Timothy O’Leary, Shareholder

Biography

Tim O’Leary is a Shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix. He practices in both State and Federal courts and has extensive jury trial and appellate experience. In addition to Tim’s trial and appellate experience, he also achieves successful results for clients through alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation. Tim has substantial experience working on a wide-range of cases and matters. Regardless of the area of law, Tim thoroughly assesses client needs and concerns to provide clients with strategic planning and creative solutions to issues. He is especially adept at project management and resolving client issues efficiently and economically. Tim has been certified by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance as a Litigation Management Professional. He currently leads Sandberg Phoenix’s Legal Project Management initiative.

In addition to insurance, bad faith and ERISA cases, Tim has a particular interest in professional liability. For the past three years Tim has been a faculty member instructing on Professional Liability Lines, Level 2, at the CLM Claims College. He also chairs the firm’s Professional Liability team and specifically leads a team of attorneys who represent lawyers and law firms in professional negligence matters and in administrative actions against professional licenses.

As a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and the Appellate Practice and Complex Litigation Team, Tim has extensive experience in such industries as insurance, attorneys, medical professionals, accounting professionals, hi-tech companies, construction, employment, educational institutions, municipalities and real estate. His experience includes:

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad-faith and Vexatious Refusal To Pay
  • Professional Negligence
  • Business Contract Disputes
  • ERISA Matters
  • Construction Matters
  • Employment Termination
  • Fiduciary Duty Breaches
  • Fraud
  • Contribution Claims
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning Litigation
  • Social Media Privacy Cases
  • Landlord-tenant Issues
  • Sunshine Law Litigation
  • Banking Matters

Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix in 2008, Tim was a prosecutor for the City of St. Louis where, for eight years, he prosecuted serious offenses including homicides, assaults, and robberies. As first chair, he prosecuted more than forty jury trials. In recognition of his trial abilities, the Missouri Bar Foundation selected Tim to receive the prestigious Lon O. Hocker Award in 2006. Prior to his work as a prosecutor, Tim practiced at two litigation firms in Illinois and Missouri.

In his personal time, Tim loves reading about military battles ranging from Byzantine Empire to the Napoleonic Wars to the American Civil War to World War II. He also enjoys traveling throughout the United States and Europe to visit the places of important historic events. When not travelling or practicing law, Tim can be found driving his right-hand drive 1952 MG TD around the West End in St. Louis.

Background

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”)
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Federal Bar Association, St. Louis Chapter
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Bar Association

Professional Activities

  • Coordinator of the Sandberg Phoenix Legal Project Management Initiative
  • Chair of the Sandberg Phoenix Paralegal Program
  • Chair of the Alternative Career Paths Committee
  • Past Co-Chair of the Sandberg Phoenix Charitable Efforts Foundation
  • Insurance Coverage Committee
  • Recruiting Committee
  • Assistant Chair of Sandberg Phoenix Pro Bono Initiative
  • Mentor for the Summer Associate Program
  • Associates Mentor
  • For his outstanding work in Commercial Litigation, Tim was selected by his peers as a Best Lawyer for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in 2016 and 2017.

Education

Tim received his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1996, where he graduated cum laude. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where he graduated cum laude in 1993.

BIOGRAPHY

Tim O’Leary is a Shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.  He practices in both State and Federal courts and has extensive jury trial experience.  In addition to Tim’s trial experience, he has also achieved successful results for clients through alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation.  Tim has substantial experience working on a wide-range of cases and matters.  He thoroughly assesses client needs and concerns to provide clients with strategic planning and creative solutions to issues.  He is especially adept at project management and resolving client issues efficiently and economically.

As a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and the Appellate Practice and Trial Record Preservation team, Tim has extensive experience in such industries as insurance, medical professionals, accounting professionals, attorneys, hi-tech companies, construction, employment, educational institutions, municipalities and real estate.

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