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Donald J. Neville

Divorce and separation Attorney at Howell, MI

3.2   34 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1999
    License Revoked Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2024

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2024. See details

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

  2. Divorce and separation
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Neville can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

The Law office of Donald J. Neville was founded in 1999 in Howell, Michigan by lifetime Howell resident Donald J. Neville.

We specialize in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, WIlls/Trusts and Drivers License Issues.

Our aim to provide a first class legal service, providing a personalized legal strategy to provide the best possible results.

We have been solving clients' legal problems for more than 20 years and have an extensive knowledge of the local courts to ensure you the best advice possible.


Donald J. Neville
101 W Clinton St
Howell, MI, 48843

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3.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Kristina | November 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
Don is the guy to call if you need a lawyer! He’s knowledgeable and knows exactly what he is doing, and is definitely the guy you want by your side defending you in a court of law. He will be my number 1 call if I ever need a lawyer again.
Posted by Jonah | April 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Knowledgeable and Always Available
Don is great. He met with me after hours, he answered every question, he did not bill me for any times we spoke. He did a great job. He was always prepared and on time. He made the other attorney look foolish. I was glad he was fighting for me. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. Any anonymous review is probably from another attorney scared to get schooled again.
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Posted by Tammy | August 28, 2017
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Best Attorney
Don has represented me/my son, several times. The 1st time we had hired a different attorney. She really messed things up even more, making a deal with the My 15 month old grandsons Mom that almost got him killed. Don was able to undo that and get him out of an extremely dangerous situation within 48 Hrs. Every time I have hired Don, he has been very aggressive toward the problem, and solved the problem. He is an awesome attorney that cares about his clients. He knows what has to be done and does it. What ever you need an attorney for, I would HIGHLY recommend Don..
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Posted by Kevin | April 11, 2017
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Forget FRED and ADAM....Hire Don Neville
Don Neville is a true professional. Don did what I always thought, as a Dad, was the impossible...... he got me my son! In Livingston county! Don and Sarah are so awesome. They are so nice and so helpful. Easily THE best attorney around. He will be there for you whenever stuff comes up and you need him in a pinch.
Posted by Alex Volz | December 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome guy
Hired him on short notice for a VOP. Really cool guy that will tell you like it is. Ended up getting my VOP dismissed and couldn't be happier with the result. Would recommend to ANYONE that needs a lawyer
Posted by Tim | October 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Neville and his secretary/wife are awesome! I went through my divorce with a different Howell attorney (what a mistake) and gave my ex-wife pretty much everything because the first attorney said "this is the way it works" (not knowing any better because it was my first and last divorce). My ex took me back to court for more money, so I retained Mr. Neville. I am actually paying less now and getting to see my kids more thanks to Don! Don't make the same mistake I did, hire Don first he is very knowledgeable and fair with his fees.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
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Supportive and wise attorney
Don has helped me several times.. once through a painful divorce and then during another difficult time. He remained helpful, informative and got back to me with reassuring news and updates whenever he could. His guidance truly changed the outcome in both situations. I can't thank him enough.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Biggest Mistake of My Life "Not having Don Neville as my attorney First"
Don took a very, very, bad situation that could have cost me everything and turned it around...Prior to hiring Don I had 2 other attorney's that couldn't hold a candle to him. Don was honest, caring, responsive, and there when he was desperately needed! Hopefully I will never need his services again but if I did I would not hesitate to call him again!
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2015
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Immeasurably Grateful To Don Neville
Don and his wife Sarah have helped my family in many ways. He helped one of my children with a M.I.P. charge and for that ,we are all eternally grateful. He has helped a dear friend of mine. He was my divorce attorney and would no doubt have served me well , had my husband not been tragically killed at the onset of our divorce. Don and his wife Sarah were there for the children and I from day one to help us through a most difficult time in all of our lives. He helped me with anything I needed and my needs were plentiful . He did my will for me which as a mother of fatherless children, brought me great comfort during our time of grief . He has looked over many legal documents for me and has explained them all to me with the utmost of patience and clarity as he knows exactly how to word things so I will understand them. He is currently helping me with other legal matters . He is very fair with what he charges and he is well worth every penny. Don and Sarah go above and beyond to make me feel safe and secure and that is a wonderful thing.
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Posted by Teresa H. | December 18, 2015
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Couldn't have asked for better....
