Orange County Bar Association Honors Rick McNeil with 2022 Harmon G. Scoville Lifetime Achievement Award

Orange County – September 15, 2022: The Orange County Bar Association has chosen Crowell & Moring partner Rick McNeil as the recipient of its 2022 Harmon G. Scoville Lifetime Achievement Award. Established more than 30 years ago, this prestigious award is presented every year to a member of the Orange County legal community whose career exemplifies the highest standards of the legal profession, who is widely known as a champion of the constitutional justice system, and who has made significant contributions to the OCBA and to his community. McNeil will receive the award at the OCBA’s Volunteer Recognition Reception, which will be held Oct. 11.

McNeil is a partner in the firm’s Environment and Natural Resources and Litigation and Litigation groups. He is a trial attorney with numerous jury, bench and administrative trials to his credit, particularly in the areas of environmental, land use, tort and product liability, real estate and commercial disputes. McNeil’s environmental experience covers nearly all aspects of federal and California law, and a significant portion of his practice involves cases involving personal injury or property damage believed to be the result of exposure to various toxins.

McNeil was named a member of the City of Newport Beach’s Coastal Tidal and Water Quality Committee and is also a member of the Orange County Legal Aid Board of Directors. He is co-chair of the OCBA’s Diversity Committee and has just completed a six-year term as a member of the OCBA Board of Directors.

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