J. Randall McNeill

Randy McNeill joined Webb & Eley in 2011 after working with the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC). He began his legal career in 1986 working as a law clerk for Judge H. Randall Thomas and managed the civil docket and reviewed motions and decided on the merits to recommend to the Judge.

In 1987, he was became an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Trials Division and Appeals Division, Alabama Attorney General’s Office. Here he prosecuted jury and non-jury cases throughout Alabama. He authored briefs and presented oral arguments in state and federal appellate courts.

In 1993, Mr. McNeill acquired the position of Deputy District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. In this position he prosecuted and directed investigations of ethics cases and white collar cases. Also, he prosecuted capital murder cases and class A felonies from issuance of the warrant to trial. He was first chair trial counsel who trained and supervised junior counsel and interviewed attorney applicants.

In 1998, he was promoted to Chief Deputy District Attorney. In this capacity he supervised the legal staff and coordinated and presented cases to the Grand Jury. He directed all special investigations and prosecution. He specialized in the prosecution of child abuse cases and was a liaison to child abuse prevention boards. He prosecuted capital murder cases.

In the fall of 2000 he assumed the position of the Deputy Attorney General for the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC). In this position he advises, investigates, and prosecutes illegal and fraudulent actions surrounding the sales of securities throughout the state of Alabama and in United States District Courts as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. In October 2005, Mr. McNeill was promoted to Deputy Director of the Alabama Securities Commission. In this position, Mr. McNeill maintained his role as Chief Prosecutor for the Commission, but he has also assumed administrative duties.

Randy has taught numerous classes to prosecutors and members of the bar on trial advocacy skills. He was a faculty member at the NITA program of prosecution of securities cases. He has been on numerous panels to discuss securities litigation issues with NASAA, SEC and the Department of Justice. Mr. McNeill appeared on ABC Primetime that covered the successful prosecution of a major securities fraud case. While employed in the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. McNeill taught numerous classes to the Montgomery Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues.

Randy is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Capital City Kiwanis Club, the St. Andrew’s Society of Montgomery, and various YMCA boards. He is married to Margaret McNeill and has a son, James and a daughter, Margaret Anne.

Practice Groups

Education

  • B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery, 1983
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1986

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama District Attorney’s Association

Email: rmcneill@webbeley.com