170 Mason Street, Greenwich, CT 06830



The resources of a large firm combined with the personal attention and care of a smaller one – we are innovative, creative, practical and cost effective.


The resources of a large firm combined with the personal attention and care of a smaller one – we are innovative, creative, practical and cost effective.
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Fairfield County Personal Injury and Real Estate Lawyers

Attorneys for Corporate Matters, Franchise Law, and Civil Litigation Serving Metro New York

As a full-service law firm comprised of lawyers with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC offers trusted guidance and representation of the highest quality to clients who are facing a wide range of legal concerns. Our attorneys have the diversity of skills and experience necessary to meet the most complex legal needs of our clients. Our clients, however, know us as a small firm - innovative and creative, yet practical and cost effective.

Our firm was founded in 1950 with the goal of helping our friends and neighbors in Southwestern Connecticut and the surrounding region. Since that time, we have grown to represent both individual and corporate clients across the tri-state region. We take pride in forming lasting relationships with our clients and their families. As a result of the trust, professionalism, and respect that we bring to those relationships, we are proud to represent multiple generations of some of our original clients.

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Practice Areas

The practice areas handled by the attorneys at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC encompass a wide range of legal matters. We understand how intimidating and complex the law can be, and we have the knowledge and skill to help you manage your case. Our firm consists of several teams of highly qualified attorneys, each of which focuses its efforts on a specific area of practice, including:

Residential Real Estate

Practice Areas

While homes are bought and sold every day throughout the Fairfield County and Metro New York area, each transaction is a complex undertaking that requires many weeks or months of work by both the buyer and seller. The process of buying or selling a home can quickly become overwhelming, especially for those who are buying or selling for the first time. At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, our experienced lawyers handle all aspects of residential real estate deals, including purchase and sales agreements, title considerations, tax issues, and closings.


Commercial Real Estate

Practice Areas

Commercial real estate transactions, in most cases, are complex, even for those who have bought, sold, or leased commercial property many times before. The skilled team at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC works on behalf of buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders, developers, and other parties in all types of commercial real estate matters. In addition to purchases, sales, and leases, we also handle considerations such as zoning, easements, environmental concerns, and boundary disputes, as well as all commercial landlord-tenant issues.

Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, our experienced wills, trusts, and estates attorneys offer guidance in creating comprehensive estate plans ranging from simple plans to complex estate plans for high net worth clients. We provide assistance with lifetime wealth transfers, business succession planning, sophisticated gifting strategies, charitable gift planning, exempt organization and international estate planning. Our trusts and estates attorneys also handle elder law, inheritance and estate tax planning and estate litigation matters.


Corporate / Franchise

We represent business owners, partners, commercial lenders, franchisees and franchisors in a wide range of corporate, finance and franchise operations matters. We offer guidance on entity formations to those starting businesses, as well as support to long-established companies and lenders facing issues or simply requiring assistance with day-to-day business operations matters.

Employment Law

When disputes arise between employers and employees, it is important to seek help from an experienced employment law attorney. At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, we represent both employees and employers in matters related to employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, contract disputes, non-compete agreements, and much more.



At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, our team includes experienced litigators who understand how to handle all aspects of the legal process, including courtroom trials and appeals. We are equipped to litigate all types of matters, including but not limited to real estate issues, contract disputes, construction defects, partnership disputes, probate concerns, and employment considerations. Our team understands the work that goes into building a successful case, and we will do everything we can to secure a resolution that meets your needs.


Personal Injury

When you are injured by the negligence or careless action of another person or entity, your life could be changed forever. Your injuries might require months or years of treatment, rehabilitation, and physical therapy, and they might result in pain that could last for the rest of your life. At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, we believe that if you have been hurt by another person's negligence, you deserve justice and compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys will work hard on your behalf in pursuit of maximum compensation under the law. We are not easily intimidated, and we are well-prepared to tackle negotiations and trials on your behalf. We will remain at your side as you seek the damages you deserve and need in order to put your life back together.

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Wrongful Death

If you have lost a family member in an accident caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be entitled to collect compensation through a wrongful death action. At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, we understand that it is impossible to put a price on the loss that you have suffered. Our experienced lawyers will work on your family's behalf to help you recover the full damages permitted by law so that you can start to heal and move forward with your life.


Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can dramatically affect a person's quality of life and, in some cases, his or her ability to function normally. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in any type of accident, the attorneys at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC can help you explore your options for pursuing compensation. Damages might be available to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other long-term considerations.


Car Accidents

Every day, thousands of Americans are injured in car accidents, including many in Fairfield County and the Metro New York area. Unfortunately, injured victims do not always receive the financial compensation they deserve. At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, our experienced traffic accident lawyers will not be intimidated by insurance companies seeking to protect their bottom line. Instead, we will work hard on your behalf to get you the resources you need to put your life back on track after a car crash.




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  • This full service law firm is one of the best in Connecticut. They are responsive, professional and cost-conscious. Hire them!

    by The Law Offices of Mark Sherman, LLC

    In 2013 my husband was killed and daughter critically injured when a drunk driver hit them head-on. It was a very difficult time for us but Mr. Kelly was without a doubt, extremely professional and caring at the same time. If I could give John Kelly more than 5 stars in my review, I absolutely would.

    by Martina Calvelli

    My 8 year old son was killed in a totally preventable accident and we came to him for help. Mr. Kelly was caring and compassionate and gave us support to make it through the legal process. I would highly recommend him, and hope never to have to use his services for a wrongful death case again.

    by Sharon Grishkin Wu

    Extremely pleased with not only the quick way my case was handled, but the professionalism and kindness of my attorney, John Kelly. He was very smart, worked quickly and efficiently and was very concerned about my wellbeing after my bad car accident. I highly recommend him and his firm.

    by Kathy Dann

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