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Trial lawyers specializing in personal injury and civil litigation

Daniel Patrick O'Neil

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Founding partner of Thompson O’Neil, P.C., Daniel O'Neil has represented hundreds of clients in disputes with insurance companies, banks and employers.  Active in issues of judicial, election and campaign finance reform.


Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Bachelor of Science, 1981

Detroit College of Law Detroit, Michigan Juris Doctor, 1984

Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, 1984


Legal Experience

1984 - 1990 James C. Thomas, P.C. Law firm specializing in general and criminal litigation

1990 - 1992 Daniel P. O’Neil, P.C. Law firm specializing in civil and criminal litigation

1992 - Present Law firm Thompson O’Neil, P.C. specializing in civil litigation located at 309 E. Front Street Traverse City, Michigan

Licensed to practice before all Michigan and Federal Courts including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Admitted and have practiced in Tribal Courts as well as numerous administrative agencies including the Michigan Secretary of State, Michigan Workers Compensation Bureau, and Unemployment Insurance Agency.


State Bar of Michigan – Member: Awards Committee 2010- Present

American Association for Justice

  • Negligence Section
  • Litigation Section

Michigan Association for Justice Member; Executive Board

  • Member and Chair: Civil Litigation Legislative Committee

Justice Caucus, Michigan Democratic Party; Executive Committee/Board Member

American Civil Liberties Union

National Employment Lawyers Association

Past Member and Chair; Traverse City Planning Commission 1994 -2003

American Constitution Society

Grand Traverse, Antrim and Leelanau County Bar Association

Million Dollar Advocates Forum


Michigan Election Reform Conference Ann Arbor, Michigan 2014
Presenter, Organizer and Host

Michigan Campaign Finance Reform Conference; Traverse City, Michigan 2013
Organizer, Presenter, Host    
No Justice for Injured Workers and Consumers, Center for American Progress; Washington, DC 2013
Justice at Stake – The Workings of the Michigan Supreme Court of Michigan; Venues Across the State 2012
Crafting an Effective Cross Examination, State Bar of Michigan; Annual Convention 2012
Effective Cross-Examination Techniques, Upper Michigan Legal Institute; State Bar of Michigan
Civil Justice System in Michigan, Engage Michigan; Michigan Democratic Party, 2011
Outreach to Progressive Voters, Engage Michigan; Michigan Democratic Party 2011
The Family Medical Leave Act; MAJ Seminar in the Snow 2010

Trial Practice; National Moot Court Competition 2010

Deposing the Expert Witness; MAJ Seminar in the Snow 2009

Legal Requests For Medical Records; Lorman Seminar 2009-10

Impact of Campaign Contributions on the Michigan Judiciary; Community Forum 2008

Supreme Court Jurisprudence; Forum for an Independent 2007                                          

Social Host Liability; MADD 2004

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Thompson O'Neil Law Firm located in Northern Michigan, Traverse City specialize in personal injury, insurance disputes, employment rights, civil litagation and more.

Thompson O’Neil, P.C.
309 East Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Toll Free: 1-800-678-1307
Fax: 231-929-7262