Lacey & Jones LLP has earned a reputation of being one of the oldest and most respected civil litigation defense firms in Michigan. Since the firm’s founding in 1912, they have established a strong relationship with businesses and insurers. The attorneys provide quality legal representation in the areas of workers’ compensation trial work and appellate practice and civil litigation, including defense of first party and third party motor vehicle claims, general insurance claims, personal injury claims, subrogation, and commercial litigation. At Lacey & Jones, they take pride in their longevity and success over the years, the firm is committed to aggressively representing the interests of their clients, providing the best legal outcome.
J. Patrick O’Neill a partner at Lacey & Jones, is part of the Workers Compensation and Civil Litigation group. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the US. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1986. He is also admitted to the Florida Bar, 1990 and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014. His practice areas include Workers’ Compensation, Patent Intellectual Property, Social Security Disability Law.
Mr. O’Neill represents clients in a variety of claims. He will discuss multiple topics with potential clients including products liability, construction liability, intentional torts, general negligence, motor vehicle negligence, no-fault, workers’ compensation liens and subrogation, auto subrogation, toxic torts, insurance claims, coverage disputes, contract claims, commercial account collections and commercial vehicle violations to determine what avenues and options may be available. He also will discuss or address related claims in both state and federal venues, including issues involving trademarks, patent searches, copyright and prosecutions of patents.
Mr. O’Neill’s firm success, is attribute to their ability to tailor their legal representation to meet the particular policies and philosophy of each individual client.
Mr. O’Neill graduated from Wayne State University with a B.S., 1980, and received his J.D. from Detroit College of Law., 1987. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Workers’ Compensation Section), Michigan Self Insurers’ Association, State Bar of Florida and Licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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