Ian Neale

Ian Neale

Martindale Hubbell
Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1979
(P) 602-234-9909 (F) 602-343-7909

Ian Neale is a highly experienced trial lawyer, having tried more than 100 cases before a jury or bench.  He has been recognized among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Southwest Super Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.  His practice focuses on both plaintiff and insurance defense in cases involving Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Premises Liability and General Commercial Litigation. Ian is experienced in representing physicians whose licenses are being challenged by boards of specialty and defends them in medical malpractice cases.  He also has experience handling cases of significant injury or death resulting from aviation accidents.

Ian, who was born in Scotland, raised in Wales and served a mission in Finland (1965-1968) before making his way to the United States in 1969, volunteers for the Center for International Legal Studies’ Senior Lawyer Program.  The Center selects and trains highly experienced attorneys and places them as visiting professors at institutions in East Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union.  Ian has taught advocacy skills to students in Latvia, Mongolia, Serbia, Estonia, Slovakia and Ukraine to date.

Honors & Awards

Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2018
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2017
Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2011-2017
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell

*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Representative Engagements

  Represents large grocery store chain in premises liability, auto-trucking and other personal injury claims
  Represents large convenience store/gasoline station franchise in premises liability claims
  Represents risk retention trust in litigation arising from claims against school districts
  Represents clients in significant/catastrophic personal injury claims arising from auto accidents premises liability, general negligence 
  Represents physicians in challenges by Boards of Specialty

Professional Leadership

Selected, Senior Lawyer Visiting Professor, Center for International Legal Studies
Visiting Professor, Turiba University, Riga, Latvia, October 2008
Visiting Professor, University of Mongolia, UlaanBataar, Mongolia, May 2009
Visiting Professor, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2010
Visiting Professor, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, May 2012
Visiting Professor, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia, November 2012
Visiting Professor, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, November 2013
Coach to University of Tartu students in the 21st Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria, 2014
Served as judge at University of Tartu 21st Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria, 2014
Visiting Professor, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University, Berdyansk, Ukraine, April-May 2015
Visiting Professor, University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Law, Kragujevac, Serbia, Spring 2016
Visiting Professor, University of Matej Bel, Faculty of Law, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, April-May 2017

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona

Languages Spoken



Lisa Morgan
Ian Neale


J.D, Arizona State University College of Law, 1977
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1973, Political Science and International Relations
• Student Council Ombudsman, 1972-1973

Admitted In

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona