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About Jacqueline

Jacqueline M. O'Donnell graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Scranton in 1987, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She thereafter attended Seton Hall Law School full time, while also working at law firms and the Newark office of the Public Defender. While at the Public Defender's Office, she was appointed Director of the Juvenile Justice clinic and was responsible for handling all of the bail hearings in the criminal courts. After law school, she continued with the Adult Division of the Newark Public Defender's Office, and also worked for various prestigious firms in Essex, Bergen and Morris Counties, practicing medical malpractice, personal injury and insurance defense work.In 1993, Ms. O'Donnell opened her law firm known as Jacqueline M. O'Donnell, Attorney at Law in the Sparta Theatre Centre. In 1995, her firm became known as O'Donnell & Dumbroff, until 2014 when it was renamed O'Donnell Law Firm LLC. With Ms. O'Donnell at the helm, this law firm continues to thrive and enjoy a successful reputation based on 25 years of loyal clients throughout the state. Ms. O'Donnell was sworn in as President of the Sussex County Bar Association in 2001. After September 11, 2001, she worked tirelessly on behalf of Trial Lawyers Care, which was created to deliver free legal representation to 9/11 families. Trial Lawyers Care became the largest, most successful single pro bono legal representation project in the history of American jurisprudence. Driven by a national tragedy of unprecedented dimensions and by the simple desire to help that had brought them into their profession in the first place, more than 1000 trial lawyers provided free legal services to the victims of the terrorist attacks. Ms. O'Donnell was one of them; assisting three families of victims here in Sussex County from that horrific event. Ms. O'Donnell was also frequently located at Liberty State Park offering free legal advice in the trailers located there. Showing dedication to the practice of law and compassion to fellow attorneys, Ms. O'Donnell acquired the practice of another local attorney when he was deployed to Iraq. All the monies earned on those cases went directly to his family. Ms. O'Donnell's integrity, professionalism and strong core ethics, makes her stand out among her peers. She is highly regarded by both clients and attorneys alike.

work Experience

Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic
Office Of The Public Defender
Jan. 1, 1989 - Jan. 1, 1993

Jacqueline M. O'Donnell, Esq.
Jan. 1, 1993 - Jan. 1, 2001

O'Donnell Law Firm, LLC
Jan. 1, 2014 - Current

school Education

University of Scranton
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 1987

Seton Hall University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1990

bookmark Awards

Equal Justice Medal for Dedication to the Poor
Legal Services of New Jersey
Volunteer of the Year
Debra Meltz
Community Support and Service
Pro Bono for families under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Trial Lawyers Care
Legal Assistance Program
Project Self Sufficiency
National Registry of Who's Who Among Attorney's
Vincent J. Apruzzase Mock Trial Competition Award
New Jersey State Bar Association
Outstanding Legal Representation of the Poor of Essex County
Seton Hall Law School

group Associations

Sussex County Bar Association, Nominating Committee
2014 - Current

Fee Arbitration Committee
2010 - Current

American Trial Lawyers Association
2002 - Current

Brain Injury Alliance
2000 - Current

National Association of Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
1999 - Current

Sussex County Bar Association
2001 - 2002

National Registry of Who's Who Among Attorney's
1999 - 1999

Civil Practice Committee
1999 - 2002

Domestic Violence Task Force
1993 - 2003

Birth Haven Board of Trustee's
1993 - 1997

Newark's Legal Aid Society
1990 - 1990

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