Legal Education and Background: Attorney O'Neill came to the La Crosse area from Spring Green Wisconsin in 1988. He attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with degrees in Political Science and Public Administration near the top of his class. He attended Drake University Law School and graduated in 1997 with high honors and induction into the Order of Coif (top 10% of his class). Because of top scores in Evidence and Criminal Practice and Procedure Attorney O'Neill was assigned a clerkship by Professor James Adams to do a State wide survey of Criminal Law. He was voted by his graduating class as the most likely to become a law professor.
Legal Experience: Sean has more than 15 years experience as an aggressive trial litigator. His main focus is representation in criminal and civil matters. He has assisted numerous persons accused of criminal and drunk driving offenses with excellent results (See case examples). He also has a successful personal injury practice and has helped numerous injured persons receive the compensation they deserve. His third major area of practice is family matters such as divorce, child custody and support. He is a member of the American and Wisconsin Association Justice and the Wisconsin and La Crosse Area Criminal Lawyers Associations. He holds licenses to practice law in Iowa and Wisconsin. ONeill Law Firm, LLC was formed by Attorney ONeill in 2012 to meet the growing needs of his client base.
Be sure to look at Attorney O'Neill's case examples. Every one has a cite to the actual case to insure you that what is being represented is 100% the actual result. Most all these cases can be researched in the Wisconsin CCAP system. There are no exaggerations or lies here. No attorney can promise a result. An attorney who does is not acting ethically. But these case results amassed over 15 years of aggressive practice show a solid track record. Its not lost on Attorney O'Neill that you work hard for your money. He knows word of mouth advertising is the most valuable kind and something no attorney can buy. You will get competent, aggressive, uncompromising legal representation for your hard earned dollar.
Community Activities: Sean believes in giving back to his community. He is a member of the Onalaska Lions Club and a member of the Centering Onalaska Community group. He has guest lectured at both U.W. La Crosse and Western Wisconsin Technical College on issues of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Contracts. Sean lives in Onalaska with his wife and three children.
Phone: (608) 519-3551 (Ask for Attorney Sean O'Neill)
Addtional Website: www.oneill-law-firm.com
Languages spoken: Spanish
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I have worked with Sean O'Neill in several complex cases over the years, and I am always glad when he is involved because he will not tacitly sit by the sidelines while I work the case. He is skilled in the use of both civil and criminal procedure. Sean is patient with his clients and works hard to advocate their positions. His professional colleagues in this area respect Sean. I endorse this lawyer.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Iowa.
Sean’s comment: “This is NOT another reprimand. Its for the same incident in WI in 2010 where client gave me $960.00 out of the blue as a bonus on a Public Defender case. Unfortunately I decided to keep the bonus the client gave me because all work involved in the case. I don't do Public Defender cases anymore. The pay is squat and if a client gives you a bonus for extra work and effort, you get in trouble. A DA in WI once got away with sexting crime victims due to his position. But not a defense atty.”
Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
Sean’s comment: “This whole thing is extremely misleading. Look at the case results, endorsements and testimonials right here. I am one of the best. PERIOD. I have REAL REVIEWS from REAL PEOPLE. Check my website and my Facebook page. Can't buy the ratings. Shows how flawed AVVO is. I was a 7.6 and would be an 8 or 9 if not for this axe grinding client . Hire me and see how I treat you. You will be my next endorsement.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Leadership Award||BNI||1999|
|Order of the Coif||Drake Law School||1997|
|Law Professor Award||Drake Law Class 1997||1997|
|Owner||ONeill Law Firm, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Associate Partner||Fehr Law Office||2002 - Present|
|Associate||Ablan Law Firm||1999 - 2002|
|Associate||Park O'Flaherty||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Centering Onalaska||Member||2001 - Present|
|Onalaska Lions Club||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|La Crosse Area Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Wisconsin Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|State v. William Ogden||Acquittal|
|State v. Peter A. Krump||Jury Acquittal|
|State v. Erwin Beckom||Major Felony to Possession|
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|AVVO||Child Custody and Placement-- What you should know||2011|
|Drake Annual Survey of Criminal Law||Survey of Iowa Criminal Law||1997|
|Drake University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|