About Terry O’Reilly
Terry O’Reilly founded his own plaintiffs trial law firm in 1987 after practicing with the renowned Bruce Walkup firm for 17 years. Today, he is one of the most distinguished and successful trial lawyers in the United States, not only in the number and magnitude of cases won, but also in the number of impressive awards his peers have bestowed on him.
In 2003, other trial lawyers named him California Trial Lawyer of the Year, the highest honor given in this state. In 1997 he was elected to the Inner Circle of Advocates, whose membership is limited to the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States. Recently, U.S. News & World Report named him “one of the top lawyers” in the United States. He has been a Super Lawyer ® every years since the inception of this award and was named by LawDragon as one of the best lawyers in the United States in any specialty. In 2012 he was named by Autoweek magazine as a top automobile and motorsport lawyer and by Plane & Pilot as a top aviation lawyer.
Born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England in 1945 and educated in that country, Terry O’Reilly graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles and received his law degree from Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, where he was Moot Court Champion. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1970.
Mr. O’Reilly serves as a Trustee of the United States Rugby Football Foundation, following his playing days with the University of California and the Old Blues Rugby Club. He is also an avid vintage-car racing enthusiast, competing in classic car rallies around the world. Visit http://www.twoboarsracing.com to read more about Mr. O’Reilly’s racing activities.
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