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Niswonger Added to Spencer Fane Cape Girardeau Office

January 28, 2019

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Travis Niswonger has joined the firm in the Cape Girardeau office. He is an associate in the Litigation practice group.  

Niswonger becomes the fourth Spencer Fane attorney in Cape Girardeau. Most recently, he worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Missouri (Southeastern Division).

“Travis brings a strong knowledge of the region, and we believe his experience in the community will be a great asset to our practice in the Cape Girardeau office,” said Patrick J. Whalen, Spencer Fane Managing Partner. “We are excited to have the combination of public service and large firm private practice in Travis’ legal background to best serve our clients in that region.”

Niswonger’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation covering a broad range of issues in state and federal jurisdictions. He works with matters involving general commercial litigation, business disputes, and the defense of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. He also counsels businesses on  labor, employment, and litigation-related issues.

Niswonger’s role with Cape Girardeau County involved representing the State of Missouri in all aspects of criminal prosecution from charging decisions through trial. He did the same in his work with the United States Government in the criminal prosecution of federal offenses, focusing simultaneously on violent crimes.

After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri, Niswonger earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law, where he graduated second in his class. He then joined a large St. Louis-based international firm where his practice focused on complex civil litigation, before returning home to Cape Girardeau County to serve as a prosecutor.