Meet Judge O'Neil


 

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

            -Presiding Disciplinary Judge, Arizona Supreme Court, 2011-Present

            -Hearing Officer, Supreme Court Certification and Licensing Division 2011-Present

            -Judge, Arizona Superior Court in Pinal, January 1991-2010

            -Presiding Civil Judge Arizona Superior Court in Pinal, 2007-2010

            -Presiding Judge, Arizona Superior Court in Pinal, 2001- 2005

            -Presiding Juvenile Court Judge in Pinal County, 1992-2003

            -First Family Law Commissioner for Superior Court in Pinal, 1988-1989

 

REPRESENTATIVE RECOGNITION

            -Arizona Supreme Court Improving Public Trust and Confidence in the Court System Award (Hall of Fame)

            -State Bar of Arizona, Justice Michael D. Ryan Award for Judicial Excellence

            -Arizona Foundation for Legal Services Santana Law-Related Education Award  

            -Central Arizona College Hall of Fame, (Wall of Success) 

            -U.S. Attorney (Arizona) & Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Community    Achievement Award

            -Selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

 

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND POSITIONS:

-Vice-Chair, Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee (ARC)

            2011, -Present-

-Chair, Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee (ARC) 2012-2014.

-Chair, Supreme Court Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Court (CIDVC), 2003-2009

-Chair, Supreme Court Domestic Violence Rules Committee 2005-2007

-Chair, Arizona Supreme Court Project Passport 2004-2006

-Chair, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Juvenile Court 1993-2002

-Chair, Supreme Court Committee to Study Family Court in the Superior Court

1997-2000

-Chair, Publications Committee Judicial College of Arizona 1992-1994

 

-Member, Supreme Court Commission on Victims in the Courts 2006-2013

                -Chair, Administration of Justice Workgroup

-Member, Supreme Court Committee on Improving Judicial Oversight and Processing of Probate Court Matters 2010-2011

-Member, State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum, 2007-2011

-Member, Morrison Institute DV Project Advisory Panel 2006-2007

-Member Supreme Court Judicial Achievement Awards Selection Committee 2003-2006

-Member, Arizona Judicial Council, 2002-2005

-Member, The Governor’s Advisory Task Force for Improving Long-Term Outcomes for Incarcerated Women and Their Children 2003-2004

-Member, Joint Study Committee on State Funding of the Court 2002-2003

-Member, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Juvenile Court 1991-2002

-Member, Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission 1998-2002

-Member, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Superior Court, 1992-2001

-Member, Judicial College of Arizona Board of Directors, 1993, 1998-2000

-Member, Governor’s Children Justice Task Force 1994-1998

-Member, Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council

                 1993-1997

-Member, Arizona Capital Litigation Law Clerk Project Advisory Committee,

     1995- 1996

-Member, Supreme Court Commission on Juvenile Justice in Arizona 1993-1994

-Member, Planning Committee, Arizona Judicial Conference, 1993

-Member, Hearing Committee Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court

     1987-1989

 

KEY SPEAKER, FACULTY SERVICE, AND GUEST LECTURER

-Keynote Speaker, NALA, the Paralegal Assoc. National Annual Conference, 2019

-Keynote Speaker, CASA 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration, 2019

                             -Keynote Speaker, Annual Pinal County Town Hall, 2013, 2019.

-Keynote Speaker, Community Action Human Resources Agency Conference, 2019

-Keynote Speaker, State Bar of Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, 2013-2019

                             -Keynote Speaker, City Attorneys of Arizona Annual Conference, 2018

-Keynote Speaker, Arizona Paralegal Association Annual Meeting, 2015, 2017

-Keynote Speaker, Santa Cruz County Judicial Conference, 2012, 2017

                             -Keynote Speaker, Western Pinal Assoc. of Realtors Annual Conference, 2014

                             -Keynote Speaker, Annual Youth Summit, Pinal County Court Services, 2013

                             -Keynote Speaker Annual League of Arizona Cities & Towns Conference Youth Program, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013

-Keynote Speaker, Ethics for Lawyers, Phoenix College of Law, 2011

-Keynote Speaker, International Conference of American Assoc. of Electronic Reporters, 2011

-Keynote Speaker/Faculty, Pinal County Annual Domestic Violence Conference, 1998,

    1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009

-Keynote Speaker, Eastern Pinal Regional Coalition against Domestic Violence, 2004

-Keynote Speaker and Faculty, National Sentencing Conference, Austin, Texas, 2003

