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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1993||03/25/2017|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rating||LexisNexis||2013|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012|
|Most Likely To Be a Future Augusta Commissioner||Leadership Augusta||2001|
|Deans List||Mercer Law School||1993|
|Dean's List||University of Georgia||1990|
|Best Rap||United States Public Interest Research Group||1989|
|Honor Graduate||Academy of Richmond County||1986|
|Best All Around||Richmond Academy Senior Class||1986|
|Most Valuable Player||Richmond Academy Varsity Football||1986|
|Best Defensive Player||Richmond Academy Varsity Football||1985|
|Trial Lawyer||Neal Law||2000 - Present|
|Trial Lawyer||Neal, Skeen & Neal||1996 - 2000|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney's Office||1993 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||The Top Trial Laywers in America||2012 - Present|
|Irish-American Heritage Society||Member||2009 - Present|
|Melvin M. Belli Society||Member||2009 - Present|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Leadership Augusta||Graduate and Alumni||2001 - Present|
|American Association of Justice||Member||1999 - Present|
|Knights of Columbus||Member||1998 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association||Vice President||2011 - 2012|
|Summerville Neighborhood Assoc.||Chairman Tour of Homes||2011 - 2011|
|St. Johns Towers Advisory Board||Chairman||2010 - 2012|
|Summerville Neighborhood Assoc.||President||2009 - 2011|
|American Mock Trial Assoc. National Championships, Furman Univ.,||Judge||2009 - 2009|
|Summerville Neighborhood Assoc.||Vice President||2008 - 2009|
|South Carolina Assoc. for Justice||Member||2008 - 2012|
|Kappa Alpha Order||No. III||1987 - 1988|
|Electrical Fire Kills Young Lovers||Substantial 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 Death||Substantial confidential settlement|
|Hill v. USA Truck||$3,000,000 Federal Jury Verdict, including $1,000,000 in punitive damages|
|See all legal cases|
|Georgia Supreme Court||Vann et al v. Finley et al Case No. S12C0667||2012|
|Georgia Court of Appeals||Vann v. Finley, 2011 WL 5987432 (Ga. App.)||2011|
|U. S. District Court of South Carolina, Anderson Division||Hill v. USA Truck, 2007 WL 1574545||2007|
|Supreme Court of Georgia||Lindsey v. State of Georgia , 271 Ga. 657||1999|
|Harvard Law School||AAJ's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, The Art of Persuasion||Course Completion||2012|
|Gerrry Spence's Trial Lawyers College||Trial Law||Post Graduate||2001|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Trial Law||Certified Graduate||2000|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1993|
|University of Georgia||Accounting||BBA||1990|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, La.||Double Fatality Trailer Fire - Creating a Case Where There Was None||2012|
|Annual Holiday Seminar||Witness in the Crosshairs: The Art and Science of Cross-Examination||2009|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.||$3,000000 Jury Verdict in Tractor Trailer case||2007|
Posted by Tracy
I was devestated when I lost my son in a mobile home fire. I turned to an attorney friend of mine and he brought Joe into the case to help. Joe fought all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court and won a record amount from the City of Augusta, GA, who by the way is uninsured. I will always be thankful to Joe for helping me in my time of greatest need and achieving such good results. Receiving justice didn't bring back my son but it went a long way in healing my wounds.
Posted by Stephanie
I met Attorney Neal during a trying time in my life. He was able to assist me and was very thorough explaining the process. He remained in constant contact with me throughout the entire ordeal. He was very honest about any concerns that he had regarding my case and did not waste time. I appreciated him being open with me and for not leaving any stones unturned.
Posted by Crystal Ling
I am very satisfied with the out-come of my case that was handled by Mr. Neal. I can say he worked hard to make sure that the right descions were made and I had a say so in everything.