VILLANOVA, PA, November 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Paul Leary has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Leary is a senior trial attorney with the prestigious firm Cozen O’Connor, where his practice specializes on complex litigation for defendants in the manufacturing, hospitality, transportation and private equity industries. He drew a wealth of inspiration from his grandfather, who was a prominent Boston trial attorney, and his father, who was elected as a judge in 1992. Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Mr. Leary secured a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University, where he was captain of the hockey team, earning an Eastern College Athletic Conference Medal of Merit, and completed a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the Pace University School of Law in 1998.
After his initial foray into the insurance industry, Mr. Leary became an attorney for Cozen O’Connor. Currently, he serves as the co-vice chairperson of the firm’s commercial litigation department, and holds the distinction of being one of the youngest attorneys to have been appointed as a shareholder. Throughout the length of his two decade career with Cozen O’Connor, he has built a professional record of defending high-value high risk litigation matters in favor of his clients, even in the case of high-profile or controversial cases. His work includes litigation surrounding the construction of the Comcast Technology Center, the successful defense against a multimillion-dollar suit alleging hospital contamination and an environmental damages suit arising from an oil spill in Los Angeles Harbor, among many others. Mr. Leary has been admitted to practice law before United States District Courts for five districts in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey and several federal circuit appeals courts, and has taken cases to both the Superior Courts and the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In addition to his trial caseload, Mr. Leary acts as a litigation and coordinating trial counsel to numerous Fortune 500 companies, developing risk-management and crisis assessment strategies for a major restaurant group, among others. Dedicated to serving his clients to the fullest extent of his ability, he is tireless in pursuing continuing education, and completed additional training in 2017. In recognition of his outstanding record of success, Mr. Leary was named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for five years in a row and as a Law & Politics’ 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star. Likewise, he was listed among in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, and has been included in the Irish Legal 100 each year since 2015. Mr. Leary attributes his success to hard work, a strong understanding of his clients’ needs and his efforts in cultivating a loyal clientele over the course of his career.
Mr. Leary sits on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Police Foundation and the Police Athletic League, and works with Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools. As a nationally-recognized expert in his specialty, he remains professionally associated with organizations including the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Association.
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