DARRELL J. O'NEAL

Owner

BIO

Attorney O’Neal is an experienced attorney who has laid a foundation of years of dedication for his clients. He is committed to see a case to the end, to go the extra mile to ensure you receive all that you’re entitled to and caring enough for clients to keep them abreast of every situation, procedure, form and turn within their case. Attorney O’Neal is willing to listen to you and to go forth on your behalf, no matter how large or small the case may be.

Attorney O'Neal is currently General Counsel for the Memphis Shelby County Education Association, the City of Memphis Black Pioneer Firefighter, and Legal Counsel for Pre-paid/Legal Shield Members.


EDUCATION
Bachelors of Science, Hampton University, 1994-1995
Juris Doctorate w/certificate in Health Law, Saint Louis University, 2000 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Tennessee 2000
United States Supreme Court
United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Western District of Tennessee

United States Middle District of Tennessee

United States Eastern District of Arkansas

United States Eastern District of Texas

United States Eastern District of Missouri

United States Eastern District of Colorado

BAR ADMISSIONS

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

Tennessee Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

Barrister, Leo H Bearman, Sr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation

 
MISTY L. O'NEAL

ASSOCIATE

BIO

Misty L. O’Neal is a graduate from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law with a certificate in Advocacy. 

Misty’s plans are to practice in Corporate Law, Regulations Law, Entertainment Law, Bankruptcy/Foreclosure  and Administrative Law; in which she wants to expand her father’s current law practice of such matters as Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, Administrative Law, Social Security, wills and contracts and Discrimination.


EDUCATION
Bachelors of Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009

Juris Doctorate, University of Memphis, 2018


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Tennessee

BAR ADMISSIONS

Tennessee Bar Association

National Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

Pupil Member,  Leo H. Bearman, Sr. American Inns of Court

Member, Association for Women Attorneys

Associate Chief Justice of the Memphis Law Moot Court Board

Executive Secretary for the Benjamin L. Hooks Chapter of the Black Law Students Association

Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award from the Public Action Law Society

Recipient, Joe A. Moore Excellence in Advocacy Award

Recipient, Judge D’Army Bailey Memorial Scholarship

ABA’s Top 10 Oral Advocate List

 
LAURA E. SMITTICK, Esq.

ASSOCIATE

BIO

Attorney Smittick is a graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. Ms. Smittick also worked at the Office of Legal Counsel for the University of Memphis,

Attorney Smittick has a general civil law practice including Labor and Employment law, Employment Discrimination, Personal Injury, Probate, Contract Disputes, Worker Compensation, and more.

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science, Pittsburg State University 1994

Masters of Business Administration, University of Michigan 2000

Juris Doctorate, University of Memphis 2013



ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Tennessee 

United States Western District of Tennessee

BAR ADMISSIONS

Tennessee Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Drafting for Litigation (Fall, 2012) ADR Mediation (Spring, 2013)

Pupil Member, Leo Bearman Sr. Chapter of American Inns of Court

Memphis Law Moot Court Board

Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Travel Team

Secretary, Benjamin L. Hooks Chapter of the Black Law Students Association

Recipient, Judge Rita Stotts Memorial Scholarship, Association of Women Attorneys

Recipient, Memphis Law Access and Diversity Scholarship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter L. Evans, Chancery Court

Law Clerk to the Honorable Gina C. Higgins, Circuit Court