Cathryn "Kate" McNary

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Cathryn “Kate” McNary, a Southwest Missouri native, joined Neale & Newman upon graduation in 2019. Kate discovered her passion for the legal profession through her love of community involvement, agriculture, and her desire to help others with common struggles such as farm succession planning, farming rights, and property issues. Ms. McNary graduated with a Bachelor of Science in political science from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, in 2016, and obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2019. During law school, she worked as a judicial clerk for Judge David Mouton, Jasper County Circuit Court. She also worked in the Trust Department at Southwest Missouri Bank and as a summer associate for Neale & Newman.

Cathryn was recently named one of Springfield Business Journal's 2021 Trusted Advisors.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • Community Partnership of the Ozarks Young Professional Advisory Council


  • Missouri State University, B.S., Political Science, 2016
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 2019 cum laude, dean’s list

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2020