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Ian  Neale, Esq.
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Phoenix Attorney
Ian Neale, Esq.

Phone: 602.842.7418


Languages: English, Finnish

Ian Neale is a highly experienced trial lawyer, having tried more than 100 cases before a jury or bench.  He has been recognized among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.  His practice focuses on Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Premises Liability and General Commercial Litigation.Ian is experienced in representing physicians whose licenses are being challenged by boards of specialty and defends them in medical malpractice cases.   He also has experience handling cases of significant injury or death resulting from aviation accidents.

Ian, who was born in Scotland, raised in Wales and served a mission in Finland (1965-1968) before making his way to the United States in 1969, volunteersfor the Center for International Legal Studies’ Senior Lawyer Program.  The Center selects and trains highly experienced attorneys and places them as visiting professors at institutions in East Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union.  Ian has taught advocacy skills to students in Latvia, Mongolia, Serbia and Estonia to date.


  • J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 1977
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1973, Political Science and International Relations
    Student Counsel Ombudsman, 1972-1973


  • Arizona
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation

Areas of Concentration

  • Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation

Honors & Awards

  • Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014
  • Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2011-2014
  • Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell

Professional Leadership

  • Selected, Senior Lawyer Visiting Professor, Center for International Legal Studies
    Visiting Professor, Turiba University, Riga, Latvia, October 2008
    Visiting Professor, University of Mongolia, UlaanBataar, Mongolia, May 2009
    Visiting Professor, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2010
    Visiting Professor, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, May 2011
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona

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Representative Engagements

  • Represents large grocery store chain in premises liability, auto-trucking and other personal injury claims
  • Represents risk retention trust in litigation arising from claims against school districts
  • Represents plaintiffs and defendants in significant/catastrophic personal injury claims arising from auto accidents premises liability, general negligence
  • Represents physicians in challenges by Boards of Specialty

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Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

702 East Osborn, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
United States

Law Firm Contact: David M. Villadolid

Tel: 602.842.7418

Fax: 602.234.0341


Member Since: 2009

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