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Dec
2019
OMW Hosts Another Successful Toy Drive for “Toys for Tots”

OMW held its annual “Toys for Tots” drive in December 2019. Through the efforts of OMW employees, their families, and friends, the toy collection for 2019 was the biggest in OMW’s history. OMW would like to thank all the participants for their generosity.

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Nov
2019
Mike O’Neill Presents CLE Ethics Conference to Goshen City Bar Association

On November 14, 2019, Mike O’Neill presented a seminar entitled “Indiana Ethics 2019.” This CLE Ethics program, held at Dandino’s Supper Club in Goshen, Indiana, recapped significant lawyer disciplinary decisions handed down by the Supreme Court between 2017 and 2018. The program was attended by approximately 20 members of the Bench and Bar from Elkhart […]

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Oct
2019
ANNA MANDULA JOINS O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP

O’Neill McFadden & Willett, LLP is pleased to announce that Anna Mandula has joined the Firm as an Associate.  Anna brings a wealth of experience to OMW in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice defense, family and juvenile law, adoptions, and estate planning and administration.  In addition to her litigation experience, Anna has […]

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Jul
2019
OMW prevails in Court of Appeals

Dan Glavin and Kathleen Erickson successfully defended the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in a claim for damages incurred when a combine caught fire, resulting in destruction of the combine and an attached corn head. The Court of Appeals concluded that the economic loss doctrine barred recovery on theories of product liability or negligent […]

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Jun
2019
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for OB/GYN

Kelly McFadden and Mike O’Neill successfully defended an OB/GYN and his group in a jury trial in St. Joseph County Superior Court, Mishawaka, Indiana. The Plaintiffs’ alleged that the physician was negligent when he failed to diagnose an extremely rare abdominal pregnancy during a courtesy ultrasound (non-diagnostic) performed at ten weeks, resulting in the pregnancy […]

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Jun
2019
OMW earns summary judgment in Underinsured Motorist coverage claim

Dan Glavin recently earned summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in an underinsured motorist coverage claim. Plaintiff argued that a policy provision allowing the insurer to set off amounts paid under the policy’s medical payments provision was unenforceable because it violated Indiana’s statutes governing uninsured/underinsured coverage. Plaintiff also alleged the insurer’s insistence on enforcing […]

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May
2019
Summary Judgment in Favor of Attorney Affirmed by Court of Appeals

Mike O’Neill and Marian Drenth recently prevailed before the Indiana Court of Appeals in a legal malpractice case where the Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of a lawyer and his firm.  See, Gates v. O’Connor, 111 N.E.3d 215 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018).  The Gates Plaintiffs sued their deceased father’s attorneys for failing to finalize […]

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Apr
2019
Mike O’Neill Present Seminar Entitled “Sound Medicine: The Impact of Communication in Healthcare”

March 20, 2019, Mike O’Neill presented a seminar entitled “Sound Medicine: The Impact of Communication in Healthcare.” This Risk Management presentation, held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana was attended by approximately 100 physicians from various practice specialties in Northwest Indiana. For more information on risk management services provided by O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP, […]

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Feb
2019
OMW Partners and Associate Selected as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP Partners Michael O’Neill (Medical Malpractice Defense), Kelly McFadden (Medical Malpractice Defense), Marian Drenth (Professional Liability), Michelle Burchett ( Medical Malpractice Defense) and Robert Dignam (Labor and Employment) were selected as Indiana Super Lawyers. Jeremy Willett and Kathleen Erickson were selected as Rising Stars. OMW congratulates all of its’ SuperLawers.

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Feb
2019
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for Radiologist

In February, OMW successfully defended a radiologist in a 3-week jury trial. Plaintiff alleged that the radiologist had negligently interpreted an AP portable chest x-ray, which lead to death due to untreated aortic dissection. Jeremy Willett was lead counsel for the radiologist and was assisted by Kristanna Roper-Nikitaras. For further information related to the defense […]

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