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   3Joseph J. O'Hara Jr.Chicago(312) 471-8790johara@rshc-law.comjohara@rshc-law.comRiley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLPwww.rshc-law.comwww.rshc-law.comoharajosephj.jpgCivil Rights/Constitutional LawClass Action/Mass Tort Defense LawCommercial LitigationProducts Liability Defense LawToxic Torts Defense LawChange Management and Legal OperationsCommercial LitigationProduct Liability and Mass Tort LitigationWrongful Conviction LitigationConstitutional Law Litigation
Joseph J. O'Hara
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
70 W Madison St Ste 2900
Chicago IL 60602-4246
Ph.(312) 471-8790 Fx.(312) 471-8701
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law    Change Management and Legal Operations
Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law    Commercial Litigation
Commercial Litigation     Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
Products Liability Defense Law     Wrongful Conviction Litigation
Toxic Torts Defense Law     Constitutional Law Litigation
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Joe O'Hara spent the first part of his legal career mastering the challenge of trial work, handling everything from complex commercial disputes to serious personal injury cases to unconsitutional conditions in a now closed jail. His trial work took him across the country, and his record of success on behalf of his clients was extraordinary — so extraordinary, in fact, that a major client recruited him to come in house to create and implement a nationwide strategy to manage enormous, company-threatening litigation for almost a dozen years.

Now Joe has launched the next phase of his career, again focusing his skills as a trial lawyer and a complex litigation manager on achieving client goals. His trial work at RSHC will be as wide-ranging as the firm's clients require, but will emphasize the representation of clients who have been wrongfully convicted and who seek justice in the criminal and civil courts.

Bar Admissions:  
New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Year of Birth:  1953

Law School:  Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1981
Undergraduate School:  Marquette University, B.S., 1975

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  Former Member, Board of Directors
  Former Executive Editor, IDC Quarterly

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