Confident and hardworking, Kevin O’Hara thrives on tough challenges. Although he believes that a win is always achievable, he understands that winning at all costs is not the sole measure of success. He instead focuses on crafting strategies and solutions that are designed to promote the best interests and long-term success of his clients.
His approach to litigation reflects his economics training as well as his years as a business consultant. Before becoming an attorney, he worked as a senior analyst for an international technology and analytics consulting company. He brings this solid background in statistics and data analysis to bear on the development of effective legal strategies.
Kevin understands that the most-travelled course is often not the most valuable, and he is always looking for a better way to make decisions. Well-versed in analyzing and solving complex problems, he welcomes the opportunity to serve his clients in today’s rapidly evolving litigation environment.
Judicial Extern, Hon. Sara L. Ellis, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
EducationUniversity of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
Teaching Assistant, Advanced Legal Writing: Appellate Advocacy
CALI Award, Empirical Methods in the Law
HNBA National Moot Court Competition (Quarterfinalist)
HNBA Internal Moot Court Competition (Best Brief Award)
Northwestern University, B.A., Economics, 2010
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Student Federal Appellate Defender (2015-16)
- Drafted appellate brief with co-counsel before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
- Obtained reversal of felony conviction and judgment of acquittal (December 2016).
Student Attorney for the Federal Civil Rights Clinic (2014-2015)
- Conducted interviews and depositions of fact witnesses in § 1983 medical indifference case.
- Drafted pre-trial motions and responses to two motions for summary judgment.