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D. John Neese, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Meade & Neese LLP
2118 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-658-9010
Fax: 713-893-2506
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008
Licensed in Texas Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (70%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

John Neese is an experienced civil trial lawyer who has successfully tried a broad range of lawsuits in state and federal courtrooms throughout the country.

John is a native Houstonian. After graduating from the Episcopal High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with honors, from the University of Houston. Prior to entering law school, John gained valuable “real world” experience as a small business owner.

John then went on to the University of Houston Law Center where he was honored for his top grades. He was the Chief Notes & Comments Editor of the Houston Law Review, and a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barons. Ultimately, John graduated 3rd in his class of 357 students with summa cum laude honors.

John began his career with the large downtown law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP. At V&E, he tried cases involving issues of commercial, construction, personal injury and real estate law. After four years, however, John left V&E so that he could represent businesses and individuals on a contingent fee basis - a practice that large law firms typically do not allow.

Recovering millions of dollars for his clients, John has gone up against a variety of defendants, including major corporations, energy companies, oil and gas exploration companies, real estate development companies, construction companies, accounting and engineering firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals/healthcare companies, insurance companies, maritime companies, transportation/trucking companies, and others.

In 2012, John and Andrew Meade became law partners and later formed Meade & Neese LLP, where he continues his focus on business litigation and personal injury litigation.

John is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for the Top Trial Lawyers in America. He was awarded the highest possible attorney ranking of 10.0 by Avvo. And John was recognized by Texas Super Lawyers from 2007-2008 and from 2011-2021.


About D. John Neese, Jr.

First Admitted: 1997, Texas

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • Graduated from law school 3rd in class of 357 students.  Chief Notes & Comments Editor, Houston Law Review.  Order of the Coif.  Order of the Barons.
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Office Location for D. John Neese, Jr.

2118 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

Last Updated: 3/16/2021

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