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Kevin Neal

Gallagher & Kennedy - Phoenix
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Kevin Neal
Gallagher & Kennedy - Phoenix


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Kevin is a formidable and proven trial advocate with more than 30 years of experience in injury and death cases. His practice focuses on high-profile and complex claims involving aviation crashes and the handling of wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury due to medical malpractice and product defects. Driven to provide his clients with the answers they deserve, Kevin zealously defends the rights of individuals and families wronged by powerful organizations and large corporations.

Fearless in the pursuit of justice, Kevin has obtained stellar results on behalf of his clients, including significant, multi-million-dollar recoveries. A masterful tactician who believes in meticulous and comprehensive case analysis, preparation, and investigation, Kevin is valued for his convincing and influential written and oral arguments, ability to establish trust and rapport, and highly effective negotiation skills. Kevin’s ability to tell each client’s unique story both in and out of court and before judges and juries alike make him a veritable force when it comes to realizing the right result.

In addition, Kevin is frequently sought out by other lawyers requiring a skilled and experienced trial advocate to either handle or work with them on their cases. He is frequently asked to serve as co-counsel on such matters because of his proven track record of success, intellectual acuity, relentless tenacity, and extraordinary drive to succeed. Moreover, Kevin is dedicated to bringing individual attention and the full force and intellect of the firm to bear for his clients.

After graduating from the University of Kansas, Kevin completed his legal studies at the Arizona State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice before all Arizona State Courts, the United States District Court for Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kevin has represented clients throughout Arizona, as well as in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, and Alaska. A member of the Arizona State Bar, the Maricopa County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, Kevin also earned the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been honored in “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers” over his many years of practice.

Community involvement is a large part of who Kevin is outside of the law. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Valleywise Health Foundation (VHF) as its Chairperson. VHF is an organization that supports the mission of Arizona’s only public safety net medical facility, the Arizona Burn Center, and the largest teaching hospital in the region. In addition, Kevin is a former member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Advisory Posse and the New York based Explorers Club. Notably, he serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the City of Scottsdale.

Kevin’s many personal interests include flying, scuba diving, skiing, climbing, and competitive shooting sports.


Recovered $1,125,000 settlement in major plane crash case in Alaska.

Kevin represented a passenger who was severely injured when the chartered seaplane flew into the side of a mountain during bad weather in Ketchikan, Alaska. The client, who was from Arizona, suffered a severe back injury. The case» More


Arizona, 1987

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member

Scottsdale City Court, Judge Pro Tem

Scottsdale Business Development Forum, Member

Valleywise Health Foundation, Board Chair, 2020

The National Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Member

ASU College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Political Thought & Leadership, Advisory Board Member


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating , Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2017-2022; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2020-2022

Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, 2016-2020

The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2020


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


Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Recognizes 37 Gallagher & Kennedy Attorneys, August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes 36 Gallagher & Kennedy Attorneys, August 21, 2020

Fourteen Gallagher & Kennedy Attorneys Selected for Southwest Super Lawyers 2020, April 6, 2020

Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes 33 Gallagher & Kennedy Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field, August 15, 2019

Sixteen Gallagher & Kennedy Attorneys Selected for Southwest Super Lawyers 2019, April 15, 2019

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Kevin Neal Appointed Lead Counsel in the Arizona Attorney General’s Google Lawsuit, April 22, 2021

Kevin Neal: Taking It to the Limit, April 2, 2020

Valleywise Health Breaks Ground on Medical Center in Phoenix, March 5, 2020

People on the Move in Phoenix: Kevin Neal Elected Board Chair at Valleywise Health Foundation, January 29, 2020

Kevin D. Neal: Beyond the Lawsuit, January 20, 2020


Arizona and California Behavioral Health Centers Sue Health Net for Failing to Properly Pay Claims Related to Drug and Alcohol (Behavioral Health) Treatment, December 13, 2016

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