JoDee Neil

JoDee Neil - Attorney

JoDee Neil

Associate

JoDee Neil is an attorney with Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC.

Ms. Neil manages the Public Entity Clients for the firm, including the Opioid Litigation on behalf of the County of Dallas, which is a bellwether case that is set for trial in Texas at the District Court level. JoDee is the Senior Administrator of the Texas Opioids Database on behalf of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the Texas Opioids Multi-District Litigation. In addition to her trial and case management responsibilities, she currently manages more than 20 terabytes of data and all of the eDiscovery functions of the Texas Opioids Litigation. The Firm’s Public Entity Clientele includes more than 50 counties in Texas and elsewhere in the United States.

Ms. Neil is a second-generation trial attorney and second-generation graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She began her career in 2005 as an Assistant District Attorney, having sat as lead counsel for over 100 jury trials during her years at the District Attorney’s Office.  Her voir dire experience is equally extensive, as are her general courtroom skills–having performed countless hearings and trials before the court. JoDee served the bulk of her tenure in the Crimes Against Children division. JoDee worked tirelessly for victims of crime, and took that experience with her to Singapore in 2011.  In 2012, JoDee began serving as the legal advisor to a Non-Government Organization based in Indonesia. JoDee attended UNODC and Interpol conferences, in addition to speaking at a number of events and conferences. JoDee liaised with her experts in Texas to make informed recommendations to the NGO as well as to various governmental agencies.

JoDee repatriated in September 2016 and began plaintiff’s practice immediately. JoDee’s background in International, State and County government makes her the perfect fit for any government seeking excellent legal representation. She defends her Public Entity Clients with the same vigor and expertise that she utilized whilst standing with children and survivors of abuse. JoDee is a mother to two daughters, ages 5 and 4.

Practice Areas

  • Personal injury
  • Mesothelioma
  • Sexual assault

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, 2004
  • Texas A &M—Corpus Christi, 2001

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas

Notable Cases

  • State of Texas v. Padmaja Enjeti
  • State of Texas v. Michael Hamilton
  • State of Texas v. Jose Angel Gonzalez
  • State of Texas v. Stanley Ledbetter

Speeches & Presentations

  • The Process of Disclosure: A Practical Guide for Law Enforcement.” Regional Conference on: Legal Protection for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation in Southeast Asia; October 2013; Sponsored by EPCAT Indonesia and the French Embassy in Indonesia.
  • Identification Required: the Hotel Industry’s Duty to Verify ID of Adults and Children.” Hosted by the Bali Hotels Association; September 2013.

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono:
  • Texas Civil Rights Project: Election Integrity Task Force
JoDee Neil - Attorney
“I am proud to be a trial lawyer. I defend the 7th Amendment, and I stand with the people.”
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