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NJ/NY attorney, heavy deposition, motion, bench trial, appellate exp

Randolph, New Jersey, United States
March 02, 2018

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Randolph, NJ 07869


Civil and criminal litigation attorney with first chair trial and appellate court experience. Track record of delivering favorable outcomes via trials, appeals, motion practice, expert and fact witness depositions, business and medical record review, client counseling, internal investigations and case management.

Admissions: New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Michigan


Lois Law Firm, LLC June 2017 to February 2018

Assoiciate, Paramus, New Jersey

New York workers’ compensation defense attorney, managing claims in New York City and Long Island. Trying cases, attending hearings, taking and defending depositions of all witnesses including treating and expert physicians, writing appeals and summations.


Submitting articles for firm newsletter and website, and using existing skill sets to their fullest in depositions, trials and appeals.

Law Office of Terrence M. McNamara, Esq. March 2017 to June 2017

Sole Practitioner, Northern New Jersey

Per diem work across Northern New Jersey, including first chair trial assignments. Practice includes misdemeanor, juvenile, DUI, family law, divorce, and custody matters.


Quickly mastering new rules of practice and subject matter areas in the Superior and Municipal Courts.

City of New York Law Department April 2013 to May 2016

Assistant Corporation Counsel, Special State Law Enforcement Defense Group

Vertical management pretrial defense attorney, defending civil rights allegations against the New York Police Department and its officers. Handled all interviews, investigations, depositions and motions for a substantial caseload. Second chaired trials.


Reduced time required to resolve cases from three or more years to six months.

Implemented a turnaround strategy to improve relations between NYPD officers and their legal counsel.

Provided individualized risk management training of officers.

Mentored junior attorneys and paralegals.

Law Office of Terrence M. McNamara, Esq. January 2006 to November 2012

Sole Practitioner, Cincinnati, OH and surrounding counties

First chair trial and appellate attorney. Handled more than 500 cases in front of more than 75 judges and magistrates. Practice included felony, misdemeanor, juvenile and permanent custody matters.


Continuously expanded practice into new subject matter areas and new jurisdictions.

Maintained active appointments in multiple jurisdictions due to the quality and integrity of work product despite attorney list cutbacks and imposition of residency requirements.

Achieved trial, pretrial and appellate victories as assigned counsel.


6 Wilkinson Road 973-***-****

Randolph, NJ 07869

Reversed lifetime registration requirements because underlying conviction lacked the requisite mental state.

Overturned multi-year prison sentence because the underlying acts did not constitute a crime.

Held institutional actors accountable through focused cross examination, oral advocacy and precise presentation of the issues at hand.

Gained dismissal of felony indictment after exposing that search warrant provided during discovery was invalid.

The Kitch Firm April 2000 to November 2005

Senior Associate, Detroit, MI and Toledo, OH (2003 to 2005)

Associate, Detroit, MI (2000 to 2003)

Medical malpractice attorney. Managed all aspects of extremely high exposure OB/GYN cases up to the day of trial, including all client meetings, fact and expert witness depositions, motion practice, and case evaluation hearings.


Mastered understanding of complex medical issues and the applicable standard of care.

Achieved settlements as much as 90% below plaintiffs’ demands through diligent discovery efforts and effective motion practice.

Uncovered illicit drug use, which can cause preterm delivery, by a plaintiff suing for a failure to prevent preterm delivery.

Won motions to subject plaintiffs’ cases to Daubert pretrial evidentiary hearings.

Presented continuing education seminars to the Michigan defense bar and a 100-attorney defense firm.

Trained new associates, paralegals and support staff.


Northern Kentucky University, Highland Hills, KY

Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, 2007-2010

3.53 In Major GPA while running a successful multicounty legal practice.

SUNY Buffalo School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1999

Estimated Class Rank: Top 25%

Externship, U.S. District Court, W.D.N.Y.

Law Clerk, Cohen & Lombardo, P.C.

Law Clerk, Michael Doran & Associates

Casenote Editor, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal

Judges’ Chair, Quarterfinalist, Desmond Moot Court

Judges’ Chair, Mugel National Tax Moot Court

SUNY Buffalo Department of Political Science

Masters of Science Coursework, 1994-1996

Graduate Assistant leading undergraduate recitations and preparing the database for long-term research project on Congressional voting patterns.

3.75 GPA

BS Political Science, Minor English, 1993

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