Jeanne M. O'Grady
Jeanne M. O'Grady graduated in June 2001, cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law where she was an Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Siena College/Albany Medical College Program for Science and the Humanities in 1993. Jeanne, who has been with the firm since 1999 as a law clerk, is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and products liability and has successfully briefed and argued appeals to the state and federal courts of New York.
Jeanne has been involved in the litigation of several major commercial air disasters, including the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, New York; Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Kentucky; the September 11th terrorist attacks and the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Buffalo, New York. She is currently a member of the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee leading the Flight 3407 litigation. Jeanne also served on the Plaintiffs' Committee of the September 11th Litigation, and was very active in representing families of 9/11 victims to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. She has authored several articles on the topic that have appeared in academic periodicals, including "The Victim Compensation Fund - Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth," an article she co-authored with Kenneth P. Nolan that appeared in the DePaul Law Review.
She also specializes in medical malpractice, an area that allows her to utilize her background in the life sciences in representing victims of medical errors and neglect. Jeanne served on the Plaintiffs' Committee of the In Re Allegations of Hepatitis consolidated litigation in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings, against the owners and operators of an endoscopy clinic in New York City. The litigation involved over 40 patients who contracted Hepatitis as a result of the improper techniques utilized by the clinic's physicians. The Committee secured a substantial settlement on behalf of all plaintiffs. She has also obtained significant results in other malpractice cases, most recently obtaining a sizeable recovery in a conservative suburban jurisdiction for the death of a sixty year-old gentleman as a result of deep vein thromboses.
Jeanne is a member of the American Bar Association. She has written in numerous legal periodicals and lectured on aviation and general litigation topics before various bar associations and organizations. She lives on Long Island with her husband and their three children.