Joseph R. Neal, Jr.

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  • Trial Lawyer at Neal Law (1 Attorney)
  • One Atlantic Center, 1201 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 2300, Atlanta, GA 30309
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  • Joseph R. Neal, Jr. Esq.
    AV Pre-Eminent Rated Principal & Founder of NEAL LAW
    Georgia Trial Lawyer for 20 years. Headquarters in Atlanta, representing victims of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice throughout the State of Georgia.
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    4.2/5.0 (44)
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Attorney Awards


AV Pre-Eminent Rated Trial Lawyer "FOR THE PLAINTIFF” CATASTROPHIC INJURIES AND WRONGFUL DEATH. Mr. Neal is a Lifetime Charter member of the Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings', a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, known as the Top Trial Lawyers of America, and is one of the Top Rated Lawyers of Georgia, as published in Atlanta Magazine in 2014 and 2015. Mr. Neal was nominated for the Litigator Awards for 2014 and 2015 by the Trial Lawyer Board of Regents. Focus Areas of Practice • Serious Road Wrecks: auto, truck, train, bicycle, and motorcycle wrecks• Fire Cases: electrical, gas, and chemical fires • Medical Malpractice: hospital, nursing, doctor, pharmacy, and nursing home negligence * Premises Liability: slip and fall, negligent security, defective conditions• Defective Products: cars, drugs, electrical or gas fueled products • Environmental Torts: toxic contamination of land, housing, and businesses ; Professional Leadership: • Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association — Vice President and Super Champion Member 2011. Active member since 1999. • American Association for Justice — active member since 2000 • Southern Trial Lawyer’s Association — active member since 2007 • Melvin M. Belli Society — active member since 2009 * National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 - active member since 2014; State Bar of Georgia — active member since 1993. Board of Governors candidate in 2011 • Augusta Bar Assoc. — active member 1993-2012 • Atlanta Bar Assoc. — active member since 2013 • Dekalb Co. Bar Assoc. — active member since 2013 Lectures • “Double Fatality Trailer Fire — Creating a Case Where There Was None,” Southern Trial Lawyers’ Seminar, New Orleans, La. 2012 • “Cruising The Deep Powder of Medicare Liens,” Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Seminar, Lake Tahoe, California, 2012 • “Cross-Examination: Witness in the Cross-Hairs, Where Art & Science Intersect” Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008 • “$3,000,000 Jury Verdict in Hill v. USA Truck, Inc.,” Southern Trial Lawyers’ Seminar, New Orleans, La. 2007 • Guest Speaker at Annual Meeting of American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Atlanta, Georgia 2004 — Tort Reform • Guest Speaker at Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Callaway Gardens 2004 — Hospital/Doctor Liens • Guest Speaker at Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia 2002 — Medicaid Liens ; Professional Honors • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis — 2013 • AVVO Client’s Choice Award, Personal Injury - 2012 • AVVO 10.0 Rating, Top Attorney Personal Injury — 2012 • Member, Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers In America — 2012 ; Community Leadership • Chairman of the 2011 Summerville Sesquicentennial Celebration • Chairman of the 2011 and 34th Annual Summerville Tour of Homes • President Of Summerville Neighborhood Assoc. 2009-2011; Vice Pres. 2008-2009 • Chairman of the St. Johns Towers Advisory Board 2011; Member 2008-2010 • Assistant Football Coach, EDS Panthers, 2010-2011 (Defensive Coordinator) • Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Coordinator), Neal Law Falcons, 2008 • Team Sponsor, North Augusta Recreation Department 2008 • Irish-American Heritage Society — Member since 2008 • Honorary Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army — 2009 • American Mock Trial Association Championships — Presiding Judge — Furman University 2008 *William Daniel National Mock Trial Championship - Juror - Fulton County, Ga. 2013 • Volunteer Assistant Coach — Rich. Co. Rec. Dept. Little League T-Ball and YMCA Soccer. 2001-2005 • Leadership Augusta — 2000 • Mentor, High School High Tech Program 2004 • Mentor, Junior Achievement Job Shadow Program 2003 • Member, Judiciary Subcommittee, Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Augusta-Richmond County Consolidation Taskforce — 1995 • Head Football Coach, Richmond County Recreation Department 1993-1996; Education • J. D. — Walter F. Georgia School of Law, Mercer University, Macon, Ga. 1993 * Honors - Dean’s List, Highest Grade in Tax Class • B.B.A. — J. M. Tull School of Accounting, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 1990 * Dean’s List, Accounting Honor Society • Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College — 2000, 2001 • Graduate of AAJ’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, the Art of Persuasion, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass. — 2012.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Car Wrecks
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle/Motorcycle Wrecks
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Doctor Negligence
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pharmacy Negligence
  • Toxic Chemical Torts
  • Defective Drugs
  • Brain Injuries
  • Electrocution Cases
  • Fires
  • Burn Injuries

