Sara Neel

Sara L. Neel

Partner
Location:
Fredericksburg, Texas
Phone:
830-992-3450
Fax:
830-282-6944
Email:

After briefly working as a teacher, Sara realized her calling was to speak for those who could not speak for themselves and left the classroom for the courtroom.

With years of trial experience before juries and judges across the State of Texas, Sara is adept at courtroom litigation. As a prior criminal prosecutor for six years, Sara is familiar with how prosecutors and law enforcement think, act, and make their cases and arguments in court. This makes her invaluable to clients fighting criminal charges.

Sara tackles cases from an end goal perspective, navigating clients through the often confusing and frustrating process of the legal system. She has experience trying cases from speeding tickets all the way to capital murder and everything in between including DWI, drug, and assault charges.

Since leaving criminal prosecution Sara has expanded her practice to include family law, contract disputes, and real-estate litigation.

Sara has been married to Oliver Neel since 2010, both attorneys, they work together at the office.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Real Estate Litigation
  • 20% Family Law
  • 10% Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Texas
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2006
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service on Behalf of Crime Victims, Nueces County Coalition for Crime Victim's, 2014 - Present
  • Semi-Finalist, Jenkins & Gilchrist First Year Moot Court Competition, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Texas District and County Attorney's Association, Member, 2011 - 2018
  • Mother's of Preschoolers (MOPs), 2017 - 2018
  • Noon Rotary Club, Fredericksburg Texas, 2016 - 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Gillespie County Attorney's Office, First Assistant Prosecutor, 2015 - 2018
  • Nueces County District Attorney's Office, Felony First Chair Prosecutor, 2013 - 2015
  • Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Misdemeanor Prosecutor, 2011 - 2013

Languages

  • English