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C. Nathan “Nate” Dunville, 35

Attorney, Neale & Newman

C. Nathan “Nate” DunvilleLocation: Springfield

Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, business, real estate, finance and banking, construction, employment

Law School: University of Missouri

Nate Dunville says the keys to a successful legal career are hard work and taking every opportunity to get involved with local and statewide bar associations.

“No matter how smart, articulate or experienced you think you are, your work ethic and ability to get the job done is what will define you,” Dunville said.

It’s evident he’s taken his own advice. Dunville is heavily involved with the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, including developing and launching “Bar Brews,” a monthly series that provides an informal way for lawyers to share drinks together while earning CLE credits.  Outside of the profession, Dunville volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, the Drew Lewis Foundation and the Lost and Found Grief Center in Springfield.

“His level of professionalism, as well as his dedication to public service, is far beyond that of other attorneys who have had much longer careers,” his nominator wrote.

What is your favorite thing to do away from work?

I grew up in the back of my mother’s restaurant and worked [at] restaurant jobs for most of the early years of my life. Now, in my free time, I still love to cook and feed people I care about. It’s both a stress reliever and a creative outlet.

What is your biggest accomplishment this year?

My wonderful wife Hannah and I are having our first child this year, so becoming a father is the thing I am most excited about.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?

Winning my first solo jury trial. Delivering my client the result they deserved and seeing how all of the hard work and preparation translated into success was extremely gratifying.

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