Barry A. O’Neil
Areas of Practice: Professional Liability, Legal Malpractice, Attorney Discipline and Ethics, Accounting Malpractice, Commercial & Contract Disputes, Shareholder/Owner Disputes, Real Estate Litigation, Employment Litigation; Entertainment Litigation, Probate & Trust Disputes
Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Direct: 612.336.9342 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry A. O’Neil / Biography
Barry O’Neil is a trial attorney, who is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He represents professionals in malpractice claims with an emphasis in legal and accounting malpractice. Mr. O’Neil’s practice also involves the resolution of complex commercial disputes, employment-related issues and insurance claims. His commercial litigation experience has included contract, shareholder, partnership and business competition disputes in both trial and arbitration settings. Mr. O’Neil is the chair of the firm’s Trials and Litigation Practice Group.
Mr. O’Neil is a frequent lecturer on CLE topics including professional liability issues, trial practice and business litigation issues. He has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers; is rated AV Preeminent® for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell; and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in the practice areas of Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Real Estate, and Litigation – Intellectual Property.
Leadership + Activities
- Minnesota State Bar Association (including Hennepin County Bar Association)
- Federal Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- “When CAN You Speak to a Represented Party?” HCBA, June 2020
- “Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters,” 2019 Bankruptcy Institute, Minnesota CLE, October 2019
- “Legal Malpractice Issues: Plaintiff and Defendant Perspectives,” The Knowledge Group, January 2019
- “Agent and Broker Liability,” Update to Fifth Edition of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, July 2021
- Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., cum laude, 1986
- William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
- Minnesota, 1991
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1992
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1994
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1999
- U.S. Tax Court, 1999
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2003
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
Awards + Certifications
News + Articles
We are thrilled to announce the outstanding Lommen Abdo attorneys who have earned the prestigious recognition of being named in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers. These accomplished legal professionals have demonstrated unwavering dedication, exceptional skills, and a...
At Lommen Abdo, we are thrilled to announce and celebrate the exceptional legal talent in Minnesota as we recognize our 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. These esteemed attorneys have demonstrated outstanding skills, legal acumen, and an unwavering...
Lommen Abdo Attorneys Co-Edit and Author Updated 5th Edition of Minnesota CLE’s Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook
We are proud to announce that Lommen Abdo attorneys John Crawford and Lauren Nuffort have been hard at work co-editing and authoring chapters of the 2021 update of the 5th edition of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, published July 9, 2021. The 26 chapter Deskbook...
Lommen Abdo is proud to have increased the number of its lawyers included in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America© – especially in the midst of a pandemic. One additional Lommen Abdo attorney has been included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: One to...
Barry O'Neil and Michelle Kuhl presented a webinar on June 12, 2020 through the Hennepin County Bar Association's Professionalism and Ethics Section on "When CAN You Speak to a Represented Party?" Overview: Rule 4.2 of the Minnesota Professional Rules of...
Kay Hunt and Barry O'Neil spoke at the 2019 Bankruptcy Institute by Minnesota CLE on Friday, October 4, 2019. They presented the final session, "Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters." Also speaking was Todd Scott from Minnesota...