Patrick H. O’Neill, Jr., a third generation St. Paul attorney, focuses his practice on professional liability litigation, business and commercial disputes, and financial services litigation. He brings nearly 30 years of litigation experience advising clients with disputes in the professional services, banking, construction and insurance sectors, covering a wide variety of issues.
With his extensive trial experience in business and commercial matters Pat deftly handles cases involving attorney negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract; collections; attorney fee disputes; partnership and shareholder disputes; failure to deliver goods and services; and employment contracts, including severance packages and non-compete agreements.
Pat earned his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law, and is a graduate of St. Olaf College.
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (1990)
St Olaf College, B.A. (1986)
Ramsey County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Minnesota Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Minnesota; North Dakota; Wisconsin; U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals – 8th Circuit. Admitted pro hac vice to Iowa.
Honors & Awards
Recognized by Minnesota Super Lawyers, Professional Liability – Plaintiff (2000, 2002, 2008, 2021-2023)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs (2022-2024)
Named to Minnesota Monthly’s “The Top Lawyers in Minnesota,” Legal Malpractice Law (2022, 2023)
Publications & Seminars
Unavoidable Unsafe Products and the Design Defect Theory: An Analysis of Applying Comment K to Strict Liability & Negligence Claims, William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1989
Frederick v. Wallerich et al. in Minnesota Lawyer: “When does the malpractice clock start ticking?”