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Shawn Michael ONeil

Business Attorney at Wilsonville, OR

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Shawn M. O'Neil

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 22 years
    Oregon - OR 32 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Shawn has been a trial attorney for over 26 years. He began his career as a Deputy District Attorney prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases, before entering private practice. He became a partner at the Portland civil litigation firm Mitchell, Lang & Smith. Shawn was later appointed Senior Assistant Attorney General by Attorney General Hardy Meyers serving in the Oregon Department of Justice's Trial Division. He was appointed Attorney In Charge of the Civil Litigation Section by Attorney General John Kroger. In this role, he was responsible for leading the largest section of the Trial Division, overseeing the jury trial attorneys who defended the State of Oregon's institutions in state and federal court. Shawn continued to carry a case load in this role. He would remain in this leadership position under Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum's administration. Shawn received two Excellence in Justice Awards from his superiors while serving the serving under three Attorney Generals, Shawn left the Department of Justice to lead SAIF Corporation's Third Party Team. The team was in charge of securing reimbursement from individuals and corporations responsible for injuring Oregon workers. Under Shawn's leadership, the team secured the largest annual recovery in the company's 100-year history compensating injured workers while reimbursing their employers for the expenses incurred as the result of the worker's injuries. After public service, Shawn returned to private practice in 2014 forming O'Neil Law LLC in Wilsonville, Oregon. The majority of his practice is representing individuals in Elder Financial Abuse, Employment, Personal Injury, Consumer Protection, and Governmental Affairs.

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O'Neil Law LLC
8755 SW Citizens Drive,
Suite 202
Wilsonville, OR, 97070-1998


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Posted by Shari | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shawn truly listens and wants to understand the situation. I had a unique circumstance happen to me and Shawn was prompt to answer my calls and address my concerns. He knows the law very well and knew exactly what to do (and what not to do). He advocated for me in situation where I felt helpless. He was on my side, and let me tell you, he means business! You won't be disappointed if you hire Shawn O'Neil to represent you. He's excellent!!!
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Posted by Kristin | January 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and diligent
I was extremely impressed and thankful to have been represented by Mr. O'Neil! I was injured in a car accident and had a tbi I could not have represented myself. Mr. O'Neil picked up what I was trying to communicate and stood firm with the insurance companies to get me help. I cannot express enough what a thorough explanation of each step he provided to me. Mr. O'Neil constantly kept in touch with me and responded quickly with kindness any time I had questions. You will not be disappointed with Mr. O'Neil representing you.
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Posted by Celia | February 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I was very fortunate to have Shawn O’Neil as my attorney. He came highly recommended. Shawn is the type of lawyer everyone should have on their legal matter especially if the case may end up in court. Shawn is extremely experienced, diligent, and compassionate when protecting his client’s civil rights and legal interests. He strategically plans each and every step of the representation while always two steps ahead of the opposing party’s attorney. He is hardworking, responsive to his client’s questions, always prepared, and very accessible. Shawn zealously represents his clients with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. When he is not advocating for his clients, he is advocating for our community especially in diversity and inclusion, economic resources for the disadvantage, and petroleum pipeline safety. Shawn does all this while maintaining a strong sense of humility, and kindness. I highly recommend Shawn O’Neil for your legal representation needs.
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Posted by Gina | December 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
One of a Kind !
I was recently represented by Shawn Michael Oneil on an Auto accident Case. My case was a difficult one at best. However, I can personally attest to the fact that this attorney went to all lengths to get me the most money and go above and beyond, equal but not limited to, what his status as an Attorney holds. This man is diligent and highly aggressive in a firm but professional manner. Mr. Oneil has many years of experience and when he expresses these claims of experience, though impressive, they pale in comparison to his actual abilities to far exceed the expected outcome of these qualifications. In conclusion this is a "one of a kind" Attorney that has gone above and beyond on a personal as well as a professional level for me and my family. I highly recommend him as a number one, top choice!!
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Posted by Jack | June 16, 2014
Diligence Pays Off
I hired Shawn to deal with a belligerent neighbor who had damaged some of my real property and refused to reasonably negotiate directly with me. Shawn stepped in, immediately go their attention with his knowledgeable, forthright and precise manner. They knew he was all business. Within weeks, not months, the dispute was resolved totally in my favor. Shawn's fees were reasonable. He was always available to take my calls. And because of his diligence, I recovered all actual damages...whereas my own efforts only generated more conflict.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • O'Neil Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney-in-Charge and Senior Assistant Attorney General
  • Oregon Department Of Justice
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Mitchell, Lang & Smith
  • 2001 - 2007


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian of Civil Justice Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Justice Award
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Justice Award
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • 2011
  • Champion of Diversity
  • Oregon State Bar Convocation on Equality Committee
  • 2011

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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
Endorse Shawn
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn O Neil is a 26 year lawyer who works diligently to keep current on issues and the law, is always prepared, articulate, competent, and empathetic. His focus is always on finding the best result for his client. To some measure he is a lawyer's lawyer, in that he is what many lawyers aspire to be (and too often fail.) A good litigator, lawyers, and a good person."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a wonderful fellow attorney who was helpful to me as I assessed and worked several difficult employment discrimination cases. I appreciate Shawn's time and expertise."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn was a former partner of mine in a civil defense practice. I always found him to be reliable, articulate and with a good courtroom presence. He follows through on the task at hand, and is very organized."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is an excellent litigator, with a deep knowledge of the law. He is an aggressive and zealous advocate for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Shawn many years ago. He was a good attorney, team player and an asset to the firm during his tenure there. He went on to work in a civil litigation firm and later for the state Attorney General. Shawn has a wealth of experience in a variety of practice areas. He has had great success over the years and has now been in private practice again for over three years. We have stayed in touch over the years. He is a very likeable and a down to earth person with great values. I endorse Shawn as an attorney that I can trust to send my family and friends to."
Business Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shawn for many years. He is very qualified to handle business issues. He is experienced in high dollar and complex lawsuits. He can also assist with smaller cases, always seeing the value in resolution if possible. I have found him to be timely and responsive. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on cases against Shawn in a number of employment discrimination matters. He is a fierce advocate and an excellent litigator - both in pretrial matters and during trial. He is professional, hard working and highly skilled. He is a top notch lawyer and any client would be lucky to have him in their corner."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is a very talented and hard working trial attorney dedicated to getting the very best result he can for his client. Progressive thinking is what you will get from Shawn. You can't go wrong as he is a solid lawyer who knows his way around a courtroom and will not let you down."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Shawn at Mitchell Lang & Smith and know him to be a talented, knowledgeable and conscientious lawyer. I am certain he brought the same level of professionalism to his work at the DOJ and will now do the same in his new venture. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn worked at the Oregon Department of Justice for several years. During that time, I came to know him as a tenacious and focused litigator, one who produced the best results for his clients. I have no doubt Shawn will provide top quality service for any current client."
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Wilsonville Business Lawyer Shawn Michael ONeil
Shawn Michael ONeil
Business Attorney
Wilsonville, OR
Licensed for 32 years