D. John Neese, Jr.


John Neese is a 24-year civil trial lawyer who represents companies and individuals in business disputes and serious personal injury matters.

John began his career with the large downtown law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he tried cases involving issues of commercial, construction, personal injury and real estate law. After four years, however, John left V&E so that he could represent businesses and individuals on a contingent fee basis – a practice large law firms typically do not allow. After leaving V&E, John eventually formed his own law firm. In 2012, John joined forces with Andrew Meade, and they co-founded Meade & Neese LLP.

John and Meade & Neese LLP handle a wide variety of complex civil litigation cases for businesses and individuals, including business partnership disputes, energy-sector litigation, breach of contract, and serious personal injury lawsuits.


  • University of Houston Law Center – JD, summa cum laude, 1997
  • University of Houston – BS, Economics, cum laude, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated 3rd in law school class of 357 students
  • Chief Notes and Comments Editor, Houston Law Review
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Barons
  • Board Certified – Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for the Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Ranked “10.0 – Superb” by Avvo
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters – 2007-2008
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters – 2011-2021