David McNeal has put steel-toe boots on deck sailing around the world on U.S. Flag vessels, as a mate licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard on New York City Department of Transportation ferry boats, and has both Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) and Ultra Deepwater drilling rig work experience in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  While working offshore, David was one of the shipboard officers responsible for inspecting and maintaining certain safety aspects of the vessel as mandated by numerous regulatory agencies.   That very real experience allows him to have an intricate understanding of the very real dangers that exist within the offshore work environment and how they can occur. 

David graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Tulane University Law School in New Orleans – one of the few law school programs with a maritime law curriculum.  Along with his Juris Doctor degree and Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law, he also received Trial Advocacy Honors.  

After gaining a profound respect for those who live and work in the offshore environment, he sought to become an attorney who could be relied upon by those who make up the backbone of the industry in the unfortunate case of a work-related injury or illness. 

The McNeal Law Group recognizes the value and impact that the work performed by those in the oilfield and offshore has on our local and national economy and understands the stress it brings upon both the workers and their families.  David has the experience, the education and legal knowledge to strategically navigate through the critical issues in your case.  Call or contact us today.