Prior to establishing his private practice, which now includes five offices in New York and "mobile law offices" that travel to meet clients unable to travel, John Dearie served as an Assemblyman from the Bronx from 1973 to 2002.
During that time he helped secure passage of the MacBride Principles, through the New York State Legislature and organized Irish-American Presidential Forums, including a 1992 forum where candidate Bill Clinton first committed to finding a solution to the troubles in Northern Ireland.
Dearie, who practices in a variety of areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, wills and estate, also worked at the United Nations for three years.
Born and raised in the Bronx, he attended Notre Dame on a full basketball scholarship, and went on to receive his Masters of Business from the Kellogg Graduate Business School at Northwestern University.
He received his law degree from the New York University School of Law.
A Bronx native, Dearie lives with his wife, Kitty, and sons, John and Michael, in Harrison, New York.
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