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 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.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, 1997 – present
- Labor & Employment Section, 1997 – present
- Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
- The Arkansas Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar Association
Honors and Awards
- Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2003
- 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)
- Board for Leadership Springfield, Former Board member
- Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Vice-President
- Leadership Springfield Class XVII
- Rotary Club of Springfield, Southeast Board Member
- Springfield Regional Arts Council, Former Board member
- Springfield’s Best, Past member and President
- Cub Scouts of America, Den Leader