Inspiring girls on Long Island to be strong, smart and bold.
Maureen Galvin Dwyer
Attorney, Law Office of Maureen Galvin Dwyer, P.C.
I love seeing the excitement, wonder and strength in the girls and young women whom we serve at Girls Inc. of Long Island. My mother emigrated to this country in her early 20s and did not have the opportunity to further her education, so I was the first woman in my family to attend college, yet alone, law school. Through our programming, events, partnerships and support, it is my sincere belief that we are enabling hundreds of young women from diverse backgrounds on Long Island to pursue their dreams and giving them the tools and confidence to do so. Every time I meet a student engaged in Girls Inc. of Long Island or hear her tell her story, I know I’ve made the right choice in joining the Board.
Maureen Galvin Dwyer, Esq. is the principal of a law firm in Northport, Long Island, specializing in legal research, writing, motion practice and appeals for a broad range of civil and criminal matters. She has extensive experience in commercial, professional liability, insurance and criminal litigation, and counsels law firms in complex matters. Maureen recently served on the Assigned Counsel Panel for Felony and Misdemeanor Appeals for Suffolk and Kings Counties for over 10 years, representing indigent criminal defendants on appeal. As a long-time contributing author for Lexis Nexis/Matthew Bender & Co., a leading legal publisher, Maureen has written extensively on tort law, civil procedure, criminal law and family law issues. She was an adjunct professor for legal writing and research at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for many years, and taught business law at St. Joseph’s College. Early in her legal career, Maureen worked as a litigation associate at Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP. Maureen is a graduate of Boston College, B.A., English and Economics, magna cum laude, and New York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude. She is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. She and her husband, Sean, reside in Northport and have four children, Brendan, Maeve, Devin and Aidan. Maureen enjoys travel, reading, yoga, and gardening, and she supports organizations which advance the goals of social justice, environmental awareness and access to women’s health care. She is honored to be a board member of the Girls Incorporated of Long Island. “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” – Maya Angelou