Kevin Neal


Kevin practices in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on aviation law, medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, and personal injury.  Kevin has handled cases for clients in some of the largest lawsuits litigated in Arizona.  He represents clients in claims and suits arising out of a variety of issues.

Kevin is a formidable and proven trial advocate with 36 years of experience in the courtroom. His practice focuses on high-profile and complex cases involving business transactions, consumer fraud, aviation crashes, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. Driven to provide his clients with the answers they deserve, Kevin zealously defends the rights of those wronged by powerful organizations and large corporations. Attorneys from across the country have referred clients and worked with Kevin knowing that his professionalism and experience will make a difference in the outcome of their legal matter.

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, Florida, 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 served 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 an Arizona Ranger serving as a training and firearms instructor.  He is also a member of the New York based Explorers Club.

Kevin’s many personal interests include flying, scuba diving, skiing, climbing, and competitive shooting sports. See Kevin’s profile on our main website.

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating , Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2017-2024; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2020-2024
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, 2016-2020, 2023-2024
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyer, Aviation, 2022-2023


Representative Cases

  • Obtained a significant settlement for the family of a pilot killed in a plane crash
    Kevin Neal obtained a significant settlement in Ohio for the widow and daughters of a pilot killed in a plane crash. Although the defendants claimed it was pilot error, Kevin worked diligently to prove otherwise and hold those responsible for the crash accountable. Kevin settled the case for the insurance policy limits arising out of claims of negligent maintenance and repair of the plane that crashed.
  • Obtained $12 million jury verdict in breach of fiduciary duty case
    After a 3-week trial, a Ventura County jury rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of Kevin’s client, awarding $10M in compensatory damages and $2M in punitive damages, finding that the Defendants breached the parties’ agreement, the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and its fiduciary duties to the Plaintiff.
  • Obtained a Proposed $15 Billion Settlement from Chemical Manufacturers in Tort Product Liability Suit
    Kevin Neal and Ken Ralston were local counsel in a multi-district litigation that resulted in a $15 billion settlement. The firm represented the City of Tucson, Town of Marana, and City of Mesa, in a groundwater contamination and tort products liability case against multiple chemical manufacturers, including 3M Company, in City of Tucson, et al. v. 3M Company, et al.  The terms of the proposed settlement are being reviewed by the court and pending approval.
  • Obtained Favorable Result from U.S. Supreme Court in Whistleblower’s False Claims Act Case
    Kevin Neal and Ken Ralston obtained a major victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in Olhausen v. Arriva Medical, LLC, U.S. Kevin and Ken represent a former employer of Arriva Medical who brought suit that Arriva, Abbott Laboratories, and Alere were defrauding the government by submitting false claims to Medicare, resulting in Medicare paying the companies upwards of $100 million. The trial judge dismissed the case and the Court of Appeals affirmed. But, the Supreme Court reversed the case in a major victory for whistleblowers.
  • Obtained record-setting $85M settlement for State of Arizona in consumer fraud case against Google.
    Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys Kevin D. Neal and Kenneth N. Ralston successfully represented the State of Arizona and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the lawsuit against Google for deceptive and unfair practices involving user location data. As lead counsel, Kevin obtained the $85 million settlement – the largest amount per capita the internet giant has paid in a privacy lawsuit of its kind – from Google to settle claims brought against the company under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act in State of Arizona v. Google.
  • 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 proceeded in Alaska Federal Court. Kevin’s settlement of $1,125,000 was the largest amount paid to any of the eight passengers who brought claims against the air charter business in Alaska.

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I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Kevin Neal to anyone in need of a five-star legal representative. His professionalism, expertise, and compassionate approach make him an outstanding advocate. Kevin Neal is more than just an attorney; he is a dedicated ally committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients. Grateful for his exceptional service and the positive resolution he achieved for me.

Philip MazzioFacebook

I hired Kevin Neal to help with a very complex and important consumer fraud case. Kevin’s work ethic, attention to detail, and client communication were all fantastic. I was thrilled with the result he was able to provide, because he prepared the case so well and was able to negotiate from a position of strength. I would highly recommend Kevin and his firm to others looking for top-quality legal representation.

Beau RoysdenGoogle

Kevin Neal represented our company in connection with litigation related to a complex matter. Throughout the course of the representation he was exceptionally effective. Always prepared, always communicating updates, highly ethical, and producing the highest quality work. We strongly recommend him and his firm.

Steven TwistGoogle

Kevin Neal represented me after the car I was in was hit by a train. It was a devastating experience, and I had a bad injury, but Kevin was very helpful and responsive. He worked hard with difficult issues to get an extremely good settlement. I recommend anyone needing an attorney to handle a case involving a severe injury from a crash to contact Kevin.

Carolina WestGoogle

Kevin Neal restored my faith in Attorneys. After the death of my mother in an automobile accident, Kevin represented my brother and I and expedited a generous settlement. Kevin was tough, competent, always responsive and thoughtful in working with us on this very sensitive and personal matter. He had local networks and connections as well as an extensive knowledge of Arizona law that allowed him to quickly and efficiently negotiate the best settlement for my brother and I. I would highly recommend Kevin and while I hope I never need a personal injury attorney again, if I do, Kevin would be the first person I would reach out to.

Toby KublerGoogle

As a small business owner who was wrongfully accused of fraud, I needed an attorney who would fight as if it was his company. Not only did Kevin Neal dominate the trial, he saved my company and my families legacy. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars!


Kevin Neal is one of the two best Attorneys I have ever met. His commitment to his case, his litigation techniques and his honest approach to everthing he does in unsurpassed. I have referred him to everyone I know with the guarantee that they will not be disappointed. I am in his debt for the things he has done and look forward to working with him in the future.


Kevin and his team were on point. They dealt with my issue quickly and were very thorough in their investigation. The outcome was positive for my organization. I would highly recommend Kevin and his team for your legal matters.


Kevin Neal is super smart and was obviously well-respected by the other lawyer and the judge involved in my case. He has a very commanding presence and helped me get a great result.


I have hired a few attorneys in my time and Kevin was by for the best at communicating. It was nice to always have an answer right away and fast guidance in my case.. You will be very happy with Kevin and his team. I promise.


Kevin is a very trustworthy and intelligent attorney. He helped me with a matter that was extremely important to me and got a fantastic result. I highly recommend him.


Mr. Neal is the real deal when it comes to litigation. Unfortunately with my business litigation pops it’s ugly head more than I would like. I need a lawyer that is honest and gives me truth whether or not it is what I want to hear. Kevin will tell you the truth even if it means less billable hours for him, which I have found to be a rarity with litigation attorneys. Nothing upsets me more than to be deep into a case in both time and money and then your attorney advises you to settle with all the same circumstances that a year ago they told you was a winner. Kevin gives you an honest assessment upfront and let’s you make your decision. He is my go to guy.



  • Arizona State University
    J.D., 1987
  • University of Kansas
    B.S., with honors, 1984

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Associations & Memberships

  • 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, 2020-2022
  • 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