 2013-2022
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers “10 Best Under 40” Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers “10 Best Attorneys” Award
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Top 10 Award
  • Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Four States Finest Best Community Activist


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan J.D. – 2000
  • Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri B.A. magna cum laude – 1996
  • Missouri Southern State College Police Academy 1994

Community Interests

  • Board of The Alliance of SW MO
  • Wildwood Homeowner’s Association, President
  • Building Bridges, President
  • Ascent Recovery Residence Board
  • United Way Board
  • Joplin Regional Community Foundation Board
  • Philanthropic Society Board