Peter M. O'Mara

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Shrewsbury, New Jersey

The O'Mara Law Firm
Peter M. O'Mara
The O'Mara Law Firm

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1993

Education: Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

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The O'Mara Law Firm

600 Broad St
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 Visit website


Peter M. O’Mara founded The O'Mara Law Firm to serve persons accused of crimes in New Jersey. He primarily handles criminal defense cases, which include DUI and refusal, criminal offenses, municipal court offenses, juvenile offenses and drug offenses. 

In 1989, Peter M. O’Mara completed his degrees in political science and sociology at Villanova University. He then completed his law degree at The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. While still in law school, he interned for the Staten Island District Attorney and the Dauphin County District Attorney. He has been licensed to practice in New Jersey since 1993.

Mr. O’Mara has served the people of New Jersey for more than 30 years. He is most well-known for the impressive verdicts he secured for clients accused of sex crimes, internet fraud, violent crime and juvenile offenses. He fights hard to preserve his clients' innocence and to get convicted persons the second chances they deserve.

His hard work and dedication led to the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys awarding him among the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. Some of the additional awards earned by Peter M. O’Mara and his law firm include rankings among the Best of the Best Attorneys, America's Top 100 Attorneys and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Peter M. O’Mara continues to fight for his community even outside of work. Some of his pro bono activities include serving as the director for the Surfer's Environmental Alliance and serving on the District IX Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 50% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 50% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1993, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

  • Included in the New Jersey Monthly Magazine's Super Lawyers list in the fields of criminal defense and DWI defense, 2005 - 2021
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1997
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 10.0 rating from AVVO
  • 1995 - 2005, Interscholastic Mock Trial Team Coach, Christian Brothers Academy
  • 2014 - 2021, “Top Ten” Ranking, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • “10 Best” Customer Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Senior Representative, Student Bar Association, Dickinson School Of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Corpus Juris Society, Dickinson School Of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • President, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Dickinson School Of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Defending Alcotest 7110 DWI Cases", New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November 2005
  • "Defending DWI Cases in New Jersey", Parsippany, New Jersey, August 2005
  • "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, Full day seminar on DWI defense, January 1999, January and April 2000
  • "Defending DWI", New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, February 1996, February 1997
  • "Driving While Intoxicated Laws", Law-Related Education Conference, Brookdale Community College, 1994 - 1997
  • "Driving While Intoxicated", Monmouth Bar Association Court Night, May 1996
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Director, Pro Bono Litigation, Environmental Health, and Ocean Safety, Surfer's Environmental Alliance
  • Supreme Court Of New Jersey District Ix Ethics Committee
  • Chairman, Legal Defense Committee, Surfer's Environmental Alliance, 1995
  • Trustee, Monmouth Bar Association, 2000 - 2003
  • Interscholastic Mock Trial Team Coach, Christian Brothers Academy, 1995 - 2005
  • Trustee, Monmouth Bar Association, 1996 - 1998
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Draeger, the Manufacturer, Breath Testing Device Currently used in New Jersey
Educational Background:
  • Villanova University, B.A. in Political Science, Minor: Sociology. May 1989
  • Strasbourg School of Law, Strasbourg, France, International Law Program, Summer 1991
  • University Of Vienna School of Law Vienna, Austria
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Monmouth County 200 Club
  • American Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • American Inns of Court Foundation
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Member, National College for D.U.I. Defense
  • New Jersey State Law Enforcement Organization
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National District Attorney's Association
  • Monmouth Bar Association

Office location for Peter M. O'Mara

600 Broad St
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Phone: 732-392-7904


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