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Mark McQueary Retirement

Monday, May 6, 2019  
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After nearly 39 years in practice, Neale & Newman partner, Mark L. McQueary, has announced  retirement from the practice of law effective June 30, 2019.  A Springfield native, Mr. McQueary graduated magna cum laude with an honors degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He received his law degree from the University of Missouri, and served as law clerk for Judge Rex Titus of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District.  Mr. McQueary’s practice has been transactional in nature, and his clientele includes banks and related financial institutions, and real estate developers.

In 2015, Mr. McQueary was elected President of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA). During that year, Mr. McQueary was instrumental in bringing to  Springfield an educational exhibit celebrating the 800th anniversary of  Magna Carta.  A collaboration between the SMBA, Springfield Public Schools, Missouri State University, Springfield/Greene County Public Libraries, the Springfield Art Museum, and the Moxie Cinema, the exhibit, entitled “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015,” was awarded  the national Lexis/Nexis Award for Community Outreach.  Mr. McQueary subsequently served as President of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation.  He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Bar Caucus of the National Association of Bar Presidents, and on the Board of Directors of the Bank Counsel Section of the Missouri Bankers Association.

Mr. McQueary has demonstrated commitment to community service.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Missouri Bar Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the Missouri State University Foundation.  He sits on the Board of Directors of the Lost & Found Grief Center, Sculpture Walk Springfield, and serves as President of the Moxie Cinema.  Over the years, Mr. McQueary has served as President of the Springfield Family YMCA, President of the Springfield Ballet, and President of the History Museum,  as well as a member of the Advisory Council for the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, and as a board member of Springfield Landmarks Preservation Trust and of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.