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Michael James O'Hara, American Law educator, researcher ( law: pract. & administration)Intellectual propertyTrademark and copyrightPatentlaw educator, researcher.


O'Hara, Michael James was born on February 4, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Edward Richardand Eileen Mary (Friel) O'Hara.


Bachelor in Sociology, University Nebraska, 1975. Juris Doctor, 1978; Master of Arts in Economics, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, 1983.


Research assistant Southeast Nebraska Health Systems Agency Lincoln, 1979. Legislation aide State of Nebraska, 1979-1981. Instructor economics University Nebraska, Omaha, 1981-1982.

Assistant professor law, 1982-1988. Associate professor law, 1988-2001. Professor, since 2001.

Interim director International Center Telecomms. Management University Nebraska at Omaha, 1991-1992. Board directors Ole Holding Corporation.

Economics expert witness.


  • Bar: Nebraska 1978, United States District Court Nebraska 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor: Journal of Legal Economics, since 2005.


Economics advisor 2nd Congressional District Campaign, Omaha, 1984. Member Nebraska Power Review Board, 1985-1989. Board directors Omaha Public Power District, 1989-1994, secretary 1990-1992, v. chair 1993.

Member State Central Committee Nebraska Democratic Committee, 1990-1996. Member advisory group LR 455 (resolution to study how Nebraska will deregulate electric utilities), 1996-1999. Board directors Corcord Center, 1999-2003, vice president, 2001-2003.

Member American Bar Association (task force on uniform distribution practices act), American Economics Association, National Association Forensic Economics, American Academy Economic Finance Experts (board directors since 2001), American Association Justice, National Governor's Association (task force on electricity transmission), Nebraska Beekeepers Association, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Mary Catherine Cortese, June 1, 1981.BA in Sociology, U. Nebraska, 1975, Juris Doctor, 1978, Master of Arts in Economics, 1979, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, 1983.

Edward Richard O'Hara

Eileen Mary (Friel) O'Hara

Mary Catherine Cortese