The Honorable Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr.

Ventura County Superior Court, Department 41

Biography

The Hon. Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr. is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was originally appointed to the Municipal Court in 1992 by former governor Pete Wilson and was subsequently elevated to the Superior Court by then-governor Wilson three years later. His appointment to the Municipal Court filled the vacancy created when the Hon. Charles W. Campbell was elevated to the Superior Court.

O'Neill is a registered Republican.

He graduated with his B.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University in 1974. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1977.

After graduating from law school, O'Neill became a deputy attorney general for the California Department of Justice's Office of the Attorney General. During his two years at the A.G.'s office, O'Neill worked in the criminal division. Then, in 1979, he would leave to join the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, where he started out as a deputy district attorney in the D.A.'s Misdemeanor Unit. He quickly worked his way through the ranks, being named supervisor of the Sexual Assault Unit in 1983, and then became the chief deputy district attorney a year later. In that position, O'Neill was tasked with the responsibility of training new attorneys as well as managing the existing staff. He remained with the Ventura D.A.'s office until his appointment to the Municipal Court in 1992.

During his time on the bench, Judge O'Neill served as the presiding judge and supervising judge of the civil division and also served as the assistant presiding judge and presiding judge of the courts appellate division.

He taught as an adjunct professor at the Ventura College of Law.

He also authored a book in 1997 based on California's confessions law.

In 2011, he received the Judge of the Year Award from the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Associaton.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr.

  • CADENCE ACQUISITIONS LLC VS. SAID RAFEH

    Nov 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    COVID-19 NOTICE: Pursuant to the administrative orders of the Presiding Judge and the Civil Reopening Plan, until further notice, all attorneys and self-represented parties in law and motion hearings must appear telephonically via Court Call; there shall be no personal appearances in the courtroom without ...

  • MARTIN VS FLETES

    Nov 02, 2020 |  Ventura County

    COVID-19 NOTICE: Pursuant to the administrative orders of the Presiding Judge and the Civil Reopening Plan, until further notice, all attorneys and self-represented parties in law and motion hearings must appear telephonically via Court Call; there shall be no personal appearances in the courtroom without ...

  • BARBARA PULLEY VS. DIGNITY HEALTH

    Nov 02, 2020 |  Ventura County

    COVID-19 NOTICE: Pursuant to the administrative orders of the Presiding Judge and the Civil Reopening Plan, until further notice, all attorneys and self-represented parties in law and motion hearings must appear telephonically via Court Call; there shall be no personal appearances in the courtroom without ...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 30, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 30, 2020 on Defendants Habeeb Syed's and Defendant Kaleem Syed's demurrers to and Defendant Habeeb Syed's motion to strike portions of the First Amended Complaint (FAC), and Defendant Kaleem Syed's motion to disqualify attorney Anne Singer and for Order Requiring Disgorgement o...

  • GONZALEZ VS WATERWAY PLASTICS

    Oct 28, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 28, 2020 on Defendant's motion to strike the PAGA claims

    Defendant Waterway Plastics filed a motion to strike with respect to the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims in the Fourth Amended Complaint. The court hereby grants the motion for the following reasons.

  • MCELFISH LAW VS. FRANCOVICH

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 27, 2020 on Defendant/Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Vacate Default and Default Judgment is DENIED. The motion is not timely per CCP § 473(b) as the default was entered o...

  • MCELFISH LAW VS. FRANCOVICH

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 27, 2020 on Defendant/Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Vacate Default and Default Judgment is DENIED. The motion is not timely per CCP § 473(b) as the default was entered o...

  • MCELFISH LAW VS. FRANCOVICH

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 27, 2020 on Defendant/Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Vacate Default and Default Judgment is DENIED. The motion is not timely per CCP § 473(b) as the default was entered o...

  • KALEEM SYED VS. RASHID HAMEED

    Oct 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 19, 2020 on Motion by Defendants Rashid Hameed, Gurmit Singh, and HS&S Restaurants, Inc. for Sanctions Against Plaintiff Kaleem Syed and Syed's Former Counsel Daniel Spitzer Pursuant to CCP Section 128.7

    The motion by Defendants Rashid Hameed, Gurmit Singh, and HS&S Res...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Defendants' demurrers and motion to strike

    Defendant Habeeb Syed's demurrer for uncertainty to the third cause of action is sustained, with leave to amend, on the basis that it is unclear whether this cause of action is asserted against this defendant. Defen...

