JoDee Neil

JoDee Neil


JoDee Neil is a trial attorney with Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC.

JoDee Neil has been a trial attorney at Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC since joining the firm in 2018. JoDee works for Jeffrey B. Simon, and manages the Public Entity Clients for the firm, including the active bellwether trial setting on behalf of the County of Dallas. Ms. Neil is in her 5th year of Opioid Litigation, having served as trial counsel as well as Senior Administrator of the Texas Opioids Document Repository, and as ESI Liaison for the litigation. The Firm’s Public Entity Clientele includes dozens of counties in Texas, including:

  • Angelina County
  • Bee County
  • Blanco County
  • Bowie County
  • Burnet County
  • Camp County
  • Cass County
  • Cherokee County
  • Cooke County
  • Coryell County
  • Dallas County
  • Delta County
  • Dimmit County
  • Ector County
  • Falls County
  • Fannin County
  • Franklin County
  • Freestone County
  • Grayson County
  • Hardin County
  • Hopkins County
  • Houston County
  • Jasper County
  • Kendall County
  • Lamar County
  • Limestone County
  • Marion County
  • McMullen County
  • Milam County
  • Morris County
  • Nacogdoches County
  • Newton County
  • Orange County
  • Panola County
  • Parker County
  • Potter County
  • Red River County
  • Robertson County
  • Rusk County
  • Shelby County
  • Smith County
  • Titus County
  • Trinity County
  • Upshur County
  • Van Zandt County
  • Wood County

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 in North Texas since then.  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 repatriated in September 2016 and began plaintiff’s practice immediately. While she remains committed to the ongoing Opioid Litigation, JoDee makes time for special cases, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, mass catastrophe, catastrophic injury and Title IX cases. JoDee is a mother to two daughters, ages 8 and 6. JoDee was selected as one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers for 2022. Ms. Neil has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100” Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Texas for 2023. In 2024, JoDee will begin serving on the Board of the Texas Signal Media Foundation.

Practice Areas

  • Personal injury
  • Mesothelioma
  • Sexual assault


  • 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
I am proud to be a trial lawyer. I defend the 7th Amendment, and I stand with the people.