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   3Brian P. O'MearaChicago(312) 641-1441bomeara@fordellp.combomeara@fordellp.comForde Law Offices LLPwww.fordellp.comwww.fordellp.combrianomeara.jpgCommercial Litigation
Brian P. O'
Forde Law Offices LLP
111 W Washington St Ste 1100
Chicago IL 60602-2768
Ph.(312) 641-1441 Fx.(312) 641-1288
Recommended by peers in:
Commercial Litigation
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Brian is experienced in litigation at the state and federal levels including trial and appellate work. He has tried many cases involving a wide range of disputes.

Brian's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and financial services litigation. He has represented clients in class actions, business tort actions, legal malpractice actions, breach of contract actions, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, and various matters involving financial institutions. He has also handled the defense of numerous class action and single plaintiff lawsuits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth In Lending Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and comparable state consumer protection statutes.

Brian attended Loyola University Law School in Chicago where he was active in trial and appellate advocacy programs. He was a recipient of the Corboy Fellowship for Trial Advocacy, an intensive trial advocacy program, which involves trial competitions throughout the country.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Represented a major financial institution as the plaintiff in a breach of contract claim and obtained a seven figure judgment.

Obtained dismissals of several class action lawsuits throughout the country on behalf of a major financial institution. The claims involved violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Obtained dismissals of complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against law firms.

Participated in trials and arbitrations taking the lead role in arguing motions, examining both lay and expert witnesses, and delivering opening statements and closing arguments.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Year of Birth:  1975

Law School:  Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2001
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Corboy Fellowship for Trial Advocacy

Undergraduate School:  Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, B.A., 1997
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Mentor/Visiting Coach, Loyola University School of Law, Mock Trial and Moot Court Programs
  • Chicago Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Federal Settlement Assistance Program
  • Lawyers in the Classroom
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Illinois Rising Star 2014
  • Emerging Lawyer, 2015-present
  • CALI Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Professional Responsibility

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