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Professional Experience

Areas of Practice:

Civil Rights & Police Brutality

Federal Criminal Defense

State Criminal Defense

Personal Injury

Judicial Clerkship:

The Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., Chief Judge,
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Law Clerk, 2005 – 2006

The Honorable Royce C. Lamberth
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Judicial Intern, August 2003 – May 2004

Public Service:

Richmond County District Attorney’s Office
Assistant District Attorney, 2009 – 2010

United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
Organized Crime and Narcotics Trafficking Section
Law Clerk, September 2004 – December 2004

Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office (Maryland)
Student Prosecutor, January 2005 – April 2005

New York County District Attorney’s Office
Law Intern, June 2004 – August 2004

Private Practice:

De Feis O’Connell & Rose, P.C.
Associate Attorney, 2006 – 2009

The Trainor Law Firm, P.C.
Founding Member, 2010 – Present

Educational Background

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2005
Awarded the top grade in the entire class in Legal Writing and Research, Trial Practice, and Evidence.

Law Review: CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy
Articles Editor, 2004-05; Staff Member, 2003-04;

Moot Court: Sutherland Cup National Moot Court Team
Coach 2005; Advocate 2004: 2004 Sutherland Cup Competition: Won “Best Brief Award” and “Second Place Award” in interschool constitutional law competition; Moot Court Constitutional Law Vice Chancellor, 2004-05

Other: Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court, Member, 2004-05; Law School
Teaching Assistant in “Evidence, ”2004; International Business and Trade Law Program:
Cracow, Poland, Summer 2003.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Government with Honors, magna cum laude; English Honors
Minor, May 2001

Petra Shattuck Award for Distinction in Government, Commencement 2001;
Graduated with a perfect 4.0 in the Government Major.

Other: John Jay College Student Government, Freshman Class Representative; Student Government Judicial Board, Member.

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar, March 2006 – Present

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, April 2009 – Present
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, May 2009 – Present
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, March 2006 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

New York City Bar Association, 2006 – Present
New York City Bar Association’s New York City Affairs Committee, 2011 – 2016
Subcommittee Chairman, New York City Affairs Committee’s NYPD Accountability Project, 2014 – 2015
New York County Lawyer’s Association, 2006 – Present
Federal Bar Council, 2007 – 2010
Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court, Associate, 2008 – 2009

Mr. Trainor has a unique set of skills and experience that position him
for success in your case


    Attorneys understand that a federal judge clerkship is a highly sought-after position. Mr. Trainor has used this experience to inform his work on behalf of those accused of crimes or harmed by police brutality and misconduct. The federal clerkship gave Mr. Trainor a keen understanding of how to build a winning case in federal court. He understands court procedures inside out and knows what types of arguments and evidence are persuasive.


    Mr. Trainor prosecuted hundreds of cases against people accused of crimes ranging from assault to identity theft to shoplifting to drug dealing. His criminal defense clients benefit from the insider’s perspective he gained in this position.

  • Federal and State Investigations

    Mr. Trainor spent three years focusing exclusively on defense of sophisticated white collar crimes, from public corruption to securities fraud. White collar criminal cases are highly complex and technically challenging. All of Mr. Trainor’s clients benefit from the depth of knowledge he has in financial crimes, investigation, and the use of experts in case development.

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