Richard O’Neil represents public and private construction project owners and contractors in developing project management and construction agreements and resolving disputes arising during construction. He often drafts engineering contracts and has represented engineers. He has experience in acquiring real estate and remediating contaminated real estate.

Mr. O’Neil has represented numerous cities and utilities in state and federal court in various environmental compliance matters including a complicated federal consent decree involving the City of San Antonio and the Department of Justice, concerning industrial wastewater pretreatment compliance. He has appeared in contested administrative law case hearings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Department of Health for matters including: utility rate disputes, wastewater plant, landfill, storm-water runoff, sludge application and low level radiation disposal permitting. He serves as a mediator and arbitrator in design and construction related matters.

Education & Admissions
J.D., St. Mary’s University, 1978
B.A., The University of New Hampshire, 1975

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1979

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional Affiliations
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • Conflict Solutions of Texas arbitration panelist (CST)

Mr. O’Neil has long been Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rated, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. O’Neil served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Antonio (1978 – 1990), focusing on public works infrastructure and real estate acquisition matters.