Ideas That Guide Us
Abraham Lincoln often spoke about lawyers and the law. He said “Law is nothing else but the best reason, of wise men, applied for ages to the transactions and business of mankind.” The daily comings and goings of consumers and businesses necessarily yield mistakes, errors, and downright theft. Lawyers utilize the power structure of the law and the courts to remedy such mistakes and obtain justice. At Cornerstone, we're ready to fight for you. We're in court regularly and consider it an honor to represent our clients.
Abraham Lincoln also wrote “discourage litigation . . . persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” At Cornerstone, we believe those words to be wise and as true today as they were when Lincoln wrote them. We live in an increasingly litigious society. We're always prepared to win in the courtroom, but we realize that settlement often presents a value to our clients. Many disputes can be solved simply and cheaply with a little common sense and good negotiation. We've found that when cooler heads prevail it often saves everyone money.
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts
Associate of Arts
Memberships and Affiliations
Amercian Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Seminole County Bar Association
Mr. O’Neal practices civil litigation in all Florida Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He focuses his practice on litigating business and real estate disputes. Mr. O’Neal represents homeowners, community associations, landlords and tenants, and business owners throughout Florida. He also spent many years in the mortgage banking and property management industries prior to becoming a lawyer.
Mr. O’Neal graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During law school he worked as a law clerk for a top real estate law firm in North Florida. While in school, Mr. O’Neal received many accolades, including recognition for his article on the Basel Convention and the transboundary movement of hazardous waste. He also holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Central Florida.
Mr. O'Neal presently serves as a Certified Hearing Officer in the Prosecution alternatives for Youth (P.A.Y.) program in the 18th Judicial Circuit in Seminole County. He is active in the P.A.Y. and serves as a judge and teen attorney trainer for the Teen Court program in Seminole County. Mr. O’Neal is a member of the Seminole County Inns of Court. He has also volunteered extensively with Habitat for Humanity and coaches Upward Youth Basketball.
Mr. O’Neal grew up in Lakeland, Florida. He now lives in Winter Springs, Florida with his wife and three children. He enjoys hiking, basketball, and football. He is a Florida Gator Booster.