Neal’s career started in the insurance, investments and commercial real estate business after graduating from Baylor University in 1982 with a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies. He received his Law degree from Louisiana State University in 1993, where he was near the top of his class and a published member of the Louisiana Law Review.
In 1999 Neal formed the firm of Prevost and Shaff in Dallas Texas, with his law partner Louis Shaff. Prevost and Shaff has since evolved into Prevost, Shaff, Mason & Carns, a member of the Cabana Law Group.
Neal has extensive consumer law and family law experience. In that capacity, he has been giving financial advice as an integral part of his practice for twenty years. Recognizing the detrimental impacts of divorce, he has served on the board of directors of ANTHEM Strong Families, a federally funded non-profit that seeks to enhance family stability in underserved communities in North Texas.
Neal has been married to his wife Lea Anne for 32 years. They live in McKinney, Texas where they raised two sons. Neal is a private pilot, is involved in his local church, and has served on the City of McKinney Bond Issue Advisory Council.