Omar is a lead trial attorney with extensive national experience in defending clients against high-exposure tort litigation matters, including serious accidents involving catastrophic injuries and toxic chemical exposure. He has served as lead trial attorney and litigation strategist in hundreds of cases brought to a conclusion by jury verdicts, summary judgment motions, or settlements in both the private and public sectors. Omar honed his trial skills as a back-to-back trial attorney for the City of New York before joining Harris Beach.
Omar has a particular focus on the defense of construction site accidents, representing construction companies and property owners in litigation filed under New York Labor Law §§ 200, 240(1), 241(6). He also has trial experience in matters stemming from fires, collapsed ceilings, roadway design defects, major traffic accidents, onsite chemical exposures, negligent inspections, and other severe accidents.
Prior to joining Harris Beach, Omar served as senior counsel and trial attorney in the Tort Division of the New York City Law Department, where he defended the City of New York and its agencies in all areas of tort and federal civil rights liability matters. During his time with New York City, Omar received two Division Chief Awards and one Borough Chief Award. Before devoting his time exclusively to trials, Omar served as a vertical attorney in the Bronx handling claims involving developing areas of the law or high-exposure and high-profile matters, such as police shootings, wrongful death, and sexual assault claims. Omar capped off his career in public service by successfully representing the City of New York before the state’s highest court, the New York State Court of Appeals.