Since 1978, Attorney Dennis E. O’Neill has represented homeowners, contractors and subcontractors in construction claims matters, including mechanic’s liens and construction defect claims. Mr. O’Neill has represented business owners and homeowners in jury and nonjury trials against general contractors and subcontractors. He has also represented general contractors in trials against homeowners. The majority of his work in this area is on behalf of property owners against contractors for defective construction claims, primarily due to defective workmanship, failure to supervise subcontractors and failure to comply with plans, specifications and building codes.

Construction defect claims require the professional opinion of an expert in the field. Mr. O’Neill has long-standing relationships with a wide variety of engineers and experts in the construction industry. Claims for water intrusion and resulting damage are most common, however, product failure cases resulting from production errors, defective design and improper/inappropriate product selection occur with some regularity. Design defects which can result in substantial building failure due to insufficient foundation support require precise expert documentation.

Dennis E. O’Neill has been engaged in the trials of Civil Cases, primarily representing Plaintiffs/Claimants since 1978. He has served as lead counsel, co-counsel and associated counsel in a wide variety of cases, including Automobile Accident trials, Products Liability, Premises Liability and Defective Product cases, and other Personal Injury claims. Additionally, he has represented clients in the trials of Contested Divorces, Contested Wills and Estates, as well as Custody and Visitation cases. Mr. O’Neill has represented General Contractors in the trials of Contested Mechanic’s Liens Collection suits and represented Homeowners in the defense of Mechanic’s Liens cases and, has represented Homeowners in trials of Defective Construction claims against General Contractors and Subcontractors.

In 2005, Mr. O’Neill was selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (, a professional organization composed of approximately 5 percent of nation’s trial attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity. The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) works to promote, protect and preserve your right to a civil jury trial.

Contact An Experienced Construction Defect Attorney

Contact us for a consultation on your Construction Defect Claim as soon as possible. Contact Dennis E. O’Neill at the O’Neill Law Firm, LLC, at (843) 884-9494. His office is located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, three miles from the base of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, less than 10 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.