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Attorney Richard Neville

Richard Neville

Attorney At Law

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury, Automobile/Truck Accidents and Injuries, and Wrongful Death 50%
  • Probate and Estate Litigation and Administration 35%
  • Real Estate Litigation 15%


Rich Neville is a Cumming, Georgia native and founder of Neville Law, LLC. Rich has practiced law in Cumming for over 30 years and founded Neville Law, LLC, in 2022, following the retirement of his law partner. Rich has practiced law in Cumming, Georgia and has successfully handled injury cases, including motor vehicle and trucking cases, product injury cases, slip/trip fall cases, will contests, fiduciary litigation cases, real property litigation, and business litigation cases. Rich has obtained winning verdicts, judgements, and appellate decisions and favorable settlements for his clients. Rich's primary motivation is to achieve a favorable outcome for his clients.

Rich resides in Cumming and is a father of three children. He is a member of Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church and has served as Clerk of the Session and Elder. He is a member and past president of the Forsyth County Bar Association and member and past president of the Forsyth County Rotary Club. He is a member of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

Rich serves part time as Chief Judge for the City of Cumming Municipal Court. Rich also serves as county administrator and county conservator by appointment of the Forsyth County Probate Court and also serves as Special Master and Receiver by appointment of the Forsyth County Superior Court.


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • A.B. - 1987
    • Major: History/English

Bar Admission

  • Georgia, 1990
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990

Published Works

  • Mistretta v. United States: Upholding the Constitutionality of the Sentencing Guidelines, 40 Mercer Law Rev. 1429, 1989
  • Humorous Anecdotes of the Georgia Judiciary, 1884-1920, 41 Mercer Law Rev. 655, 1990


Representative Published Cases

  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. S. Commer. Roof Tech., LLC, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178103 (N.D. Ga. 2023)
  • In Re: Estate of McLendon, 359 Ga App. 259 (2021) Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Chase Manhattan Mortg. Corp. v. Shelton, 290 Ga. 544 (2012) Georgia Supreme Court
  • Fukanova v. Mecerod, 427 Fed. Appx. 823 (2011) Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southeast Culvert, Inc. v. Hardin Brothers, LLC, 312 Ga. App. 158 (2011) Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Triple Net Properties, LLC v. Burrus Dev. & Constr., Inc., 293 Ga. App. 323 (2008) Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Forsyth County v. Martin, 279 Ga. 215 (2005) Georgia Supreme Court
  • Atwood v. Southeast Bedding Co., Inc., 236 Ga. App. 116 (1999) Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Dewberry Painting Centers, Inc. v. Duron, Inc., 235 Ga. App. 40 (1998) Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Carnes v. McNeal, 224 Ga. App. 88 (1996) Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Eileen B. White v. Gunnells, 263 Ga. 360 (1993) Georgia Supreme Court


Representative Clients

  • Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation
  • Forsyth County Civil Service Board
  • Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals

Ancillary Businesses

  • Chief Judge, City of Cumming Municipal Court
  • Forsyth County Probate Court - County Administrator and County Conservator

Professional Associations

  • Forsyth County Bar Association, Past President, 1990 to 2015
  • Forsyth County Rotary Club, Past President, 1997 to 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Founder and Partner - Neville Law, LLC

Past Positions

  • Banks, Stubbs, Neville & Cunat, LLP, Partner, 1996 to 2006
  • Neville & Cunat, LLP, 2006-2022