Matt is a native New Mexican and is a managing shareholder and on the Board of Directors for Whitener Law Firm, P.A. He came to Whitener Law Firm, P.A. after serving as General Counsel for the City of Albuquerque Police Department. Mr. O’Neill also gained considerable trial experience as a Public Defender for the State of New Mexico. He studied abroad in El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala and is fluent in written and oral Spanish.
Mr. O’Neill’s practice has focused on personal injury claims arising from car accidents, wrongful death claims, trucking cases and motorcycle crashes. He has also handled numerous dog attack cases and premises liability claims. He regularly advises associates on matters of insurance law, damages development and personal injury claims assessment. He has been practicing law since 1997 and in 2006 became a member of the bar for the US District Court for the Federal Circuit for the State of New Mexico. He is also a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.
- New Mexico, 1997
- U.S. District Court of New Mexico, 2006
- Juris Doctor, 1997
DePaul University College of Law
- Bachelor of Arts, 1992
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Instituto Cultural De Las Americas
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 1999
- Centro Internacional De Solidaridad
San Salvador, El Salvador, 1996
- Universidad de Iberoamericana
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, 1991