Can't say enough about Mr. Neville and Family. He not only helped me with a couple criminal cases, he won me custody of my son in just a short time (mind u, I've been tryin solo for yrs).....During this time, other issues came up and I needed Mr. Neville with very short notice and he did not hesitate to represent me. He's honest, straight forward, compassionate, affordable and aggressive. (gets it done!) Thank you so much Mr. Neville for all your help, the impact u have made in my families life is tremendous........I just can't thank u enough.
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Posted by Natasha | August 15, 2015
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The Man who does What He says he will do!
Mr. Don Neville was referred to me from a friend, and i was unsure at first as to what to do. so i listened to my friend and hired Mr. Neville, after Don listened to my story, he told me what he could do and when it came time for court, the results where amazing, they where exactly what he said he could do, of course not all parties involved where happy, but at the end of the day i was. Don Neville is an amazing man and radiates confidence, i would refer him to anyone seeking legal advise, he is an amazing man! i couldnt thank him enough!!!
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Posted by Teresa H. | August 12, 2015
Thirds a charm.
Mr. Neville didn't just handle one case for me (which resulted in me winning custody of my son) he handled 2 more cases of mine that just popped up and needed immediate attention. All three cases could not have came out any better. He's aggressive, to the point, compassionate, honest and a damn good lawyer. There will be no other lawyers if I ever need one, Mr. Neville is it......I will recommend him for anybody in the future. Thank u Mr. Neville.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2015
My son, my soldier, My Hero, gets relief from Don Neville.
Being a mom of a soldier who has deployed is difficult. Living with the aftermath of deployment is a whole new set of rules much of us don't know how to describe. My son needed the help of a great lawyer to regain a sense of stability during his child support and parenting time hearings. Don is that "GREAT" lawyer. Even though he had to walk a PTSD soldier through his deployment during a hearing, he did it in such a eloquent way he was put at ease throughout the process. Believe me, this is no easy task but Mr. Neville not only relieved my son's fears, he actually gave him a sense of satisfaction with the outcome of the hearing. Mr Neville cuts to the chase and offers his guidance and support in a time when most of us feel there isn't any. I would highly recommend Mr. Neville to anyone who lives in, our out of the state of Michigan. Thanks to you and Sarah, for giving us some a warm welcome home!
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Posted by Dan | March 27, 2015
Don won my children back and as a father I thought it was impossible...I am forever grateful he went above and beyond for me and my boys....highly recommended...His wife was very thoughtful and perfessional...always called me back ....very pleased!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
Awesome job ...his secretary / wife was amazing at counseling me through a very difficult time in my life she was there for me even after hours to talk me back into being the woman I knew I could be I believe this law office help me tremendously in my divorce and getting me back on my feet as a independent woman I highly recommend this law office Donald Neville did a wonderful job!!!
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Posted by Mary Alice Jordan | March 26, 2015
A good hard working Attorney that will fight hard
I was going though a divorce.The hardest time of my life. I found Donald Neville he became my attorney. He fought hard and got me full time with my son. Donald cared about what I was going through and always gave me advice and lifted my spirits. Truly thank you to Donald and Sarah for being there for me as a friend. Cant say enough about them and how they are wonderful trustworthy people. Excellent choice in Attorney!
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Posted by Robert Sutton | April 30, 2014
Great attorney, great price!!!
Don goes above and beyond his job duties. He is trustworthy and a very knowledgeable. I can't believe he would have any negative posts. I have had nothing but great service and advice from Don. He is prompt when returning calls and is very helpful. I am so glad I retained this attorney. I am still in the process of my child custody case and will update this post as the time goes on. Thank you Don for all your hard work!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2013
Quick, Efficient, Fair
Don did a wonderful job for me and my family. he was very fast responsive and never charged me for any phone calls. I had never heard of this before as I have been billed for phone calls by many attorneys. He explained the procedure and every court hearing very well. I understand not everybody can be happy with their attorney no matter who they are because there a very difficult times that they help people through but I would highly recommend him to anyone and have.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009
Great Attorney
Mr. Neville handled my divorce. He got me everything I wanted without running up my bill. I actually got a chance to have a relationship with my children again.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2023
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2024.

Disbarment issued in MI, 2024
updated on 03/21/2024

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the State Bar of Michigan to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Suspension issued in MI, 2023
updated on 10/25/2023

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Suspension issued in MI, 2019
updated on 01/30/2019

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Donald J. Neville
  • 2000 - Present


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carpenter v Fuhst
  • Father won primary custody


  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Technology and Law
  • 2010

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Don on a number of divorce cases over the years. He is professional, competent, and a pleasure to deal with."
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Howell Divorce and separation Lawyer Donald J. Neville
Donald J. Neville
Divorce and separation Attorney
Howell, MI
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2024. See details