A Northeastern Pennsylvania native, Attorney Michael O’Neill handles catastrophic injury litigation, including representing those who were in motor vehicle and truck accidents, victims of medical malpractice, and individuals with cases involving product liability and premises liability. A former senior litigation associate at DLA Piper LLP and a founding partner at a national litigation boutique law firm, Attorney O’Neill has served as first chair trial attorney in over 25 jury trials (or their equivalent) in 10 different states. All of these complex litigation matters involved disputes of seven figures or more and resulted in successful verdicts or settlements.
With more than 20 years of complex litigation experience, Attorney O’Neill has appeared multiple times on NBC-10 television in Philadelphia, numerous radio broadcasts, and national podcasts as a legal expert and to discuss cases he is handling on behalf of catastrophically injured people.
Attorney O’Neill is admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of New York, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, and the Northern District of Texas.
Attorney O’Neill also has a distinguished military service record as a veteran of the United States Army. He is an honors graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School and the U.S. Army Aviation and Warfighting Center and was commissioned as a second lieutenant and trained to fly helicopters for the Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard. He remained active in the National Guard until 2005 and is a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, one of the oldest-recognized organizations in the United States military.
Attorney O’Neill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Scranton and received his Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law in 1998. While at Villanova, he focused on litigation-related curriculum and, after graduation, taught trial advocacy for seven years as an adjunct professor. A lifelong athlete, he played collegiate football and baseball and was inducted into the Wayne/Pike County Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. He also has held a civilian aviation license for more than 30 years.
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
- The American Association of Justice (AAJ)
- The AAJ Trucking Litigation Group
- The Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- The American Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
- The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association