-Keynote Speaker, American Probation and Parole Association

                National Conference, 2003

-Keynote Speaker, Florida Assoc. of Community Corrections Annual Conference, 2003

-Keynote Speaker, Mississippi Conference on Children in the Courts, 1998

-Keynote Speaker, CASA & FCRB Annual Conference, 1997

-Keynote Speaker, Arizona State Teen Court Conference, 1996

-Keynote Speaker, Invest in Tomorrow by Ending Domestic Violence Today

Conference 1996

-Keynote Speaker, National CASA 14th Annual Conference, 1995

-Keynote Speaker, First Honors Convocation, Central Arizona College 1993

-Keynote Speaker, Visions of Arizona’s Children, Children’s Action Alliance, 1993

-Keynote Speaker, Multiple High School Graduation Ceremonies across Arizona

              -Faculty, State Bar of Arizona CLE Candor, Confidences and Courtesy Seminar  2016, 2018, 2020

              -Faculty, Ethics at the Movies, State Bar of Arizona, 2010, 2012-2014, 2018-2019

             -Faculty, National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, National Conference, 2018.

              -Faculty, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Cardozo Society, Ethics CLE, 2018

-Faculty, Ethics CLE, Coconino County Bar Assoc. 2016, 2019.

-Faculty, Maricopa County Bar Assoc. Annual Paralegal Conference, 2017

-Faculty, State Bar of Arizona, A Lawyer’s Day in Court CLE, 2016

-Faculty, New Judge Orientation, State Bar of Arizona, 2015

-Faculty, Southern Arizona, Volunteer Lawyers Program, Ethics CLE, 2015

-Faculty, Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Annual    Ethics Seminar, 2015

-Faculty, Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys Annual Meeting, 2014

-Faculty, ASU School of Law Conference on Professional Responsibility and Ethics,2014

-Faculty, ASU School of Law, Intensive Risk Management and Law Firm Training, 2014

-Faculty, State Bar of Arizona Solo/Small Firm Section, Ethics: A Guide for the Small   Law Firm, 2014

               -Faculty, CLEWest, Steering Clear of Discipline Seminar, 2014

-Faculty, American Probation and Parole Association Winter Training Institute, 2013

-Faculty, ASU School of Law CLE Legal Writing and Research Seminar, 2013

-Faculty, The U.S. Supreme Court Review, Peoria, Arizona, 2013

-Faculty, High Profile Cases- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, COJET, 2013

-Faculty, Ethics CLE, Yavapai County Bar Assoc. 2011, 2013

-Faculty, Domestic Violence Protective Order Webcast Panel, 2013

              -Faculty, General Jurisdiction New Judge Orientation, Arizona, 1995-1997, 2012, 2013

              -Faculty, State Bar of Arizona, Annual Convention, 2012, 2013

              -Faculty; APAAC, Beyond Courtroom Mechanics Annual Conference, 2012

              -Faculty, Fifteenth Annual National Public Practice Legal Seminar, 2012

             -Faculty, Ethics Matters, Scottsdale Bar Association, 2012

             -Faculty, T.V. Legal Seminar, State Bar of Arizona, 2012

-Faculty, Arizona Judicial Conference, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003-2005, 2012

              -Faculty, International Conference of Police Chaplains, 2011

              -Faculty, True Ethics Tales, CLE West, 2011

              -Faculty, Ethics CLE, Pima County Bar Assoc. 2011

            -Faculty, Ethics and Domestic Violence, Yuma Superior Court and Yuma County Attorney Prosecutors, 2010

            -Faculty, Access to Justice Forum: A Judicial Symposium on Problem Solving Courts,  American Bar Association, 2010

            -Faculty, Arizona Department of Corrections Community Supervision Training, 2007, 2010  

            -Faculty, Arizona Annual Domestic Violence Training Summit, 2009

            -Faculty, Leadership Institute Program, State Bar of Arizona, 2009

            -Faculty, The Judicial Education Project, Ohio Judicial Conference, 2009

            -Faculty, National Forum on Criminal Justice & Public Safety, 2007

            -Faculty, Addressing Domestic Violence in Arizona Statewide Training 2007

-Faculty, Annual Family Law Judicial Conference, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007

