Eugene O’Neill enjoys a wide-ranging professional background with a superior reputation as a dedicated law practitioner. Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Mr. O’Neill joined Gould Cooksey Fennell in 1977, becoming a partner in 1980 until becoming “of Counsel” in 2017. His practice areas include construction law, business and real estate litigation and probate litigation.
He holds the rare distinction of being triple board-certified in areas of specialty by The Florida Bar. In 1983, he became a member of the first group of Florida attorneys ever board-certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. In 1996, Mr. O’Neill became a member of the first group of board-certified Business Litigation Law attorneys in Florida. In 2005, Mr. O’Neill obtained a third certification in Construction Law, being in the first group so certified. He is also listed among Florida’s “Super Lawyers”, a service that identifies the top 5% of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
After receiving his Civil Engineering Degree from Merrimack College in Massachusetts, Eugene J. O’Neill attended law school at Western New England College School of Law, while working in the construction and legal fields.
Mr. O’Neill’s knowledge on subjects related to construction, real estate and probate litigation make him an invaluable asset to our firm. Additionally, he is an Associate Member of the National Association of Home Builders, the American Society of Civil Engineers, a panel arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association and a former adjunct professor of Business Law at Florida Tech Graduate School and Warner Southern College. In 2003, he was certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Civil Mediator.
Mr. O’Neill is authorized to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the District of Columbia and in Florida, as well as in several Federal Districts Courts, the United States Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.