Friday, November 11, 2016

John A. O'Meara appointed to 4th Subcircuit vacancy

The Illinois Supreme Court yesterday appointed personal injury attorney John A. O'Meara to a 4th Subcircuit vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Riley.

O'Meara's appointment is effective November 18 and terminates December 3, 2018.

O'Meara is a partner in Curcio Law Offices. According to ARDC, O'Meara has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1995. According to his firm biography, O'Meara began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago before moving to a "private law firm specializing in insurance defense" (Parillo, Weiss & O'Halloran, although that firm is not mentioned by name in the linked bio). O'Meara joined Curcio Law Offices in 2002.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing special as an attorney. Irish. White. Politically connected as hell. Need I say more?

Anonymous said...

To the 33 people going to be sworn in as new Judges on December 5: Not that you need another reason to dislike the thoughtless Supreme Court; but to those of you who are not currently sitting by appointment, note that O'Meara will have a leg up on you in terms of seniority and benefits. Do not blame O'Meara. It is not his fault. The stupidity of the three first district Supreme Court Justice is unbelievable. Their insensitivity has no bounds. This appointment should start December 6. What idiots they are.

Anonymous said...

Did Theis ever announce who won the Irish sweepstakes in the 3rd Subcircuit?

Anonymous said...

So which learned justice is supposed to be filling the vacancies of Sheila McGinnis, Eileen Brewer and Maureen Delehanty? The first and last have been open for quite some time with no indication of any movement. Ah, who will be the lucky lad or lass?

Anonymous said...

Notwithstanding the clear bias of the Cook County system, JUDGE O'Meara is a good guy. An excellent advocate/attorney, effective but also approachable and reasonable, he should not be personally disparaged simply because of a corrupt hiring process.