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JOSEPH R. NEAL, JR., Esq. is an AV Preeminent Rated Georgia Trial Lawyer for Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death clients all across Georgia.  Mr. Neal is a second generation trial lawyer with over 20 years litigation experience and is the principal and founder of NEAL LAW, with offices in Atlanta & Augusta.  Neal Law's headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia but he continues to handle serious injury and death cases with his father, Joseph R. Neal, in Augusta, Georgia where he grew up.  Joe is the proud father of two wonderful children.  Mr. Neal participates, writes, and speaks in local, state, regional, and national trial lawyer association seminars and publications. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Dekalb County Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association for Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Southern Trial lawyers Association, and is a Fellow of the Melvin M. Belli Society, an international group of trial lawyers dedicated to excellence in advocacy. Joe is currently licensed, a member in good standing, and admitted to practice law in all state trial courts of the State of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    21 years, 100 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    21 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    21 years, 350 cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 20%
    21 years, 75 cases
  5. Car Accident: 20%
    21 years, 350 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info


3777 Peachtree Rd.
Suite 621
Atlanta, GA, 30319


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199308/05/2016
SCNot authorized to practice200808/03/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Interim Suspension
    issued in SC, 2012


    Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatingLexisNexis2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Most Likely To Be a Future Augusta CommissionerLeadership Augusta2001
Deans ListMercer Law School1993
Dean's ListUniversity of Georgia1990
Best RapUnited States Public Interest Research Group1989
Honor GraduateAcademy of Richmond County1986
Best All AroundRichmond Academy Senior Class1986
Most Valuable PlayerRichmond Academy Varsity Football1986
Best Defensive PlayerRichmond Academy Varsity Football1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerNeal Law2000 - Present
Trial LawyerNeal, Skeen & Neal1996 - 2000
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumThe Top Trial Laywers in America2012 - Present
Irish-American Heritage SocietyMember2009 - Present
Melvin M. Belli SocietyMember2009 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Leadership AugustaGraduate and Alumni2001 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember1999 - Present
Knights of ColumbusMember1998 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyer's AssociationVice President2011 - 2012
Summerville Neighborhood Assoc.Chairman Tour of Homes2011 - 2011
St. Johns Towers Advisory BoardChairman2010 - 2012
Summerville Neighborhood Assoc.President2009 - 2011
American Mock Trial Assoc. National Championships, Furman Univ.,Judge2009 - 2009
Summerville Neighborhood Assoc.Vice President2008 - 2009
South Carolina Assoc. for JusticeMember2008 - 2012
Kappa Alpha OrderNo. III1987 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Electrical Fire Kills Young LoversSubstantial Confidential Settlement against Ga. Power Co.. Settlement for $1,250,000 against uninsured City of Augusta. Settlement for approx. $200,000 in real estate and $10,000 in cash from uninsured landlord.
Gas-Fired Hot Water Heater Explodes and Burns Woman to DeathSubstantial confidential settlement
Hill v. USA Truck$3,000,000 Federal Jury Verdict, including $1,000,000 in punitive damages
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia Supreme CourtVann et al v. Finley et al Case No. S12C06672012
Georgia Court of AppealsVann v. Finley, 2011 WL 5987432 (Ga. App.)2011
U. S. District Court of South Carolina, Anderson DivisionHill v. USA Truck, 2007 WL 15745452007
PoetryFilius Nullius2004
Supreme Court of GeorgiaLindsey v. State of Georgia , 271 Ga. 6571999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolAAJ's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, The Art of PersuasionCourse Completion2012
Gerrry Spence's Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawPost Graduate2001
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawCertified Graduate2000
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of GeorgiaAccountingOther - Bachelors1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, La.Double Fatality Trailer Fire - Creating a Case Where There Was None2012
Annual Holiday SeminarWitness in the Crosshairs: The Art and Science of Cross-Examination2009
Southern Trial Lawyers Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.$3,000000 Jury Verdict in Tractor Trailer case2007