Omar Mulamekic is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ New York office. His practice focuses on complex litigation matters including construction (New York Labor Law and construction defect), transportation and catastrophic injury matters.
Mr. Mulamekic fostered his interest in litigation as a judicial intern. He prepared bench memoranda and drafted judicial opinions for civil cases for the Honorable Bernice D. Siegal at New York State Supreme Court. Mr. Mulamekic was able to observe and assist the judge in courtroom proceedings and at pre-trial conferences. Mr. Mulamekic built on this experience working at Greater New York Insurance Companies. As a law clerk in their legal department, Mr. Mulamekic was able to participate in defending the insurance company’s clients, which are some of the largest property management companies in the tri-state area. His defense of these clients consisted of assisting attorneys with pleadings, discovery, and trial preparation. Mr. Mulamekic also drafted demands, answers, bills of particulars, and attended depositions.
Mr. Mulamekic obtained his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2020. During his time there, Mr. Mulamekic was a student attorney at the Consumer Justice Clinic, where he represented clients in cases involving deed theft, foreclosure defense, predatory lending, home improvement contractor fraud, and consumer debt collection. There, Mr. Mulamekic prepared motions, affidavits, affirmations, and made appearances for his clients at Queens Civil Court. Mr. Mulamekic obtained his B.A. in Government and Politics from St. John’s University in 2015, where he graduated cum laude.
In his free time, Mr. Mulamekic enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys biking, skiing, and traveling.
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