Donald J. O’Meara, Jr.
Recognition and Appointments
Highest Martindale-Hubbell rating, AV
Illinois Super Lawyers®
The John Marshall Law School, J.D. 1991
Fairfield University, A.B. 1988
Illinois State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Federal Court Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers
The Lawyers Club of Chicago
Don is an equity partner with Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, where he has practiced since 1991. His practice includes commercial litigation, products liability, professional malpractice, environmental matters, transportation, construction and insurance coverage. Don has represented clients in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan in state and federal courts. As part of his practice, Don also works with recognized experts across the United States on medical, engineering and economic issues.
Don is a member of the board of editors of the IDC Quarterly, a journal published by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, which offers analysis and insight on litigation topics of interest to judges and attorneys. Don is also a co-author of the “Liens” chapter in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Medical Malpractice Handbook.
Don has served as a moot court judge for Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association and for Chicago-area law schools.