Daniel K. Wooten – Partner

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Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • B.A.
    • Major: Music

Daniel K. Wooten received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1993. He graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1996 and associated with the firm upon graduation. He has been a partner since 2002. While in law school, Mr. Wooten was a member of Washington and Lee’s National Appellate Advocacy Team and was a quarter finalist at the National Appellate Advocacy regional competition in 1995. He served as a clerk for the Honorable Gerald O’Neal Clemmons, Chief Judge of Virginia’s Twenty-Seventh Judicial Circuit from 1995 to 1996.

His practice emphasizes in employment law, education law, and probate and trust litigation. He is the chair of the Employment Law Division of Neale & Newman and lectures widely on the topic of employment law.

 

Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
Education Law

 

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1996
Arkansas, 1997
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000

 

Professional Associations/Memberships

American Bar Association, 1997 – Present
Labor & Employment Section, 1997 – Present
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
member
former Secretary
The Arkansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar Association

 

Honors and Awards

Springfield Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” 2003

 

Representative Cases

Kirby v. Grand Crowne, 229 S.W. 3d 253 (MO Ct. App. 2007)
Harris V. Surrey Vacation Resorts, Inc., et. al., 2008 WL2906737 (W.D. MO 2008)

 

Civic Involvement

Board for Leadership Springfield former Board member
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield Vice-President
Leadership Springfield Class XVII member
Rotary Club of Springfield, Southeast Board Member
Springfield Regional Arts Council former Board member
Springfield’s Best former Board member / past President

 

Pro Bono Activities

Cub Scouts of America
Den Leader

 

Past Employment Positions

Miller and Sanford, Summer Associate, 1995

 

Fraternities/Sororities

Tau Kappa Epsilon

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