One of O'Donnell McCord's largest areas of practice is in the field of general negligence and casualty litigation. In this area, the Firm defends a wide range of personal injury and property damage litigation.
The cases within the scope of this practice encompass practically every type of tort imaginable. The Firm is staffed and equipped to handle any size case in this field, and give it the attention it needs. A great many of our cases involve catastrophic injuries and losses, including claims of death, paralysis, disfigurement, and mass torts. These cases usually require a professional team with lawyers at two or more levels, supported by paralegals and other personnel. When a case needs this kind of staffing O'Donnell McCord is fully capable and ready to deliver.
O'Donnell McCord serves as the attorneys for a number of municipalities within Northern New Jersey and has provided our municipal clients with reliable and cost conscience representation. Our knowledge and experience is second to none when it comes to dealing with New Jersey municipal law including general counseling and litigation. Additionally the firm has a vast experience of drafting municipal documents including ordinances, resolutions, contracts and opinions. The firm's municipal law expertise also includes all areas of tax appeals, property law, zoning, planning and land use.
The attorneys in our Criminal Defense section handle the criminal defense of persons charged with crimes in New Jersey. We strive to resolve allegations prior to the filing of formal charges. However, if charges are brought against a client, we devote our extensive litigation and trial experience to obtaining a favorable result in court.
A main focus of the firm is centered on property tax appeals. O'Donnell McCord, PC, represents all forms of clients in both the prosecution and defense of tax appeals. We have successfully prosecuted thousands of appeals providing our clients with substantial reductions in their property assessments. Our clients include private homeowners and large corporations with all types of industrial and commercial properties, including retail spaces, manufacturing complexes, warehouses, office buildings, and research development facilities.
O'Donnell McCord employs highly skilled attorneys in Zoning, Planning and Land Use law. The attorneys in the Zoning, Planning and Land Use Department are among the finest in northern New Jersey and have represented nationally recognized corporations, local developers and individuals. Our experienced team of attorneys in this practice group has counseled the firm's clients in the development process before planning and zoning boards of adjustment in numerous municipalities throughout New Jersey and various county and state agencies.