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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Bergen's Best Lawyers||201 Magazine||2015|
|Bergen's Top Lawyers||201 Magazine||2014|
|Bergen's Top Lawyers||201 Magazine||2013|
|People to Watch||201 Magazine||2012|
|R.1:40 Qualified Mediator||Private Mediation Services||2012 - Present|
|Professor||Montclair State University||1996 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Deutsch Atkins, P.C.||1994 - Present|
|Law Clerk to Honorable Bruce A. Gaeta, J.S.C.||New Jersey Superior Court||1992 - 1993|
|Law Intern to Naomi G. Eichen, J.S.C.||New Jersey Superior Court||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bergen County Special Services Board of Education||Trustee||2010 - Present|
|Paramus Rotary||Member||2009 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Paramus Board of Edcuation||Trustee||2005 - 2014|
|Montclair State University||N/A||Paralegal Certificate||1988|
|Pace University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Legal Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Legal Seminar||Employee Leaves of Absence under FMLA & Disability Laws||2014|
|Legal Seminar||Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace||2014|
|WABC TV||Expert on Workplace Harassment||2013|
|New 12||Discrimination in the Workplace||2013|
|Ask the Expert||School Bullying Legislation||2013|
Posted by Bob
I was involved in a situation were my employer retaliated against me and co-workers because of our political affiliation. We bought our case to Sheila and right from the beginning she discussed case law and our chances of winning the case. We made the right choice and hired Sheila and our case was settled because of her relentless pursuit for justice in our case.
Posted by Denise
Sheila was very attentive, informative and showed great interest in my case. She returned my calls promptly and answered my many questions without frustration. I was confident that she had a wealth of knowledge on the whistleblowing laws and she was able to explain them to me in terms that I could understand, without me having a law degree. She is a strong lawyer, who kept on top of my case without leaving me out of the decision making process. I trust her.
Posted by Marie
Sheila was a life saver for my professional career. I was in a highly discriminatory situation and was being set up for failure. I sought legal advice when it was clear that I was going to be fired. Sheila was recommended by a friend and it turned out to be the best thing I ever did! Sheila was extremely honest in explaining my options and allowed me to decide what direction to pursue. We worked together as a team to reveal my situation to my company. In the end, I was able to keep my job and now report to a new manager who is wonderful. The discrimination has stopped and I am a very happy, contributing, long-term employee. The outcome was much more than I could have hoped for! It's not easy to take legal action against a company but Sheila is the best! Her team is also extremely responsive and respectful. I highly recommend and am eternally grateful for Sheila O'Shea!
Joseph Mecca, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Sheila is highly qualified and experienced in the area of Employment and Labor Law. She is my first choice for referrals of clients in this area. She takes a practical and very detailed approach to theses matters. I highly endorse this lawyer.