Colleen (Ni Chairmhaic) Kerwick has over 17 years of experience in ENTERTAINMENT LAW AND TRIAL ADVOCACY. Her educational background includes professional degrees in Corporate Law with honors and in Law with honors from the National University of Ireland Galway. Prior thereto she studied Communications (Film) and Irish language studies at Dublin Institute of Technology with Trinity College Dublin. Colleen is admitted to practice law in the first department of the New York State Bar as well as the Federal Courts of New York and Connecticut, the Federal and State Appellate Courts and pro hac vice in a number of other jurisdictions. Her victories have been reported in the New York Law Journal, New York Times, Cois Coirbe and by the Associated Press and she was elected as a Public Interest Attorney of the Year and to the Emerald Association.
Colleen (Ni Chairmhaic) Kerwick sees the practice of law as an art-form and a craft. She is a graduate of Speech and Drama with the Leinster School of Music; a founder member of the Young Irish Film Makers in Kilkenny City and a represented actor with the agency that discovered Christopher Walken and Denis Hopper. She played the lead role in many independent feature length films. She turned down further opportunities in Hollywood, in favor of using her skill and craft in the Courtroom. Colleen serves as special NY Trial Counsel to New York City Entertainment Law Firms where she will accept a complex case for Trial or a tricky Motion. She has tried cases to verdict, with success. She handles complex trials and tricky motions on a project by project basis for other attorneys in tort cases, but does not accept any tort cases. Colleen handles all aspects of CORPORATE FRAUD, CONTRACT DISPUTE and BREACH OF CONTRACT for ENTERTAINMENT LAW clients only. Colleen may offer to accept reduced or deferred compensation on cases she strongly believes in.
Colleen (Ni Chairmhaic) Kerwick believes that an attorney who works too many hours is either inefficient and bad at their job or offers less quality hours to their clients. In her free time, Colleen helps people who are in crisis on account of operational dysfunctions and unethical attorneys in Family Court. Moreover, she enjoys outdoor pursuits and spending time with her son Nicholas and their pets – a dog, a guinea pig, a fish and, from time to time, bees and butterflies. She has painted murals on the entrance window of her sons school every month and served as a room parent for 3 academic years. She now volunteers on the multicultural and diversity committee of the PTO.