Kristen M. O'Neal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Springfield, MO

Malkmus Law Firm LLC
 | 305 Park Central West, Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: 417-447-5000
Fax: 417-447-5001
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • Schools & Education (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kristen M. O'Neal is an attorney at Malkmus Law Firm LLC in Springfield, Missouri. Ms. O’Neal focuses her practice on employment law and personal injury law, representing clients in Springfield and the surrounding areas.

Ms. O’Neal handles all types of employment litigation matters, including those involving employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, whistleblower issues and wrongful termination. In her personal injury practice, she takes on cases involving motor vehicle accidents, birth injury, delayed diagnosis, dental malpractice, incorrect diagnosis, informed consent, medical malpractice, trucking accidents and wrongful death.

Born and raised outside of Wheatland, Missouri, Ms. O’Neal earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Baptist University. She received her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, graduating with a certificate in litigation law as well as with her law degree. She passed the Missouri Bar examination and obtained her license to practice law in 2012. She is qualified to appear before all Missouri and Kansas state courts, as well as, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Following law school graduation, Ms. O’Neal joined a litigation firm and handled personal injury, products liability, and personal injury matters. She later relocated to the Kansas City region and practiced at a firm representing public schools in Kansas and Missouri. This role allowed her to handle cases in a variety of areas, including civil rights, employment, personal injury, and general counsel.

Ms. O’Neal eventually returned to the Springfield, Missouri, region, where she opened an office through the education law firm. She joined Malkmus Law Firm LLC in 2019 and enjoys putting her prior experience to use by providing personalized and effective service to her clients.


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Practice Areas
  • 20%Employment Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 30%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Schools & Education
  • 10%Employment & Labor
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Education, Schools, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Kristen O'Neal

Admitted: 2012, Missouri

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri Bar Kansas Bar Springfield Bar Association Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers  

Educational Background:

  • Southwest Baptist University - Social Science Education, 2009
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Office Location for Kristen M. O'Neal

305 Park Central West
Springfield, MO 65806

Phone: 417-447-5000

Fax: 417-447-5001

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Last Updated: 11/14/2019

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