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Neil Dymott proudly congratulates Michael I. Neil, on his election as 2011-2012 President of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).  Mr. Neil has served on the Board of Directors of FDCC since 2007.  The FDCC announced its 2011-2012 Executive Officers and Board of Directors at its 2011 Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Michael I. Neil is a trial lawyer and senior partner of Neil Dymott. He specializes in civil litigation with emphasis in personal injury, professional liability, products liability, as well as business litigation. He has tried over 140 Superior Court cases to jury verdict and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on trial and legal topics.

Mr. Neil is a past President of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and holds the rank of Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is one of only 20 practicing attorneys in San Diego inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Neil is retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserve with the rank of Brigadier General. He is a recipient of the Navy Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Padres and frequently serves as a television commentator on legal and military matters.

In 2008, Mr. Neil was the recipient of the Daniel T. Broderick Award for Civility, Integrity and Professionalism in trial advocacy presented by the San Diego County Bar Association.  Also in 2008, Mr. Neil was honored by the American Ireland Fund with the Robert A. Macnamara Award for excellence in literacy and the arts.

Founded in 1936, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel is an international organization composed of the nation’s leaders in the legal community. Federation members have been judged by their peers to have achieved the highest in professional distinction, and are committed to promoting “Knowledge, Justice and Fellowship.” The 1400 members of the Federation include the top attorneys in private practice who specialize in civil defense litigation, as well as general counsel, risk managers and insurance claims examiners from throughout the world. For more information about the FDCC or its projects, please visit

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