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Opera company executive

MICHAEL O’NEIL, American Lawyer, Partner of GARDERE & WYNNE, specializing in the field of General Civil Practice and Trial and Appellate Practice in all Courts Banking, Bankruptcy, Communications, Corporate, Tax, Creditors’ Rights Trust, Estate Planning, Probate, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Immigration, Insurance, International, Health Care, High Technology, Real Estate, Zoning, Energy, Oil and Gas, Antitrust, Aviation Litigation, Environmental, Government Contract, Labor and Employment, Securities, Products Liability, Construction/Surety, Toxic Torts, State and Federal Taxation, White Collar Crime and Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law.


Harrison, Michael was born on June 22, 1940 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Son of Oscar T. and Helen (Harrison) Smith.


University of Michigan (Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1963). Georgetown University. De Paul University (Juris Doctor, 1967).

Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Tau Sigma. Tau Beta Pi; Phi Alpha Delta.


Actor, singer Broadway, Regional Opera and Theatres, 1964-1980. Founder, general director Providence Opera Theatre, 1979-1981. General director Opera/Columbus, Columbus, Ohio, 1983-1989.

General director, artistic director Baltimore Opera Company, 1988—2009. President Harrison/Connor Consultants, Los Angeles, 1981—1983.


Dallas Junior (President, 1974), Dallas (Director, 1983-1984 and 1986. SecretaryTreasurer, 1985) and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Texas; Licensing Executives Society.

American Intellectual Property Law Association. United States Trademark Association. Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.

Intellectual Property.


Married Patricia Arnell Ragusa, October 7, 1989.

Oscar T. Smith

Helen (Harrison) Smith

Patricia Arnell Ragusa