Our Team

Francis O'Reilly

Francis O'Reilly

Francis O'Reilly

Education:

 Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.

cum laude 1996

Member, Law Review

 B.A., State University of New York at Brockport, 1986 


 Bar Admissions:

Connecticut, 1996

New York, 1997  
District of Connecticut, 1997
Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2000
Southern District of New York, 2009
Eastern District of New York, 2009.


Jane Ford Shaw

Francis O'Reilly

Francis O'Reilly

 Education:  

 Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.

B.A., Providence College, 1990

Bar Admissions:
Connecticut, 1996    

District of Connecticut, 1997

 

Professional Association Memberships:

Connecticut Bar Association

Who We Are

   Francis L.  O’Reilly Esq. founded the law firm of O’Reilly and Shaw in 1997.  He  treats everyone with respect and realizes that anyone can make mistakes  that sometimes results in criminal prosecution.  Being a highly  experienced trial lawyer in both Federal and State courts, his knowledge  is indispensable to individuals facing criminal prosecutions.  Frank  has a reputation for negotiating significantly reduced charges or having  the charges dismissed altogether.  He scrutinizes every detail of a  case and intensely challenges the prosecutor's version of the alleged  facts.  Additionally, Frank has extensive experience going to trial in  serious criminal matters in both Federal and State Criminal courts. This  trial experience is essential to the success of his clients, regardless  of whether or not the client actually proceeds to trial. Frank's  successful trial experience puts the prosecutors on notice that they are  in for a tough opponent who is not afraid to fight for his clients.
 

     Attorney O’Reilly has gained  media attention in high profile cases.  He has been quoted in the New  York Times, Stamford Advocate, Hartford Courant and the Connecticut  Post. Frank provides aggressive representation throughout the case and  his competitive and forceful court room manner has led to successful  results, including acquittals, directed verdicts by the court, and  substantially reduced charges by both Federal and State  prosecutors. Frank also feels that everyone deserves a second chance and  will vigorously advocate for the best possible result for his  clients.   

     O'Reilly  and Shaw is a firm that focuses on the client.  A client of O'Reilly  and Shaw does not feel “lost in the shuffle” of a large, impersonal  firm.  Frank's top priority is to be there for you when you or your  family needs a lawyer with extensive experience.  Anyone who has been  through the legal system, whether it was for a divorce or a serious  criminal charge, will tell you that nothing is more important than  having an experienced trial attorney on your side. 

    Frank went to Quinnipiac Law  School where he was a member of the Law Review and he graduated with  honors.  Before attending law school he worked on Wall Street for a  major investment bank. Frank was raised with a knowledge and respect for  the law and he brings a personal compassion to each and every case.