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Pieter M. O'Leary

Litigation Attorney

5.0   15 reviews

also known as N. Pieter M. O'Leary

  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 4 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
    California - CA 18 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Pieter

Learn Pieter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    General business litigation, disputes between companies, disputes between individuals and business entities, business formation, fraud, deceit, misleading / false advertising and failure to disclose material information.

    18 years

  2. Civil rights
    20%
    Police Misconduct; Excessive Force; Wrongful Arrest; In-Custody Death; Officer Involved Shooting (OIS); Violation of Civil Rights; Unlawful Search & Seizure

  3. Constitutional
    20%
    42 USC 1983 Claims; Bivens Claims; Constitutional Claims; Prisoner Rights/Abuse Cases; Municipal Liability for Unconstitutional Custom, Practice, or Policy; Fourth Amendment Violations; Failure to Provide Medical Care While In Custody

  4. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Contract review, drafting, interpretation, and litigation related to all types of contracts in legal matters related to fraud, misrepresentation, breach, substantial completion, waiver, and the like.

    18 years

  5. Litigation
    20%
    General civil litigation - complaints, pleadings, discovery, depositions, motions, mediation / arbitration (ADR), judgment collections, etc. related to all matters such as negligence, misrepresentation, fraud, emotional distress, auto accidents, bicycle accidents, general torts, and business litigation.

    18 years

I am a civil litigator licensed to practice law in Nevada, California, and Washington D.C.  I look forward to working with you.

 

 

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Posted by Brett | November 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pieter is the attorney for you!
I am delighted to share my positive experience with Attorney Pieter O'Leary, who provided outstanding legal representation in my First Amendment case against CCSD (Clark County School District). From the outset, Mr. O'Leary demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to upholding my rights and achieving a favorable outcome. From our initial consultation, it was evident that Mr. O'Leary possessed a deep understanding of the intricacies of First Amendment law. His knowledge and expertise in this area were truly impressive, and it instilled in me a sense of confidence and reassurance throughout the legal process. Throughout the duration of the case, Mr. O'Leary displayed exceptional communication skills, keeping me informed and involved at every step. He ensured that I understood the legal strategies being employed and provided clear guidance on potential courses of action. This transparency fostered a strong sense of trust between us, and I always felt that my interests were at the forefront of his priorities. One of the most impressive aspects of Mr. O'Leary's representation was his ability to negotiate a settlement that exceeded my expectations. His strategic approach, coupled with his unwavering advocacy, resulted in a resolution that not only protected my rights but also provided closure to a challenging chapter in my life. Furthermore, Mr. O'Leary's professionalism and dedication to my case were truly commendable. He demonstrated a tireless work ethic and a genuine passion for justice, making it clear that he was not just my attorney, but a true advocate for my cause. In conclusion, I cannot recommend Attorney Pieter O'Leary highly enough for anyone seeking legal representation, particularly in matters involving First Amendment rights. His exceptional knowledge, impeccable communication, and remarkable negotiation skills were instrumental in securing a favorable outcome in my case. If you need a dedicated and skilled attorney, Mr. O'Leary is undoubtedly the one to trust.
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Posted by Zara | April 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My appreciation!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Pieter O’Leary back in 2016 as part of the Porter Ranch gas leak lawsuit and have been interacting with him as a client since then. He is resourceful, conscientious and an excellent lawyer. His vast knowledge, professionalism, effective communication, timely response and good follow through makes him a great asset to his clients as well as the firm he belongs to. My heartfelt appreciation to you Pieter for everything you have done for me and my family.
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Posted by Steve A | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice on a Roof Construction Issue
Pieter was very helpful. Not pushy. Insightful, informative, helpful and obviously experienced and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him as a resource.
Posted by Stephanie | August 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bathroom remodel nightmare
I have been going through a major remodel project. And got caught in between negligent workmanship issues, endless time lines (6 months!) and a lot of money spent. I consulted Pieter to help me through all these issues. He is very knowledgeable and has a great way of calming me down when I am about to lose my German temper. He outlined clearly what options I have but also which consequences to consider. Very professional, I highly recommend him! Vielen Dank Pieter, fuer deine Unterstuetzung!
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Posted by Gina | January 26, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank You
Had the pleasure of talking to Pieter and getting very insightful tips on a small claims lawsuit I am pursuing. He is very personable and innovative. Would not hesitate to hire him if needed down the road. Thank you so much for being an awesome human being and may GOD continue to bless you and your business.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Pieter did a great job of helping me understand my position in a complicated legal matter. Careful and well articulated legal positions, along with the risks, were communicated to me during each call. I felt fortunate to have such a personable attorney helping me navigate sophisticated legal issues. Pieter is very responsive as the case proceeded. Very appreciated for his help.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mold Case
Pieter was very helpful in guiding me how to proceed with a difficult problem. He was very responsive to my emails and phone calls and followed up on all aspects of the case through resolution. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jo Ann | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract/Negligence Lawsuit
Pieter was instrumental in bringing this overly-long suit to completion. I sat through several mediation sessions, was deposed, and worked closely with Pieter to gather documents relevant to our case. His attention to detail, his willingness to respond to any and all questions/concerns in a timely manner, and his genuine concern for our community made a difficult experience more satisfying. Our community is now in a position to go forward and attend to other important issues without having this lawsuit hanging over our head.
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Posted by Sofia | February 25, 2015
Mrs. Sotres
Mr. O'Leary helped me and my family solve legal problems and contract issues. He reviewed the contracts and provided advice so we could successfully handle the problems ourselves and saved us time and money. He looked into the issues and gave us valuable and useful information. Everything turned out very well and got resolved fast, We highly recommend Mr. O'Leary, he is very knowledgeable, helpful and professional.
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Posted by John | July 2, 2014
Good Representation results with Excellent Outcome
Pieter and his firm represented our homeowners association in a lawsuit against the various companies involved in a community wide major renovation project valued at nearly 2 million dollars. It was a difficult and complex case with many depositions and several mediation sessions. Pieter handled the case from beginning to end, attended all depositions, met with expert witnesses and vigorously pursed all avenues of recovery. Pieter was always available to discuss the case or respond to questions. The Board of Directors was very pleased with the recovery he helped obtain. They did what they said they would do.
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Posted by Chris | January 24, 2014
Went above and beyond in support of a contract dispute
I needed a local California attorney to handle a five-figure personal services contract dispute for me. Pieter fit the bill perfectly. He researched the disputed issues and parties, provided me with various options and gave me all the information I needed to make the decision to arbitrate or litigate. Pieter went above and beyond what I expected and strongly recommend him to anyone with a contract dispute. Whether your case is going to be arbitrated or litigated, Pieter is your man!
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2013
Pieter M O'Leary
Pieter provided a clear path of action early on. It helped because this was the first suit I was involved with. At time of deposition, he prepared me for the types of questions that would be asked. It helped a lot because the other lawyer was trying to intimidate me into admitting things for his benefit. At the time of settlement, he gave us a good idea of what would be a reasonable amount, given that we really didn't want to stretch the ordeal out if we didn't have to. I believe he gave competent, well-informed service and was available for questions which was important to our success because we were first-time plaintiffs.
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Posted by Susan | September 1, 2013
A fine attorney
Pieter is a fine attorney who is always available to help. He has assisted me with several legal issues, including a class action lawsuit in federal court. I have also recommended Pieter to my friends and know they appreciated the free consultation and the legal help. If Pieter can’t help you, he will work hard to give you the names of people who will try.
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Posted by Jo Anna | August 31, 2013
Pieter helpd me after a car accident.
Pieter is awesome! He helped me after I was in a car accident. I had damage to my car and some physical injuries. Pieter took care of everything and negotiated a good settlement with the insurance company. He made sure to keep me informed all along the way and was available to answer all of my questions. I felt comfortable and well taken care of. Pieter is a genuine good guy and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2013
Thank you Mr. O'Leary
Mr. O'Leary represented me in a civil litigation matter and was able to resolve it quickly and with good results. I recommend him as an attorney. Thank you.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Pepperdine University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ramona Equipment Rental, Inc. v. Carolina Casualty Insurance Company, et al. (Southern District of California)
  • Successfully resolved. Case dismissed.
  • U.S. v. SDG&E, et al. (Southern District of California)
  • The jury found the firm’s client not guilty after a six-week criminal trial.
  • Monks v. Nguyen, et al. (Orange County Superior Court)
  • Successfully resolved at mediation. Case dismissed.
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Associations

