Neal’s Bio Page 

  • South Carlsbad resident for 40 years
  • Married for 40 years to Lori, a retired Palomar College Counselor
  • Three grown children who attended local public schools, including La Costa Canyon High School and San Dieguito Academy


  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Highest Honors
  • University of San Diego School of Law, JD. Writer on the Regulatory Law Reporter

Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Board Member

  • Treasurer
  • Member, Standing Finance Committee
  • Member, Standing Safety Committee
  • Member, AdHoc Insurance Committee

San Diego County Water Authority,  OMWD Representative

  • Vice Chair, Imported Water Committee
  • Member, Administrative and Finance
  • Appointed, SDCWA/MWD Settlement Agreement Advisors Steering Committee

Water Related Affiliations/Activities

  • Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
  • ACWA – Legal Affairs Committee, Region 10
  • Attend ACWA statewide educational conferences twice a year
  • CalDesal Association, Associate Member
  • Participated in inspection tours of the Colorado River aqueduct system and Bay-Delta

Professional and Community

  • Member: The State Bar of California
  • Martindale-Hubbell Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards/Top Lawyer, San Diego Magazine
  • Special Districts Leadership Academy Graduate and Certificate of Completion
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, Member
  • House of USA, Balboa Park, Member and Co-Chair of its Strategic Planning Committee

Other Activities

Trekked to the top of Half-Dome in Yosemite, traversed the Via Ferrate in Telluride Colorado, climbed Angel’s Landing, Utah, hiked the trails at the Olivenhain MWD’s Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, and many other outdoor activities.