Brian J. O’Dwyer is a native New Yorker who comes from a legendary New York Irish American family. He is the son of the late Paul O’Dwyer, civil rights activist and President of New York City council from 1974 to 1979 and the nephew of The Honorable William O’Dwyer, former Mayor of New York.
Dr. O’Dwyer was educated in the New York City public school system and graduated from the High School of Music and Art, now known as LaGuardia High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and a Masters of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Madrid. He has Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University and a Masters degree in Law from The George Washington University. In July 2013 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Dublin City University.