  • JOHN DAVID ALVAREZ VS. ERIN MARIE EDWARDS

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Defendant Edwards' motion to compel production of records

    The court grants Defendant Edwards' motion to compel production of records pursuant to Evidence Code section 1043, subject to an in camera review if necessary. The court will sign the proposed protect...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Motion by Defendant Kaleem Syed to Disqualify Plaintiffs' Attorney Anne Singer and for Order Requiring Singer to Disgorge Profits

    Defendant Kaleem Syed's motion to disqualify Plaintiffs' Attorney Anne Singer and require Ms. Singer to disgorge profits is DENI...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Plaintiffs preliminary injunction motion

    The court overrules Defendants' evidentiary objections and grants Plaintiffs' motion to convert the TRO to a preliminary injunction.

    The court will entertain argument regarding the amount of the required under...

  • CHRISTOPHER JAARDA VS. CRESCENDO INTERACTIVE INC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Cross-Defendant Kristen Schultz Jaarda's Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint

    Cross-Defendant Kristen Schultz Jaarda's demurrer to Defendant/Cross-complainant Crescendo's cross-complaint based on uncertainty (CCP § 430.10(f)) is OVERRULED. Demurrers for uncertain...

  • JASON JONES VS. CROWN DODGE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 13, 2020 ON MOTION BY PLAINTIFF TO COMPEL DEFENDANT CROWN DODGE TO FURTHER RESPOND TO PRODUCTION DEMANDS

    The Court grants Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses as to demands 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11,12 & 13: Defendant Crown Dodge to comply with CCP 2031.280 (a).

    ...

  • SHAWN CASPI VS. FCA US LLC

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 13, 2020 ON MOTION BY PLAINTIFF FOR FEES AND COSTS

    Defendant's evidentiary objections:

    Barry declaration: Sustain as to paragraph 30, lack of foundation and paragraph 31 concerning Kamau's legal experience; overrule the rest.

    Rosenstein declaration: Sust...

  • JASON JONES VS. CROWN DODGE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 133, 2020 ON MOTION BY PLAINTIFF TO COMPEL DEFENDANT CROWN DODGE TO FURTHER RESPOND TO FORM INTERROGATORIES

    The Court denies Plaintiff's motion to compel further response by Defendant Crown Dodge to RFA 4/form interrogatory 17.1. The response from Defendant is self expl...

  • SHANGRI LA CARE CENTER INC VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 9, 2020 on Demurrer to Petition for Writ of Mandate

    The court grants both parties' requests for judicial notice..

    The court sustain, without leave to amend, Respondent County of Ventura's demurrer on grounds that this matter is barred by the doctrine of res judi...

  • HAROLD ROJAS VS. HOT TOPIC INC

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 8, 2020 on Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement by Plaintiff Harold Rojas

    The Court (a) grants Plaintiffs' request for preliminary approval of the proposed class action settlement; (b) conditionally certifies the proposed class as defined in the settlemen...

  • ADELA MORALES VS. RANCHO SIMI INSURANCE AGENCY INC

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 8, 2020 ON RECONSIDERATION, PURSUANT TO COURT OF APPEAL DIRECTIVE, OF MOTION BY PLAINTIFF TO QUASH DEPOSITION SUBPOENA FOR PRODUCTION OF BUSINESS RECORDS

    The Court, upon reconsideration of the original motion to quash pursuant to the Court of Appeal directive, rules as ...

  • FREEWAY FUNDING VS KJ AUTO SALES

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 8, 2020 on Plaintiff Freeway Funding, Inc.'s applications for writs of attachment against KJ Auto Sales, Inc. and Majid Karimi.

    Grant Plaintiff Freeway Funding, Inc.'s applications for writs of attachment against KJ Auto Sales, Inc. and Majid Karimi, limited to the payo...

  • ELOIAN VS. BMW

    Oct 07, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 7, 2020 on Defendant BMW's Motion to Compel Arbitration

    The court grants Defendant Rusnak/Westlake's joinder request.

    The court grants Defendant BMW of North America, LLC's motion to arbitrate and stay the case. Under the plain language of the arbitration provis...

