A. Gerard O’Neil, Jr.
Jerry is a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region. He was born and raised in Laconia and now resides in Meredith with his wife, Donna.
Jerry earned his bachelor of arts degree from St. Michaels College in 1976, and his juris doctorate from DePaul University in 1979. Following graduation, Jerry joined Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil and became a partner with the firm in 1989.
A past president of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, Jerry served on the Board from 1985 through 1995, including three years as an officer. He is currently a sustaining member of the New Hampshire Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, as well as a member of the American Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association and Belknap County Bar Association. He was admitted to the U. S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire in 1979, to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1995, and to the United States Supreme Court in 1996.
He currently heads the firm’s litigation department and maintains an active personal injury practice representing victims of defective products, severe automobile accidents, and police misconduct and civil rights violations. He also frequently represents workers who have been injured in work related accidents before the New Hampshire Department of Labor and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Jerry was voted one of New Hampshire’s Top 6 Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Woodward-White’s “The Best Lawyers in America” poll, as printed in the October, 2004, issue of New Hampshire Magazine and in each succeeding year.
J.D., DePaul University, 1979
B.A., St. Michaels College, 1976
U. S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 1995
U. S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 1979