McNeel & Ballard

Law Firm in Louisville, MS

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Firm Overview

From 1976 until the middle of 1983 Mr. McNeel served first as District Attorney, then Circuit Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court, District of Mississippi. In 1983 Mr. McNeel opened a practice as sole practitioner. In 1985 Mr. Ballard joined the firm and they practiced under the present firm name of McNeel & Ballard. In 1988 Mr. Ballard became Vice-President and General Counsel of Taylor Machine Works, Inc.; a local manufacturing company in Louisville. In addition, Mr. Ballard continues to handle private practice through the firm.
Main Office

Main Office
203 South Columbus Avenue, P.O. BOX 28
Louisville  MS  39339

Phone
  • 662-773-2041
Fax
  • 662-773-7572
Estate Planning
Areas of Law
-General Civil and Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Criminal Law
-Insurance
-Probate
-Corporate and Personal Injury Law.

J. Niles McNeel

Attorney in Louisville, MS

Omicron Delta Kappa; Blue Key; Phi Delta Phi. Index and Review Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1971-1972. District Attorney, Fifth Circuit Court District, 1976-1978. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court District, 1979-1983. Law Clerk to Judge James P. Coleman, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1972-1973.

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1972, Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
1984, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi

Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi
Class of 1972
J.D.

University Attended:
Mississippi State University
Class of 1969
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1947
Louisville, Mississippi, March 12, 1947

Associations & Memberships:
Winston County Bar Association; Mississippi State Bar.

Bar Fellowship:
Mississippi Bar Foundation; American College of Trial Lawyers.
Education
  • University of Mississippi
    Juris Doctorate , 1972

Richard P. Ballard

Attorney in Louisville, MS

Member, Space Law Journal, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1980-1981. Special Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. District Court, State of Alabama, 1981-1984. General Counsel, Taylor Machine Works, Inc., 1988.

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1981, Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi

Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi
Class of 1981
J.D.

University Attended:
East Central Junior College
Class of 1976
A.A.
magna cum laude

University of Mississippi
Class of 1978
B.A.
cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1956
Tupelo, Mississippi, September 13, 1956

Military:
U.S. Army, 1981-1985; Major, USAR

Associations & Memberships:
Winston County and American Bar Associations; The Mississippi Bar.
Education
  • University of Mississippi
    Juris Doctorate , 1981
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