Patrick O’Neill

Patrick J. O'Neill | Associate

Patrick O’Neill joined Anderson, Julian & Hull as an associate attorney in March 2024. He currently focuses on education law, employment law, and general civil ligation matters. His interest in litigation stems from early in his life, having grown up in and around courtrooms.


After going to law school, Patrick continued to work on his litigation skills, taking part in moot court competitions across the country. He enjoys the challenges of litigation and makes an effort to find creative and efficient solutions.  Patrick earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law, having been on the Dean’s List and earning several awards for his accomplishments.


Prior to law school, he attended the University of Portland, where he received his Bachelors in Biology.


Patrick enjoys spending time with loved ones, and trying to be the best uncle to his niece. Having grown up in Boise, he has always enjoyed exploring the foothills and biking on the greenbelt. He enjoys competitive tennis in the local parks and is currently trying to master pickle ball.


Patrick is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Idaho and is a member of the Idaho Bar.


Mr. Hull has given numerous speeches in front of various organizations concerning the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act, and the issues that have arisen under that Act as well as the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Idaho’s Expanding Securities Act, published in the Idaho Law Review in 1973. Compared the Idaho State District Court decision in the case of State of Idaho v. Dare To Be Great to that of the Federal District Court ruling in the case of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dare To Be Great.

Both Courts found the scheme to be illegal, but on different grounds, and the federal case was involved in the effort to expand the definition of an investment contract to fit the parameters of the Dare To Be Great pyramid offering thus requiring registration with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Mr. Hull also prepared a report concerning the importance of compartmentalization of ventilation systems in underground mine fires at the request of the principal investigator of a proposed safety device that might allow miners trapped in underground mine fires to exit the mines safely.

The report stressed the importance of compartmentalization of the ventilation system, as opposed to the use of self-contained oxygen apparatus, and how said compartmentalized systems could be economically created using big hole bore technology.

In addition, Mr. Hull is an author of numerous papers concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as all aspects of the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act.

Alan has been involved in many community organizations.


Including being president of the Amity Grade School PTA, involvement in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Amity School.


He’s enjoyed coaching various children’s sports teams, as well as serving for a number of years as president of the House Corporation Board of the fraternity he belonged to in college.

Alan is a member of the board of advisors of the Idaho State Bar Worker’s Compensation Section and is a past chairman of the Idaho State Bar Committee on health insurance.

While in law school, Alan was a summer clerk for the Seattle Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission where he worked on a number of cases involving investment contracts, pyramid schemes, and how both of those come within the purview of the 1933 Securities Act and the 1934 Securities Exchange Act.


Mr. Hull was lead counsel for the Mine Safety Appliances Company in the litigation that arose out of the Sunshine Mine fire of 1972 which resulted in 91 deaths and closure of the Sunshine Mine for more than a year.


That case was tried before the Honorable Raymond McNichols (Federal District Judge) in 1978 and resulted in a defense verdict exonerating his client and the other defendants.


He tried several other large products liability cases and in 1984 switched the focus of his practice to the representation of employers and their sureties in worker’s compensation matters.

Mr. Hull has handled many pro bono cases for various individuals, some which have arisen out of the worker’s compensation arena.

Practice Areas

Idaho; U.S. District Court (Idaho); Washington State; United States Patent and Trademark Office.