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Michael K. O’Leary

Associate, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Mr. O’Leary joins the firm upon completion of his clerkship to the Honorable Walter F. Timpone, Associate Justice (retired) of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Regina Caulfield, P.J.Cr., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Criminal. Before his clerkship to Justice Timpone, Mr. O’Leary was an associate at an Am Law 200 firm. He has experience researching and drafting legal memoranda on principles of suretyship, contractual indemnification, bankruptcy, and New Jersey and New York construction law, as well as federal and state procedural and evidentiary rules. He also has experience defending class action matters involving consumer fraud claims. Mr. O’Leary has represented surety companies, contractors, developers, and material suppliers in breach of contract disputes, surety bond claims, delay claims, consumer fraud cases, and bankruptcy matters.

Credentials

Education

Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

  • Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar
  • Paul Fuller Scholar
  • Dean’s List
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, magna cum laude

John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.A., magna cum laude)

  • Dean’s List

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Walter F. Timpone, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, August 2019 – September 2020

Law clerk to the Honorable Regina Caulfield, P.J.Cr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Criminal, Elizabeth, NJ, August 2016 – August 2017

Judicial intern to the Honorable Regina Caulfield, P.J.Cr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Criminal, Elizabeth, NJ, May – July 2014

Legal Employment

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, 2017-2019

Legal Intern – Queens County District Attorney’s Office, 2016

Legal Intern – Kings County District Attorney’s Office, 2015

Legal Intern – New York County District Attorney’s Office, 2014

Legal Intern – Union County Prosecutor’s Office, 2013