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Augusta M. O'Neill

Associate | Zoning and Land Use | Real Estate and Finance | Litigation


Ms. O’Neill’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and labor and employment issues. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters in both state and federal courts, and has managed fact discovery, drafted pleadings and briefs, taken depositions, appeared at hearings, and participated in the successful settlement of numerous contentious cases.

In her practice, Ms. O’Neill has represented clients on a wide variety of product liability, construction site liability, medical malpractice, commercial premises liability, dram shop liability and commercial contract matters. She has also represented corporate clients, both large and small, in all aspects of public procurement and government contracts litigation.

In addition, Ms. O’Neill has experience with litigating a wide variety of employment-related disputes involving age, gender, disability and race discrimination, non-compete and restrictive covenants in state and federal courts and agencies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has also litigated a wide variety of commercial disputes for clients ranging from small local businesses to multinational corporations in both state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Ms. O’Neill served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane Grall, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division, and as a judicial intern to Justice Virginia Long of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Prior to joining Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Ms. O’Neill was an associate with a large Philadelphia law firm, practicing in general litigation matters.

While pursuing her J.D. at Rutgers School of Law, Camden, Ms. O’Neill served as the Research Editor for the Rutgers Law Journal, competed in the school’s internal moot court competition, and was awarded the pro bono award for significant service.



Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2013)

Rutgers University, summa cum laude (2008)



New Jersey


Board of Directors,  Historic Rittenhouse Town

Representative Matters:
  • Represented national furniture retailer in the successful settlement of a multi-million dollar products liability claim.
  • Represented international lighting company in products liability claim related to a personal injury claim for more than $20 million.
  • Represented helmet manufacturer in products liability claim.
  • Successfully defeated a claim of discrimination brought by a plaintiff by filing a motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint in lieu of filing an answer.
  • Obtained a $940,000 settlement for a group of plaintiffs in an invasion of privacy matter.
  • Drafted employee handbooks for both large and small regional corporate employers.
  • Represented New Jersey municipalities on a variety of labor and employment matters.
  • Represented private corporations in bid contests for government contracts awarded by the State of New Jersey.