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Robert George Harley

Robert George Harley, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1966, United States District Court 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1993.


  • Harley, Robert George was born on August 16, 1939 in Jersey City. Son of Philip C. and Ellen (O'Grady) Harley.

  • Education

    • AB, Georgetown University, 1962. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1965.


    • Associate Wm. G. Mulligan, New York City, 1965-1966, Martin, Clearwater & Bell, New York City, 1966-1969, Fine, Tofrl, Corwin & Saxl, New York City, 1969-1971. Partner Clark & Harley, Jamaica, New York, 1971-1976. Sole practice New York City, 1976-1979.

      Partner Harley & Browne, since 1979. Member Supreme Court Medical Malpractice Mediation Panel, Queens County, New York, 1974-1992, New York City, 1983-1992. Consultant Special Advisory Panel Medical Malpractice, State of New York, New York City, 1975-1976.

      Lecturer New York State Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, New York Law Journal, Association of Bar of City of New York, Brooklyn Bar Association.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1966, United States District Court 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1993.


    • Toxic Tort Law & Science Manual
    • Authored by experienced trial lawyers, The Toxic Tort Law & Science Manual is a compendium of current information on the law, science and medicine of toxic torts.


    Board mediator and arbitrators Roman Catholic Dioceses Brooklyn, since 1979. Trustee St. Francis Xavier Parish, Brooklyn, since 1980, Pius XII Youth and Family Services, New York City since 1984. Vice president Diocesan Pastoral Council, Roman Catholic Dioceses Brooklyn, 1979-1981, collegiate chorale, since 1987.

    Member American Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American (international practice section), New York State Bar Association (executive committee trial lawyers section since 1988), Association Bar of City of New York (committee on medicine and law 1974-1977, special committee on environmental law 1977-1978, committee on state courts of superior jurisdiction 1985-1988, special committee on medical malpractice since 1987, chair 1994-1997, committee on employment law, since 1997), Queens County Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, Association Personal Injury Lawyers Great Britain.



    Singing, reading, travel, skiing, choral.


    • Married Emily Ann Kerecz, May 30, 1964. Children: Philip Robert, Matthew Bela, Jeremy Thomas.
    • father: Philip C. Harley
    • mother: Ellen (O'Grady) Harley
    • spouse: Emily Ann Kerecz
    • children: Philip Robert Harley
    • Matthew Bela Harley
    • Jeremy Thomas Harley
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    Born August 16, 1939