Robert F. O’Neill

roneill@gravelshea.com

Bob O’Neill was admitted to the bar in 1977 in the District of Columbia. After serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., he accepted a position with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont in 1984. He joined Gravel & Shea in 1987. He also is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Claims Court.

Education

  • Antioch School of Law, J.D. 1977
  • Boston University, M.U.A. 1974
  • State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, B.A. 1971

Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2006
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers since 2012
  • Named as a “litigation star” in Benchmark’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys since 2008

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Vermont Professional Conduct Board, 1993-1999, Chair, Hearing Panel No. 3, Professional Responsibility Board, 1999-Present
  • Member, District of Columbia, Chittenden County, Vermont and American Bar Associations
  • St. Jude’s Parish Council, 1990-1996; 1999-2005
  • Vermont Parent Information Center Board of Directors, 1998-2002
  • Sarah Carpenter Library Board of Directors, 1990-1996
  • Stern Center, Board of Directors, 1990-1996

Selected Reported Cases

  • In re Chittenden Solid Waste Dist., 2007 VT 28, 928 A.2d 1183 (2007)
  • State v. Wesco, Inc., 2006 VT 93, 911 A.2d 281 (2006)
  • State v. Singer, 2006 VT 46, 180 Vt. 104, 904 A.2d 1184 (2006)
  • Sweezey v. Neel, 2006 VT 38, 179 Vt. 507, 904 A.2d 1050 (2006)
  • Agee v. Grunert, 349 F. Supp. 2d 838 (D. Vt. 2004)
  • Wesco, Inc. v. Sorrell, 2004 VT 102, 177 Vt. 287, 865 A.2d 350 (2004)
  • Mann v. Levin, 2004 VT 100, 177 Vt. 261, 861 A.2d 1138 (2004)
  • Bergeron v. Boyle, 2003 VT 89, 176 Vt. 78, 838 A.2d 918 (2003)
  • In re Casella Waste Mgmt., Inc., 2003 VT 49, 175 Vt. 335, 830 A.2d 60 (2003)
  • Jipac, N.V. v. Silas, 174 Vt. 57, 800 A.2d 1092 (2002)
  • Bixler v. Bullard, 172 Vt. 53, 769 A.2d 690 (2001)
  • Chittenden Solid Waste Dist. v. Hinesburg Sand & Gravel Co., 169 Vt. 153, 730 A.2d 614 (1999)
  • Hinesburg Sand & Gravel Co. v. State, 166 Vt. 337, 693 A.2d 1045 (1997)
  • Lakeview Farm, Inc. v. Enman, 166 Vt. 158, 689 A.2d 1089 (1997) (Appellate counsel only)
  • Secretary, Vermont Agency of Nat’l Res. v. Handy Family Enters., 163 Vt. 476, 660 A.2d 309 (1995)
  • Fellheimer v. Middlebury Coll., 869 F. Supp. 238 (D. Vt. 1994)
  • Mabee v. Mabee, 159 Vt. 282, 617 A.2d 162 (1992)
  • In re APC Constr., Inc., 132 B.R. 690 (D. Vt. 1991)
  • Philbin v. Town of St. George, 156 Vt. 640, 588 A.2d 1060 (1991)
  • U.S. v. Commercial Union Ins. Cos., 821 F.2d 164 (2d Cir. 1987)
  • Thomas v. Farrell, 153 Vt. 12, 568 A.2d 409 (1989)
  • U.S. v. Allison, 639 F.2d 792 (D.C. Cir. 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia (1977)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (1979)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1980)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont (1984)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1985)
  • Vermont (1986)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1987)
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims (1987)