Brendan McCarthy / 2010 Top 40 Under 40

Age 31 Place of Birth Philadelphia, PA Where you live Hoboken, NJ First Job Caddy at age 14 What it taught me Be diligent, pay attention to details and be considerate of those around you. Status Single Best advice you could give someone starting out Have a plan, look for opportunities and make sure you are prepared when you find them. As the saying goes, "Chance favors the prepared mind."

Brendan McCarthy is an Assistant Prosecutor in Newark, NJ. Raised in Chatham, NJ, McCarthy graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School. After a judicial clerkship, he joined the Essex County Prosecutor's Office in 2005 and has since tried numerous jury trials. In 2009, McCarthy and other prominent Irish-American members of New Jersey's legal community formed the Irish American Bar Association of New Jersey ( Among other events this past year, the IABANJ's members gathered to honor a Federal Judge and an Assistant Prosecutor for their distinguished legal careers and commitment to public service.

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