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Attorney Jean O’Hearn

Criminal Defense for Bronx, Brooklyn & Surrounding Areas

With a long career at the firm of Kreisberg & Maitland, Attorney Jean O’Hearn offers her services and legal understanding in the fields of criminal defense, employment law, and family law. She cultivated her skills early on, receiving a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Experimental Theatre Wing, where she was a University and Trustees Scholar. Her skills have helped our firm earn a reputation as an effective advocate for our clients.

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Outstanding Track Record

While Ms. O’Hearn began her long association with Kreisberg & Maitland troubleshooting non-legal problems and assisting with case preparation as a paralegal, she later decided to pursue a career as an attorney because of its theatre-like aspects. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School where she was a Dean's Scholar, also receiving the Citizenship Award from the school's Justice Action Center for her contributions to the development of the center.

Comprehensive Legal Understanding

Ms. O’Hearn works handling criminal defense matters in New York City criminal and federal courts, as well as representing children in juvenile delinquency proceedings. She also advocates for clients in various alternative sentencing courts, including mental health and drug courts. Her familiarity with employment law helps her offer services in such matters.

She handles employment law concerns that include:

  • Investigations
  • Fitness to work proceedings
  • Disciplinary cases
  • Other civil service law and arbitration matters

Representing People in the Manhattan Community

Ms. O’Hearn 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 has also represented clients 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.

Practice Areas

  • Employment law
  • Civil rights
  • Criminal defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New York – Southern District
  • New York – Eastern District


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  • US Tax Court
  • Super Lawyers