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Kevin Hays Dunaway – Partner

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  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1986
  • Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1983 Bachelor of Arts
  • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • Omicron Delta Kappa


Kevin Hays Dunaway received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Drury College in 1983 and his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1986. In law school, he was selected for membership to the Board of Advocates based upon his demonstration of oral argument and advocacy skills, and was a Dean’s list honoree. He was selected as a teaching assistant in Legal Research and Writing, and was elected President of Delta Theta Phi.

Mr. Dunaway joined the firm upon graduation from law school in 1986 and became a partner in 1991. He has chaired the firm’s Litigation Committee and served on other firm committees, including the Executive Committee and Marketing Committee.

Mr. Dunaway has concentrated principally in general civil litigation, practicing in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury damage claims, divorce and modifications, prenuptial agreements, insurance law, and business organization agreements and contracts. He also practices in general business law and employment law. While with the firm, Mr. Dunaway was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri from 1987 to 1993. In 1994, Mr. Dunaway coauthored a chapter in the Missouri Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Law CLE Handbook and has been a supplement author.


Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial Law
Business & Commercial Litigation
Business Organizations
Divorce & Family Law
Employment Law
Mergers & Aquisitions
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Real Estate & Construction Law
Workers’ Compensation


Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1986
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Professional Associations/Memberships

American Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
The Missouri Bar Association
Workers’ Compensation Committee
past Vice-Chair, 1999-2000
former Council member
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Workers’ Compensation Committee
past Chairman


Honors and Awards

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011


Civic Involvement

Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Advisory Board
Springfield Metro Rotary, charter member and serves on the Board of Directors
University Child Care Center Board



Seminar lecturer for the University of Missouri School of Law, The Missouri Bar and other organizations
Adjunct Professor at Drury University, paralegal studies program
faculty Chair of the department, 1988 – 2000



Lambda Chi Alpha
Omicron Delta Kappa
Delta Theta Phi
Alpha Lambda Delta

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