About O'Reilly Rancilio

Since 1984 the law firm of O'Reilly Rancilio has provided cost-effective legal counsel and litigation services in Southeastern Michigan and beyond. We have earned a reputation as the go-to law firm for complex matters, large and small. We also provide sophisticated services for large regional and national clients who rely on our firm for qualified local counsel.

The firm has a diversified general practice, with a strong focus on the areas of banking (loan documentation and workouts), business transactions, commercial litigation, estate planning and administration, municipal law, family law, and school law. Our clients include regional and community banks and finance companies, closely held and publicly held businesses, local government entities and school districts. We also provide estate planning, probate, family law, and real estate services for clients and businesses from all walks of life.

Centrally and conveniently located in Macomb County, our firm offers its services throughout Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, and St. Clair County.

Our History — A Foundation of Excellence

The firm was founded in 1984 by Paul J. O'Reilly, Kenneth L. Rancilio and John A. Nitz. Paul O'Reilly (1940-2003) was one of the State of Michigan's leading municipal lawyers and represented the city of Sterling Heights from its formation in 1968 until his retirement. In addition, he represented many other municipalities and also maintained an active civil litigation practice. Ken Rancilio (1939-1998) was also an active civil trial lawyer who represented numerous individuals and institutions throughout the State of Michigan. And today, John Nitz remains a leading business and estate planning attorney who remains in active practice and continues to serve as a director of the firm.

Our Approach — Undivided, Cost-Effective Attention

With an experienced and dedicated support staff, we have evolved into a law firm that applies technology and modern methods to deliver the cost-containing solutions critical in today's challenging economic conditions. While our accomplished lawyers have the in-depth experience and courtroom skills to match and surpass the "large" firms, our cost structure is substantially lower not only due to sound cost management practices, but also through the judicious use of associates and legal assistants. Our firm eliminates layers — our senior attorneys are not only accessible, but also directly involved in every client matter.

Our firm takes great pride in the professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm of its attorneys. The members of our firm have a solid reputation with judges, business leaders, and elected officials throughout the region. Many members of the firm have represented municipalities of Southeastern Michigan, businesses, and individuals for decades. Our attorneys and staff are also actively involved in various professional organizations, including committees of the national, state, and local bar associations. Caring about their community, members of the firm have also allocated time to service clubs, school foundations, chambers of commerce, Kiwanis, Rotary groups, and other personal and professional volunteer activities.

We recognize that the practice of law is a personal service business, even in commercial litigation or when representing large institutional clients. At O'Reilly Rancilio, clients can expect our undivided attention to their legal matter and a commitment to excellence, timeliness, communication, and economy.