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The purpose of this blog is simply to share with you some general information or developments involving personal injury law. It may reference an article, a case, a new statute or Supreme Court decision. Our articles will be short and to the point, perhaps with links to other sources of information.

There will also be commentary by our attorneys and staff regarding our personal involvement in personal injury litigation… these comments will be restricted to general observations about the issues we deal with on a daily basis.


A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Pitera, Attorney at Cannella & O’Neal, who was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court this week, an honor that adds one more layer of integrity and shows he is at the top of his game! This means he can now argue cases before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. […]
Arbitration: Submitting a case or dispute to designated parties for a decision, instead of using a judge. Mediation:  A process where a neutral third party, whether one person or more, acts as a facilitator to assist in resolving a dispute between two or more parties; the role of the mediator includes facilitating communication between the […]
You won’t be able to much longer. Richmond City Council recently voted to ban the use of hand-held devices while driving in the City of Richmond. Distracted drivers have killed or hurt 218 people in the city this year, according to Richmond Police Department figures. The new law takes effect in 6 months; after that, […]
What’s the Difference between a Republic and a Democracy? Republics and democracies both provide a political system in which citizens are represented by elected officials who are sworn to protect their interests. In a pure democracy, laws are made directly by the voting majority leaving the rights of the minority largely unprotected. In a republic, […]
“I know people don’t like to have a show cause against them, but we have no choice,” said Clerk of Court Edward F. Jewett. “They are really hampering the court’s ability to function.”
Thank you to those who have proudly serve our country. Today, we salute veterans Bobby O’Neal, Partner and Attorney, and Tony Wilkerson, Paralegal at Cannella & O’Neal.
Three things that could make a difference during an active shooter event: RUN/HIDE/FIGHT: Try to RUN away first, if that’s not an option, HIDE behind something very large that might protect you. As a last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down (FIGHT); this could increase your survival rate! Evacuate even if others don’t […]
Congratulations to the Best of the Best, Stephen Cannella and Bobby O’Neal, for ranking among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for 2019! Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. In order […]