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We have fun with our name and like to promote a relaxed atmosphere, but we are serious about addressing your legal issues.



My name is Alane Nutz, and I am have been a solo practitioner in Joplin Missouri for more than a decade.  Nutz is my real maiden name, and we do have great fun with it.  We are proud to be a little different than other law offices.  We like our clients to feel comfortable in our office and with us.  We hope you enjoy the difference!

I was born in Joplin and graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 1998 (it was Missouri Southern State College then) .  After commuting from Joplin to Fayetteville for three years, I graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law.  I became a member of the Missouri Bar after passing the Missouri Bar Exam on my first attempt (thank God).  I am Licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and Federal District Court of the Western District of Missouri.

 If you would like to learn more, a very nice reporter for the Missouri Southern News wrote an article about me previously listed on their web site but archived below or just  come by our office.  Your first consultation is free!  I look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to address your legal questions.

MSSU Article About Alane Nutz
June 10, 2004
Joplin Woman Overcomes Adversity
Alane Nutz of Joplin is an extraordinary, accomplished woman who has overcome an amazing number of obstacles to be where she is today, Having married and had her first child as a teenager, she eventually became a single mother and worked as a waitress to support her four children, Landon, Tristan, Heather and Lauren.
But her life took a turn one day when she gave her sister-in-law a ride to take the ACT test at Missouri Southern State University. On a whim. decided to take the test herself. She earned a high score and received a scholarship to attend MSSU. Nutz was motivated to become a pre-medical major by the desire to have a better understanding of her daughter Heather, who has Down Syndrome. She managed to earn her bachelor's degree in five years, despite having faced health and family problems during that time.
She graduated in 1998 with a 3.89 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and was named most outstanding biology graduate by the faculty. She had intended to apply to medical school, but that changed when her daughter with Down Syndrome faced problems at school. With the system working against her, Nutz says that she was unable to help her daughter.
Instead of giving up, however, she fought back and decided to attend law school. She was accepted at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where her studies focused on special education and bankruptcy law. Nutz received her law degree last year and recently learned that she has earned the distinction of passing the bar exam.
Her many years of dedication and hard work will have paid off . She plans to practice family and bankruptcy law and dreams of opening her own practice some day. Nutz credits her advisor and professors for giving her much needed encouragement as she attended school.
She says, however, that without her mother and children, making it to this point "wouldn't be possible." They made sacrifices and gave her a tremendous amount of help at home in order for her to accomplish her goals. Missouri Southern News Bureau www.mssu.edu/pages/news/nutz.htm