About Us

The philosophy of DumasNeel is simple: provide excellent representation to our clients with unmatched personable quality customer service.

Our Mission

DumasNeel strives for goals and results-oriented collaboration with our clients. As a result, the majority of our clients have maintained long-term relationships with our attorneys throughout the years. Our clients know who is handling their matters and have an open line of communication with the lead attorney. DumasNeel is keenly aware that every business interaction has possible litigation consequences; because of this, DumasNeel vets its clients’problems and solutions through both a transactional and litigation lens.


Cody Dumas

Managing Attorney

Cody Dumas is a seasoned corporate attorney specializing in entity structuring, governance, intricate transactions, and comprehensive business litigation. Starting his career as Associate General Counsel for a statewide multi-faceted healthcare operation, Cody progressed to become the Chief Legal Officer for a growing health system in Houston, Texas prior to going into private practice in 2019.

With a career steeped in private healthcare, Cody brings invaluable insights into the collaboration between legal decisions and business operations. Serving a diverse clientele across various business sectors, from emerging ventures to established multimillion-dollar enterprises, he leverages this experience to provide sustainable operational solutions for DumasNeel’s clients, aligning legal and business perspectives for long-term success.

Outside the corporate realm, Cody actively engages in community initiatives. As a Director of a nonprofit supporting Texas agricultural students, an investigator with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and a member of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association’s committees, Cody demonstrates a commitment to diverse community roles.

Cody Dumas, with his distinctive blend of legal acumen and business proficiency, plays a pivotal role in shaping successful and sustainable strategies for DumasNeel’s clients, leaving a meaningful impact in both the legal and community spheres.

Megan Neel

Member Attorney

With a wealth of experience spanning more than twenty years in the healthcare sector, Megan Neel specializes in healthcare business transactions and compliance matters. Prior to pursuing her legal career, Megan collaborated with leading pharmaceutical companies, addressing FDA labeling compliance issues and contributing to medical education projects. Following her legal education, Megan assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer for a group of ambulatory surgical centers before transitioning into private practice.

Megan’s approach is centered on navigating the intricate legal landscape to empower her clients, which includes direct primary care practices, large counseling practices, and both local and national telehealth providers, to concentrate on delivering quality patient care. She is deeply committed to ensuring compliance with a myriad of regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback statutes, FDA regulations, and various state and federal laws. Megan actively engages with the healthcare community, offering training sessions on HIPAA compliance, human resource matters, and providing expert services in HIPAA breach defense.

Beyond her legal practice, Megan is involved in creating continuing legal education (CLE) programs and remains an active member of several professional organizations, including the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the American Health Law Association (AHLA), and the Bay Area Bar Association (BABA).

Cody Pyke

Associate Attorney

Cody Pyke joined DumasNeel in 2023, bringing a unique blend of legal and medical expertise to the firm’s civil litigation and healthcare divisions. Dr. Pyke holds a Medical Doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine, a Master of Sciences in Bioethics Policy from Clarkson University, and both a Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws in health law from the University of Houston Law Center. As an alumna of the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Legislative Fellows program, Dr. Pyke gained invaluable experience as a health policy analyst and legislative staffer in the Texas Senate during the 87th Texas Legislature, offering a nuanced understanding of the intersection of law and healthcare.

In her capacity at DumasNeel, Cody serves as a pivotal link between legal complexities in healthcare and the biomedical industry, utilizing her dual qualifications as an attorney and physician. She is deeply committed to guiding clients through intricate legal and regulatory frameworks, enabling them to prioritize innovation and the delivery of exceptional care. In litigation matters, Cody adeptly applies her legal skills to advocate for her clients in both state and federal courts.

Outside of her professional roles, Cody is esteemed as a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine. She also served as a Vice President on the Board of Directors for the National Perinatal Association, where she contributed significantly to the advancement of perinatal medicine. As an active author, lecturer, and speaker, Dr. Pyke shares her expertise on health law and policy issues affecting individuals in Texas and nationwide. In a testament to her commitment to community welfare, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones appointed Dr. Pyke to the Harris Health System’s Board of Trustees in July 2023.

“Cody is a professional, reliable, thorough, and just a pleasant human being to work with. I had a great experience with him and his team and will surely be returning in the future!”

Dr. Juli L.

“Not only is Megan knowledgeable & experienced - but she is absolutely wonderful to work with. We are thrilled to have found the perfect legal team match for our business. "

Celina S.

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1800 West Loop South
Suite 2100
Houston, Texas 77027



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