Mark J. Neal

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Monroe, Louisiana

Neal Law Firm
Mark J. Neal
Neal Law Firm

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Louisiana since: 1996

Education: Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
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Neal Law Firm

2483 Tower Dr
Suite 1
Monroe, LA 71201 Visit website


Mark J. Neal is a civil litigation trial and appellate attorney with Neal Law and represents clients in Louisiana. He handles matters of personal injury, commercial litigation, auto & trucking accident defense, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation, employment litigation, corporate, business and banking litigation and municipal litigation. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Born in Monroe (1971), Mr. Neal graduated from St. Frederick High School and earned a BBA from University of Louisiana-Monroe, graduating magna cum laude in 1993. In 1996, he earned his Juris Doctorate from LSU. Currently, he is a member of the preeminent invitation only organizations Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, American Board of Trial Advocates & International Association of Defense Counsel.  He is a faculty member for Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Annual Trial Academy and frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars.  Mr. Neal served on the Board of Directors for the largest international association of civil defense lawyers: DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar (2012-2015). He is a member of LSU Law Dean's Council and former Director of National Foundation for Judicial Excellence.  Mr. Neal was president of University of Louisiana Monroe Athletic Foundation.

Licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana and the United States Supreme Court, his trial experience extends to almost every appellate and parish court in Louisiana, and he has argued more than 70 cases to several courts of appeal and has tried (first chair) over 170 non-jury and jury cases to judgment.

The son of a coach, referee and umpire, Mr. Neal coached youth basketball and baseball for 14 years. He enjoys traveling with his family, particularly to Major League Baseball games, and has observed games in 29 different MLB parks. His goal is to cross the remaining cities off the list by 2025 (Denver, Milwaukee, Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh). His sons, Noah (19) & Nathan (15), and wife Rhonda, have been to games at 20 different parks. Noah is a pitcher on the baseball team at Crown College in Minnesota. 

* 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

Business/Corporate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Estate & Trust Litigation, General Litigation, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Other

First Admitted: 1996, Louisiana

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • LADC Trial Academy (board and faculty member) 
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys , 2021
  • Martindale Hubbell *AV rated lawyer (highest peer review rating) , 2009
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 2018
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (former director) , 2000
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (director) , 2017
  • Louisiana Board of Ethics (former member) , 2014
  • American Inns of Court
  • Louisiana Claims Association (former director) 
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar (former director) 
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (former member and attorney panel chairman) 
  • United States Supreme Court (licensed member) 
  • Who's Who in American Universities
  • "AV", Martindale-Hubbell
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Athletic Foundation, Trustee
  • Monroe Youth Baseball Association, Board Member
  • Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Governmental Affairs Committee
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Athletic Foundation, Attorney
  • Optimist International, Member
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Athletic Foundation, Past President
  • Monroe Youth Baseball Association, Coach
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • LADC Trial Academy, Faculty
Educational Background:
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Magna Cum Laude, BBA, 1993

Office location for Mark J. Neal

2483 Tower Dr
Suite 1
Monroe, LA 71201

Phone: 318-460-0355


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  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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