Daniel J. O’Hern Jr.
Mr. O’Hern is a partner in the firm and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. Mr. O’Hern concentrates his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, with an emphasis on business related litigation, Estate Planning and Administration, Municipal Law and Land Use Law.
As a civil litigator, Mr. O’Hern has a broad range of experience representing clients in business litigation matters in the New Jersey State and Federal Courts. He has handled cases for several Fortune 500 type clients including Nortel Networks, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, BMW, General Motors, Cendant, Aetna and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Jordache Enterprises. Mr. O’Hern has significant experience in the areas of commercial law and business torts, including breach of contract claims, copyright infringement, investigation and litigation of business fraud, actions under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, ERISA, partnership disputes, breach of warranty claims under the UCC, non-compete agreements, theft of trade secrets, franchise and distributorship disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, and the prosecution and defense of collection actions.
Mr. O’Hern also has expertise in the representation of automobile dealerships, including the defense of consumer complaints brought under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and the Federal Truth and Lending Act. He has also represented dealerships in the defense of class action claims.
In his land use practice, Mr. O’Hern represents clients before zoning and planning boards. Mr. O’Hern also has experience litigating land use/development disputes, including substantial experience with the New Jersey Redevelopment Statute. In the seminal case involving the City of Asbury Park’s Waterfront Redevelopment Plan, Mr. O’Hern was co-lead counsel for the Master Developer and successfully argued the appeal that affirmed the legality of the Plan.
In the area of estate planning, Mr. O’Hern is experienced in the preparation of various estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, life insurance trusts, powers of attorney and living wills.
Mr. O’Hern currently serves as the Borough Attorney for Red Bank. In 2001, he was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to its Attorney Ethics Committee for the Newark area and served on that Committee until 2003. In addition, he was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to its Monmouth County Ethics Committee in 2006. Mr. O’Hern is a member of the New Jersey State and the Monmouth County Bar Associations. He also serves on the Board of the Red Bank Regional Education Foundation. He was elected to a three year term to the Little Silver Borough Council in 2008 and was re-elected to a second three year term in 2011.
He graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1991 and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Fairfield University in 1983. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1991.
- New Jersey, 1991
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1991
- Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Cum Laude, 1991
- Fairfield University, BA Economics, 1983
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Borough of Little Silver, Council Member, 2009-Present
- Monmouth Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Monmouth Bar Foundation, 2015-Present
- District IX ( Monmouth County) Attorney Ethics Committee, 2006-2010
- Red Bank Regional Education Foundation, Former Member