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John G. McNeill - Lexington, KY

106 West Vine StreetSuite 800 Lexington, KY 40507

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Updated: 03/27/2023

Lexington Civil Litigation Defense Lawyer


I have been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for personal injury litigation defense. I am a Kentucky Super Lawyer and have been an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney for 12 years..
I have spoken frequently state wide and nationally on Civil Litigation, Trial practice and Tactics, Commercial Trucking Litigation, Insurer Law and Education and School Law areas. I have chaired the Kentucky Bar Association convention CLE program in 1998 and 2010...

About John G. McNeill

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation Defense
  • Trucking Defense
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Education Law Defense
  • Public School Defense
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Civil Rights Litigation Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Employer Defense
  • Race Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Directors and Officers Liability Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Defense
  • Property & Casualty Defense
  • Complex Litigation Defense
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Animal Bites Defense
  • Defamation and Privacy Defense
  • State Trial Practice


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • John Rowe Chapter, National Bar Association, 1987 - 2014
  • John Rowe Chapter, National Bar Association, 1990 - 1992 (President)
  • John Rowe Chapter, National Bar Association, 2000 - 2002 (President)
  • American Bar Association, 1982 - 2014
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1982 - 2014 (Member)
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1998 (CLE Chair for KBA Annual Convention)
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2010 (CLE Chair for KBA Annual Convention)
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 1982 - 2014 (Member)
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 1989 - 1993 (Board of Directors)
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 1996 - 1998 (Economic Litigation Task Force)
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2007 - Present (Member)
  • National Council of School Board Attorneys, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys, 2007 - 2011 (Board of Directors - Member)
  • Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, 2009 - Present (Board of Directors - Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Litigation Skills, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1990 - 2000
  • Automobile and Trucking Accident Trial Tactics, NBI - (Annually), 1997 - 2012
  • Ethical Litigation, NBA National Convention, - 1993
  • Electronic Discovery, KBA Annual Convention CLE, - 2009
  • High Tech Courtrooms for Dummies, KBA Annual Convention, - 2010
  • Mechanics of Kentucky Civil Procedure, NBI, - 2012
  • Settlement strategies in Motor Vehicle Case, NBI, - 2009
  • FRI Annual Winter Meeting, Phoenix Arizona, - 2012
  • Handling the Challenges of Trial Practice, Kentucky Bar Association, American College of Trial Lawyers Ethic Program, 2021 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Citizens Advisory Board to the Lexington Juvenile Day Treatment Center, 1989 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Lexington High Street YMCA, 2000 - 2008
  • Mentor for University of Kentucky BLSA Chapter, 2008 - Present
  • Men with One Voice Empowered (MOVE), 2009 - Present

Past Positions

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Department of Law, Corporate Counsel II, 1983 - 1985


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982
    Honors: W.L. Matthews Scholarship
    Honors: Inductee, University of Kentucky College of Law Hall of Fame, 2016
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1979
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Political Science


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial (Discovery Chapter), U.K. CLE (updated 1998, 2009), 1989

Office Information


106 West Vine StreetSuite 800 Lexington, KY 40507


  • 859-233-0308


Other Sources of Feedback About John G. McNeill

Included on the 2023 Kentucky list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Kentucky Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John G. McNeill on Super Lawyers


  • Inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Law Hall of Fame, 2016
  • Upholding the Torch of Excellence Award, 24th Annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards Celebration, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2014
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated, 2000 - 2014
  • Board of Visitors University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming, 2005 - 2014
  • Visiting Committee, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY, 2013 - 2014
  • Appointed by Governor to serve on Domestic Violence and Civil Remedies Task Force, 1999 - 2003
  • Appointed by Lexington Mayor to Serve on Mass Transit System Board of Directors, 1993 - 2001
  • Appointed by Supreme Court of Kentucky as a Trial Commissioner in Lawyer Discipline Matters, 2007 - 2014
  • Fellow, Kentucky Bar Foundation, 2005 - 2014
  • Fellow, Fayette County Bar Foundation, 2008 - 2014
  • Lafferty Fellow, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1998 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2023 , Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in Lexington

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