BRIAN O'Dwyer is a senior partner in the New York litigation firm of O'Dwyer and Bernstien and has been cited as winning the highest personal injury award -- $61 million -- in the U.S.
He has served as counsel to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the New York District Council of Carpenters and other unions. He is a regular commentator on legal issues for Fox TV and CNBC.
His efforts on behalf of Puerto Rico brought him the honor of serving as grand marshal of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in 1993.
A recipient of the New York City Council Spirit of New York award for his work to bring together New York's many cultures, O'Dwyer received papal honors in 2000 when he was named a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.
O'Dwyer received a BA from George Washington University, a master’s in Spanish from Middlebury College in Madrid, and a JD from Georgetown University. He returned to George Washington to receive a master’s in law.
O’Dwyer is prominent in New York politics, and was a top supporter of Hillary Clinton during her run for the New York Senate and the presidency.
O’Dwyer serves as the chairman of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, which has offices in the Bronx and Queens.
He is the son of Co. Mayo native Paul O'Dwyer, a famed lawyer and New York politician who co-founded the firm of O'Dwyer and Bernstien.
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