Timothy O’Leary

Shareholder in St. Louis, MO

Tim O’Leary is a shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix and serves as the Business Litigation Group Practice Leader. 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.

Tim has been certified by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance as a Litigation Management Professional.

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. 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.


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