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Thomas O'Leary Admitted to the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Neutrals

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ROSELAND, N.J./December 15, 2011 -- Connell Foley Partner Thomas J. O'Leary has been named to the American Arbitration Association's (AAA) Roster of Neutrals for construction cases. The roster is an exclusive list of accomplished and respected practitioners from legal and business communities throughout the nation.

The AAA is the nation's leading provider of alternative dispute resolution services, addressing disputes involving, but not limited to, employment, intellectual property, consumer, technology, healthcare, financial services, construction, and international trade conflicts. Private parties select arbitrators from the Roster of Neutrals, who hear and resolve legal conflicts outside of the traditional civil court system.

At Connell Foley, Mr. O'Leary is a member of the Construction Law practice group who has extensive experience drafting construction contracts and resolving complex construction disputes. He has represented public and private owners, developers, engineers and architects, sureties, construction managers, prime contractors, subcontractors, and equipment and material suppliers in a variety of complex matters involving claims for delay and disruption, productivity losses, design and construction defects, default and termination, differing site conditions, scope of work disputes, and performance and payment bond clams.

O'Leary is a 1998 graduate of Boston College Law School, where he was an editor of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, and a cum laude graduate of Rutgers University, College of Engineering. Prior to his legal career, Mr. O'Leary served in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer on a nuclear powered fast attack submarine.

For more information, please contact Thomas O'Leary at 973-535-0500 or email


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