Timothy J. O'Neill

In Memoriam



Timothy J. O'Neill was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction demonstrating his experience and skill as a trial attorney. For more than 30 years, Mr. O'Neill litigated employment, land use, condemnation, construction, bankruptcy, and other commercial disputes in state and federal, trial and appellate courts.

Mr. O'Neill scored the following triumphs in trial and appellate courts:

  • a directed verdict following a jury trial against a former employee alleging disability discrimination;
  • summary judgment against a former employee in a $24.5 million race and gender discrimination case against a Fortune 200 company;
  • a no cause jury verdict in an age discrimination case in federal court;
  • a $2.3 million judgment on behalf of a commercial property owner in a condemnation action;
  • a $1.2 million jury verdict for a bank against a corporate guarantor along with a no cause verdict in the guarantor's lender liability counterclaim;
  • summary judgment against an employee alleging disability discrimination and wrongful termination;
  • the New Jersey Appellate Division exempted the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority from any affordable housing obligation in connection with Meadowlands Xanadu, a $2 billion development project in northern New Jersey;
  • the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed summary judgment allowing Stevens Institute of Technology to proceed with its defamation claims; and
  • the United State Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied a motion for new trial and affirmed jury verdict in favor of Dimensional Communications, Inc.

Reported Cases

  • Rodriguez v. Guest Packaging LLC, 2011 WL 2731888 (App. Div. July 15, 2011)
  • Clemmons v. Guest Supply-Sysco, 2010 WL 4226216 (App. Div. Oct. 27, 2010)
  • Lester M. Entin Associates v. Town of Harrison, 2009 WL 2633295 (App. Div. Aug. 28, 2009)
  • Marina Bay Towers Urban Renewal II, L.P. v. City of North Wildwood, 2009 WL 2568203 (D.N.J. Aug. 13, 2009)
  • Marina Bay Towers Urban Renewal II, L.P. v. City of North Wildwood, 2009 WL 2147356 (D.N.J. Jul. 14, 2009)
  • New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority v. Renepar Realty Co., L.L.C., 2008 WL 5204568 (App. Div. Dec. 15, 2008)
  • In re New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, 2008 WL 2002006 (App. Div. May 12, 2008)
  • In re Proposed Xanadu Redevelopment Project, 402 N.J. Super. 607 (App. Div. 2008)
  • In re Stream Encroachment Permit, 402 N.J. Super. 587 (App. Div. 2008)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology v. Hine, 2007 WL 2188200 (App. Div. July 31, 2007)
  • N.J. Builders Assoc. v. N.J. Meadowlands Comms., 393 N.J. Super. 173 (App. Div. 2007) cert. den. 194 N.J. Super. 268 (2008)
  • In re Determination by Director of Div. Of Alcoholic Beverage Control that Xanadu Redevelopment Project Meets All Jurisdictional Requirements, 392 N.J. Super. 577 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Plymovent Corp. v. Air Technology Solutions, Inc., 243 F.R.D. 139 (D.N.J. 2007)
  • Fund for a Better Waterfront, Inc. v. City of Hoboken Zoning Bd. Of Adjustment, 2006 WL 827793 (App. Div. Mar. 31, 2006)
  • In re Protest of Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., 2006 WL 2371348 (App. Div. Aug. 17, 2006)
  • New York Football Giants, Inc. v. New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, 2005 WL 1861935 (Ch. Div. Aug. 5, 2005)
  • Dimensional Communications, Inc. v. OZ Optics, Ltd., 148 Fed. Appx. 82 (N.J. 2005), cert. den. 126 S.Ct. 1420 (2006)
  • Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. v. New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, 369 N.J. Super. 175 (App. Div. 2004)
  • Dimensional Communications, Inc. v. OZ Optics, Ltd., 218 F.Supp.2d 653 (N.J. 2002)
  • Old Bridge Owners Co-op. Corp. v. Township of Old Bridge, 246 F.3d 310 (3d Cir. 2001)
  • Old Bridge Owners Co-op. Corp. v. Township of Old Bridge, 981 F.Supp. 884 (D.N.J. 1997)
  • LaRuffa v. Lawrenceville School, 1995 WL 395944 (E.D.Pa. June 30, 1995)
  • Rosa v. Resolution Trust Corp., 938 F.2d 383 (D.N.J. 1991)
  • Rechler Partnership v. Resolution Trust Corp., 1990 WL 711357 (D.N.J. Sept. 7, 1990)
  • In re Kanterman, 99 B.R. 208 (S.D.N.Y. 1989)
  • Gallant v. Kanterman (In re Kanterman), 97 B.R. 768 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1989), aff'd, 108 B.R. 432 (S.D.N.Y. 1989)
  • In re Kanterman, 88 B.R. 26 (S.D.N.Y. 1988)
  • Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union Local 54 v. Danziger, 709 F.2d 815 (3d Cir. 1983)

Before going into private practice, Mr. O'Neill was the head of the bankruptcy department in the New York office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. His four year tenure with the FDIC completed nearly a decade of work with governmental entities that included the United States Department of Justice and the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.

Mr. O'Neill was a longstanding member of the New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He was a founding and ongoing member of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart.

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  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Providence College, 1976