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Joseph J. O'Hara, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Chicago, IL

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
70 West Madison Street, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-471-8790
Fax: 312-471-8701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2017, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

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.

About Joseph J. O'Hara, Jr.

First Admitted: 1981, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • 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

Educational Background

  • 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
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Office Location for Joseph J. O'Hara, Jr.

70 West Madison Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602

Last Updated: 11/9/2021

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