Joseph E. O'Neil

Philadelphia Office:
190 North Independence
Mall West, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Joseph E. O誰eil is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Lavin O誰eil Cedrone & DiSipio. He has more than 35 years of courtroom experience as a trial lawyer defending major corporations in complex litigation. He concentrates his practice on product liability, mass tort, medical device and commercial litigation matters. Mr. O誰eil has been a member of the firm痴 Executive Committee and Board of Directors for more than 20 years.

Mr. O誰eil has served as national counsel for a number of the world痴 largest pharmaceutical, automotive, health and life sciences companies and as lead trial counsel before juries in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has extensive experience as liaison counsel for major corporations in the Mass Tort Program in Philadelphia.

In 2015-2016, Mr. O誰eil served as President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests throughout the world. He was President-Elect of the IADC from July 2014 until he was named President in July 2015. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the IADC, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ), and was a Delegate of The American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable.

Mr. O誰eil is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Rhode Island Bar Associations; the IADC and DRI. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education and other programs for lawyers and corporations locally and nationally and he served on the faculty of the IADC Trial Academy. In 2011, Mr. O誰eil was elected to a three-year term as Secretary-Treasurer of the IADC. He served as Secretary-Treasurer-Elect in 2010-2011 and previously served as a member of the Board of The Foundation of the IADC.

He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Rhode Island, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit.

Mr. O誰eil was named 2015 and 2018 "Lawyer of the Year Product Liability Litigation - Philadelphia" and is annually recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Best Attorneys in Philadelphia, The International Who痴 Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers, The International Who痴 Who of Business Lawyers and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Mr. O誰eil graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island and he earned his law degree from Temple University, where he was a member of the law review.

Mr. O誰eil and his wife, Karen, have been married for 30 years and they have four children.

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