Barry O’Neil is a trial attorney, who is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association. Mr. O’Neil’s practice involves the resolution of complex commercial disputes, professional liability claims, employment-related issues and insurance claims. A significant portion of Mr. O’Neil’s practice is in the area of professional liability defense with emphasis in legal malpractice. Mr. O’Neil is the practice group manager of the firm’s Trials and Litigation Practice Group, and he also heads Lommen Abdo’s entertainment litigation initiative.
Mr. O’Neil has extensive experience in employment litigation including all types of employment discrimination claims, and he has additionally acted as lead and trial counsel in class action litigation in the Minnesota state and federal courts. Mr. O’Neil’s commercial litigation experience has included contract, shareholder, partnership and business competition disputes in both trial and arbitration settings.
Mr. O’Neil is a frequent lecturer on CLE topics including professional liability issues, trial practice, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and business litigation issues. Mr. O’Neil has been listed as both a Super Lawyer® and a Rising Star in Minnesota Law & Politics. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.