Jean O’Hearn

Jean O’Hearn

New York, New York
Jean received a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Experimental Theatre Wing, where she was a University and Trustess Scholar.

Jean graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School, where she was a Dean's Scholar. She received the Citizenship Award from the school's Justice Action Center for her contributions to the development of the center.

Jean Began her long association with Kreisberg & Maitland as a paralegal, troubleshooting non-legal problems and assisting with case preparation. She became an attorney because it was as rewarding and fun as the theatre.

She has been admitted to practice in New York since 2007. In federal court, she is admitted to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Jean handles criminal defense matters in New York City Criminal Courts, federal court as well as represents children in juvenile delinquency proceedings in Family Court. She has also advocated for clients in various alternative sentencing courts, including Mental Health and Drug Courts.

Jean handles a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, ranging from investigations, fitness to work proceedings, disciplinary cases and other civil service law and arbitration matters. She has represented clients in work-related investigations conducted by employers, city, state and federal agencies, including the Department of Investigation, the New York State Justice Center and local prosecutors. She has represented hundreds of workers in disciplinary proceedings arising under the civil service law and collective bargaining agreements. She also specializes in fitness to work proceedings brought under the Civil Service Law Section 72.

In 2014, Jean was a guest panelist at the New York Office of Administration Trials & Hearings (OATH) for a CLE Seminar on Disability Proceedings under the Civil Service Law.