• |
  • |

Neal C. Townsend

Associate
Litigation
  • P 251.650.0868
    F 251.391.9311

Neal Townsend joined Adams and Reese in 2013 as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Mobile office.

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Neal represents local and national business clients and professionals in a broad range of practice areas, which include personal injury, wrongful death, medical and professional malpractice, premise liability, construction defect, and business/employment disputes. He handles all phases of representation and has provided clients with successful results, some of which include:

  • Obtained a successful ruling and opinion from the Eleventh Circuit, affirming grant of summary judgment in federal district court in the Southern District of Alabama in client’s favor on a class action wage case for a maritime client.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for a client in a complex construction defect suit in state court.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a client in an automobile accident case which involved an independent contractor issue in state court.
  • Obtained successful dismissal of international hotel from a premise liability suit based on procedural deficiencies in state court.
  • Obtained several successful dismissals of an international fraternal organization from member suits based on procedural deficiencies in both state and federal court.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a corporate real estate development client based on procedural deficiencies in state court.
  • Defended an architect against claims of defects related to drainage and its effect on adjoining land owners. Plaintiff asserted a half-million-dollar claim for damages, but the architect won on summary judgment and obtained subsequent dismissal of the plaintiff's appeal.
  • Secured a directed verdict after a two-and-a-half day jury trial in which a plaintiff sued an Alabama county after allegedly sustaining injuries from a trip-and-fall incident that occurred at a county-owned marina.
  • Obtained a summary judgment in favor of a doctor in connection with a professional negligence lawsuit brought against them by two former patients in Florida state court.

Neal’s other legal experience includes:

  • Served as the Civil Law Clerk for the presiding Circuit Court Judge Sarah Stewart, of the 13th Judicial Circuit of Mobile County.
  • Served as a Law Clerk for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Admitted to practice in the States of Alabama and Mississippi, including the Alabama Supreme Court and Mississippi Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama and United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Neal earned his J.D. in 2012 from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, where he was Scholar of Merit recipient, Dean's List recipient, a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) National Trial Team and the 2011-2012 top-ranked Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team. In 2009, Neal received his B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Alabama.

Neal prides himself on hard work and dedication, instilled in him by his parents. “They always taught me that if you want something in life, you have to put the time and effort in to achieve it.”

Neal currently lives in Mobile, Alabama with his wife, Erin. When not working, Neal enjoys playing sports, going to the beach, watching football, jeopardy, and spending time with his family and friends.