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
Education Law
Employment Law

Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 1996
Arkansas, 1997
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1996
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)

Representative Clients:
Grand Crowne Resorts
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Missouri State Teachers Association
Baptist Bible College

Civic Involvement:
Board for Leadership Springfield
former Board member
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield
Board member
Leadership Springfield Class XVII
member
Rotary Club of Springfield, Southeast
Springfield Regional Arts Council
former Board member
Springfield’s Best
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