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.
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2011
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
The Missouri Bar Association
Springfield Business Journal's Most Influential Women, 2019
Springfield Business Journal's 40 Under 40, 2017
Springfield Business Journal’s Most Trusted Adviser, Up and Comer, 2015
417 Magazine’s 20 Under 30, 2014
Junior League of Springfield
Dynamic Strides Therapy Volunteer Board
Parish Council for Immaculate Conception Church
Springfield Catholic Schools, Alumni Board