VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, Villanova, Pennsylvania B.A., Political Science; Minor, Sociology. May 1989
DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Juris Doctor, May 1992 President- Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity; Senior Representative- Student Bar Association; Corpus Juris Society
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA SCHOOL OF LAW, Vienna, Austria STRASBOURG SCHOOL OF LAW, Strasbourg, France International Law Program, Summer 1991
STATEN ISLAND DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Staten Island, New York Intern, 1988 Intern, 1989
LEE, FILE & AMTZIS, Staten Island, New York Intern, 1990
THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN G. HALL, Staten Island, New York Intern, 1991
DAUPHIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Intern, School-year, 1991-1992 Certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to prosecute criminal matters while a third-year law student.
MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE, Freehold, New Jersey Legal Assistant, Appellate Section, September 1992 to September 1993. Appellate and Municipal Court Appeals, Criminal Motions and Bench Trials.
FRANCIS X. MOORE, P.A., Red Bank, New Jersey Trial Attorney, September 1993 to February 1995. Superior and Municipal Court Criminal Trials, Motions and Appeals
THE LAW OFFICE OF PETER M. O'MARA, Red Bank, New Jersey Principal, February 1995 to 2004. Trial Attorney specializing in Criminal Superior Court and Municipal Court Defense.
SHEBELL & SHEBELL, L.L.C., Ocean Township, New Jersey Partner, January 2004. Director of Criminal and Municipal Court Defense Litigation Section.
THE O'MARA LAW FIRM, Little Silver, New Jersey. Principal, September 2006 to present. Trial Attorney specializing in Criminal Superior Court and Municipal Court Defense.
-NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION Named TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS -NEW JERSEY MONTHLY SUPERLAWYER 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017- Named as one of New Jersey Monthly's Super Lawyers in the fields of Criminal Defense and DWI Defense. -SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY DISTRICT IX ETHICS COMMITTEE - Previously Appointed to and served on this Committee by the New Jersey State Supreme Court. -NEW JERSEY STATE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED LAW- September, 1997: 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 -TRUSTEE - Monmouth Bar Association, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 through 2003 -NOMINEE - New Jersey State Bar Association 1997 Young Lawyer of the Year -AMERICAN INSTITUTE of CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEYS - 10 Best Customer Satisfaction Award -NATIONAL ACADEMY of CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS Top Ten Ranking 2014, 2015, 2016 -CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY- Interscholastic Mock Trial Team Coach, November 1995 to 2005 -TRIAL AND APPELLATE ATTORNEY- in six published Appellate Division decisions -CERTIFIED ALCOTEST 7110 OPERATOR- Received certification and training from Draeger, themanufacturer of the breath testing device currently used in New Jersey
- 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
-Defending Alcotest 7110 DWI Cases November 2005, New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -Defending DWI Cases in New Jersey August 2005, Parsippany, New Jersey -Junk Science and Handling Expert Testimony in Criminal Cases New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, East Brunswick, New Jersey, October 2000. -Strategies in Handling New Jersey DWI Cases Lorman Education Services, January 1999, January and April 2000. Full day seminar on DWI defense. -Defending DWI, New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar-February 1996, February 1997 -Brookdale Community College, Law-Related Education Conference, Driving While Intoxicated Laws, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 -Monmouth Bar Association Court Night, May 1996. Driving While Intoxicated -Rude Awakening Program:2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005. An alcohol and drug-use awareness program presented to local Monmouth County High Schools in conjunction with several local Police Departments
Resides in Shrewsbury with Wife, Ardis; and children; Mason, Molly, Sean and Adeline