Neal Dickert spent much of his career with the distinguished firm Hull Barrett with offices in Augusta and Evans, Georgia, and Aiken, South Carolina, where he practiced as a trial lawyer and mediator working in all state and federal courts in Georgia and South Carolina. In recent years, he has devoted his practice exclusively to mediation and arbitration. Neal is well versed in mediating cases across many legal areas including personal injury, employment disputes, workers’ compensation, premises liability, construction litigation, contractual disputes, medical and other professional malpractice, ERISA, and domestic disputes. He has also tried as a lawyer cases in these areas and presided as a judge in such disputes.
Since 2012, Best Lawyers in America has continuously recognized and listed Neal in its publication in the area of mediation. In 2017, Neal received the Justice Robert Benham Award from the State Bar of Georgia for lifetime achievement in community service. Neal has also received a designation of “Super Lawyer” from Thomson Reuters since 2021.
Neal is the author of a popular evidence book among trial lawyers, named the Georgia Handbook on Foundations and Objections which has been updated annually since 2003. Neal has also authored several articles for the American Bar Association’s Judicial division publication called The Judges’ Journal, the Georgia Bar Journal, and many other periodicals. He frequently lectures at continuing legal education programs in Georgia and South Carolina, as well as other states.
Neal received his law degree from the University of South Carolina and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar (1974) and Georgia Bar (1975).
Neal Dickert is a US Army and Vietnam veteran. He served in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps, from 1969 to 1971. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Vietnam Service Medal.