Juliann O'Meara

Founding Partner

Juliann O’Meara, a founding partner of Coffey Modica O’Meara, is a former registered nurse, who leverages her experience in medicine and as a trial lawyer to effectively defend medical professionals and institutions and allied health professionals in high-exposure malpractice, general liability including New York Labor Law, and professional liability lawsuits.


Juliann also is experienced in defending nursing home clients in lawsuits seeking punitive damages under New York Public Health Law Section 2801-d. In addition, she successfully defends cases involving emergency and non-emergency medical transportation. Juliann maintains her professional certifications as a registered nurse.

Working as a nurse in cardiac-care units, high-level trauma centers and community hospitals, Juliann has a firsthand understanding of the challenges physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals face when caring for patients and the potential for legal liability due to an unintended poor outcome. With dual nursing and legal backgrounds, she is able to efficiently review and analyze medical records, communicate with experts, and advise clients on the best course of litigation—whether to go to trial or resolve disputes through financial settlement.

As a managing partner of the firm, Juliann oversees the firm’s offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York.


  • New York
    US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Western District of New York

Practice Areas

  • General Liability & Casualty
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability


  • New England Law, JD, cum laude
  • Purdue University, BSN