Our Firm

Since 1984 Joe Neal has been providing a high quality of legal services to his clients at a reasonable cost. Kevin Mara has been practicing in Durham since 2000 and in 2006 joined with Joe Neal to form Neal & Mara, Barristers and Solicitors. Joe and Kevin believe in giving superior personal service to their clients and their families. They have lived in the Durham region for most of their lives and have raised their families in the community. Joe and Kevin believe in giving back to the community and have extensive volunteer experience with various organizations and groups in Durham.

Joe Neal

Joe Neal graduated from the University of Western Ontario Law School in 1981 and began practicing in Oshawa as a sole practitioner in 1984. In October of 2006 he formed the firm Neal & Mara, Barristers & Solicitors with Kevin Mara.

Joe is a former Trustee with a local school board and the former Chair of the Research Ethics Board at Lakeridge Health. He is also a Regional Councillor for Clarington for wards 1 and 2.

Joe has a wide variety of experience in all aspects of law, including real estate, civil and estate litigation, family, criminal law, labour, and corporate and commercial law. Joe’s practice has involved considerable transactional work on the purchase, sale, and financing of small to medium sized companies, and he provides ongoing advice to corporate clients. He has professional affiliations with the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association and Durham Region Law Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE INCLUDE: Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Business and Corporate Law, Wills and Estates, Civil and Estate Litigation, Family Law