Kevin O’Hagan is a founding partner of O’Hagan Meyer. After practicing at large law firms for 15 years, such as McGuire Woods and Locke Lord Edwards, he founded the firm to be a national boutique with an emphasis on personal customer service. He acts as lead counsel for several Fortune 500 companies and has tried cases in five different states, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, and has mediated cases in 15 state courts and federal jurisdictions. Kevin has also handled multi-district litigation and class action suits. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and Virginia, and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in 10 other states. Chicago Lawyer Magazine, in its inaugural annual edition, recognized Kevin as one of the city’s Top 40 Lawyers under 40 to Watch and he was named a SuperLawyer by Chicago Magazine in 2005, and 2008-2018.
An accomplished attorney, Kevin’s many successes include recovering $9 million for a client on a construction defect and architectural malpractice matter, saving over $1 million a year in tax liability on an industrial complex for a client in real estate property tax litigation, and negotiating over 20 multi-million dollar contracts for clients in such areas as software licensing, technology purchases and various consulting services. In one year, Kevin won three jury trials for clients accused of employment discrimination.
Kevin has represented financial professionals, attorneys, accountants, trustees, directors and officers in litigation all over the country. In 2007, Kevin helped found PLAN (Professional Liability Attorney Network), a national organization dedicated to the defense of professionals, directors and officers. From its founding to 2011 he was Chairman of the organization and oversaw its growth to over 20 law firms nationwide.
Kevin is also the firm’s Chief Breach Navigator and Chair of the firm’s Cyber Liability Team, advising companies throughout the country on actual and potential threats to their data and information systems. Kevin has presented cyber liability educational seminars to Fortune 500 Companies, Insurance Companies, and many other organizations throughout the country.
Kevin has successfully handled over 250 employment practices disputes for clients. He utilizes his extensive experience in litigation trial work to quickly and efficiently resolve employment disputes.
College of the Holy Cross
DePaul University, J.D.
- Editor, DePaul Law Review
Memberships and Affiliations
Chair: Products Liability Yield Subcommittee, American Bar Association
Chairman: Technology Committee of the Section of Litigation
Co-Founder: Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN)
Vice Chair: YLD Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
Member: American Bar Association
Member: Professional Liabilities Underwriters Association
Member: Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
Member: American Corporate Counsel Association
Member: Defense Research Institute, Chicagoland Chapter
Chicago Bar Association, Commercial Litigation Committee
Martindale – Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated
Antitrust and Competition
Asbestos Defense & Toxic Torts
Certified NFL Agent
Class & Collective Actions
Commercial & Business Litigation
Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Liability
Directors and Officers
Labor & Employment
Products Liability & Tort Litigation