Paul McNeill

PARTNER

BACKGROUND

Paul McNeill joined RMP LLP as a partner in January 2016 to head up its litigation practice. Paul obtained his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He graduated from the Leflar Law Center in 1979 Magna Cum Laude. Paul has tried as first chair approximately 250 cases to verdict. Paul has been selected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and to the Litigation Counsel of America, all requiring peer nomination and review, and all are limited to the top 1% of trial attorneys. He has been named continually in the litigation sections of The Best Lawyers in Arkansas, The Best Lawyers in America since 2003, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. For over 25 years Paul has maintained an AV Martindale Hubble rating, which is the highest ethical and performance rating available as voted on by his peers.

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, AR, 1979
  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Honors: Appellate Advocacy Team Member
  • LR: Arkansas Law Review, Member
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1976
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Practice Areas

  • Litigation/Plaintiff and Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury

Community & Recognitions

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, since 2001 – present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – President, Arkansas Chapter, 2000 – 2001
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Outstanding Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America, since 2003 – present
  • The Best Lawyers in Arkansas by the Arkansas Times, since 2003 – present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, since 2006 – present
  • Nation’s Top 1 Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel, since 2015 – present
  • Lawyer of the Year in Arkansas 2018 by Best Lawyers
  • 10 Best Attorneys by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, since 2016 – present
  • Outstanding Defense Counsel Attorney Award by Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, 2005 – 2006
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Arkansas, 2018
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Arkansas by Mid-South Super Lawyers, since 2006 – present
  • Top 50 Attorneys in the Memphis Area by Mid-South Super Lawyers, since 2006 – present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The American Trial Lawyers Association, since 2007 – present

Associations & Memberships

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel – Member, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • College of Master Advocate and Barristers
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Craighead County Bar Association – President, 2000 – 2001
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Vice President, Arkansas Chapter, 1999 – 2000
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel – President, 1997 – 1998
  • Arkansas Bar Association – Chairman, Civil Procedures Committee, 1997 – 2000
  • Arkansas Bar Association – House of Delegates, 1993-1995, 1988-1990
  • Arkansas Bar Association – Chairman, Legal Aid Committee, 1990 – 1992
  • Arkansas Bar Association – Member, Executive Council, 1989 – 1991

Admissions

  • Arkansas 1979
  • Missouri 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas 1979
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Presentations

  • Panel Discussion – Tort Reform 2019 Arkansas Bar Association
  • Panel Discussion – Civil Litigation Strategies 2018 Arkansas Bar Association
  • A Jury’s Perspective: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company – 2018 Seminars
  • ABOTA Trial Practice Lecture Series – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas 2013-2018
  • Audit Trial EMR – Changing Face Discovery, LAMMICO Defense Counsel Seminar 2016
  • Handling Medical Negligence Claims, Little Rock, Arkansas (November 17, 2006)
  • Handling Medical Negligence Claims, Little Rock, Arkansas (November 14, 2006)
  • Handling Medical Malpractice Claims, Little Rock, Arkansas (June 2006)
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation Seminar, Pulaski County Bar Association (May 14, 1998)
  • Trial Practice Seminar – Young Lawyers Section Arkansas Bar Association (April 17-18, 1995)
  • Best of CLE in Arkansas (1994)
  • Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Arkansas Association of Defense Lawyers (August 1993)
  • Top Verdicts & Settlements, Arkansas Bar Association (1993)
  • Medical Malpractice in Arkansas, Arkansas Bar Association (May 10, 1991)
  • Top Verdicts and Settlements, Arkansas Bar Association (February 1, 1991)

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Litigation/Plaintiff and Defense
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Missouri 2012

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, AR, 1979
  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Honors: Appellate Advocacy Team Member
  • LR: Arkansas Law Review, Member
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1976
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Contact

710 Windover, Suite B
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Phone: (870) 394-5200
Facsimile: (870) 520-6250
Email: pmcneill@rmp.law

Presentations:

Handling Medical Negligence Claims
Little Rock, Arkansas (November 17, 2006)

Handling Medical Negligence Claims
Little Rock, Arkansas (November 14, 2006)

Handling Medical Malpractice Claims
Little Rock, Arkansas (June 2006)

Medical Malpractice Litigation Seminar
Pulaski County Bar Association (May 14, 1998)

Trial Practice Seminar – Young Lawyers Section
Arkansas Bar Association (April 17-18, 1995)

Best of CLE in Arkansas (1994)

Arkansas Association of Defense Lawyers
Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (August 1993)

Top Verdicts & Settlements
Arkansas Bar Association (1993)

Medical Malpractice in Arkansas
Arkansas Bar Association (May 10, 1991)

Top Verdicts and Settlements
Arkansas Bar Association (February 1, 1991)

Recognition:

 

Outstanding Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America since 2003

The Best Lawyers in Arkansas by the Arkansas Times, since 2003

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006

Top 50 Attorneys in Arkansas by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006

Top 50 Attorneys in the Memphis Area by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006

Memberships:

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel – Member, Medical Malpractice Committee

Defense Research Institute

College of Master Advocate and Barristers

American Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association

Craighead County Bar Association – President, 2000 – 2001

American College of Trial Lawyers, 2001 – Present

American Board of Trial Advocates – President, Arkansas Chapter, 2000 – 2001

American Board of Trial Advocates – Vice President, Arkansas Chapter, 1999 – 2000

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel – President, 1997 – 1998

Arkansas Bar Association – Chairman, Civil Procedures Committee, 1997 – 2000

Arkansas Bar Association – House of Delegates, 1993-1995, 1988-1990

Arkansas Bar Association – Chairman, Legal Aid Committee, 1990 – 1992

Arkansas Bar Association – Member, Executive Council, 1989 – 1991

Background:

Paul McNeil joined RMP as a partner January 1, 2016 to head up its litigation practice. Paul obtained his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He graduated from the Leflar Law Center in 1979 Magna Cum Laude. Paul has tried more than 225 cases to verdict. He has been named for many years continually in the litigation sections of The Best Lawyers in ArkansasThe Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers.

Paul McNeill

Contact

710 Windover, Suite B
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Phone: (870) 394-5200
Facsimile: (870) 520-6250

Email: pmcneill@rmp.law

Background

Paul McNeil joined RMP as a partner January 1, 2016 to head up its litigation practice. Paul obtained his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He graduated from the Leflar Law Center in 1979 Magna Cum Laude. Paul has tried more than 225 cases to verdict. He has been named for many years continually in the litigation sections of The Best Lawyers in ArkansasThe Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers.

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