-Faculty, Domestic Violence: Its’ Impact on the Courts Seminar, 2006

-Faculty, Arizona Rules of Protective Orders Procedure & Project Passport, 2006

-Faculty, Arizona Woman to Woman Annual Conference, 2005, 2006

-Faculty National Conference on Sentencing and Justice, 2005

-Faculty, Arizona Department of Corrections Restorative Justice Training 2005

-Faculty, Pinal County Town Hall, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2005

-Faculty, National Sentencing Commission National Conference, 2004

-Faculty, Ending Domestic Violence in Arizona Statewide Training Seminar 2004

-Faculty, Arkansas Forum on Restorative Justice Conference, 2002

-Faculty, National Forum on Restorative Justice, 1999-2000

-Faculty, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Conference for Judges, 1999

-Faculty, Arizona Probation Annual Conference, 1997

-Faculty, Dependency Law in a Nutshell Seminar, 1993-1995, 1997

-Faculty, Arizona End Domestic Violence Today State Conference, 1996

-Faculty, Western Regional Crime Victim Compensation Conference, 1996

-Faculty, The Rights of Juveniles: Past, Present and Future Seminar, 1994, 1996

-Faculty, Valley Citizens League Regional Roundtable, 1996

-Faculty, Annual Law Related Education State Conference, 1995

-Faculty, Arizona Annual Probation Conference, 1995

-Faculty, Domestic Violence: Courts and Communities Conference, 1994

-Faculty, Arizona Criminal Justice Planners Annual Symposium, 1993

-Mentor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law 2011-2020

 

-Guest Lecturer, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Ethics, 2011-2020

-Guest Lecturer, The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

-Guest Lecturer, ASU School of Law, Prosecutorial Misconduct, 2014-2016

-Guest Lecturer, Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, 2014

-Guest Lecturer, ASU School of Law, Attorney Discipline in Arizona:  Process, Pitfalls   and Warnings, 2014 

-Guest Lecturer, Inns of Court, Phoenix, Arizona 2011, 2014

-Guest Lecturer, Summit School of Law, Ethics, 2011, 2014

-Guest Lecturer, AZ Republican Lawyers Association, 2013

-Guest Lecturer, Pinal County Justice Forum, 2005

 

REPRESENTATIVE CIVIC SERVICE

-Speaker, Operation Graduation, Casa Grande High Schools, 2003-Present

              -Announcer, Electric Light Parade, Casa Grande, 1997-Present

-Announcer, Annual Casa Grande Half Marathon & 5K, 2015-2017

-Chairman and Founding Member of Board of Directors, West Pinal Indigent Family Health        Center

            -Board of Directors, United Way of Pinal County

            -Board of Directors, Heart Association of Pinal County

            -Board of Directors, Casa Grande Valley Historical Society

            -Board of Directors Arizona Baptist Children’s Services

-Board of Directors, Central Arizona College Foundation

-Board of Directors and co-founder, Casa Grande Rotary Foundation

-Board of Directors, Casa Grande Union High School Foundation

               -Advisory Board of Directors, Merabank

            -Advisory Board of Directors, United Bank of Arizona

            -Board of Governors, Casa Grande Town Hall

            -President and Member Casa Grande Rotary Club

            -Member Florence Rotary Club

             -Member, Central Arizona College Business Education Advisory Committee

            -Delegate to multiple Arizona Town Halls

            -Delegate to multiple Pinal County Town Halls

-Emcee, Ballet under the Stars, Casa Grande

-Adjunct Professor, Central Arizona College

-Judge, Arizona Mock Trial, Pinal County High Schools

-Volunteer, Judge and Trainer, We the People

-Member, State Bar of Arizona Disciplinary Committee

-President, Pinal County Bar Association

              -Coach Casa Grande Little League

            -Coach Arizona Club Soccer

            -Coach, Casa Grande City League Soccer

            -Referee, Arizona Club Soccer

            -Referee, Casa Grande City League Soccer

 

PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE:

            -Cole & O’Neil—Casa Grande, Arizona, July 1980 –November 1990

-Harper & O’Neil-Casa Grande, Arizona December 1978-July 1980

-Harper Law Offices-Casa Grande, Arizona, August 1977-December 1978

 

EDUCATION

J.D., Stetson College of Law, 1977 (Academic Scholarship-tuition, room and board.)

B.S.B.A., University of Arizona, 1974 (Music Scholarship-opera)

Casa Grande Union High School, Casa Grande, AZ, 1969 (All State Choir, All State Cross Country, All State Track, Arizona State Mile Champion, ½ Mile Champion, High School Meet of Champions.)