Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Tried to successful verdict
Description: Naranjo, et al v. City of Los Angeles: $1.4 million (police misconduct, L.A.P.D.); Bell v. County of Los Angeles: $475,000.00 (police misconduct, L.A.S.D.); Byrd, et al v. City of Los Angeles: $475,000.00 (police misconduct, L.A.P.D.); Mercado v. City of Los Angeles: $160,000.00 (police misconduct, L.A.P.D.); Simpson v. County of Los Angeles: $100,000.00 (jail beating, L.A.S.D.); Jansen, et al v. M.S.I.: $2.3 million (fraud); Medina v. Rockwell, et al (in association with Bernard L. Nizinski, Esq.): $1.8 million (construction accident) Reyes v. Stanton: $1.1 million (art theft); Sanchez v. K-Mart: $140,000.00 (false imprisonment. Neil’s first jury trial); Neil has achieved consistently excellent results for his clients in criminal matters. He has become sought-after for his expertise in several areas, including “shaken baby syndrome” cases and the voiding of convictions that violate an individual’s constitutional rights, the latter of which is highlighted by a 100% success rate to date. To date, none of his clients accused of murder have been convicted of that charge.