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Kevin D. Neal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-857-9264
Fax: 602-530-8500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Aviation and Aerospace, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kevin D. Neal is a shareholder with Gallagher & Kennedy law firm, which has offices located in Phoenix, Arizona, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 33 years of total legal experience, Mr. Neal provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout both states who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death

· Aviation law and accidents

· Medical malpractice

· Products liability

· General civil litigation

Known as a staunch advocate for his clients, Mr. Neal is a formidable opponent in court as well as a highly effective negotiator, and he has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of individuals and families suffering needlessly through no fault of their own. From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he has gained a reputation as an authority in aviation law.

Along with representing those in need, Mr. Neal also routinely assists other attorneys with their complex civil litigation matters, and he has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. 

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Neal has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. The National Trial Lawyers has voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1984 honors graduate of The University of Kansas, Mr. Neal obtained his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 1987. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Neal is a member of the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practice Section, the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, the Western Trial Lawyers Association and The National Trial Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations. 

He has also served as judge pro tem for the Scottsdale City Court, and he serves on the Scottsdale Business Development Forum. He is also past board chair of the Valleywise Health Foundation and advisory board member of ASU College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Political Thought and Leadership.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

About Kevin D. Neal

First Admitted: 1987, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Maintaining a Consistent Fundraising Stream: Lessons Learned From COVID-19, Philanthropy News Digest (PND), June 1, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Arizona, 1987
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Member
  • Scottsdale Business Development Forum, Member
  • Scottsdale City Court, Judge Pro Tem
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member
  • ASU College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Political Thought & Leadership, Advisory Board Member


  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, 2016-2020
  • , The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2017-2021; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2020-2021

Educational Background

  • University of KansasB.S., with honors, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Valleywise Health Foundation, Board Chair, 2020
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Office Location for Kevin D. Neal

2575 East Camelback Road
Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-857-9264

Fax: 602-530-8500

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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