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John Richard Neville

  • Partner


Cumming, GA






Rich Neville is a partner at Neville Law, LLC. He has served as lead counsel and successfully handled wrongful death, product liability, trucking and motor vehicle accident cases, professional negligence, and personal injury cases. Additionally, he has routinely litigated a variety of probate and real estate cases and secured an array of successful verdicts and judgments for his clients.

Rich serves part time as Chief Judge for the City of Cumming Municipal Court and additionally routinely serves as the county administrator and county conservator by appointment of the Forsyth County Probate Court.

Rich was born and raised in Cumming, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 1987 with a double major in History and English. Rich then attended Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University where he graduated in 1990. While in law school, Rich was elected Justice on the school Honor Court and served as Research Editor of the Mercer Law Review.

Rich resides in Cumming and is a father of three children. He is a member of Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church and served as Clerk of the Session. He is a member and past president of the Forsyth County Bar Association and member and past president of the Forsyth County Rotary Club. He is a member of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury, Automobile/Truck Accidents and Injuries, and Wrongful Death 50%
  • Probate and Estate Litigation and Administration 35%
  • Real Estate Litigation 15%

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1990
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • A.B. - 1987
    • Major: History/English

Published Works

  • Mistretta v. United States: Upholding the Constitutionality of the Sen, 40 Mercer Law Rev. 1429, 1989
  • Humorous Anecdotes of the Georgia Judiciary, 1884-1920, 41 Mercer Law Rev. 655, 1990

Representative Cases

  • Chase Manhattan Mortg. Corp. v. Shelton, 290 Ga. 544, 2012, Georgia Supreme Court
  • Fukanova v. Mecerod, 427 Fed. Appx. 823, 2011, Eleventh Circuit Court of Ap
  • Southeast Culvert, Inc. v. Hardin Brothers, LLC, 312 Ga. App. 158, 2011, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Triple Net Properties, LLC v. Burrus Dev. & Constr., Inc., 293 Ga. App. 323, 2008, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Edwards v. Sewell, 289 Ga. App. 128, 2008, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Forsyth County v. Martin, 279 Ga. 215, 2005, Georgia Supreme Court
  • Atwood v. Southeast Bedding Co., Inc., 236 Ga. App. 116, 1999, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Dewberry Painting Centers, Inc. v. Duron, Inc., 235 Ga. App. 40, 1998, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Carnes v. McNeal, 224 Ga. App. 88, 1996, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Eileen B. White v. Gumnells, 263 Ga. 360, 1993, Georgia Supreme Court

Representative Clients

  • Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation
  • Forsyth County Civil Service Board
  • Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Forsyth County Bar Association, Past President, 1990 to 2015
  • Forsyth County Rotary Club, Past President, 1997 to 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Banks, Stubbs, Neville & Cunat, LLP, Partner, 1996 to 2006

Ancillary Businesses

  • Judge, City of Cumming Municipal Court
  • Forsyth County Probate Court - County Administrator and County Conservator


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