Meet Judge O'Neil


Judicial Experience

Representative Recognition

Professional Committees and Positions

Keynote Speaker, Faculty Service, and Guest Lecturer

Representative Civic Service

Private Law Practice

Education


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 County, 1991-2010
  • Presiding Civil Judge Arizona Superior Court in Pinal County, 2007-2010
  • Presiding Judge, Arizona Superior Court in Pinal County, 2001- 2005
  • Presiding Juvenile Court Judge in Pinal County, 1992-2003
  • First Family Law Commissioner for Superior Court in Pinal County, 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
  • Supreme Court AOC multiple Achievement Awards for Innovative Court Programs
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services Santana Law-Related Education Award
  • Central Arizona College Hall of Fame, (Wall of Success)
  • S. Attorney (Arizona) & Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Community Achievement Award
  • Selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND POSITIONS


Present

  • Vice-Chair, Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee (ARC), 2011-Present
  • Member, Judicial Performance Review Panel (JPR), 2020-Present

Past

  • 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 Ct. in the Superior Ct., 1997-2000
  • Chair, Supreme Court CASA Program Policy Committee, 1994
  • Chair, Publications Committee Judicial College of Arizona, 1992-1994
  • Member, National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, 2015-Present
  • 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 Pinal County Justice Forum, 2006
  • Member, Arizona Judicial Council, 2002-2005
  • Member, 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, Governor’s 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, Nat. Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Membership Comm., 1995
  • 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, FACULTY SERVICE, AND GUEST LECTURER


Keynote Speaker

  • Board and Commission Annual Conference, Casa Grande, 2020
  • NALA, the Paralegal Assoc. National Annual Conference, 2019
  • CASA 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration, 2019
  • Annual Pinal County Town Hall, 1994, 1996, 2013, 2019
  • Community Action Human Resources Agency Conference, 2019
  • State Bar of Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, 2013-2019
  • City Attorneys of Arizona Annual Conference, 2018
  • Arizona Paralegal Association Annual Meeting, 2015, 2017
  • Santa Cruz County Judicial Conference, 2012, 2017
  • Western Pinal Assoc. of Realtors Annual Conference, 2014
  • Annual Youth Summit, Pinal County Court Services, 2013
  • Annual League of Arizona Cities & Towns Conference Youth Program, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Ethics for Lawyers, Phoenix College of Law, 2011
  • International Confer. of Amer. Assoc. of Electronic Reporters, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker and Faculty, Pinal County Annual Domestic Violence Conference, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009
  • Eastern Pinal Regional Coalition against Domestic Violence, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker and Faculty, National Sentencing Conference, Austin, Texas, 2003
  • American Probation and Parole Assoc. National Conference, 2003
  • Florida Assoc. of Community Corrections Annual Conference, 2003
  • Mississippi Conference on Children in the Courts, 1998
  • CASA & FCRB Annual Conference, 1997
  • Community Partnership for Peace 1997
  • Arizona State Teen Court Conference, 1996
  • Invest in Tomorrow by Ending Domestic Violence Today Conf., 1996
  • National CASA 14th Annual Conference, 1995
  • Pinal County DARE Conference, 1995
  • Casa Grande Elementary Schools Orientation Conference, 1995
  • Zonta International Conference, Casa Grande, 1995
  • Casa Grande Union High School Foundation Conference, 1994
  • American Cancer Society, Arizona Division Conference, 1994
  • First Honors Convocation, Central Arizona College, 1993
  • Visions of Arizona’s Children, Children’s Action Alliance, 1993
  • Catch the Wave of Leadership Day, Casa Grande Jr. High, 1993
  • Arizona Juvenile Courts Conference, 1992
  • Multiple High School Graduation Ceremonies across Arizona

Faculty, Present

  • State Bar Candor, Confidences and Courtesy Seminar, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • Ethics at the Movies, State Bar of Arizona, 2010, 2012-2014, 2018-2019
  • Ethics CLE, Coconino County Bar Assoc. 2016, 2019-2020

