Joseph J. O'Hara, Jr.
Top rated civil rights attorney in Chicago, IllinoisRiley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Practice Areas: Civil rights
Licensed in Illinois since: 1981
Education: Northwestern University School of Law
Joe O’Hara spent the first part of his legal career mastering the challenge of trial work, handling everything from complex commercial disputes to catastrophic personal injury cases to unconstitutional conditions in a now closed jail. In 2018, Joe launched the next phase of his career, again focusing his skills as a trial lawyer and a complex litigation manager on a new set of goals. His work at RSHC emphasizes the representation of clients who have been wrongfully convicted and who seek justice in the criminal and civil courts. Joe both leads and advises teams seeking to free those who have been wrongfully incarcerated and to compensate them for devastating violations of their constitutional rights.
First Admitted: 1981, Illinois
Professional Webpage: https://www.rshc-law.com/attorneys/attorney/joseph-j.-o'hara...
- St. Luke's Hospital--Former Member of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee; Toledo Symphony Orchestra--Former Member of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Orchestra Relations Committee, Chair of Music Director Search Committee
- Marquette University, B.S. 1975
- Illinois Super Lawyers--General Litigation Illinois Leading Lawyers Network--Commercial Litigation; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law Best lawyers in America--Mass Tort Litigation
- Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2017, 2019 - 2023