Gerard R. O’Meara practices in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense law, real estate, corporate and commercial transactions, probates, wills and trusts. He has been the sole legal representative of several local credit unions in all their commercial matters (collections, foreclosures, personnel and employment law issues). He also has represented Bank of America, EquiCredit and NationsCredit in the bankruptcy courts throughout Arizona.

Gerry is the attorney for the Diocese of Tucson, handling all diocesan corporate, personnel, and real property matters. Prior to joining the firm, Gerry spent two years with the Pima County Attorney’s Office, prosecuting criminal cases and handling civil appeals. The majority of his practice over the years has been on the civil side. Gerry is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Business Law Section
    • Probate and Trust Section
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation and Tort Section
    • Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Tucson Defense Bar
  • Pima County Legal Aid Society, Volunteer Lawyers Program (pro bono counsel)

Presentations & Publications

  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer: Probate, wills, and trusts; legal malpractice; legal ethics

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Banking and Finance (2021-2022)
    • Lawyer of the Year Tucson, Litigation – Banking and Finance (2021)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Az Business (2021)
  • Az Business Leaders, Law – Insurance (2022)

Community Involvement

  • Diocese of Tucson (marriage tribunal advocate)
  • Saint Frances Cabrini Parish in Tucson (cantor)
  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association
  • Mobile Meals of Tucson, Inc. (former board member)
  • United States Air Force and Arizona Air National Guard (1970-1977)
  • Casa de Los Niños (board member, former president)
  • Casa de Los Niños Foundation (trustee, former president)

Legal Updates & Firm News

Jan 03,2022 General

Barbara Rodriguez-Pashkowski and Gerard O’Meara Named as Az Business Leaders for 2022

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Aug 19,2021 General

Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Names Five Gust Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”; Five as “Ones to Watch”; and 38 as Leaders in Their Field

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