Peter M. O'Mara

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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Little Silver, NJ

The O'Mara Law Firm
 | 25 Sycamore Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: 732-530-5305
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)


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Attorney Profile

Peter M. O'Mara is the founder of The O’Mara Law Firm located in Little Silver, New Jersey. Focusing his practice exclusively on criminal defense, he represents clients from Monmouth County and surrounding areas who have been charged with serious offenses including driving while intoxicated, drug possession and distribution, assault and other violent crimes, Internet fraud and sex crimes, and juvenile offenses. Prior to entering private practice in 1993, Mr. O'Mara spent one year as a legal assistant in the appellate division of the Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor, which experience has enriched his criminal defense practice.

A 1989 graduate of Villanova University, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science, Mr. O’Mara earned his Juris Doctor in 1992 from The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. While in law school, he served as an intern with the Dauphin County District Attorney. Admitted to practice in New Jersey since 1993, Mr. O'Mara is highly regarded by his peers. A member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo and has been appointed to the District IX Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Frequently called upon to give presentations on DWI defense, Mr. O'Mara continues to stay current on criminal defense matters through his active participation in several professional organizations. A founding member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the National District Attorneys Association. Mr. O'Mara's pro bono activities have included his service as chairman of the Legal Defense Committee of the Surfers' Environmental Alliance, an organization committed to the preservation of the quality of the marine environment.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%)

Criminal Defense (40%)


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Peter O'Mara

Admitted 1993, New Jersey

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Honors and Awards:

  • Senior Representative, Student Bar Association, Dickinson School Of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • President, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Dickinson School Of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Corpus Juris Society, Dickinson School Of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1997
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Draeger, the Manufacturer, Breath Testing Device Currently used in New Jersey

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Founding Member, National College, D.U.I. Defense
  • New Jersey State Law Enforcement Organization
  • National District Attorney's Association
  • American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Founding Member, National College for D.U.I. Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Monmouth Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Supreme Court Of New Jersey District Ix Ethics Committee
  • Trustee, Monmouth Bar Association, 2000 - 2003
  • Trustee, Monmouth Bar Association, 1996 - 1998
  • Director, Pro Bono Litigation, Environmental Health, and Ocean Safety, Surfer's Environmental Alliance
  • Chairman, Legal Defense Committee, Surfer's Environmental Alliance, 1995
  • Interscholastic Mock Trial Team Coach, Christian Brothers Academy, 1995 - 2005

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Rude Awakening Program, Alcohol and Drug-use Awareness program presented to local Monmouth County High Schools in conjunction with several local Police Departments, 2005 - 2010
  • "Driving While Intoxicated", Monmouth Bar Association Court Night, May 1996
  • "Driving While Intoxicated Laws", Law-Related Education Conference, Brookdale Community College, 1994 - 1997
  • "Defending DWI", New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, February 1996, February 1997
  • "Strategies in Handling New Jersey DWI Cases" Lorman Education Services, Full day seminar on DWI defense, January 1999, January and April 2000
  • "Junk Science and Handling Expert Testimony in Criminal Cases" New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, East Brunswick, New Jersey, October 2000
  • "Defending DWI Cases in New Jersey", Parsippany, New Jersey, August 2005
  • "Defending Alcotest 7110 DWI Cases", New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November 2005

Educational Background:

  • Villanova University, B.A. in Political Science, Minor: Sociology. May 1989
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Office Location for Peter M. O'Mara

25 Sycamore Avenue
Little Silver, NJ 07739

Phone: 732-530-5305


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