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Timothy B. O’Reilly

  • Partner at the O’Reilly & Preston, LLC

Education

  • Graduated from Westminster College with a B.A. in Economics, and emphasis in English and Political Science, 1990
  • Graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1994

Honors & Awards:

  • America Jurisprudence Award Air, Water and Waste Management

Author & Speaker Credits:

  • Editor, Courts & CLE Bulletin, Labor Law (Southern District)
  • Employment Law Update, Sterling Educational Services, February 27, 2008, “Development in FMLA Compliance”
  • Employment Law Update, Sterling Educational Services, January 29, 2009, “Coping with Leave Laws”

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Springfield Boys & Girls Club
  • Member, Springfield Catholic School Development Board
  • Member, Springfield Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau

Additional Information:
Tim O’Reilly is married to Brooke O’Reilly and has four wonderful children. Other than going away to school, Tim has lived in Springfield, Missouri his entire life.

AVVO-Rating-8
Forty-under-forty

Craig Preston

  • Partner at the O’Reilly & Preston, LLC

Mr. Preston grew up in Sparta, Missouri where he attended elementary and high school. After graduation, Mr. Preston attended the University of Arizona where he received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the College of Business and Public Administration. Upon graduation from the University of Arizona, Mr. Preston attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received his Juris Doctor, cum laude.

After graduation from Law School, Mr. Preston and his wife decided to return home and he began his practice. As a partner with O’Reilly & Preston, L.L.C., Mr. Preston focuses his practice on civil ligation and transactions with special emphasis on real estate law and litigation, business formation, construction law, personal injury, worker’s compensation, employment law, collections, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Preston has been involved in all aspects of both judge and jury tried cases as well as appeals there from.  Mr. Preston is also an adjunct professor at Missouri State University where he teaches a law related course.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Preston enjoys spending time with his wife, and their two sons.  Mr. Preston also previously voluntered his time as a board member on the City of Ozark Parks and Recreation Board of Directors since being appointed by the Mayor in 2008. He was previously a member of Ozark Rotary, and has judged numerous speech and debate competitions as well as trial advocacy competitions. Finally, he is an avid golfer, enjoys various water sports and outdoor activities, and constantly follows the University of Arizona men’s basketball program.

Education:

  • University of Arizona (B.S.; cum laude) – Lawther LAW Scholarship
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City (J.D.; cum laude) – UMKC Law Review
  • Urban Lawyer
  • Member Trial Advocacy Accelerated Program
  • Vice President UMKC Emissaries
  • Fundraising Chairperson UMKC Emissaries

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri/Kansas SuperLawyers Rising Star – 2013-2017
  • Springfield Business Journal – Forty under Forty Award – 2012
  • Highly Rated on Avvo

Author & Speaker Credits:

  • Adjunct Professor – Missouri State University
  • Mini Law School – Springfield Metropolitan Bar 2017
  • Legal Meeting, SAHA (Springfield Apartment Housing Assn) 2013
  • Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education, 2013
  • Landlord Training Program:  Community Partnership of the Ozarks, 2012
  • Minimizing Legal Exposure: Compliance, Retention & Security, Business Summit October 17, 2011
  • Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education, February 24, 2011
  • Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education, April 14, 2010
  • Employment Law / FMLA Update, Sterling Education, February 24, 2010
  • The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues, Lorman Education Services, May 31, 2007
  • Who Really Owns Your Software? Springfield Business Journal, January 2007.
  • Sued In Timbuk Tu, CECB on the Subject, November 2007
  • Homeowners and Contractors, CECB on the Subject, April 2006

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (Member of Trial, Commercial Law, and Mentorship committees)
  • Former Chairperson of Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Mentorship Committee
  • Former Chairperson of Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • Missouri Bar
  • University of Arizona Alumni Association
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • UMKC Student Bar Association

Other/Community:

  • Chadwick Booster Club Member
  • KOZ Youth Leader
  • Former Board of Directors of City of Ozark Parks and Recreation (Parks Board)
  • Prior Member of Ozark Rotary
  • Prior Member of Springfield Sertoma
  • High School Trial Advocacy Judge (numerous locations)
  • High School Speed and Debate Judge (numerous locations)