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J. P. Delaney

NY Construction Accident Lawyer J. P. Delaney

J.P. Delaney joined O’Dwyer & Bernstien as a Law Clerk in 1990 and became an Attorney with the firm in 1996, specializing in Personal Injury Law. He has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for his clients, many of whom have been injured in construction site accidents in the New York area. Mr. Delaney has reported numerous million dollar settlements for his clients.

Mr. Delaney is deeply experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as Labor Law, Automobile and Transportation and Premises Liability Law. A tireless defender of the victims of civil rights abuses, Mr. Delaney was a member of the defense team in the much-publicized case of People of the State of New York v. Paul O’Grady. He is also the co-author of the successful appeal in the case of Fuller v. Brady. In 2007, Mr. Delaney along with Mr. Cody McCone tried and won DiSilvestro v. Sampler, a case of first impression in New York State. DiSilvestro established new law in New York State regarding the use of paintball guns in favor of plaintiffs. Mr. Delaney’s successes have been published in the New York Jury Reporter and the New York Law Journal.

Mr. Delaney is a member of the Brehon Law Society, an Irish-American Bar Association of attorneys whose objective is to achieve peace and unity in Northern Ireland through the legal process. He holds membership in the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

He is also on The Board of Directors of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center and The Aisling Irish Community Center, both of which assist immigrants, the elderly, and the improvised of New York City. His work and legal expertise have been featured numerous times on NBC’s Dateline. In 2009 Mr. Delaney was honored as a recipient of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Irish Echo Newspaper. Association. Also, Mr. Delaney is an officer of the Emerald Association of Long Island which has helped orphans for over 100 years in New York State.


“O’Dwyer & Bernstien has helped me in several different situations over the last 12 years that I’ve lived in NYC. They’re my go-to firm because they always obtain the results that I need and deserve. They’re also located in downtown Manhattan, which makes them very convenient. The office and people that work there are exactly what you’d expect from a top tier law firm in the world’s greatest city.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”