John's Connections


  • Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia (Past Chair)
  • Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair)
  • First United Methodist Church of Dalton
  • Grow Greater Dalton (Past Chair)
  • Leadership Dalton-Whitfield (Past Chair)
  • Rotary Club of Dalton (Past President)
  • Target Tomorrow (Past Chair)


  • Conasauga Bar Association (Past President)
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia






John P. Neal, III

John P. Neal, III

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745 College Drive, Suite B
Dalton, GA 30720


Tel: 706.712.5730
Fax: 706.278.3569

University of Georgia (J.D., magna cum laude, 1976)
Georgia Institute of Technology (B.I.E., with honor, 1973)

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John’s career has been marked by change and the opportunity to grow through the changing focus of his professional efforts. He spent most of the first decade of his career in the win-lose world of trial practice. During this time, an opportunity to handle a business transaction led John to discover a greater challenge: helping clients achieve their business goals through negotiating and documenting win-win business relationships. While successfully concluding hundreds of business transactions, John also volunteered with many different non-profit organizations committed to the betterment of the community where he lived and practiced. In 1997, John joined with four other individuals in the community to form the Northwest Georgia Community Foundation, and served as an Officer and Director of that Foundation from its inception until 2013 when he became the Director of The Anna Sue and Bob Shaw Foundation. While John remains Of Counsel at Minor, Bell & Neal, he spends most of his professional time leading The Anna Sue and Bob Shaw Foundation in its mission to provide financial support to effective, well-led, non-profit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Northwest Georgia community.