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 Michael F. O'Neill
Purcell, Ries, Shannon, Mulcahy & O'Neill
One Pluckemin Way
Bedminster, NJ 07921

Position: Member

TEL: (908) 658-3800

FAX: (908) 658-4659

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Admitted: New Jersey, 1980

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Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Toxic Torts; Environmental Litigation; Environmental Regulation

Additional Information: Michael F. O'Neill earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from St. Francis College (PA) in 1975 and a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1980. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Law Review, 1979-1980. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. O’Neill served as Law Secretary to the Honorable Mark A. Sullivan, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He joined Purcell, Ries, Shannon & Mulcahy as an associate in 1983 and became a name partner in 1988.

Mr. O’Neill practiced in the firm’s general liability section in his early years with the firm. He began specializing in complex insurance matters in the mid-1980s and has co-chaired the firm's Insurance Practice Group since 1988. In addition to his expertise in the insurance field, he has experience in the following areas: products liability, professional liability, corporate/commercial disputes, construction litigation, employment contracts and disputes, land use/zoning, intellectual property disputes, environmental cleanup, mass toxic torts, personal injury and property damage litigation.

Mr. O’Neill is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification. He is also an experienced appellate advocate, having successfully argued appeals to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In 2005, Mr. O’Neill joined the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) practice group. He is on the roster of approved mediators for New Jersey’s Statewide Civil Mediation Program, having successfully completed the Civil Mediation Training Course approved by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Mr. O'Neill has been recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and voted one of New Jersey's top attorneys in a poll by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine.

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