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Melissa E. Bade – Associate

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  • University of Arkansas, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2011 Juris Doctor
  • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008 Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Communication
  • Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Melissa Bade graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Louis University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She then obtained a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from University of Arkansas School of Law in 2011. During law school, she served as the President of the Student Bar Association and was a member of the Board of Advocates and the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity. She also worked as a law clerk for a private firm in Little Rock, Arkansas and as a summer associate for Neale & Newman.

Ms. Bade joined Neale & Newman upon graduation in 2011. Her focus is litigation with practice areas including banking and finance law, business and commercial law, construction law, divorce and family law, personal injury, and real estate law.


Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance Law
Business & Commercial Law
Business & Commercial Litigation
Education Law
Divorce & Family Law
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Probate & Trust Administration
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Real Estate & Construction Law
Workers’ Compensation


Bar Admissions:

Missouri, 2011
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2011


Professional Associations/Memberships:

Rotaract of Springfield, 2011 – Present
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011 – Present
The Missouri Bar Association, 2011 – Present
The Network, 2011 – Present


Past Employment Positions:

Law Offices of Katherine Blackmon-Solis, Little Rock, Arkansas, Law Clerk, 2009



Delta Theta Phi


Honors and Awards

417 Magazine’s “20 Under 30”, 2014
Springfield Business Journal’s “Most Trusted Advisor, Up and Comer,” 2015


Civic Involvement

Junior League of Springfield, Member, 2012 – Present
Ozarks Counseling Center, Young Ambassadors Board, Member, 2013 – Present
Springfield Ballet Board of Directors
Springfield Catholic Schools Alumni Board

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