John R. Neve

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Edina, MN

Neve Webb, PLLC
 | 6800 France Avenue South, Suite 405
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 612-444-9013
Fax: 952-746-2401
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney John R. Neve is a partner with the Neve Webb, PLLC, law firm in Edina, Minnesota. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 21 years of legal experience, Mr. Neve represents the needs and interests of business owners, entrepreneurs and other commercial clients throughout the state as well as across the country who have legal issues involving any of the following:

·        Business law, including entity formation, contract drafting and review, employment law, commercial torts, trade secrets and intellectual property protections, purchase and sale of businesses, commercial real estate, startups, partnership disputes, and more.

·        Civil litigation involving a host of disputes, such as breaches of contract and fiduciary duties, noncompete agreement issues, fraud and misrepresentation, tortious interference, and other serious matters.

Throughout his career, Mr. Neve has achieved notable success fighting for his clients' rights in both state and federal courts across his region. Serving as outside counsel for a wide range of businesses in a variety of industries, he has helped his clients resolve their disputes and find solutions for their complex legal matters efficiently and cost-effectively, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many clients protect what they have worked so hard to achieve.

A 1993 graduate of the University of New Orleans, Mr. Neve attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1997. The Minnesota State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Neve also serves on the adjunct legal faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches advocacy and legal writing. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, and he is the former co-chair for the American Bar Association Subcommittee of White Collar Lawyers.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Neve has earned numerous other awards and honors, and he has received a Superb rating from Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award for lawsuits and disputes.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Civil Litigation (10%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Appeals


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2011

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About John Neve

Admitted: 1997, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • AVVO “Superb” rating
  • “Client’s Choice” Award
  • ​Selected as a “Super Lawyer” every year from 2008 - 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar, 1997 - Present
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota
  • Former Assistant Attorney General
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member  
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • ABA Subcommittee of White Collar Lawyers, Former Co-Chair
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • Former Partner at a top ten ranked Minnesota law firm
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Advocacy and Legal Writing"- Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Law School, 2006 - Present, Adjunct Professor
  • Frequent Lecturer, Minnesota CLE
  • Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual, 1st Edition, 2001
  • Effect of Appeal, Stays and Supersedeas, Chapter 7, 2001
  • Criminal Law Series: White Collar Crime, Everyday White Collar Crime, 2010
  • Handling the Personal Injury Case, First Party Good Faith: How to Prepare and Steps to Bring a Claim, 2009


  • Holm v. Art Leather Mfg., No. CIV 06-1077(JNE/JJG), 2006 WL 1662722, (D. Minn. June 12, 2006)
  • Lyon Fin. Servs. v. Waddill, 625 N.W.2d 155 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001)
  • EEC Prop. Co. v. Kaplan, 578 N.W.2d 381 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998)
  • Faegre & Benson, LLP v. Lee, No. A10-852, 2010 WL 5293453 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 28, 2010)
  • Menasha Corp. v. Thermotech, Inc., No. 09-CV-3636 (DSD/JJK), 2010 WL 1960534 (D. Minn. May 17, 2010)
  • RMC Publs., Inc. v. Doulos PM Training, 2007 No. 07-CV-1138 (PJS/RLE), 2007 WL 4287670 (D. Minn. Dec. 3, 2007)
  • Zaffke v. Wallestad, 642 N.W.2d 757 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Oanes v. Allstate Ins. Co., 617 N.W.2d 401 (Minn. 2000)
  • Olson v. Perfect, Inc., No. 09-CV-1161 (DSD/FLN), 2010 WL 2399376 (D. Minn. June 10, 2010)
  • Russell’s AmericInn, LLC v. Eagle Gen. Contrs., LLC, 772 N.W.2d 81 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Airline Ticket Comm’n Antitrust Litig. Travel Network v. United Air Lines, 307 F.3d 679 (8th Cir. Minn. 2002)
  • Lyon Fin. Servs. v. Waddill, 607 N.W.2d 453 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Hawkins Tree & Landscaping, Inc. v. Paul Thomas Homes, Inc., No. A10-182, 2010 WL 3463691 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 7, 2010)
  • Portfolio Mgmt. Group, LLC v. Bitach Fund I, LLC, No. 09-CV-3193 (PJS/AJB), 2010 WL 727993 (D. Minn. Mar. 2, 2010)

Educational Background:

  • University of New Orleans, B.A., Major: English, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Small Businesses
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Office Location for John R. Neve

6800 France Avenue South
Suite 405
Edina, MN 55435

Phone: 612-444-9013

Fax: 952-746-2401

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Last Updated: 4/24/2019

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