Our Team

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. was founded over 30 years ago by John C. Dearie. In 2011, his son, John P. Dearie, joined the firm and is now the managing attorney. The firm continues to grow by following its mission statement that their clients have always been, are now, and will always be, the most important part of the firm.

Since 2010, The Dearie Law Firm has represented thousands of first responders, volunteers, office workers, and residents of Lower Manhattan in claims to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, recovering for them over $200 million thus far. The firm also has a thriving personal injury practice, which initially focused on asbestos litigation, but has grown to represent clients in all types of construction site, motor vehicle, and premises liability cases.

Following the core principles of John C. Dearie and John P. Dearie, the attorneys and staff at The Dearie Law Firm understand that an injury or illness is scary, confusing, and overwhelming. The firm continues to succeed and grow by treating clients like family during difficult times, and by fiercely advocating on their behalf in 9/11 claims and against insurance companies.

Questions about your case? Call (212) 970-6500 or send us a message.

John P. Dearie is a shareholder of The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. and has been the firm’s managing attorney since 2017. John worked as an associate attorney in the Corporate and Financial Services Department of a New York City based international law firm, representing large companies in complex financial transactions. In 2011, John joined The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., started by his father, John C. Dearie, 30 years ago.


Conor C. Prior is a graduate of Regis High School and The College of the Holy Cross. After college, he worked as an Investigative Analyst at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Conor went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law. While attending law school, Conor worked part-time as a legal intern for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. After graduating from St. John’s in May 2020, Conor passed the New York State Bar Exam in October 2020. He is awaiting admission to the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department. After his second year of law school, Conor joined The Dearie Law Firm as a Summer Associate. He returned to the firm after graduating from St. John’s in May 2020. He passed the New York State Bar Exam in October 2020. Conor was subsequently admitted to the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.