Matthew J. O’Hara

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Practice Area: Litigation

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  • 2019
All Star


“Matt consistently provides high-quality legal representation.”
“He thinks on his feet and doesn't let any minor issues slow us down.”   


Matthew O’Hara is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and Co-Leader of the Complex Litigation Group.

Matt is a business trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the litigation and trial of complex commercial matters in federal and state courts and the representation of law firms and lawyers. He has tried cases involving the federal securities laws, antitrust laws, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, trademark infringement, breach of contract, contract reformation, unjust enrichment, license agreements, executive employment, the Uniform Commercial Code, fraud, and criminal defense. Matt also litigates legal malpractice, private shareholder and partnership disputes, fraudulent transfers, defamation, and other commercial matters. He has represented clients in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He is also experienced in briefing and arguing state and federal appeals. In the legal industry, Matt represents law firms and lawyers in litigation, counseling, and disciplinary defense, and serves as an expert witness in cases involving legal ethics and professional liability.

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