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Shelly T. O'Neill

Demetras & O`Neill, LLC

230 East Liberty St.
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 348-4600
Fax: (775) 348-9315

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Professional Biography

A lifelong Nevadan, Ms. O'Neill was admitted to the Nevada bar in 1979. She graduated from Northern Arizona State University with a B.A. in political science. She received her Juris Doctor degree at California Western School of Law in 1977. While attending law school, Ms. O'Neill was the American Bar Association's National Champion in its Client Counseling Competition.

Before establishing the firm, Ms. O'Neill was a chief public defender. She has litigated nearly seventy jury trials and hundreds of bench trials in various jurisdictions, in both the criminal and civil arenas. As a deputy attorney general, she assisted in negotiating one of the largest multi-state antitrust settlements in history. As general counsel to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, Ms. O'Neill litigated in state and federal regulatory and appellate proceedings. As general counsel, she advised the Commissioners on legal, administrative, legislative and policy-related issues.

Ms. O'Neill interned with the Nevada Supreme Court and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter I. Breen of Nevada's Second Judicial District Court. She is licensed to practice in both the state and federal courts. She is a former Barrister of the American Inns of Court and a founding member of Northern Nevada Women Lawyers. She was recognized in 1981 as one of the Outstanding Young Women of America and is among the first 100 women admitted to practice law in Nevada. She is a former member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is currently a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the Federal District Court of Nevada and the Northern Nevada Bankruptcy, Washoe County Bar Associations and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Practice Area

Bankruptcy Law
Bankruptcy Litigation Business Bankruptcy Consumer Bankruptcy
Construction Law
Construction Law, General Construction Litigation
Consumer Claims and Protection
Equipment Failures General Fraud
Corporation and Business Law
Corporations Limited Liability Companies Partnerships
Starting a Business
Creditor and Debtor Law
Auto Reposessions Business Workouts Collection Cases
Credit Card Debt Credit Problems Creditors Rights
Eliminate Debts Loan Modification Mortgage Foreclosures
Criminal and Traffic Law
Arrests and Searches Assault Criminal Defense, General
Domestic Battery Drug Crimes Drunk Driving
Gaming Crimes Juvenile Sex Offenses
State Crimes Theft Crimes Traffic Law
White Collar Crime
General Practice Law
Civil Lawsuits Contracts Legal Remedies
Small Claims Suing/Being Sued
Insurance Law
Auto Insurance Insurance Bad Faith
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
Animal Attacks Automobile Accidents Bicycle Accidents
Boating/Swimming Bus Accidents Construction Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents Other Accidents Pedestrian Accidents
Property Damage Slips and Falls Truck Accidents
Wrongful Death
Real Estate Law
Foreclosure Mortgage Matters and Loan Modification Real Estate Law, General
Real Estate Litigation
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