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Neal Thomas Mcshane

About me


I served as a U.S. Army Lieutenant in Vietnam where I was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge and numerous other awards and decorations for my military service.  I later served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, Ohio National Guard.   My year of combat experience as an Airmobile Infantry Officer (Lieutenant) and my service as U.S. Army Captain (Ohio National Guard) taught me discipline, competence and to be a perfectionist under pressure that I apply to every client’s case in defending their rights.    As a former prosecuting attorney and Prosecutor / Assistant State Attorney for the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation in Orlando, I handled cases involving organized crime, drugs and drug trafficking, wiretapping, racketeering, (RICO both criminal and civil), and law enforcement intelligence and I learned to meticulously analyze legal issues from every angle.   In private practice for over thirty years, I use my vast, varied and unique experience to determine how best to resolve an issue and help a client achieve their objective while protecting their rights and interests.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 7%
  4. Car Accidents: 6%
  5. Other: 7%
  6. More 



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Annette Marie Schultz

    Neal is one of the most experienced, intelligent, dedicated, thorough lawyers in Central Florida. He is the type of lawyer I would call the Real Deal. He is a master at the law, and aggressively, creatively and successfully fights for his clients. I would give him the highest recommendation. he has it all -- masterful legal skills, decades of experience, dedication to his clients, and a great personality.


    Annette Schultz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Heiko G Moenckmeier

    I've known Neal for years, and his skill and tenacity in fighting DUI's and hardcore white collar criminal cases are an inspiration. I thought I was litigating cases until I saw his motions. He's got experience on experience. He and his staff are outstanding.


    Heiko Moenckmeier Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A.

836 North Highland Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803


FLMember in Good Standing197909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top AttorneysOrlando Life2013
Top AttorneysOrlando Home & Leisure2012
Purple HeartUS ARMY1968
Combat Infantryman BadgeUS ARMY1967
Vietnam Campaign MedalUS ARMY1967
National Defense Service MedalUS ARMY1967
Vietnam Service MedalUS ARMY1967
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMcShane & McShane Law Firm1984 - Present
Guest LecturerUniversity Of Florida Levin Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association1984 - 1984
Guest LecturerUniversity Of Wisconsin Madison1983 - 1983
Attorney / PartnerWilson & McShane Law Firm1983 - 1984
Guest LecturerValencia Community College1981 - 1983
Guest LecturerUniversity of Central Florida1981 - 1986
Assistant State Attorney/MBI AttorneyState Attorney - Ninth Circuit, Florida1979 - 1983
AssociateKorman & Bravo, P.A.1979 - 1979
Attorney/Law ClerkOhio Court Of Appeals, Eleventh District1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
United Supreme CourtMember1990 - Present
United States Federal Court, Middle District of FloridaMember1981 - Present
Florida BarMember1979 - Present
Florida Supreme CourtMember1979 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
• Aggravated Assault With a Firearm Case droppedCase dropped (No information Notice)
• Grand Theft Charge droppedCase dropped/dismissed (Nolle Prosequi)
• Theft of State Funds (Department of Revenue) Gets ExpungedCourt granted Petition without a hearing
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityOrganized CrimeGraduate Certificate1980
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Kent State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972