Kevin O’Neill is the General Counsel for the Bellevue School District. He is responsible for providing legal services to the District, including the Board of Directors, Superintendent, and administrators. Kevin represents and advises the District on a variety of practice areas, including board governance and district operations, labor and employment, collective bargaining, union grievances and arbitration, employee misconduct investigations and employee discipline, teacher and student rights, special education, public disclosure and open public meetings, litigation management and tort claims, facilities and capital projects, contracting and procurement, educational operations, and constitutional issues.
Kevin has over a decade of experience representing school districts. Prior to serving as General Counsel, Kevin served as Assistant General Counsel for the Bellevue School District and also as Senior Assistant General Counsel for the Seattle School District. Kevin has also previously represented school districts in private practice at law firms in Washington and Michigan. He is an active member of the Washington State Council of School Attorneys and served on its Board of Directors from 2011-2014.
Kevin received his undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He holds a Master of Laws from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, and a Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law in Michigan. While in law school, Kevin served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul V. Gadola of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Born and raised in British Columbia, Kevin returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2010, where he, his wife, and their six children enjoy spending time together and exploring the natural beauty of the region.