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30 Years of Experience

PETE O'MARA RESUME

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

THE O’MARA LAW FIRM Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
Principal, September 2006 to Present
Trial Attorney specializing in Criminal Superior Court and Municipal Court Defense

SHEBELL & SHEBELL, L.L.C. Ocean Township, New Jersey
Partner, 2004 to 2006
Director of Criminal and Municipal Court Defense Litigation Section

THE LAW OFFICE OF PETER M. O’MARA Red Bank, New Jersey
Principal, 1995 to 2004
Trial Attorney specializing in Criminal Superior Court and Municipal Court Defense

FRANCIS X. MOORE, P.A. Red Bank, New Jersey
Trial Attorney, 1993 to 1995
Superior and Municipal Court Criminal Trials, Motions and Appeals

MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE Freehold, New Jersey
Legal Assistant, Appellate Section, 1992 to 1993.
Appellate and Municipal Court Appeals, Criminal Motions and Bench Trials.

DAUPHIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Intern, School-year, 1991 to 1992
Certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to prosecute criminal matters while a third-year law student.

THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN G. HALL Staten Island, New York
Intern, 1991

LEE, FILE & AMTZIS Staten Island, New York
Intern, 1990

STATEN ISLAND DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Staten Island, New York
Intern, 1988
Intern, 1989

Education

DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Juris Doctor, May 1992
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity - President
Student Bar Association – Senior Representative
Corpus Juris Society

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY Villanova, Pennsylvania
B.A., Political Science, May 1989
Minor in Sociology

UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA SCHOOL OF LAW Vienna, Austria
STRASBOURG SCHOOL OF LAW Strasbourg, France
International Law Program, Summer 1991

RECOGNITIONS

NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYER’S ASSOCIATION
Named TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS

NEW JERSEY MONTHLY SUPERLAWYER
Named as one of New Jersey Monthly’s “Super Lawyers” in the fields of Criminal Defense and DWI Defense; 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY DISTRICT IX ETHICS COMMITTEE
Previously appointed to and currently serving on this Committee of the New Jersey State Supreme Court

NEW JERSEY STATE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED LAW
Presented testimony regarding the current status of DWI laws, court rules, and the shortcomings of the use of the breathalyzer in DWI prosecutions

NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR D.U.I. DEFENSE
Founding Member; Harvard Law School Summer 1995

MONMOUTH BAR ASSOCIATION
Trustee; 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ADMINISTRATION
Nominee; “Young Lawyer of the Year” 1997

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEYS
“10 Best” Customer Satisfaction Award

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
“Top Ten” Ranking; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY
Interscholastic Mock Trial Team Coach; 1995 to 2005

TRIAL AND APPELLATE ATTORNEY
Six published Appellate Division decisions

CERTIFIED ALCOTEST 7110 OPERATOR
Received certification and training from Draeger, the manufacturer of the breath testing device currently used in New Jersey

ASSOCIATIONS

Monmouth Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Trial Lawyer’s Association
Founding Member: National College for D.U.I. Defense
American Inns of Court Foundation
Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
National District Attorney’s Association
New Jersey State Law Enforcement Organization
Monmouth County 200 Club

The O'Mara Law Firm