Lee E. Poppen

Mr. Poppen has maintained a broad trial practice for more than 30 years.  Primary areas of focus are construction litigation, probate and trust litigation and family law.

Mr. Poppen represents multiple contractors and construction material suppliers in disputes involving construction contracts and performance by contractors and subcontractors.  The protection of payments to contractors, subcontractors and suppliers regularly involves the filing and enforcement of mechanic's liens.

Mr. Poppen’s extensive experience in estate planning has provided a background to handle complex issues concerning the validity of wills and trusts and various aspects of trust administration.  He has been retained by several major trust companies to defend allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and negligent handling of trust assets.

Court Memberships

  • Iowa
  • Missouri


  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-2016
  • Selected to Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011-2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Appointed to Second Judicial District, Department of Correctional Services Board of Directors
  • Appointed Iowa Criminal Juvenile Justice Counsel
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Iowa County Attorney Association, Past President
  • Prosecuting Attorney’s Training Coordinating Council, Past Chairman
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President Clarion Rotary Club
  • Elected Wright County Attorney, Iowa, 1977-1998
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  • Springfield

    910 East St. Louis Street
    Suite 100
    Springfield, MO 65806-2523
F: 417.886.9126


Charis Lippert


University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1974

University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 1971