Jeremiah L. O'leary
- Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (1996)
- Pontifical College Josephinum, M.A., summa cum laude (1990)
- Don Bosco College, B.A., magna cum laude (1986)
- New Jersey (1997)
- Maryland (1997)
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1997)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1999)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1999)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2009)
- New Jersey State Bar Association (Banking Law Section; Financial Services Litigation Committee)
- Federal Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
Jerry O'Leary joined the practice group comprising FCOMH in 1997 after serving a judicial clerkship in Federal District Court in New Jersey for the Honorable G. Donald Haneke. Throughout his career, Jerry has litigated a wide array of complex first and third party insurance coverage matters ranging in scope from environmental and asbestos claims to fraud and negligent inspection claims. He has handled claims involving extremely complex physical damage, business interruption and extra expense issues as well as environmental and mass tort claims involving a variety of complex allocation issues. From Y2K and mold claims to multi-million dollar claims arising out of Hurricane Katrina, Jerry has litigated first and third party claims in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has also regularly provided legal advice and counsel to property insurers in the investigation and adjustment stages of losses. Jerry also has prosecuted numerous subrogation cases on behalf of insurers and policyholders that have yielded many substantial recoveries, some of which are detailed below.
A significant portion of Jerry's practice also involves the representation of financial services and other companies in class actions involving claims of consumer fraud, unfair and deceptive trade and predatory lending practices and, most recently, New Jersey's Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act, which has become a hotbed for class action claims in recent years in New Jersey. He has defended clients, including financial services companies and insurers in numerous putative class actions in federal and state courts in a variety of jurisdictions in cases involving RESPA, TILA, FCRA, ECOA and FHA and various state consumer fraud and common law fraud claims.