Tom McNeill Honors Achieved

  • Chambers USA: America’s
    Leading Lawyers for Business

    Michigan Band 1, Commercial Litigation
    (Top Five trial lawyers)

  • Michigan Super Lawyers®

    Michigan Super Lawyers, Top 10 Lawyers in Michigan, Top Ten all disciplines combined, Top Rated in Business Litigation for 17 years

  • Best Lawyers in America®

    Named Lawyer of the Year Six times, Bet-the-Company Litigation (twice), Banking & Finance (twice), Litigation – Securities (twice). Also recognized for: General Litigation and Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Benchmark Litigation

    Litigation Star

  • DBusiness Top Lawyers

    General Commercial Disputes and Dispute Resolution

  • International Society of Barristers

    Membership by invitation, formed to recognize each era’s best advocates

  • The Legal 500 United States

    General Commercial Disputes

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly

    “Leaders in the Law”


  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1981 (American Studies)
    • Magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Virginia J.D., 1984
    • Law School’s Trial Advocacy Award
      • Under Virginia’s Supervised by Counsel Program,
      • Tried five misdemeanor criminal defense cases, won each
    • Chief Commissioner, North Grounds Softball League
    • Founder, National Law School Softball Tournament (40th Anniversary in 2023)

ADR Bona fides

  • State Bar of Michigan, ADR Section, Skills Action Team
  • Oakland County Bar Association, ADR Committee
  • The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (University of Michigan), 2018 graduate of the award winning 40-hour, hands-on mediation training program conducted by and approved by the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office
  • Co-author and co-editor of Michigan Business Torts, Pappas, McNeill & Quick (ICLE 2020 current edition), for judges and lawyers the leading treatise in the field since the early 1990’s
  • Federal Bar Association, past President of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, past Vice President for all of the 12 FBA Chapters in the 6th Circuit