Neely R. Fortinberry


Neely began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting violent felony offenders in Tarrant County, Texas.  After gaining invaluable courtroom experience at the D.A.’s office, Neely transitioned into the civil sector.  She worked for years as in-house counsel for one of the largest national insurance companies defending personal injury claims.

Neely then moved on to partner with several well-known boutique Dallas law firms over the next ten years. In that capacity, she handled a variety of litigation on both the Plaintiff and Defense side—including products liability, premises liability, construction litigation, medical/dental malpractice lawsuits, toxic tort, transportation and trucking cases, along with business and contract disputes.

Having tried over 175 jury trials to verdict in Dallas, Tarrant and surrounding counties, Neely knows her way around the courtroom.   Neely has been recognized by her peers for her achievements in personal injury litigation by being named a “Top Attorney in Personal Injury Defense” (as seen in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Top Attorney Editions) from 2009 to present.  She was also selected as a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly in 2011.

Neely is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in the Northern and Eastern Districts.  She is actively involved in a number of legal organizations and has spoken frequently on issues surrounding personal injury litigation over the years.

Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M), J.D., 1998
Texas Christian University, B.S., Dean’s List, 1995

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Practice Areas:
Insurance Defense Litigation
First-Party Cases
Commercial Transportation Liability
Property and Personal Injury Litigation
Business Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Professional Affiliations and Awards:
Certified Mediator
Top Attorney- Personal Injury Defense
College of the State Bar, maintaining member
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Tarrant County Bar Association, former member
Attorneys Serving the Community, former member
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Nominated by the Supreme Court of Texas, former member