Licensed in Texas
Attorney Neely Fortinberry began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting violent felony offenders in Tarrant County, Texas. After gaining invaluable courtroom experience at the D.A’s office, Fortinberry moved into the civil sector. For many years, she worked as a defense attorney for one of the largest national insurance companies defending personal injury cases. During that time she saw that individuals weren’t always treated fairly by the insurance companies and the representation of those individuals on the Plaintiff’s side was seriously lacking.
Fortinberry then expanded her practice becoming a partner with several well-known boutique Dallas law firms over the next ten years. In that capacity, she handled a variety of litigation on both the Plaintiff and Defense side–including products liability, premises liability, medical/dental malpractice lawsuits, toxic tort, transportation and trucking cases, along with business and contract disputes.
Having tried over 175 jury trials to verdict in Dallas, Tarrant, and surrounding counties over the past 18 years, Fortinberry knows her way around a courtroom. She also knows what it takes to develop a strong personal injury case before it’s presented at trial. Fortinberry’s background and experience made her an excellent fit to join Godsey Martin in their Pre-Litigation section.
Fortinberry is a Fort Worth native. She attended Texas Christian University and graduated on the Dean’s List from Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) in Fort Worth, Texas.
She has been recognized by her peers for her achievements in personal injury litigation by being named a “Top Attorney in Personal Injury” (as seen in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Top Attorney Editions) from 2009-2016. She was also selected as a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly in 2011.
Fortinberry is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in the Northern and Eastern Districts. She is actively involved in a number of legal organizations and has spoken frequently on issues surrounding personal injury litigation over the years.