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Judson B. Poppen – Partner

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  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 2001
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1998
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Business Administration


Judson B. Poppen received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa School of Law in 2001. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998 as a Presidential Scholar with a degree in Business Administration. Before joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Poppen practiced law in the litigation section of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. in Kansas City, Missouri. He became a partner with Neale & Newman in January of 2008.


Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance Law
Business & Commercial Law
Business & Commercial Litigation
Divorce & Family Law
Employment Law
Mediation & Arbitration
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Probate & Trust Administration
Real Estate & Construction Law


Bar Admissions

Missouri, 2002
Kansas, 2001
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2001
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2006


Professional Associations/Memberships

Greater Springfield Business Network, 2009 – Present
The Network, 2007 – Present
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, 2004 – Present
The Missouri Bar Association, 2002 – Present


Honors and Awards

Rising Star Award, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2009
Springfield Business Journal’s “40 under 40,” 2008
Stephenson Trial Advocacy Finalist, 2001
Leadership Springfield Class XXIV


Pro Bono Activities

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Ozarks
Executive Committee, Board of Directors
Greater Springfield Apartment & Housing Association
MOBar CLE Moderator
Ozark High School Mock Trial Tournament
Guest Judge
Southwest Missouri Paralegal Conference
Springfield Real Estate and Mortgage Professionals
Wesley Mission Blitz
United Way of the Ozarks


Past Employment Positions

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P., Associate, 2001 – 2004
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.L.C., Summer Associate, 2000


Published Works

MoBar Environmental Law Supplement, Contributing Author, 2006
The Missouri Bar Courts Bulletin, Contributing Author, 2005
Missouri Environmental Insider, Co-Author of In the Courts, 2001-2003
Ex Parte Contacts with Former Employees“, Contributing Author and Assistant Editor, ABA Publication, October 2002

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