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

Publications

Speaker/Panelist, “Written Discovery,” Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Basic Skills Course, Loyola University Law School, Chicago, Oct. 25, 2007.

Speaker/Panelist, “Defending Chronic Pain Syndrome,” Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, University Club, Chicago, March 9, 2007.

Speaker/Panelist, “Written Discovery,” Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Joint Program: Basic Skills Course, Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, Oct. 30, 2006.

Speaker/Panelist, “Hands-On Civil Discovery Workshop: Successfully Managing Legal and Strategic Challenges,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, June 27, 2003.

Speaker/Panelist, “Trends in Construction Litigation,” Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Fall Seminar, Champaign, Ill., Sept. 27-28, 2002.

Speaker/Panelist, “Legal Aspects of Construction Crane Safety,” Construction Engineering Management Conference, University of Wisconsin School of Engineering, Madison, Wis., Annual Conferences 2000-2003.

Co-author, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Tort Law Update, March 12-13, 1999.

Co-author, Failure To Read Warning Bars Claim of Inadequacy, IDC Products Liability Committee newsletter, January 1996.

Co-presenter, “Maximizing the Effective Use of Engineering In-House Experts,” Seventh Annual Product Liability Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis., Nov. 16-17, 1995.

Co-presenter, “Product Liability — Prior Approval: What Does It Mean; Where You Should Look,” Illinois State Bar Association Legal Education Series, Chicago, Nov. 6, 1995.

Co-author, Proper Disclosure of Employees as Experts, Vol. 4, No. 2, IDC Quarterly, 1994.

Co-author, Supreme Court Adopts Proportionate Share Liability for Maritime Defendants, Vol. 30, No. 3, Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends newsletter, December 1994.

Co-author, Finders Not Usually Keepers: A Comment on Recent Salvage Cases, Vol. 29, No. 1, Illinois State Bar Association Soundings newsletter, Oct. 29, 1993.

Co-presenter, “Discovery Practice in the 90s: Medical Examinations Under Supreme Court Rule 215,” Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, May 21, 1992.

Co-presenter, “Expert Testimony in Products Liability Litigation: A Defense Perspective,” Illinois State Bar Association Law Education Series, Chicago, April 16, 1992.