· PARTNER, HARTZOG CONGER
CASON & NEVILLE; OKLAHOMA CITY
· SECURITIES LITIGATION; BUSINESS
LITIGATION; CRIMINAL DEFENSE
· OKLAHOMA SUPER LAWYERS
2006–2013; TOP 10 OKLAHOMA
BY CARLOS HARRISON
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHANE BEVEL
Drew Neville does his homework.
And then he does it again
DREW NEVILLE RECALLS HIS FIRST CASE VIVIDLY.
His blind client sued her neighbor, whose new fence
encroached on her strawberry patch.
“She was very offended at this,” he says. “Of course,
the issue came up about how in the world could my client
knew there was encroachment if in fact she was blind.”
She lost the suit and paid him with a large chocolate
cake. “I ate every bit of it.”
That was decades ago. These days, Neville, a partner
at the Oklahoma City firm Hartzog Conger Cason &
Neville, no longer gets paid with cake.
He was involved in a precedent-setting ruling
shielding tribal nations in Oklahoma from state
infringement; he sought damages for the family of
a plane crash victim in an accident that brought
sweeping safety innovations to the aviation industry;
and he defended the Las Vegas Hilton against
allegations of negligence in the infamous Tailhook
sexual assault case.