Thomas K. Neill

St. Louis, Missouri
314-241-5620

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Thomas Neill, St. louis Product Liability Attorney

Thomas K. Neill

St. Louis, Missouri
314-241-5620

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Meet St. Louis Attorney,
Thomas K. Neill

Thomas K. Neill practices primarily in civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, and consumer class actions. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois.

Mr. Neill’s work for his clients has been recognized on numerous occasions.  In 2013, he received the St. Louis County Bar Association’s Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, given annually to an attorney under 36 years of age who has demonstrated excellent and distinguished work as a lawyer, distinguished service to the organized bar, and unselfish service to the community.

In 2018, he was a member of the trial team that won a $4.69 billion verdict on behalf of 22 plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson over its asbestos-laden talcum powder. It was named the Top Plaintiff ’s Verdict in 2018 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. In 2014, Mr. Neill was part of a trial team that obtained the Top Plaintiff’s Settlement designation from that same publication.

Mr. Neil has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest given. He was named the Best Lawyers 2020 St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” and  is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Mass Torts Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs. He has been annually selected to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers [among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas] since 2013, in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff-General Litigation. He has been cited as a Top 50 St. Louis attorney by the same publication, and as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 40 Under 40.  He was the 2012 recipient of Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly’s Appellate Advocacy Award.

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Mr. Neill has served in numerous leadership roles for the Bar.  Since 2013, he has served on the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession. The role of the commission and its members is to identify gender barriers, combat bias in the justice system, and secure full and equal participation of women in the legal profession. Mr. Neill was a member of the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis from 2009 to 2018, and served as President of the Association in 2014-2015.

In 2017, he was elected to the Appellate Judicial Commission for the Eastern District of Missouri for a six-year term. Previously, he served on the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission.

Mr. Neill graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2002, where he was selected a National member of the Order of Barristers, was a national finalist in the Board of Advocates Client Counseling Competition, and received the William H. Howard Award in Conflict of Laws. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999.

He is the author of the “Voir Dire and Jury Selection” chapter of the Missouri Civil Trial Practice (3rd edition) 2014 Supp. This publication is used as a practice reference by attorneys throughout Missouri.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • FELA & Jones Act
  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Commercial Litigation & Class Action

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Bar Admissions
  • Missouri, 2002
  • Arkansas, 2003
  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 2003
Education
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. – 2002
    • Honors: National Member, Order of Barristers
    • Honors: National Finalist, Board of Advocates Client Counseling Competition
    • Honors: William H. Howard Award in Conflicts of Law
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. – 1999
    • Major: Political Science
Published Works
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection, , Missouri Civil Trial Practice, 2nd Ed. Ch. 8, supp., 2008
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection, Missouri Civil Trial Practice, 3rd Ed. Ch. 7, supp., 2014
  • Think Adding an In-State Defendant Will Keep You Out of Federal Court? Think Again., The Missouri Trial Attorney, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, Winter-Spring, 2009
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America 2020 St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year
  • Reicipient, “2018 Top Plaintiff’s Verdict,” 2019 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 – Present
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer: 2013 – Present
  • Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, St. Louis County Bar Association, 2013
  • Missouri Lawyer Weekly Largest Reported Settlement, 2013
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Appellate Advocacy Award, 2012
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Top 50 Attorneys, in St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Appellate Judicial Commission for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2018 – 2023 (elected to six-year term)
  • 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission, 2015-2017
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Executive Committee, President, 2014 – 2015
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Executive Committee, President-Elect, 2013 – 2014
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Executive Committee, Vice-President, 2012 – 2013
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Executive Committee, Treasurer, 2011 – 2012
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Executive Committee, 2009 – 2018
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Association of Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
  • Fellow, St. Louis Bar Foundation
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association

Representative Cases

December 1, 2015 in Thomas K Neill, Thomas K Neill Featured

Settlement with Walmart over Wrong Prescription

Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. attorneys Tom Neill and Maurice Graham represented the parents of a 4-month-old girl who was given the…
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December 1, 2015 in Thomas K Neill, Thomas K Neill Featured

Confidential Settlement for Struck Motorcyclist

Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. attorney Tom Neill represented a man who was enjoying a ride on his motorcycle when his life…
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