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
706-303-3265  Phone
706-829-6229  Cell Phone
678-669-2289  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.B.A., Accounting, Dean's List
Law School Attended:
Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, J.D., Dean's List; Highest Grade in Tax Class
Year of First Admission:
2008, South Carolina; 1993, Georgia
American Association for Justice;
Southern Trial Lawyer's Association;
Melvin M. Belli Society;
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100;
State Bar of Georgia;
Atlanta Bar Association;
DeKalb County Bar Association
Honorary Lt., U. S. Army
Birth Information:
Augusta, Georgia
Reported Cases:
Johnson v. Matheison, $1,500,000 historic record settlement against a school teacher and principal, 4/28/16 Douglas County Superior Court; Anderson v. Hensley, $1,036,733.30 recording setting personal injury Jury Verdict, 3/12/15 McDuffie County, Ga. Superior Court; Vann v. Finley — double fatality trailer fire, over $4,000,000 recovered from three defendants. Defeated City of Augusta on claims of official and sovereign immunity in the trial court, Ga. Court of Appeals, and Ga. Supreme Court (2008-2012) • Hill v. USA Truck Inc., - $3,000,000 jury verdict in Federal Court in Anderson, South Carolina in a tractor trailer v. bicycle wreck case that resulted in a broken leg and minor brain injury to client. (2007) • Daniel v. Atl. Gas Light Co. — substantial confidential settlement in a wrongful death case resulting from negligent inspection of water heater (2011) • Curry v. Board of Regents of Georgia, MCG Hospital - $1,530,000 structured settlement for two surviving minor children against the Medical College of Georgia for failure to diagnose and treat a cerebral brain aneurysm of their 27 year old mother (2003) • Williams v. APAC and SC DOT - $1,050,000 cash settlement in favor of a 50 year old wife, mother, grandmother, and worker who was driving to work in the rain when she hit a patch of standing water on defective section of I-20 in Aiken, S. C. and hydroplaned into trees (2004) * Peterson v. Board of Regents/MCG Hospital - $777,000 cash/structured settlement for a wife and two children against several doctors of the Medical College of Georgia for failure to diagnose and treat colon cancer of one of its landscaping employees (1999) • Wilson v. Drew Enterprises - $650,000 cash settlement against a tractor trailer company in personal injury case (2011) • Morris v. Willie Smith and Waste Mgmt. - $800,000 cash settlement in wreck between logging truck and commercial trash truck (2000).
Hobbies & interests:
Travel, Music, Art, Yoga, Jogging, Spin, Outdoors
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.2/5.0 (44 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 08/20/13 in Personal Injury

    Great lawyer. Afraid of no one. Willing to take on the powerful.

    Great lawyer. Afraid of no one. Willing to take on the powerful. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 06/19/13 in Personal Injury

    Joe is a superb lawyer. He has obtained huge settlements in cases that other lawyers had given up on. He is a top notch personal injury lawyer, none better.

    Joe is a superb lawyer. He has obtained huge settlements in cases that other lawyers had given up on. He is a top notch personal injury lawyer, none better. Read less

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