Neal’s career started in the insurance, investments and commercial real estate business after graduating from Baylor University in 1982 with a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies. He received his Law degree from Louisiana State University in 1993, where he was near the top of his class and a published member of the Louisiana Law Review.
Neal was honored to be appointed to the Federal Judicial Branch as a law clerk to the Hon. A. Joe Fish for a one year term in 1993-1994. He then went into private practice. In 1999 Neal formed the firm of Prevost and Shaff in Dallas Texas, with his law partner Louis Shaff. Prevost and Shaff has since evolved into Prevost, Shaff, Mason & Carns, a member of the Cabana Law Group.
He is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas. He is also a registered investment advisor representative of Cabana and is FINRA Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination) examination qualified.
Neal has extensive consumer law and family law experience. In that capacity, he has been giving financial advice as an integral part of his practice for almost twenty years. Recognizing the detrimental effects of divorce, he has served on the board of directors of ANTHEM Strong Families, a federally funded non-profit that seeks to enhance family stability in underserved communities in North Texas.