Gettysburg College (B.A., 1990)
Massachusetts School of Law (J.D., 1995)
New Hampshire (1996)
U.S. District Court, D. Mass. (1996)
U.S. District Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit (1996)
U.S. District Court, D. N.H. (1996)
Areas of Expertise:
Plaintiffâ€™s Personal Injury
Attorney Oâ€™Learyâ€™s practice consists primarily of family law, business law, construction law, real estate, plaintiffâ€™s personal injury and estate planning. He is an experienced litigator, trained mediator and collaborative law professional. He represents clients in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire state courts, family courts and federal courts.
Attorney Oâ€™Leary offers clients an array of options to resolve the issues facing them. Although he is an experienced litigator, Attorney Oâ€™Leary is aware of the emotional and financial toll that litigation can have on families and businesses and knows that clients can often be better served through conflict resolution efforts. In addition to his considerable experience before the bench, Attorney Oâ€™Leary is a collaboratively trained lawyer and is a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM). As a collaborative lawyer, Attorney Oâ€™Leary works with similarly trained attorneys and other allied professionals to understand each clientâ€™s interests and needs so that realistic options can be explored in an effort to reach global resolution and avoid litigation. As a mediator, Attorney Oâ€™Leary facilitates productive dialogue between parties as they discuss ways to craft realistic solutions to difficult problems. Attorney Oâ€™Leary also volunteers his time as a conciliator for the Massachusetts Superior Court and Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.
Attorney Oâ€™Leary is a guardian ad litem and has served as a faculty member for the Category F guardian ad litem training for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). He has also served as a faculty member for introductory training offered by Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. Attorney Oâ€™Leary participated and was featured in a collaborative law training DVD series, and was a presenter at the Real Estate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association on the uses of collaborative law in civil and real estate disputes.
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation is an association of family mediators who provide mediation services to clients seeking to solve disputes To learn more, go to www.mcfm.org.
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council is a non-profit organization of lawyers and other professionals committed to helping their clients resolve their legal issues out of court. To learn more, go to www.massclc.org.
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals is an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict. To learn more, go to www.collaborativepractice.org.
Essex County Bar Association
New Hampshire Bar Association