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Stephen V. O'Neal
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  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 1980; Associate Editor, California Law Review); University of California, Los Angeles (A.B. 1975)

Bar Admissions

  • California and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, Northern District of Georgia, and District of Guam

Steve O'Neal has long been recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States by Chambers USA, Who's Who Legal, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US, which determined that he "tops the list of construction litigators in the country." Construction practices led by Steve have been recognized three times by Chambers USA as Law Firm of the Year — Construction.

In more than 30 years of practice he has been involved in projects including energy, building, industrial, process plant, pharmaceutical plant, bridge, railway, and highway construction. Steve has represented clients on private sector and government contract matters in the United States and around the world.

Steve has acted as litigation counsel in mediations, administrative proceedings, domestic and international arbitrations, bench, and jury trials. He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States as well as in the courts of other sovereign jurisdictions.

In addition to representing clients in dispute resolution proceedings, Steve has extensive experience advising domestic and multinational clients on structuring, drafting, and negotiating construction and infrastructure agreements. He also has substantial experience serving as project counsel, assisting clients in achieving successful completion of their projects.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States by:

    Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers

    Who's Who Legal

    The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

    The Best Lawyers in America

    The Legal 500 US
Stephen O'Neal