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Souder Tate Law is a Springfield Missouri law firm serving clients in the Springfield Metro area and surrounding counties with knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Our focus is on providing exceptional representation in the areas of criminal defense, driver license issues, sentencing mitigation and advocacy and simple estate planning. Souder Tate has 29 years of legal experience practicing in Missouri courts, including four years as an elected prosecuting attorney and seven years serving as a defense attorney adviser on area treatment courts. Contact Us to schedule a free 30 minute initial consultation.


Criminal Defense & DWI


Souder Tate defends clients charged with a wide range of criminal offenses including Drug Charges, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI), Property Crimes (such as Stealing, Burglary, Property Damage and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle), and Probation Violations. He also helps clients with Driver License issues such as Limited Driving Privileges and License Reinstatements.

Sentencing Advocacy


Souder Tate's experience and education uniquely qualifies him to provide a variety of sentencing advocacy and mitigation services for his own clients as well as for other attorneys' clients. The purpose of sentencing advocacy and mitigation is to discover and document any circumstances and factors in a client's life which will minimize the consequences at sentencing.

Estate Planning


An Estate Plan does not have to be complicated or expensive. Souder Tate can design a simple estate plan to avoid probate and carry out his client's wishes. A simple estate plan can determine who will inherit the client's assets, can choose legal guardians for minor children and clarify who will make financial and health care decisions in the event the client becomes incapacitated.