Pretzel & Stouffer
Donald J. O’Meara, Jr.

Donald J. O’Meara, Jr.
Equity Partner
312-578-7485
domeara@pretzel-stouffer.com

Recognition and Appointments
Highest Martindale-Hubbell rating, AV
Illinois Super Lawyers®

Education
The John Marshall Law School, J.D. 1991
Fairfield University, A.B. 1988

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Federal Court Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Professional Affiliations
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers
DRI™
The Lawyers Club of Chicago

Attorney Bio

Don is an equity partner with Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, where he has practiced since 1991. His practice includes commercial litigation, products liability, professional malpractice, environmental matters, transportation, construction and insurance coverage. Don has represented clients in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan in state and federal courts. As part of his practice, Don also works with recognized experts across the United States on medical, engineering and economic issues.

Don is a member of the board of editors of the IDC Quarterly, a journal published by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, which offers analysis and insight on litigation topics of interest to judges and attorneys. Don is also a co-author of the “Liens” chapter in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Medical Malpractice Handbook.

Don has served as a moot court judge for Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association and for Chicago-area law schools.

News and Verdicts

Dismissal of Medical Negligence and Tortious Interference Lawsuit Brought by Neurosurgical Resident Against Multi-disciplinary Medical Evaluation Team

Don O’Meara was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Pretzel & Stouffer Partner Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the IDC Quarterly