Sean O’Leary

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Sean, who became a member of O’Leary Law Associates in January 2008, brings a wealth of complex commercial litigation experience in various federal and state courts and arbitration.

For nine years, Sean practiced law in New York City, focusing on the representation of domestic, multinational and foreign corporations, partnerships and institutions in all aspects of civil litigation, including high-stakes disputes regarding contracts, corporate transactions, catastrophic business torts, intellectual property, insolvency, construction and real estate.

Sean has acted as lead counsel in hundreds of cases, proceedings, mediations and arbitrations from the inception of the claims through settlement, verdict and/or appeals.

Currently, at O’Leary Law Associates, Sean is engaged in the representation of various corporations, partnerships, as well as state and municipal departments and agencies, in complex commercial-litigation matters and transactions as well as commercial and residential real-estate transactions.


Education and Background

After graduating from Boston College in 1995, Sean attended Roger Williams University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Roger Williams University Law Review.  During law school, Sean earned the Corpus Juris Secundum Award and CALI Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure, and acted as an intern for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Upon graduation from law school in 1998, Sean served as a judicial clerk for Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Flanders, Jr.

Sean is an adjunct Professor of Business Law at Bryant University.

For approximately two years, Sean served as the Vice President of Development at the long-time Rhode Island real-estate development firm Ferland Corporation.


Bar Affiliations

Sean is admitted to practice in the State of Rhode Island as well as the State of New York. In addition, Sean is licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

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