"Mr. O'Mara, I have been doing this stuff going close to 30 years, mostly in the criminal courts, as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and a Judge. I've never seen anybody as prepared for a criminal case as I saw you prepared for this case. You knew it inside and out. You knew things some of the experts didn't seem to think that they knew as well as you did. You should go out of here with your head held high. You represented your client to the fullest. You did your profession proud. I only pray and wish for the rest of my time on the bench, that I have attorneys such as you appearing in front of me and doing the professional outstanding job you did. You're a credit to your profession."
Monmouth County Superior Court Judge
In open court, following a three week Vehicular Homicide / DWI jury trial
"Mr. O'Mara, each case I watch you in, and I've had the privilege to do that for the 11 years I've sat here, you have never ceased to amaze me about how you come up with your knowledge of the law. And I always think, well, he can't better himself in the next case and I'll be darned if you didn't pull it off in this one. Incredible. Do you know, and as tough as I am on drunk driving, I think we've got to give Counsel his credit where it's due. I mean, how many lawyers would come in here and be that thorough? Believe me, it's like one in a million! My compliments to you, Mr. O'Mara. It's always—and as much as I dislike drunk driving—I have to admit, my job here is to be neutral, but the way you've done your research here, counsel? My compliments."
Brick Township Municipal Court Judge
In open court, following the dismissal of a DWI Charge