Judson B. Poppen received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa School of Law in 2001. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998 as a Presidential Scholar with a degree in Business Administration. Before joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Poppen practiced law in the litigation section of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. in Kansas City, Missouri. He became a partner with Neale & Newman in January of 2008.