Patrick O'Hara is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm, where he represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters and plays a leading role in the firm’s Asbestos and Toxic Exposure practice group.
Mr. O'Hara earned his law license from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2007. While at Pepperdine, he was a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Pepperdine Law Review. Mr. O'Hara also competed in several regional and national mock trial tournaments, including taking the top honors in the school's annual Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition. Mr. O'Hara graduated summa cum laude as salutatorian of his class, and earned additional recognition as Order of the Barristers and Order of the Coif.
Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, Mr. O'Hara attended nearby Wheaton College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2004 with a double major in Business and Bible. He is licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana and California.
Before the age of thirty, Mr. O’Hara has already taken cases to verdict as lead trial counsel in legal actions where millions of dollars were in dispute. He has represented injured victims as well as businesses in state courts, federal court, and international arbitration. His focus on specialized areas of the law and his outstanding communication abilities have earned him a reputation as a “go to” expert on many levels of the justice system. In 2012, Mr. O'Hara was named a "Rising Star" in the legal community, by Texas Monthly Magazine.
Mr. O'Hara and his wife Audrey, who is also an attorney, have four children. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, sports and spending time with his children and four dogs.