  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Inc.
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair - Construction Law Section
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Immigration Justice Project - American Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - 2017
  • VIP Mentors (Volunteers In Parole)
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 50 Hours Club (Pro Bono Hours)
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2021
  • Semi-Finalist (Top 25) - Real Estate/Construction Litigation
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2015
  • Top 10 San Diego Attorneys - Real Estate/Construction Litigation
  • San Diego Dailty Transcript
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Match
  • VIP Mentors (Volunteers In Parole)
  • 2009
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2005
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • SNAPPI - Southern Nevada Association of Professional Property Inspectors
  • Standards of Practice - Chapter 645D
  • 2021
  • San Diego IAQA Workshop
  • Working with Attorneys - Serving as an Expert Witness
  • 2012
  • California Real Estate Inspection Association - San Diego Chapter
  • Is There Chinese Drywall in Your Home?
  • 2012
  • California Real Estate Inspection Association - Orange County Chapter
  • Is There Chinese Drywall in Your Home?
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Pieter
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. O'Leary are consistently accurate, full of analysis and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Pieter for over 14 years. Pieter is a top-notch, knowledgeable and experienced litigator committed to getting best results for his clients in contract and negligence cases."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Pieter is a very knowledgeable attorney with excellent litigation skills and is more than capable of managing a complex case from beginning to end. He has worked for me for over three years and continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to securing the best possible results for our clients. He is tough, professional and always willing to go the extra mile. Pieter is a dependable employee with a creative mind and an excellent skill set. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pieter served my client (third-party business entity) with a subpoena for records. We corresponded a few times to make arrangements for him to review the numerous boxes of records and later met in person to coordinate production. Pieter was friendly and professional.""
Litigation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pieter is a great attorney who possesses all the qualities to ethically and skillfully practice law. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pieter is an experienced attorney who works hard to get positive results. He is naturally calm and composed, but is very tough when confronted with uncooperative or unreasonable opposing counsel. I endorse this attorney."
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. O'Leary for many years. He is a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney."
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