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Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson
1010 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
San Diego, California 92101-4959Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 619-238-1712
Fax: 619-238-1562
E-Mail: jmcfall@neildymott.com
www.neildymott.com
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About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1964

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse
  • Professional Liability including Medical
  • Dental and Legal Malpractice
  • Trucking and Transportation
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About Us
Established in 1964, Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC, has gained national recognition as one of the premier law firms in San Diego and throughout Southern California, and we have earned the highest rating for professional excellence, skill and integrity. Five of the firm's partners are members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) which limits eligibility to lawyers with extensive jury trial experience who are of high personal character and reputation. Lawyers of the firm have distinguished themselves as leaders of the civil bar on local, state and national levels and many serve as arbitrators, mediators and judges' pro tem. Over the years, the firm has been honored to have several lawyers appointed to both federal and state judgeships.
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Additional Locations
Palm Desert, California
41-990-F Cook Street, Suite 2004
Palm Desert, California 92211
Telephone: 760-568-9959
Fax: 760-340-0011
E-Mail: strexler@neildymott.com
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
CNP Insurance CompanyThe Dentists Insurance Company - TDIC
Doctors' Company Insurance GroupFireman's Fund Insurance Company
Hartford Accident and Indemnity CompanyThe Medical Protective Company
NCMIC Insurance CompanyNorth American Specialty Insurance Company
Occidental Fire & Casualty Company of North CarolinaOregon Mutual Insurance Company
RLI Insurance CompanyRoyal & SunAlliance USA
Royal Surplus Lines Insurance CompanySafeco Insurance Companies
SCPIE Companies21st Century Insurance Company
United Community Insurance CompanyWestern World Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Shareholders
Thomas M. Dymott — (1945-2002)
Michael I. Neil
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:mneil@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Business Law
  • General Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • California, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1996
Memberships:
  • American and San Diego County Bar Associations
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomat
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (Vice President, 2002-2003)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (President, 1988-1989)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • California Medical-Legal Committee
  • Southern California Association of Healthcare Risk Management
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 1962
  • University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.B., 1966
Military:
Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corp Reserve [Retired]
Born:1940
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Robert W. Frank
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:rfrank@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • General Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • California, 1980
Memberships:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American, San Diego County and Desert Bar Associations
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • California Medical-Legal Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Southern California Association of Healthcare Risk Management
Education:
  • San Diego State University, A.B., 1977
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1980
Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa
Born:1955
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James A. McFall
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:jmcfall@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Education:
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1981
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1985
Born:1958
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Hugh A. McCabe
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:hmccabe@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • General Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Trucking Law
  • Transportation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Memberships:
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management (San Diego Chapter)
  • Southern California Association of Health Risk Management
  • American Inns of Court
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • Humboldt State University, B.A., 1984
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1987
Honors:
Phi Alpha Delta
Born:1961
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Clark R. Hudson
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:chudson@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • General Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • California, 1990
  • Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1992
Memberships:
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Southern California Association for Health Risk Management
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Inns of Court
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Arizona, B.A., 1983
  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1990
Honors:
Phi Alpha Delta
Military:
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1983-1986, 1991
Born:1961
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Stephen T. Sigler
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:ssigler@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1996
Memberships:
  • Federal and San Diego County Bar Associations
  • Southern California Association for Health Risk Management
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Kansas, B.A., 1992
  • The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1996
Born:1970
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David P. Burke
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:dburke@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Health Care
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California
Memberships:
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Saint Mary's College of California, B.A. (cum laude), 1994
  • Notre Dame Law School, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, J.D., 1998
Born:1971
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Jason E. Gallegos
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:jegallegos@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Estate Planning
  • General Liability
  • Health Care
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California
Memberships:
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1993
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1996
Born:1972
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Matthew R. Souther
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:msouther@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care Liability
  • Administrative Law
  • General Defense Civil Litigation
  • Elder Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Education:
  • University of Nevada, B.A., 1999
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 2003
Born:1974
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Benjamin J. Howard
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:bhoward@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
Admitted
  • California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Education:
  • U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1996
  • The University of Oklahoma, M.A., 2001
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1974
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Kendra A. Anderson
San Diego, CA
E-Mail:kanderson@neildymott.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Elder Abuse
  • General Defense Civil Litigation
  • Health Care Liability
  • Health Care Professional Licensure Defense
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • California, 1998
Memberships:
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Iowa State University, B.A., 1995
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1998
Born:1974
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