Clare Kealey

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Product Liability
Insurance Coverage
Commercial Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey, 2017

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2017

EDUCATION

Rutgers School of Law, Camden, J.D. 2016

University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M. 2014

Trinity College Dublin School of Law, LL.B. 2013

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

Brehon Law Society

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Clare Kealey is a native of Ireland who began her law studies/career there in 2013. Clare practices out of the firm’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. Clare’s practice focuses in the areas of premise liability, premise security and products liability for one of the country’s largest retailers. Clare also handles commercial liability matters. Clare manages all aspects of her cases including discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, arbitrations and trial preparation.


Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Clare worked at an insurance defense firm representing clients in catastrophic loss, excess liability, commercial litigation and products liability suits. She handled all features of her caseload, including pleadings, discovery and motion practice. She also assisted in the firm’s networking and proposed ventures in Ireland, connecting attorneys with local solicitors, barristers, mediators and banking professionals.


Clare holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Trinity College, Dublin, where she served on the board of the Law Society, European Law Students’ Association and Students’ Union. Clare also received a Master of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While at Penn, she was a research assistant at The Wharton School and an oralist on the Jessup International Law Moot Court team.


While pursuing her Juris Doctor degree at Rutgers School of Law, Camden, Clare was involved with the Immigrant Justice Clinic and served as the Business and Marketing Editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. Her publication concerning spoliation was featured in the fourteenth volume of the Journal in 2016.


Clare is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the Brehon Law Society. Clare has a passion for gender equality, and diversity and inclusion issues. She also enjoys yoga, hiking and traveling. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two dogs.


Represented a national nonprofit organization in a wrongful death case arising out of a drowning incident. Assisted in all aspects of the matter’s pre-trial strategy, including drafting jury instructions, developing timelines and visual aids, expert preparation, as well as reconstruction development. Resulted in a successful pre-trial settlement, which was considerably less than the original demand.


Defended a national paving manufacturer in a wrongful death matter following a worksite incident. Participated in all features of the case’s pre-trial strategy and mock trial, including drafting motions in limine, and conducting jury verdict research. Following a successful mock trial, Plaintiff’s counsel settled for significantly less than the initial demand.


Obtained numerous favorable settlements in premise liability matters involving a regional New Jersey hospital.


Represented a national retail and pharmaceutical organization in a fatal car accident involving an employee. Conducted timeline strategy, jury verdict assessments and prepared expert witnesses. Ultimately, the matter resolved with a favorable settlement prior to trial.

Publications

Discovering Flaws: An Analysis of the Amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(E) and its Impact on the Spoliation of Electronically Stored Evidence, 14 Rutgers J.L & Pub. Pol’y 140 | 2016

Clare Kealey

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Product Liability
Insurance Coverage
Commercial Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey, 2017

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2017

EDUCATION

Rutgers School of Law, Camden, J.D. 2016

University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M. 2014

Trinity College Dublin School of Law, LL.B. 2013

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

Brehon Law Society

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

New Jersey Bar Association

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