Nashville School of Law

Dianne Ferrell Neal


Nashville School of Law
4013 Armory Oaks Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Diane Neal spent many years as a distinguished attorney for the State of Tennessee. Mrs. Neal began her legal career in private practice, but transitioned to the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Tennessee. She also served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Ned Ray McWherter and General Counsel to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. She began teaching at the Nashville School of Law in 2010.

Firm, Company, or Court
Nashville School of Law

Baylor University BA
Tulane University MA, History

Juris Doctor
Vanderbilt Law School

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1988

Court Admissions (and Year)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Professional Memberships & Activities
NBA, History Committee

Civic Memberships & Activities
State Museum Foundation Board, Executive Committee

Legal Skills & Values II
Bar Review, 2010-2012

Significant Cases
GRUBBS v. Tennessee Department of Correction
Bell South v. T.R.A.

CLE Presentations
Ethics in Government, State Employees’ CLE 2008 Ethics in Government, Office of Inspector General, 2008