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Expert Attorneys in Southwest Missouri

The jury is in on finding the attorney that is right for you. Browse Biz 417's Attorney Profiles to learn more about some of southwest Missouri’s favorite attorneys and their practices. These legal experts are ready to raise the bar for your case.

May 01 2021 at 9 a.m.

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The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Past results afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits, and depends on the quality of your attorney.

Front Row: Jennifer Hargis, Kevin Dunaway, Brittany Perry; Back row: Shari Lockhart, Jacob Eddy, Karen Johnson; Not pictured: Lynn Rodgers, Brad Tuck
Front Row: Jennifer Hargis, Kevin Dunaway, Brittany Perry; Back row: Shari Lockhart, Jacob Eddy, Karen Johnson; Not pictured: Lynn Rodgers, Brad Tuck

Evans & Dixon, LLC

4905 S. National Ave., Building B | 417-882-4700
Evans & Dixon, LLC, is a full-service, regional law firm trusted by small and large business owners throughout Southwest Missouri. They represent clients in a multitude of areas, including: banking-related litigation and loan review; business organization; employment matters; estate and succession planning; general civil litigation; insurance-related litigation and claims; mediations; shareholder agreements; transactions and outside general counsel for corporations.

By operating with the client’s best interest in mind, Evans & Dixon, LLC, is committed to helping business owners and insurers throughout 417-land achieve business success. You can visit their website to learn more about their strengths and resources.

Front Row: Laura C. Robinson, Larissa M. Whittingham; Back Row: Christopher F. Weiss, Cory L. Collins, Ginger K. Gooch, David C. Agee, Bryan O. Wade, J. Michael Bridges
Front Row: Laura C. Robinson, Larissa M. Whittingham; Back Row: Christopher F. Weiss, Cory L. Collins, Ginger K. Gooch, David C. Agee, Bryan O. Wade, J. Michael Bridges

Husch Blackwell

901 St. Louis St., Suite 1800 | 417-268-4000
Husch Blackwell leads clients from where they are to where they want to be. The Best Lawyers in America© recognizes David Agee (corporate governance law, corporate law, and equipment finance law); J. Michael Bridges (commercial litigation, construction law, and land use and zoning law, plus “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in real estate law); Cory Collins (real estate litigation); Ginger Gooch (construction law and real estate law); Bryan Wade (media law); and Christopher Weiss (land use and zoning litigation). Honored as “Ones to Watch”: Laura Robinson (commercial litigation) and Larissa Whittingham (labor and employment law-management and litigation-labor and employment). 

Brian K. Asberry, Melissa E. Bade, Patrick R. Baird, Michael J. DeArmon, Nathan Dunville, Katherine A. Thompson, Bryan D. Fisher,  Britton D. Jobe, Judson B. Poppen, Kirsten E. Poppen, Anne Sallee Mason, Paul G. White, Cathryn McNary, Patrick J. Platter, W. Bradley Risby, Richard L. Schnake, Lillian Sweeney, Daniel K. Wooten (Not pictured: Teresa Baird)
Brian K. Asberry, Melissa E. Bade, Patrick R. Baird, Michael J. DeArmon, Nathan Dunville, Katherine A. Thompson, Bryan D. Fisher, Britton D. Jobe, Judson B. Poppen, Kirsten E. Poppen, Anne Sallee Mason, Paul G. White, Cathryn McNary, Patrick J. Platter, W. Bradley Risby, Richard L. Schnake, Lillian Sweeney, Daniel K. Wooten (Not pictured: Teresa Baird)

Neale & Newman, L.L.P.

2144 E. Republic Road, Suite F-302 | 417-882-9090
The law firm of Neale & Newman, L.L.P., provides legal services throughout Missouri and across the United States. Its lawyers provide advice and representation in a breadth of practice areas rarely seen among Southwest Missouri firms.

The firm has a solid reputation for both its service to clients and its standing in the legal community. Most of its lawyers grew up in Springfield or Southwest Missouri and have shown time and again that they fare well when they encounter lawyers from other locales. Several of the lawyers have received recognition in their areas by peer-reviewed rating organizations, including three listed for 2021    in The Best Lawyers in America© and one listed for 2021 in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, as well as Super Lawyers and Martindale. The firm is ranked Tier 1 in Springfield-Missouri in Appellate Practice and Land Use & Zoning Law for 2021 by U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

Neale & Newman recognizes that the practice of law is not a business, but a profession that serves the public. Its lawyers are active in public and charitable service in Springfield and Southwest Missouri, giving back by drawing upon their own personal experiences or those of their clients. If you are looking for representation, consider the firm to which people and businesses have turned since 1903.

Reece Family Law building
Reece Family Law building

Reece Family Law

2202 W. Chesterfield blvd., Suite 200, Springfield | 113 S. Main St., Joplin | 16310 Hwy 160 Unit A, Forsyth | 417-881-0881
Reece Family Law understands “Defending Your Family”SM is the most important aspect of your life. Trial attorneys Shelly Renee’ Reece, JD, MBA; Todd C. Hawkins, JD; and Elizabeth Warrick, JD, have been serving the Ozarks for more than 60 combined years in criminal defense, family law and estate planning. They will navigate you through the courts for a divorce or modification, child custody and support, paternity, adoption, DUI and DWI, traffic ticket, drug or serious crime charge, will or power of attorney. They offer a free first consult with an attorney as well as payment plans. They have offices in Springfield, Joplin and now Forsyth to serve Taney, Stone, Douglas and Ozark Counties, and all of Southwest Missouri.

Abe McGull
Abe McGull

The McGull Law Firm, LLC

1736 E. Sunshine St. Suite 600 | 417-849-5343
The McGull Law Firm, LLC, is open for business and accepting referrals in the areas of federal business mediation and white-collar criminal defense. Leading others into battle is emblematic of Abe McGull’s career, both as a retired Navy Commander and a 21-year federal prosecutor. McGull’s service in Iraq earned him a Bronze Star and commendation for diplomacy and negotiation. His tenure with the Department of Justice brought substantial courtroom experience in New Orleans, Kansas City and Springfield. He now brings those battle-honed skills and decades of know-how to private practice, representing individuals and businesses.

Dee Wampler, Taylon Sumners, Joseph S. Passanise
Dee Wampler, Taylon Sumners, Joseph S. Passanise

Wampler & Passanise Law Office

2974 E. Battlefield | 417-882-9300
Wampler & Passanise Law Office has provided best-in-class defense for juveniles and adults facing serious criminal allegations at the federal, state and municipal court levels for the past 75 years. The firm, which now includes Attorney Taylon Sumners, deploys an expansive team of legal professionals, with exceptional experience, that provides clients with industry-leading representation when facing serious criminal charges including drugs and weapons; homicide; fraud and white-collar crimes; DWI/DUI; domestic violence; and burglary.

Partners Dee Wampler and Joseph S. Passanise are Fellows of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL) and believe everyone deserves the robust defense afforded by the United States Constitution. Both partners have been recognized among the best of the region’s defense attorneys for years, having been selected to Super Lawyers® for 16 and 15 years respectively, and Best Lawyers© for the past 20 and 15 years respectively in Criminal Defense: White-Collar and General Practice. This year, Passanise was named Best Lawyers© 2021 Springfield Criminal Defense: General Practice “Lawyer of the Year," an honor bestowed by his peers. The firm was also recognized in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers© Best Law Firms in 2021 with a Tier 1 ranking in Springfield-MO in Criminal Defense: General Practice.