John P. O’Neil joined Elk + Elk in 2012 as a partner. He is one of the firm’s leading medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, whose practice focuses primarily upon death and catastrophic loss cases.
Prior to joining Elk + Elk, John spent 14 years at one of Ohio’s top defense law firms, where he served as a practice area chair and member of the firm’s management committee and executive group. He also spent time working as a successful prosecutor in the Dade County State Attorney’s Office.
Over the years, John has successfully tried more than 80 jury trials in various areas of law, including medical malpractice, transportation, legal malpractice, premises liability, and others.
John’s first chair jury trials are in state and federal courts, and he has argued in the Eighth District Court of Appeals, Ohio Supreme Court and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
John received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.
Settlements and Verdicts
A 38-year-old woman had her lower extremity run over by a limousine bus. She suffered many fractured bones in her foot and subsequent infection.
Loading/unloading accident in Indiana, which caused catastrophic brain injury.
Truck crash, which caused catastrophic orthopedic injury.
Case involving a truck striking an elderly pedestrian causing orthopedic and neurological injuries.
Wrongful death of a 20-month-old child struck by a vehicle.
Wrongful death of a 22-month-old baby struck by a passing vehicle while in a stroller.
Truck accident where a floor mat (product defect) caused unintentional acceleration, causing severe and permanent neurologic injuries.
A rear-end auto accident involving a closed head injury to a 56-year-old woman.
Highway crash, causing significant permanent orthopedic and neurologic injury.
Medical malpractice in Florida of failure to properly diagnose an abscess leading to lower extremity paralysis.
Wrongful death of a 61-year-old Cleveland man, married with two adult children, killed in an industrial accident in Arizona.
A 63-year-old unmarried man was struck by a public entity transport vehicle and suffered an amputation of his lower extremity.
A 52-year-old married man struck by a tractor-trailer while working at a job site suffered significant lower extremity injuries.
Personal injury of a 55-year-old male struck while working near another truck in a work zone. Our client suffered a fractured tibia/fibula.
Intersection collision resulted in a permanent foot drop.
Shooting range accident which caused serious internal injuries.
Wrongful death of a 36-year-old, married with four children, killed in trailer underride crash.
A 40-year-old laborer was struck in the leg by a flying piece of metal that broke off a trailer. He suffered compartment syndrome.
Bicycle accident case that caused the death of an adult male.
A 72-year-old man was struck by a car as he crossed the street. He suffered a severely fractured leg.
Negligent security case on a college campus.
Wrongful death of a 26-year-old male killed in a one-car crash after leaving strip clubs. Dram shop case.
**All lawsuits are different and Elk & Elk makes no representation or promises that it can obtain the same results in other cases. These results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict the outcome of any future legal matter. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.
Diane B. – October 2022
I needed a group of lawyers at a time where i was at the worst part of my life. They took the best care of me! I trust John, Bill and Elk and Elk with my life!