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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 Arizona 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

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    -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, LECTURER AND FACULTY SERVICE

    -Keynote Speaker, State Bar of Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, 2013-2018

    -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 Pinal County Town Hall, 2013

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

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

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    -Guest Lecturer, Guest Lecturer, ASU School of Law, Ethics, 2011-2017

    -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

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

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

    -Faculty, State Bar of Arizona CLE Candor, Confidences and Courtesy Seminar, 2013, 2016, 2018

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

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

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

    -Faculty, Ethics CLE, Coconino County Bar Assoc. 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 (APPA) 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, 1995,1996, 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, 2004, 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, 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, 1994, 1995, 1997

    -Faculty, New Judge Orientation Conference Arizona, 1995, 1996, 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

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-Present

    -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

-Instructor, Central Arizona College

-Judge, Arizona Mock Trial, Pinal County High Schools, 2004-2012

-Volunteer, Judge and Trainer, We the People, 1998-2001, 2006

-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

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

 -B.S.B.A., University of Arizona, 1974

-Casa Grande Union High School, Casa Grande, AZ, 1969