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McGuireWoods LLP

James Neale

Charlottesville, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
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Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation - USA - Nationwide

Band 3

James Neale is frequently called upon to advise clients from the food industry on a range of contentious proceedings and regulatory matters. He adeptly advises on food safety inspections, foodborne illness cases and labeling claims.
"He is a very, very strong litigator."
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Partner; Co-Chair, Food and Beverage Industry Team. Tries high-exposure cases nationwide. First-chaired foodborne illness personal injury, product liability, nuisance, premises liability, transportation, and insurance coverage trials and appeals. Tried dozens of cases to verdict in state and federal courts. Routinely defends distributors, manufacturers, retailers in foodborne illness and labeling matters; advises on recalls, regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance.


Airborne Ranger, Light Infantry Platoon Leader, U.S. Army, 1990-1995

Professional Memberships

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, ABA Subcommittee on Foods and Supplements, faculty member at Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law


Co-author, Food Safety Law, Law Journal Press, November 2010

James Neale

McGuireWoods LLP

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Court Square Building

310 Fourth Street NE

Suite 300

PO Box 1288




VA 22902-1288

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