SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI—Daniel Wooten, Managing Partner of Neale and Newman, L.L.P., a full-service law firm in Springfield, MO, is proud to announce that effective October 1, 2023, the Branson-based firm of Cantwell, Smith & Trokey, LLC. will become part of Neale and Newman LLP and Kate Trokey-Harris will join Neale and Newman as a partner.
This expansion represents a milestone in the 120-year history of Neale and Newman as the firm extends its reach beyond Greene County, Missouri for the first time since its founding in 1903. The firm’s leadership is enthusiastic about the Branson office, which reflects Neale and Newman’s commitment to provide exceptional legal services to southwest Missouri and beyond.
"This is an eventful time for our firm,” observed Wooten. “For the first time in our Firm’s 120-year history, we have expanded our office presence beyond Greene County, Missouri. We will open our Branson office effective October 1, 2023, and we are excited to have Kate Trokey-Harris join our firm as a partner."
Kate Trokey-Harris also expressed her enthusiasm with this transition. "Working with David Smith and my father, Matt Trokey, was a wonderful experience,” she shared. “They, along with Clay Cantwell, provided wonderful legal services to Stone and Taney County for decades. With David Smith’s retirement and Matt Trokey’s passing, it was time for a transition. I am incredibly excited to be joining Neale and Newman, LLP. My father worked there when he first graduated from law school, and I worked there as a runner while I was in college. I am excited to be able to expand the range of legal services to be provided to Taney and Stone Counties with Neale and Newman’s expansion to Branson."
The Neale and Newman LLP team looks forward to continuing its distinguished tradition of handling legal matters ranging from complex national litigation and business transactions to state and local matters. The addition of Kate Trokey-Harris, and the Branson location, is consistent with the firm’s mission to provide the highest quality and most effective legal advice and representation.