  • ECCLES VS GOLD COAST PROPERTY ET. AL.

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 5, 2020 on MSJ/MSA brought by Lance Marsh dba Gold Coast Property Management/Gold Coast Property Management and Lakeside Village Homeowners Association

    The court denies moving defendants' motion for summary judgment and summary adjudication. Defendants' sole argument is...

  • STA CLARA WASTE WATER VS ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 2, 2020 on Allied World National Assurance Company's motion for summary adjudication.

    The parties are advised that tomorrow's hearing will be limited to approximately 45 minutes. If there will be extensive argument about evidentiary issues, perhaps the merits can be res...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr.

  • CADENCE ACQUISITIONS LLC VS. SAID RAFEH

    Nov 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    COVID-19 NOTICE: Pursuant to the administrative orders of the Presiding Judge and the Civil Reopening Plan, until further notice, all attorneys and self-represented parties in law and motion hearings must appear telephonically via Court Call; there shall be no personal appearances in the courtroom without ...

  • MARTIN VS FLETES

    Nov 02, 2020 |  Ventura County

    COVID-19 NOTICE: Pursuant to the administrative orders of the Presiding Judge and the Civil Reopening Plan, until further notice, all attorneys and self-represented parties in law and motion hearings must appear telephonically via Court Call; there shall be no personal appearances in the courtroom without ...

  • BARBARA PULLEY VS. DIGNITY HEALTH

    Nov 02, 2020 |  Ventura County

    COVID-19 NOTICE: Pursuant to the administrative orders of the Presiding Judge and the Civil Reopening Plan, until further notice, all attorneys and self-represented parties in law and motion hearings must appear telephonically via Court Call; there shall be no personal appearances in the courtroom without ...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 30, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 30, 2020 on Defendants Habeeb Syed's and Defendant Kaleem Syed's demurrers to and Defendant Habeeb Syed's motion to strike portions of the First Amended Complaint (FAC), and Defendant Kaleem Syed's motion to disqualify attorney Anne Singer and for Order Requiring Disgorgement o...

  • GONZALEZ VS WATERWAY PLASTICS

    Oct 28, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 28, 2020 on Defendant's motion to strike the PAGA claims

    Defendant Waterway Plastics filed a motion to strike with respect to the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims in the Fourth Amended Complaint. The court hereby grants the motion for the following reasons.

  • MCELFISH LAW VS. FRANCOVICH

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 27, 2020 on Defendant/Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Vacate Default and Default Judgment is DENIED. The motion is not timely per CCP § 473(b) as the default was entered o...

  • MCELFISH LAW VS. FRANCOVICH

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 27, 2020 on Defendant/Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Vacate Default and Default Judgment is DENIED. The motion is not timely per CCP § 473(b) as the default was entered o...

  • MCELFISH LAW VS. FRANCOVICH

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 27, 2020 on Defendant/Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    Cross-Defendant Ashley Francovich's Motion to Vacate Default and Default Judgment is DENIED. The motion is not timely per CCP § 473(b) as the default was entered o...

  • KALEEM SYED VS. RASHID HAMEED

    Oct 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 19, 2020 on Motion by Defendants Rashid Hameed, Gurmit Singh, and HS&S Restaurants, Inc. for Sanctions Against Plaintiff Kaleem Syed and Syed's Former Counsel Daniel Spitzer Pursuant to CCP Section 128.7

    The motion by Defendants Rashid Hameed, Gurmit Singh, and HS&S Res...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Defendants' demurrers and motion to strike

    Defendant Habeeb Syed's demurrer for uncertainty to the third cause of action is sustained, with leave to amend, on the basis that it is unclear whether this cause of action is asserted against this defendant. Defen...

  • JOHN DAVID ALVAREZ VS. ERIN MARIE EDWARDS

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Defendant Edwards' motion to compel production of records

    The court grants Defendant Edwards' motion to compel production of records pursuant to Evidence Code section 1043, subject to an in camera review if necessary. The court will sign the proposed protect...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Motion by Defendant Kaleem Syed to Disqualify Plaintiffs' Attorney Anne Singer and for Order Requiring Singer to Disgorge Profits

    Defendant Kaleem Syed's motion to disqualify Plaintiffs' Attorney Anne Singer and require Ms. Singer to disgorge profits is DENI...

