Rusty O’Kane is an associate in the Litigation section of Wick Phillips, focusing on commercial business litigation and providing counsel to clients involved in a wide variety of civil disputes.
Prior to joining Wick Phillips, Rusty was a litigation associate in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP, where he handled all aspects of discovery, including drafting and responding to discovery requests, taking and defending depositions, implementing e-discovery, and managing teams of attorneys in the fact-development process. Before that, he was a trial attorney with the Anderson Rasor & Partners in Chicago, where he gained extensive litigation experience in federal and state court, including taking and defending depositions, briefing and arguing dispositive motions, and defending hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in malpractice actions. He also helped successfully defend a doctor accused of negligence in a two week, multi-million dollar birth trauma trial.
Rusty previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lawrence M. Reifurth on the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii, and as a legal extern for the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
After moving to Dallas in 2014, Rusty joined the Board of Directors for the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the public service arm of the State Bar of Texas. He is also an active member of the DFW Tri Club and competes in triathlons of varying distances.
- Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014)