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O'Melia, Schiek & McEldowney, S.C. Attorneys at Law

     Areas of Practice:

  • Family law

  • Personal injury

  • Insurance defense

  • Real estate

     Bar Admission:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1979

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1979

  • Forest County Potawatomi Tribal Court, 2012

  • Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court, 2012


  • St. Norbert College (B.A., cum laude, 1976)

  • Marquette University (J.D., 1979)

     Professional Member:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors 2002 - 2008

  • President of Oneida-Vilas-Forest Bar Association 1991 - 1992

  • Current Member of Wisconsin Law Foundation Board of Directors

     Community Involvement:

  • Board member of the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation

  • YMCA Board

  • Rotary Board Past President 2003 & 2015

  • Coached Pop Warner Football 1997-2005

  • High School Basketball Official

  • Officiated nine state basketball tournaments, including three state finals


  • Board of Governors for Wisconsin State Bar

     Personal Biography:

     John was born on November 16, 1953 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He graduated from

     Rhinelander High School in 1972. While in High School, John played basketball and

     football, and received MVP honors in his senior year for football. He's an avid hunter.

     John is a 3rd generation attorney, practicing since 1979 in the family firm which was

     established by his grandfather in 1911.

John F. O'Melia

John F. O'Melia

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