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Matthew John O'Hara

Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1081
Peer Rating
4.7 of 5.0
Client Rating
N/R
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Appellate; Commercial Litigation; Director & Officer Liability; ERISA Litigation; Intellectual Property; Lawyers & Law Firms; Legal Malpractice; SEC and FINRA Defense and Litigation
University
Northwestern University, B.A., 1983
Law School
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1996
Admitted
1996, Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 2009, U.S. Supreme Court
ISLN
911408490
Peer Reviews (23)
AV Rated
4.7/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Legal Malpractice, Civil Practice, Securities Litigation, Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation and Securities Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.7/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.7/5
Judgment
4.7/5
Communication Ability
4.7/5
Legal Experience
4.6/5
Peer Reviews (23)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/10/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/17/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 05/17/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Matt is an outstanding and highly ethical attorney. I have seen in acting in his capacity as both a lawyer for litigants and as counsel to the firm in questions of ethics and training. He is superb and definitely qualifies as AV rated.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 05/17/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. O'Hara is a conscienscious, highly capable, knowledgeable and careful lawyer, concerned about the law as well as ethical responsibilities connected with the practice of law. He epitomizes the image of the client-oriented, reasonable, careful and informed law practitioner.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 05/09/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/09/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
a good lawyer
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/09/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Matt is a good litigator. He gets things done and knows what he's doing along the way.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 05/08/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/08/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. O'Hara is a tenacious, formidable courtroom advocate who comports himself with an extremely high degree of professionalism.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 05/08/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Matt is an outstanding lawyer and person.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/16/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Matthew is an excellent lawyer of the highest integrity and skill
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 03/09/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
We had a 12 week trial together and he was great!I checked with others as well and verified my opinion.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 03/09/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/24/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known and practiced with Matt O'Hara for almost a decade. Not only is he a fine attorney, but he practices at the highest ethical levels. I am proud to know him. Pete Rush
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/24/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known and worked with Matt for almost a decade. He is not only a fine attorney with great legal skills, but practices with the highest ethical standards. I am proud to be associated with him.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a General Counsel on 02/08/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Matt has the highest ethical standards, is always professional and demonstrates excellent knowledge and decision making.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 03/18/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/08/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Our profession would be in much better condition if all attorneys were as competent and professional; as is Mr. O'Hara.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/09/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/09/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Staff Lawyer on 03/09/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
1.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/16/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
1/5
Analytical Capabilities
1/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
1/5
Legal Experience
1/5
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