Faculty, Past

  • National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, National Conference, 2018
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Cardozo Society, Ethics CLE, 2018
  • Maricopa County Bar Assoc. Annual Paralegal Conference, 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona, A Lawyer’s Day in Court CLE, 2016
  • New Judge Orientation, State Bar of Arizona, 2015
  • Southern Arizona, Volunteer Lawyers Program, Ethics CLE, 2015
  • Ariz. Assoc. for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Assoc. Ethics Seminar, 2015
  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys Annual Meeting, 2014
  • ASU School of Law Conference on Professional Responsibility and Ethics, 2014
  • ASU School of Law, Intensive Risk Management and Law Firm Training, 2014
  • SBA Solo/Small Firm Section, Ethics: A Guide for the Small Law Firm, 2014
  • CLEWest, Steering Clear of Discipline Seminar, 2014
  • American Probation and Parole Association Winter Training Institute, 2013
  • ASU School of Law CLE Legal Writing and Research Seminar, 2013
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Review, Peoria, Arizona, 2013
  • High Profile Cases- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, COJET, 2013
  • Ethics CLE, Yavapai County Bar Assoc., 2011, 2013
  • Domestic Violence Protective Order Webcast Panel, 2013
  • General Jurisdiction New Judge Orientation, Arizona, 1995-1997, 2012, 2013
  • State Bar of Arizona, Annual Convention, 2012, 2013
  • APAAC, Beyond Courtroom Mechanics Annual Conference, 2012
  • Fifteenth Annual National Public Practice Legal Seminar, 2012
  • Ethics Matters, Scottsdale Bar Association, 2012
  • T.V. Legal Seminar, State Bar of Arizona, 2012
  • Arizona Judicial Conference, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003-2005, 2012
  • International Conference of Police Chaplains, 2011
  • True Ethics Tales, CLE West, 2011
  • Ethics CLE, Pima County Bar Assoc., 2011
  • Ethics and Domestic Violence, Yuma Superior Court and Yuma County Attorney Prosecutors, 2010
  • Access to Justice Forum: A Judicial Symposium on Problem Solving Courts, American Bar Association, 2010
  • Arizona Depart. of Corrections Community Supervision Training, 2007, 2010
  • Arizona Annual Domestic Violence Training Summit, 2009
  • Leadership Institute Program, State Bar of Arizona, 2009
  • The Judicial Education Project, Ohio Judicial Conference, 2009
  • National Forum on Criminal Justice & Public Safety, 2007
  • Addressing Domestic Violence in Arizona Statewide Training, 2007
  • Annual Family Law Judicial Conference, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Domestic Violence: Its’ Impact on the Courts Seminar, 2006
  • Arizona Rules of Protective Orders Procedure & Project Passport, 2006
  • Pinal County Domestic Violence Coalition Conference, 2006
  • Arizona Woman to Woman Annual Conference, 2005, 2006
  • National Conference on Sentencing and Justice, 2005
  • Arizona Depart. of Corrections Restorative Justice Training, 2005
  • Pinal County Justice Forum, 2005
  • Pinal County Town Hall, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2005
  • National Sentencing Commission National Conference, 2004
  • Ending Domestic Violence in Arizona Statewide Training Seminar, 2004
  • Arkansas Forum on Restorative Justice Conference, 2002
  • National Forum on Restorative Justice, 1999-2000
  • Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Conference for Judges, 1999
  • CASA/FCRB Skills Training Statewide Conference, 1997
  • Arizona Probation Annual Conference, 1997
  • Delinquency Law in a Nutshell Seminar, 1997
  • Dependency Law in a Nutshell Seminar, 1993-1995, 1997
  • Maricopa County Valley Leadership Criminal Justice Day, 1996
  • Arizona End Domestic Violence Today State Conference, 1996
  • Western Regional Crime Victim Compensation Conference, 1996
  • The Rights of Juveniles: Arizona Bar Foundation Seminar, 1994, 1996
  • Valley Citizens League Regional Roundtable, 1996
  • State Bar Foundation Law Related Education State Conference, 1995, 1996
  • Arizona Annual Probation Conference, 1995
  • Domestic Violence: Courts and Communities Conference, 1994
  • Central Arizona College High School Counselors Conference, 1994
  • Arizona Criminal Justice Planners Spring Symposium, 1993
  • Arizona Dept. of Corrections Correctional Officer Training Academy, 1992

Guest Lecturer, Present

  • ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Ethics, 2011-2019

Guest Lecturer, Past

  • National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 2019
  • ASU School of Law, Prosecutorial Misconduct, 2014-2016
  • Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, 2014
  • ASU School of Law, Attorney Discipline in Arizona: Process, Pitfalls and Warnings, 2014
  • Inns of Court, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011, 2014
  • Summit School of Law, Ethics, 2011, 2014
  • AZ Republican Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Valley Citizens League, 1996
  • Visions of Arizona’s Children-Children’s Action Alliance, 1993

Mentor

  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2011-2019

REPRESENTATIVE CIVIC SERVICE


Present

  • Speaker, Operation Graduation, Casa Grande High Schools, 2003-2019
  • Announcer, Electric Light Parade, Casa Grande, 1997-Present

Past

  • Announcer, Annual Casa Grande Half Marathon & 5K, 2015-2017
  • Chairman and Founding Member of Board of Directors, West Pinal Indigent Family Health Center
  • Advisory Board of Directors, Merabank
  • Advisory Board of Directors, United Bank of Arizona
  • Board of Directors, United Way of Pinal County
  • Board of Directors, Heart Association of Pinal County
  • 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
  • Board of Directors, Casa Grande Valley Historical Society
  • Board of Governors, Casa Grande Town Hall
  • Member, Central Arizona College Business Education Advisory Committee
  • Member, Advisory Board of Casa Grande Junior High School
  • President and Co-Founder of Friends of DARE
  • Delegate to multiple Arizona Town Halls
  • Delegate to multiple Pinal County Town Halls
  • Emcee, Ballet under the Stars, Casa Grande
  • Emcee, Pinal-Gila County Senior Fairs
  • Emcee, Community in Concert Conference, Seeds of Hope, Casa Grande, 1997
  • 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
  • Volunteer, Seeds of Hope
  • Volunteer, Casa Grande Main Street Annual Fair
  • President and Member Casa Grande Rotary Club
  • Member Florence Rotary Club
  • 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
  • Honorary Member of Pinal County Sheriff’s Posse

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
  • D., Stetson College of Law, 1977 (Academic Scholarship-tuition, room and board)
  • S.B.A., University of Arizona, 1974 (Academic and Music Scholarship-opera)
  • Casa Grande Union High School, Casa Grande, AZ, 1969 (All State Choir, All State Cross Country, All State Track, Arizona State 1 Mile Champion, High School All Divisions Meet of Champions ½ Mile Champion.)