Thomas G. McNeill


Exploring opportunities. Expanding possibilities.
Troy, Michigan 48084


Business, Commercial, Gaming, Partnership Disputes, Securities


Current Affiliation


Dickinson Wright PLLC, entire legal career; previously served in firm management (in overlapping periods) as a member of the board of directors (6 years), member of the executive committee (7 years), practice director for commercial litigation (5 years), hiring partner, including for lateral partners (9 years),


Professional  Experience


Nearly 30 years of experience as trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator  in complex commercial and business litigation. 


Primary Areas of Practice


Commercial and business litigation, with a particular emphasis in the areas of: (1) complex financial litigation, including in mergers and acquisitions, securities, private equity, accountancy and actuarial science (including malpractice claims), financial institutions, financial statements (including reps. and warranties), real estate, business breakups and internal corporate and partnership disputes (among and between the corporation, directors, officers and shareholders/partners/members); (2) class actions (particularly in securities, investment, fiduciary duty and consumer actions); and (3) business torts in a wide variety of contexts.


Full CV available at


Bar Admissions


State courts in Michigan (1984); admitted pro hac vice in multiple other State trial courts (various dates); U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan (1984); admitted in approximately ten other U.S. District Courts (various dates); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1985); and the U.S. Supreme Court (2002). 


Dispute Resolution Experience


Served as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator and case evaluator in more than one hundred cases, selected by parties and their counsel and designated by trial judges. 


Selected Honors, Awards, and Professional and Civic Associations


Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter (Board Member (6 years), Officer (5 years) and President (2012-13)), national Federal Bar Association (Board Member, Federal Litigation Section, 2011-), State Bar of Michigan (Fellow), Oakland County Bar Association Foundation (Fellow), Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (Co-Chancellor, Inn of Court, 2013-14), top peer and client ratings in Chambers and Partners USA (Best in Their Field) Best Lawyers in America (four litigation disciplines: commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, securities litigation and mergers & acquisition litigation, and 2014 Michigan Lawyer of the Year in M&A Litigation), Benchmark Litigation (Michigan Litigation Star) and Michigan Super Lawyers (State’s Top 100 and in commercial litigation); Merit Selection Panel for Eastern District of Michigan Magistrate Judge Position (Chairman, 2011); Michigan Appellate Defender Commission, (Member, 2011 -, nominated by the Supreme Court and appointed by the Governor); Advisor to the Oakland County and Wayne County “Business Courts.”


Dickinson Wright is a growing, full-service law firm of experienced, creative, diverse and dedicated legal professionals. Our lawyers are respected by their peers, honored by industry endorsements and recognized through significant appointments to bar associations and the judiciary system.

But, the most important thing to us is the respect we’ve earned from our clients. For more than 135 years, we’ve put our clients first.

Across our 40 practice areas, our team of over 350 lawyers has an unwavering focus on providing unmatched client service and the highest quality legal advice. We are proactive and accessible. We offer clear and concise solutions. And always, we are mindful that we must deliver the absolute best value on every client engagement, whether it’s large or small.

At Dickinson Wright, we generate value for our clients through state-of-the-art technological sophistication, a supportive working environment and the recognition that we must earn our reputation each and every day by delivering superior client service and results.

From Fortune 500 companies to small and emerging businesses to governmental entities, nonprofits and individuals, every client is important to us. Every client benefits from the depth of our experience, the breadth of our expertise and our focus on providing personalized service.

Dickinson Wright serves our clients from law offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Saginaw and Troy, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio;  Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Ontario. And, our affiliations with leading law firms throughout the world provide us with global reach.

At Dickinson Wright, we are committed to continuing our long history of client service and excellence. We are proud of our proven track record of producing results for our clients, and we are pleased to offer our clients both personalized service and legal assistance around the world.

500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000

Detroit, MI. 48226

Phone:    313-223-3632

Fax:        313-223-3598

Email:     [email protected]        

Publications and Speaking Engagements
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