In 2004, Mr Peebles was elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) in recognition of distinguished service in the practice of estate planning, probate and trust law. In 2007, Mr Peebles was elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation in recognition of a professional, public and private career demonstrating outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community and to the traditions of the profession. Mr Peebles has been included in Best Lawyers in America (2010-2017) and has been named as a Missouri-Kansas "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Magizine.
Mr Peebles is the author of several publications, including, most recently, Chapter 13 in the Missouri Bar Estate Planning Deskbook (3rd Edition 2009) and the 2013 supplement to that chapter.
Mr Peebles has, over the years, devoted a substantial amount of his time towards civic and charitable activities, including the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and the Springfield-Greene County Library Foundation. In 2004, Mr Peebles was recognized as one of ten "Volunteers of the Year".