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Colleen (Ni Chairmhaic) Kerwick has 24 years of experience in LITIGATION specializing in ENTERTAINMENT LAW, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND CIVIL FRAUD. 

Representative Cases

Leistner v Molinari before Judge Lebovits in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County. Uncovered fraud against my client which resulted in a 100% defense decision for my sophisticated client, the defendant (2024).

Veterans Hope Complex v Sobro et al. before Judge Gomez in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Bronx County. Secured a dismissal of the case sounding in fraud against three of my clients (2024).

Clifford Smith v VP Records before Judge Henry in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Resolved case in clients favor (2023)

Dalamagas v Leonidas before Judge Thompson in the Federal District Court in Connecticut. Represented plaintiff. Prevailed in three jurisdictions in an action sounding in fraud (2017).

2701 Associates and Champion Property Management LLC v GGW before Judge Bruno in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County. Tried a case to verdict and secured a 100% defense verdict for my sophisticated client, the defendant (2016).

Rivera v Globeground before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Judicial Department. Achieved a unanimous reversal of Supreme Court Judge Cullen and an award of attorney fees in favor of my client in a novel reported decision (2010)

Marceca v Keyspan before Judge Knipel in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings. Achieved a dismissal of the case in favor of my client in a novel reported decision (2004)   

Colleen’s education includes Degrees in Corporate Law (magna cum laude) and in Law (magna cum laude) from the National University of Ireland Galway. Prior thereto Colleen 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 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. She turned down major opportunities in Hollywood, in favor of using her skill and craft as an actor and storyteller for a purpose in the Courtroom.  

Colleen has ranked as a top 5% lawyer in the United States of America. Her superpower comes with her unique approach to litigation. Colleen is selective in clients she accepts, gets to know her clients on her dime to uncover every detail of their cases, needs, desires and hopes and then distills it down into a story to present their needs to the court. Colleen works tirelessly, ethically, creatively, quickly and affordably to achieve results for them which far exceed expectations. She is frequently quoted as a litigation expert in the media.





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