John M. O’Neal, Partner

Biography

Mr. O'Neal is an advocate for his clients both inside and outside the court room. His practice includes the following areas:

  • Corporate and commercial matters, including contract disputes, defense and assertion of claims related to officers and directors, shareholder and LLC member disputes, commercial torts, non-solicitation and non-compete agreements, creditor claims, and insurance claims.
  • Real estate matters, including title claims, contract disputes, real estate professional claims, commission disputes, construction matters, lien claims, lease enforcement and defense, and administrative claims.
  • Securities matters, including defense of state and federal claims.
  • Defense and prosecution of professional liability claims and select personal and financial injury matters.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona University (J.D., 1994)
    • Arizona State Law Journal (Staff Writer, Associate Editor).
  • Southern Methodist University (B.A., cum laude, 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada
  • Arizona

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Faculty 2011, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Judge Pro Tem, Arizona Superior Court (2010-2012)
  • Faculty, Arizona State Bar Course on Professionalism (2011, 2012)
  • Speaker, Taking and Defending Effective Depositions, 2007, 2008 - Lorman Education Services
  • Speaker, Advanced Depositions in Arizona, 2006 - Lorman Education Services
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • State Bar of Nevada (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013-present: Commercial Litigation)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2011-2014 Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Business Litigation)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated