ABOUT OUR FIRM
Recognized both nationally and internationally for delivering results on high stakes, complex litigation throughout the United States, Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. will provide you with vigorous and aggressive representation to achieve success.
The definition of success varies with each client and with each case and we make it a priority to understand your business goals in order to achieve outcomes that align with your overall strategy. Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. combines the power of a winning team with the agility to respond quickly and incisively to every problem. Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. have successfully tried hundreds of large-value, high-exposure, technically complex cases to verdict, on both a national and regional level, a number matched by only a select group of firms in the country. We are in the courtroom on a regular basis and unrelenting representation of our clients is second nature. When the stakes are high, you need attorneys with a voracious desire to deliver a win and a track record to back it up. You need Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C.
Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. represents Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies in more than half our cases and we understand the needs and demands of in-house counsel. Our clients include multi-nationals, locally-owned businesses, family-owned enterprises, as well as individuals.
If significant industry experience is one of the most important aspects of choosing outside counsel, Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. delivers in a number of key areas. Our clients belong to a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, aviation, hospitality and transportation. Current and past clients for whom we have done work include: Automotive Ford Motor Company; Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.; Honda North America, Inc.; Chrysler LLC; Hyundai Motor America; Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC; General Motors Corporation; Subaru of America, Incorporated; Fiat Auto U.S.A., Inc.; Isuzu Motors America, Inc.; Mazda Motor of America, Inc.; Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.; General Tire Company; Michelin Tire; KIA Motors America, Inc.; Daimler Trucks North America LLC; Mercedes Benz; Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. Aviation and Aerospace British Airways PLC; The Boeing Company; Precision Aerospace Corp.; US Airways; Continental Airlines; Global Aerospace; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Chemical Monsanto Company; The Sherwin-Williams Company; Chemical Products Company, Inc.; Corning, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; DSM Chemical Company; Wagner Spray Tech Corporation; CompositesOne LLC; Safety‑Kleen Corporation; Electrochem, Inc.; Solutia, Inc. Construction Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., Inc,; Lynn Ladder & Scaffolding Company; United States Scaffold & Ladder Association; Shore Scaffolding and Equipment Co.; The Stanley Works; Strato-Lift ; Falcon Tool Company; Bishop Ladder Company; LaFarge North America, Inc. Consumer Products: Fisher-Price; Toshiba Information Systems; Rent-A-Centre; CompuServe; Control Systems, Inc.; Cooper Industries; Gillette Co.; Lofts Seed Inc.; LoJack; New England Office Supply Co., Inc.; The Raymond Corporation; Apple Computer; J.E. Seagram & Sons; Easton Bell Sports; The Gillette Company; International Business Machines; Energy/Utilities Exxon Mobil; Amoco; PECO Energy Company; Townsend Oil Company; Eaton Corporation; Applied Power, Inc.; American Telephone and Telegraph Company Heavy Equipment Caterpillar Inc.; Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Fuqua Industries, Inc.; Georgia Pacific Corporation; Terex Corporation; Altec Industries, Inc.; CNH Global N.V.; Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd.; International Paper Company; Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. Hospitality Marriott International, Inc. Industrial Machinery Plant Equipment, Inc.; Welex Incorporated; Package Machinery Company; Johnson Controls, Inc. Insurance ACE USA Claims; Allianz Insurance Company; Chartis Insurance; Birmingham Fire Insurance Company of Penn; Chubb Group; CNA Insurance; Continental Insurance HealthCare; Crum and Forster Insurance Company; Erie Insurance Group; Essex Insurance Group; First Security Casualty Company; Harco National Insurance Company; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Minnehoma Insurance Company; National Union Insurance; New England Development Company; Nissan Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Ltd.; Pennsylvania Lumbermans Insurance Company; Protective Insurance Company; Royal Insurance Company; TM Claims Service; Universal Bonding Company; United States Fidelity & Guaranty and US Trust; Electric Insurance Company; Energi Holdings; Lexington Insurance Company; Church Mutual Insurance Company; Intercare Insurance Services; Employers Mutual Casualty Company; Endurance U.S. Insurance Company; Sompo Japan Claims Services; Stonington Insurance Co., Inc. Material Handling Crown Equipment Corporation; Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., Inc.; Lynn Ladder & Scaffolding Company, Inc.; United States Scaffold & Ladder Association; Shore Scaffolding and Equipment Co., Inc.; The Stanley Works; Strato‑Lift, Inc.; Falcon Tool Company; Bishop Ladder Company; Inc.; Vulcan Materials Handling Corporation, The Raymond Corporation Medical Devices American Medical Systems Inc.; Quest Diagnostics Inc.; Universal Health Services Inc.; Otto Bock Orthopedic Industries, Inc.; Pharmacia Biotech, Inc.; Synthese Nursing Homes/Elder Care Care One, LLC Pharmaceutical Qualitest Pharmaceuticals; Vintage Pharmaceuticals; Johnson & Johnson; Pfizer Incorporated Power and Hand Tools Makita Corporation; Hitachi Koki Company, Ltd.; Snap‑on Tools Corporation; Genie Industries, Inc.; Snap-On Tools Corporation Retail Home Depot; Office Max; Walgreens; Christmas Tree Shops; New England Office Supply Transportation Fruehauf Trailer Corporation; Nissan Industrial Equipment Company; Navistar International; USX Corporation; Daimler Trucks North America LLC; Allied Waste Services of Massachusetts; Fed Ex Ground Package System, Inc.; Coca Cola Bottling Co. of New England; Dart Container Corporation; Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Other current or past clients include: AMF Bowling Centers, Inc.; Asplundh Tree Expert Company; Besam Inc.; Bil‑Jax, Inc.; Boy Scouts of America; Calavar Corporation; Case Corporation; E.D. Bullard Company; F. L. Smithe Company; Foremost Fabrications, Inc.; Harris Corporation; Kransco, Inc.; New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.; Public Storage, Inc.; R.D. Werner Co., Inc.; The Raymond Corporation; Ricoh Corporation; Simon‑Telelect Company; Teco, Inc.; Tecumseh Products Company; Time Warner, Inc.; USX, Allen‑Bradley Company, Inc.
When you’re faced with an impending trial, it’s good to know someone’s got your back. The depth of our courtroom experience allows us to work each case with the entrenched efficiencies that come from decades of successful trial work and combine those with the attention to detail, intense preparation and dogged persistence that wins cases.
As our client, you will work closely with the senior trial lawyer in charge of your case and will have access to that lawyer at all times. When appropriate, associates and paralegals will perform the work to avoid higher costs. Our associates bring the same passion and dedication to each case as our most senior trial lawyers. We are committed to the successful resolution of every case; however, not every case belongs in court. We are counselors as well as advocates: throughout the course of our representation, we advise and counsel clients about the relative risks, costs and benefits of continued litigation rather than settlement. Sometimes, mediation is the better course of action. For those clients interested in finding resolution short of trial, the very credible threat that Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. presents is often enough to settle even difficult cases to the clear advantage of our clients.
In today’s economic climate, it’s all about value. The game has changed: the Association of Corporate Counsel, through the ACC Value Challenge, has proposed a new paradigm for outside counsel relationships, and we’re listening. With responsibility for an important cost center within the company, it is the job of General Counsel to obtain the best results at the lowest cost – and Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. delivers.
Client Service You hire Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. for superior trial skills, but we understand that long term client relationships are built on more than quality work. Accessibility and responsiveness are hallmarks of great client service. You can reach our attorneys anytime, anywhere: all have remote access to the firm’s computer network and carry various wireless devices for on-the-go communication. Our attorneys strive to be accessible when you require answers and will respond as quickly as possible if circumstances prevent an immediate connection. If we are in court and unavailable, our staff will be happy to help redirect your inquiry or let you know when a specific attorney can get back to you. Our attorneys take a personal interest in your business and understand that going to trial is a significant event: Communication is a key to peace of mind.
But don’t just take it from us: Chambers USA has listed Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. among only eight firms Recommended for Client Service in the area of Product Liability & Mass Torts: Nationwide. We work hard to ensure that you are more than simply ‘satisfied’ with our service and recognize that there is always room for improvement. We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can continue to improve our level of client service.
Worry-free Billing and Reporting We will work with you at the outset to ensure our billing and reporting arrangements match your expectations and make sense within the context of your business. Each client has different requirements and we are happy to schedule reports and format bills to suit your needs.
Up Front Budgeting As a client, you want both flexibility and predictability around legal bills. While some degree of uncertainty naturally surrounds every case, when required, we can provide a litigation plan and budget to help forecast projected costs. We will revisit these with you on a regular basis and make sure to keep you informed of material changes.
Alternative Fee Arrangements We have worked with many clients to create alternate fee arrangements, including fixed fees on a regional, national, specialty, or per case basis, and would be pleased to discuss an alternative fee arrangement that provides the best value for you and your business. Our past experience allows us to discuss various options or frameworks if you so choose.
Trials are unpredictable and timetables nearly impossible to nail down. Sometimes you may not know you need us until the last minute – that’s ok. Clients have called us to step in at all stages of a trial, and while it’s more efficient to take advantage of our talents at the beginning, we can successfully take over at any point in the process.
For example, when Camp Robin Hood called on us just before trial was set to begin and previous counsel left us with no experts and very little useful material, we rolled up our sleeves and delved into the facts to produce credible evidence in support of our client and presented it to the jury in a way that left no doubt but to rule in favor of the camp. If necessary, we can work seamlessly with your existing outside counsel who may require the depth of hands-on trial experience found only at Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. Our substantial appellate practice handles cases previously handled by other lawyers in the firm or as special appellate counsel in cases handled by other firms. Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. have won significant victories on appeal either upholding verdicts in our clients’ favor or reversing adverse rulings.
Our reach has expanded nationally and we act as regional or national coordinating counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies. We encourage you to explore our site to learn more about our people, our expertise and our clients.
Founded in 1983, the firm built its reputation on automotive product liability cases and has since broadened the practice to include all types of civil litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property, employment and professional liability litigation in a wide variety of industries. The firm moved from its early offices in Cambridge, MA, and is now headquartered in Boston, with offices throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic.
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
– Maya Angelou
Campbell Conroy Edwards & O’Neil, P.C. recognizes the benefits of a culture of diversity and inclusion and attempts to recruit, retain and promote lawyers and staff who share this view. We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment for all our professionals. We actively support our attorneys and staff of all backgrounds and identities. To better reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we formed a Diversity Committee, which is co-chaired by Lynne Ingram and Kate Wang, two members of the firm. The Committee is comprised of lawyers and non-lawyers alike. The Committee focuses on firm-wide diversity and inclusion training, as well as recruiting and raising awareness in our community. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are and how we do business. Our diversity improves the quality of our legal services by offering different perspectives to help achieve our clients’ goals. As a firm, we are committed to the hiring and advancement of a diverse workforce, and we fully recognize that diversity is essential to success.
Diversity Committee Members
Co-Chairs Lynne O’Brien Ingram Katherine A. Wang Members Eric M. Apjohn Kathleen M. Guilfoyle John D. Arnold Shannon M. McLaughlin Lauren K. Brown Christopher B. Parkerson Jay Campbell Emily J. Rogers J. Amanda Carmona Stephen H. Schwoebel Rona Eli Yasha K. Shahidi Charles T. Fuchsel Ari J. Sliffman