Mr. McNeilly completed his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University. Thereafter, he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1953. From 1954-1957, he served in the Navy with the Office of Judge Advocate General. Mr. McNeilly is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. McNeilly retired from the practice of law but continues to maintain an office with the firm. His practice included medical malpractice defense and general civil litigation.