Shamus P. O'Meara

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

O'Meara Wagner, P.A.
Shamus P. O'Meara
O'Meara Wagner, P.A.

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Liability view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1991

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

O'Meara Wagner, P.A.

7401 Metro Blvd
Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55439-3034 Phone: 952-806-0438 Email: Shamus P. O'Meara Visit website


Shamus O'Meara represents and guides a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses, schools and educational institutions, employers, and families.  He serves as a mediator and arbitrator for construction and commercial disputes, and advocates for greater independence, self-determination and access to justice for people with developmental disabilities and their families.  He has been recognized as a Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year and in Minnesota Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.  Shamus is rated AV Preeminent by his peers for excellent legal abilities and professional ethics.  

O’Meara Wagner, P.A. has a strong national reputation for success and handling high profile legal matters with the highest ratings for professional legal ability and faithful adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability and diligence.  We are a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, committed to excellence in the practice of law, and a proud community leader providing opportunities for people with disabilities, victims of violence, and those in need of a helping hand.

Practice areas

Construction Litigation: Business, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Liability: Defense, Schools & Education

First Admitted: 1991, Minnesota

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • United States Civil Rights Commission State Advisory Committee (Past Chair), Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (Past Chair), Disability Justice (Past President), Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention & Visitors Authority (Founding Co-Chair)
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Shamus O'Meara served as Settlement Class Counsel in an important Class Action Settlement involving widespread restraint and seclusion of several hundred Minnesotans with developmental disabilities at a Minnesota Department of Human Services facility located on the former Cambridge State Hospital campus.  Approved by the Minnesota Federal Distirct Court in December 2011, the $3 million Settlement immediately prohibited the use of restraint and seclusion and other punishment techniques and established important protocols to review and improve the care and treatment of people with developmental disabilities pursuant to best practices.  It also required that the state and DHS develop a statewide Olmstead plan consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C. to ensure that Minnesotans with disabilities have opportunities to live in their communities consistent with their own dreams and aspirations.   The Federal Court extended its jurisdiction and appointed an Independent Court Monitor to ensure state and DHS compliance with the settlement agreement and related court orders.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American, Minnesota and Federal Bar Associations, American Arbitration Association Construction and Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (Past Director, Founding Chair, Construction Law Committee), National Council of School Attorneys (Past Director), Minnesota Council of School Attorneys, Saint Paul River Centre Convention & Visitors Authority (Founding Co-Chair), Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (Past Chair)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers  (2006 - 2017), The ARC Minnesota 2012 Public Policy Award, Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (2005)
Industry Groups:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Professional Liability
  • Safety
  • Schools
  • Security
  • Special Education

Office location for Shamus P. O'Meara

7401 Metro Blvd
Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55439-3034


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

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