  • HAMEED VS. SYED

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Plaintiffs preliminary injunction motion

    The court overrules Defendants' evidentiary objections and grants Plaintiffs' motion to convert the TRO to a preliminary injunction.

    The court will entertain argument regarding the amount of the required under...

  • CHRISTOPHER JAARDA VS. CRESCENDO INTERACTIVE INC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 14, 2020 on Cross-Defendant Kristen Schultz Jaarda's Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint

    Cross-Defendant Kristen Schultz Jaarda's demurrer to Defendant/Cross-complainant Crescendo's cross-complaint based on uncertainty (CCP § 430.10(f)) is OVERRULED. Demurrers for uncertain...

  • JASON JONES VS. CROWN DODGE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 13, 2020 ON MOTION BY PLAINTIFF TO COMPEL DEFENDANT CROWN DODGE TO FURTHER RESPOND TO PRODUCTION DEMANDS

    The Court grants Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses as to demands 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11,12 & 13: Defendant Crown Dodge to comply with CCP 2031.280 (a).

    ...

  • SHAWN CASPI VS. FCA US LLC

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 13, 2020 ON MOTION BY PLAINTIFF FOR FEES AND COSTS

    Defendant's evidentiary objections:

    Barry declaration: Sustain as to paragraph 30, lack of foundation and paragraph 31 concerning Kamau's legal experience; overrule the rest.

    Rosenstein declaration: Sust...

  • JASON JONES VS. CROWN DODGE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 133, 2020 ON MOTION BY PLAINTIFF TO COMPEL DEFENDANT CROWN DODGE TO FURTHER RESPOND TO FORM INTERROGATORIES

    The Court denies Plaintiff's motion to compel further response by Defendant Crown Dodge to RFA 4/form interrogatory 17.1. The response from Defendant is self expl...

  • SHANGRI LA CARE CENTER INC VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 9, 2020 on Demurrer to Petition for Writ of Mandate

    The court grants both parties' requests for judicial notice..

    The court sustain, without leave to amend, Respondent County of Ventura's demurrer on grounds that this matter is barred by the doctrine of res judi...

  • HAROLD ROJAS VS. HOT TOPIC INC

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 8, 2020 on Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement by Plaintiff Harold Rojas

    The Court (a) grants Plaintiffs' request for preliminary approval of the proposed class action settlement; (b) conditionally certifies the proposed class as defined in the settlemen...

  • ADELA MORALES VS. RANCHO SIMI INSURANCE AGENCY INC

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR OCTOBER 8, 2020 ON RECONSIDERATION, PURSUANT TO COURT OF APPEAL DIRECTIVE, OF MOTION BY PLAINTIFF TO QUASH DEPOSITION SUBPOENA FOR PRODUCTION OF BUSINESS RECORDS

    The Court, upon reconsideration of the original motion to quash pursuant to the Court of Appeal directive, rules as ...

  • FREEWAY FUNDING VS KJ AUTO SALES

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 8, 2020 on Plaintiff Freeway Funding, Inc.'s applications for writs of attachment against KJ Auto Sales, Inc. and Majid Karimi.

    Grant Plaintiff Freeway Funding, Inc.'s applications for writs of attachment against KJ Auto Sales, Inc. and Majid Karimi, limited to the payo...

  • ELOIAN VS. BMW

    Oct 07, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 7, 2020 on Defendant BMW's Motion to Compel Arbitration

    The court grants Defendant Rusnak/Westlake's joinder request.

    The court grants Defendant BMW of North America, LLC's motion to arbitrate and stay the case. Under the plain language of the arbitration provis...

  • ECCLES VS GOLD COAST PROPERTY ET. AL.

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 5, 2020 on MSJ/MSA brought by Lance Marsh dba Gold Coast Property Management/Gold Coast Property Management and Lakeside Village Homeowners Association

    The court denies moving defendants' motion for summary judgment and summary adjudication. Defendants' sole argument is...

  • STA CLARA WASTE WATER VS ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for October 2, 2020 on Allied World National Assurance Company's motion for summary adjudication.

    The parties are advised that tomorrow's hearing will be limited to approximately 45 minutes. If there will be extensive argument about evidentiary issues, perhaps the merits can be res...

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