Paul M. O

Paul M. O'Gara

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 609-241-0174

Ask about the gaming industry on the East Coast, and you’ll likely hear Paul O’Gara’s name. With over three decades of experience in gaming law, Paul is well known and highly respected by legal colleagues and government gaming regulators alike. He represents many premier casinos, casino holding companies, financial institutions and investors, as well as those who do business with casinos before the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and other gaming regulatory bodies both in the United States and foreign jurisdictions.

Paul has been deeply involved in the evolution of the gaming industry and, along with it, gaming law as it applies to both brick-and-mortar and online gaming. Based in our Atlantic City office, Paul’s work for major gaming clients such as Caesars Entertainment takes him from New Jersey to New England to Asia and beyond.

In addition to gaming-related issues, Paul has represented individuals, companies and organizations with respect to other regulated leisure activities. His background encompasses a wide range of areas, including gaming-related compliance and securities issues.

A former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Paul is a member of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Tulane UniversityBA 1967Rutgers University School of LawJ.D. 1970
Mercer County Bar AssociationNew Jersey State BarIAGA

Office Location

Absecon Professional Center, Suite C-5
707 White Horse Pike
Absecon, NJ 08201
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Gaming Law of the Atlantic City Metro Area
Paul M. O'Gara has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Gaming Law (Business Transactions, Casino, Government Relations, Licensing)