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Nikki Hutson


Spencer Fane attorney Nikki Hutson

T 417.888.1042
F 417.881.8035

Nikki Hutson is an experienced litigator who is committed to successfully handling her clients’ employment, business, and litigation needs.

Nikki provides employers with human resources counseling and assists in the resolution of various issues that arise in a workplace. She works with employers to develop, revise, and apply practical policies and procedures, including employee handbooks. Nikki also provides employers with guidance and counseling on employee onboarding, leave and accommodation issues, workers’ compensation issues, negotiation and enforcement of non-competition and severance agreements, wage and hour disputes, and terminations. She also conducts training for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees.

Nikki regularly represents employers in discrimination and harassment claims and litigation before both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR). In addition, Nikki represents employers in other areas of employment litigation, including wage and hour claims and disputes and non-competition disputes.

In her litigation practice, Nikki enjoys practicing in all forms of litigation and has represented clients at the state and federal level, as well as in various administrative proceedings and hearings. She assists clients in resolving breach of contract actions, intentional tort and negligence actions, construction litigation, and other complex litigation. In construction litigation, she represents general contractors and subcontractors in all types of disputes from mechanic’s liens to complex construction litigation.

Community Involvement

  • Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Friends of the Zoo for Dickerson Park Zoo, Board of Directors
  • Junior League of Springfield
    • New Member and Admissions, Assistant Chair (2015-2016)
    • New Member and Admissions, Chair (2016-2017)
    • Parliamentarian (2017-2018)


  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association


  • 417 Magazine, “20 Under 30,” 2014

Contact Nikki Hutson at 417.888.1042 or nhutson@spencerfane.com.