Compassionate and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney


Souder Tate Law is a Springfield Missouri criminal defense law firm devoted to zealously and effectively representing clients charged with a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges. Souder Tate is an ex-prosecuting attorney and has over 25 years of criminal defense experience in Missouri courts.

Souder Tate represents clients charged in Southwest Missouri with:

Souder Tate helps clients with Driver License issues - such as Limited Driving Privileges, Driver License Reinstatements, DWI Expungement and removal of traffic tickets from driving records; Expungement of Arrest Records; Durable Powers of Attorney.

For the last seven years, Souder Tate has served as the defense representative on area treatment courts. He thoroughly understands alternative sentencing and evidence-based sentencing and speaks at drug court and addiction treatment conferences. Souder Tate’s experience and education uniquely qualify him to provide a variety of sentencing advocacy and mitigation services for his own clients as well as for other attorneys' clients. For more information on sentencing mitigation services Souder Tate provide to other attorneys, go to

Criminal charges can tear lives apart. They can cost you your freedom, your job, your driving privileges, your family. Souder Tate is committed to seeing that this does not happen in his clients’ lives.

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"Mr. Tate runs a professional and efficient law practice that has very reasonable fees. I could not be happier with the service I received. Mr. Tate and his assistant Rachel are courteous and professional. They both worked very hard to ensure that my case would have the desired outcome that I was looking for. I would not hesitate to use Souder Tate Law LLC again."
- Ron, felony DWI client

Souder Tate far exceeded my expectations as an Attorney who not only cared but got better results than I had ever hoped for. He came recommended to me by a friend and after doing some exhaustive research on many Attorney's in the SW MO. area, we decided to give him a try ... I wouldn't dream of shopping for another Attorney as long as Souder Tate Law Firm is in business. He's an honest, hard working, knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive, fair man and you don't find that often, if at all, when searching for the right Attorney to take yours or your loved one's case. Thank you so very much Souder!
- E. H., DWI Client

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