PATRICK J. O'DEA, ESQ.
Patrick J. O’Dea joined the firm in 2010 upon his retirement from the Haworth Police Department in Bergen County. Mr. O'Dea served nearly 26 years with the Haworth Police Department and retired as Chief of Police after having served as Chief of Police for over nine years.
Mr. O'Dea served as President of the Bergen County Police Chiefs' Association in 2009, and currently serves as an Emeritus Member of the Bergen County Police Chiefs' Association's Executive Board and is Of Counsel to the Bergen County Police Chief’s Association.
He received several commendations throughout his career including recognition from the Bergen County Police Chiefs' Association, Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the New Jersey Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA).
Mr. O'Dea was a member of the first DARE instructor's class held in New Jersey and was among the first group of officers to be certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
Mr. O'Dea received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, graduating summa cum laude. In 2003, he received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2003 and to the New York Bar in 2004.
Mr. O'Dea focuses his areas of practice on:
- Criminal Defense
- Municipal Court
- DUI Defense
- Municipal Employee Contracts and Family Law
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