Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to help you through difficult times.

John P. McNeil

John P. McNeil

Founder ~ Principle ~ Mediator

John P. McNeil is the founder of McNeil Law Firm, PLLC. Mr. McNeil has considerable experience in litigation, non-litigation and mediation surrounding all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, post-separation support, equitable distribution, alienation of affection, domestic violence, property distribution, and other complex legal matters. John is a Certified Mediator for Family Financial Settlements and accepts party selected designations as mediator as well as accepting court-appointed designations in certain counties in North Carolina.

Claudia N. McClinton

Claudia N. McClinton

Senior Associate Attorney

Claudia N. McClinton is the Senior Associate Attorney at the McNeil Law Firm. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School. Ms. Claudia McClinton has experience in litigation, non-litigation and mediation surrounding all aspects of criminal law, traffic law, and family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, post-separation support, equitable distribution, alienation of affection, domestic violence, property distribution, and other complex legal matters.

Mary Nance

Mary Nance

Paralegal and Bookkeeper

Mary Nance assists the attorneys and their clients during the entire legal process. Ms. Nance is a graduate of Meredith Paralegal School. Prior to working with the McNeil Law Firm, Ms. Nance managed other law firms and provided administrative assistance and paralegal services for those firms. Ms. Nance also provides office management and bookkeeping services for the Firm.

Belinda Sukeena

Belinda Sukeena

Senior Associate Attorney

Belinda Sukeena has represented clients in the areas of civil litigation (family law and personal injury), business and contract law, and wills and probate for the past 15 years. Belinda received a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. She received a J.D. from Campbell University School of Law in 2001. Belinda is trained in mediation and collaborative law and works diligently to get her client the best outcome possible whether it be through settlement or litigation. Her day to day work involves meeting with and individual and corporate clients, negotiating settlements with opposing parties, reviewing evidentiary documents, drafting and reviewing pleadings and contracts, and representing clients in hearings, trials, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Julia Eckard

Julia Eckard

North Carolina Certified Paralegal

McNeil Law Firm ~ Divorce Mediation Attorneys

Raleigh Family Law and Criminal Law Attorneys

During major life transitions it is important to have a trustworthy, experienced and reliable lawyer who will provide you with honest advice about your specific case at a reasonable cost. At the McNeil Law Firm we pride ourselves on being straightforward, professional, and compassionate. As one of our clients, you can rest assured that you will be given the information you need to understand your rights and responsibilities and given the opportunity to fully participate in ensuring that your best interests are well-served.

John P. McNeil and Claudia N. McClinton provide legal representation and advice surrounding the issues of divorce, separation, child custody, visitation, child support, post-separation support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and alienation of affection.

Our Focus

Family Law
Mediation
Traffic Law
Criminal Law