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KEVIN O'LEARY

Of Counsel

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Kevin practices in all aspects of civil defense litigation. He has tried cases in state and federal courts involving personal injury, premises liability, eminent domain, commercial disputes, employment law, immigration and railroad law. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Virginia. 

 

Kevin graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Irish History. At the University of Chicago, Kevin was awarded the Karafoil award for Best Senior Thesis in history (Development of Dispute Settlement in Ancient Ireland). After graduation, he spent several years as a volunteer teacher in the Lower East Side of New York City, working with at risk children. While at Boston College Law School, Kevin spent a semester studying European Union Law at Kings College Law School in London, England.

Among his many honors, Kevin was awarded the Attorney of the Year by the Political Asylum and Immigration Representation project for his work representing Tibetan and Haitian refugees. In 1997, Kevin left CB for a position in Virginia. After a sabbatical in Southern Virginia, Kevin returned to Coughlin Betke. During his years practicing in Virginia, Kevin was recognized on several occasions as one of the top immigration litigation attorneys in the state by Virginia Business Magazine.

 

Kevin has taken a leadership role in public and private boards involving the environment, historical preservation and community rowing. He taught International Law at Old Dominion University for 6 years. Kevin also holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Education: 

University of Chicago, with honors, in 1985 
Boston College Law School, 1991

Bar Admissions: 

Connecticut

Massachusetts 

Virginia

Honors and Membership: 

‚ÄčCertified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Massachusetts Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Attorney of the Year, Political Asylum and Immigration Representation Project, 1995