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About Our New York City Personal Injury Law Firm 

Brian J. O’Connor has been a New York City personal injury trial lawyer for more than 20 years. Brian founded The O’Connor Law Firm in 2006 with a singular focus of helping injury victims and their families get the justice and compensation they deserve after an injury has turned their lives upside down.

Why We Do What We Do

After starting his career as a government attorney for the City of New York and then as an insurance defense lawyer, Brian saw first-hand the dirty tricks and tactics insurance carriers use to manipulate inexperienced lawyers to deny, delay and defend legitimate claims by hard-working New Yorkers so they could increase their profits.

Brian knew that he needed to fight for those that really needed help – injured New Yorkers and their families. The O’Connor Law Firm is solely dedicated to fighting unscrupulous insurance companies who try to take advantage of injury victims when they need help the most.

Who We Help

We represent New Yorkers and their families who have suffered serious injuries due to the carelessness, negligence or intentional conduct of others in all types of serious injury cases, including vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slip, trip and falls, NYC municipal negligence, premises accidents, child injury cases, wrongful death and other cases involving serious or life-altering injuries.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide outstanding individualized personal service to each of our clients with the care, attention and dedication necessary to get the best possible outcome for their case, whether that means negotiating early on or going to trial and taking a verdict.

We focus on providing an exceptional level of personal care and attention to each client because we understand that choosing the right lawyer for your case is an important decision. 

Our Approach

At The O’Connor Law Firm, we only agree to take on cases where we can provide significant value to a client. Some law firms take too many cases even when the injured victim may be able to resolve the case on their own without having to pay a lawyer.

We believe in educating injured New Yorkers about their individual claims and the legal process so that they can make the best decision about their case, whether they hire us or not. We believe that clients are happier and more satisfied when they are kept informed on the status of their case and know where they stand in the process.

10 Reasons to Choose The O’Connor Law Firm for Your NYC Claim 

At The O’Connor Law Firm, we understand how important your choice of lawyers is and that is why we make sure each client is treated with an exceptional level of personal care and attention. Our clients always come first. We have the experience, skill and determination to get you the compensation you deserve.

#1 PERSONAL INJURY IS OUR ONLY PRACTICE

Brian J. O’Connor has been a trial lawyer practicing only personal injury law for more than 20 years. We do not accept any other types of cases. We are solely committed to helping injured clients get their lives back on track. Some firms try to practice multiple areas of law, including bankruptcy law, criminal law, family law, etc. We keep our focus and dedication to personal injury law which allows us to maintain an impeccable understanding of any changes in the law that may affect your case.

#2 WE ARE SELECTIVE IN THE CASES WE ACCEPT

Many law firms are known as “settlement mills” because they take a high volume of cases and have a reputation of settling them too quickly because they do not have the trial experience or skill necessary to get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies know which firms settle too early and which firms are prepared to go to trial. At The O’Connor Law Firm, we limit the number of cases we accept. This allows us to provide greater attention to each of our clients and prepare each case as if it will be tried in front of a jury.

#3 WE BELIEVE IN EDUCATING YOU ABOUT YOUR CASE 

We believe you deserve to understand your legal situation without having to pay for it. We offer free books and videos that provide information to assist you with your case whether you hire us or not. At The O’Connor Law Firm, we will always spend time with you explaining the law the applies to your case and the legal process in easy-to-understand terms.  

#4 RESULTS AND RECOGNITION

The O’Connor Law Firm is committed to providing the best representation possible to our clients. That commitment has been recognized nationally, locally and by peers with numerous honors and awards throughout our years of practice. I am proud of these awards because they represent our dedication and service to our clients as well as our commitment to excellence in personal injury. We have a track record of success in obtaining millions of dollars for our clients over the years through our successful settlements and verdicts.

#5 COMMUNICATION

Clients are well-informed on the status of their case from start to finish. We communicate with our clients through phone calls, e-mails and text messages. When clients call our office they speak with the attorney who is actually handling their case, not a case manager, paralegal or office clerk. Our clients can reach us any time they want and know that they can stop by our offices with any questions or concerns.

#6 HONESTY AND INTEGRITY 

We believe you deserve a partner you can trust. We will always give you an honest assessment of your case and explain any issues that could impact your claim. Brian takes pride in being the attorney you can trust and depend on.

#7 COMPASSION RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING

Our promise to our clients is that they will never be alone. We will always treat them with the compassion, respect and understanding they deserve. We are responsive to our clients’ needs and take the time to answer their questions and address their concerns. We explain the legal process in easy-to-understand terms and provide advice you need to make the best decisions about your case. We treat each client individually with the care, attention and dedication necessary to get the best possible outcome for their case, whether that means negotiating early or going to trial and taking a verdict. Our client testimonials illustrate the way we believe clients should be treated when it comes to handling their case.

#8 WE CAN COME TO SEE YOU

We understand that due to serious injury or other issues, a client may not be able to travel to our offices. If you are unable to visit us, we will arrange for an attorney to meet with you at your home or other convenient location.

#9 PEACE OF MIND 

We provide clients with the peace of mind they deserve in knowing that we are taking on the difficult task of dealing with the insurance company and protecting their rights while they focus on their recovery and their family’s well-being.

#10 NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN

When you decide to hire The O’Connor Law Firm to handle your personal injury case, you do not have to pay any initial legal fee. There is no up-front cost to retain us as your lawyer. Instead, we are paid a percentage of the settlement or judgment that we obtain on your behalf. If we are unable to win your case, you pay us nothing.

A Premier Law Firm Serving the Five Boroughs of New York 

The O’Connor Law Firm has been recognized nationally, locally and by peers as one of the highest-rated law firms in New York. The firm has been named Best Personal Injury Law Firm in New York by AI Legal Awards. We have also recently been recognized by Expertise.com as one of the top New York City personal injury law firms in 2020. Our Honors and Awards and our on-line reviews are a reflection of our dedication to our clients and our commitment to excellence in personal injury.

Municipal Negligence

$6.26 Million Read More

Bus Accident

$2.7 Million Read More

Construction Accident

$2.3 Million Read More

Construction Accident

$2.225 Million Read More

Construction Accident

$2.2 Million Read More

Construction Accident

$1.75 Million Read More

Premises Liability

$1.68 Million Read More

Negligent Maintenance

$1.5 Million Read More

Construction Accident

$1.3 Million Read More

Motor Vehicle Accident

$1.175 Million Read More

Honors & Awards

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What Sets Us Apart

We’re Not Your Typical NYC Law Firm

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Selective

Many firms take too many cases and settle too quickly. We limit the number of cases we accept. Fewer cases means more time for each client which translates to better service, bigger settlements and larger verdicts.

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Focused

Some firms practice multiple areas of law. Personal injury is our only practice. We are solely committed to helping injured New Yorkers get their lives back on track.

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Results & Reputation

Our commitment to excellence has been recognized nationally, locally and by peers with numerous honors and awards. We are proud of this recognition because it represents our dedication and service to our clients.

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Education

We believe you deserve to understand your legal situation without having to pay for it. We offer free books and videos that provide information to assist you with your case whether you hire us or not.

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Communication

We communicate with you regularly via phone, e-mail, text messages and in-person meetings. You will always speak to the attorney who is handling your case.

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Honesty & Integrity

We believe our clients deserve a partner they can trust. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and explain any issues that could impact your claim. Brian takes pride in being the attorney that our clients can trust and depend on.

What Our Clients Say

“In difficult times, it can be hard to know where to start in finding a (great) lawyer. I was lucky...

- Marissa M.

“Brian did an amazing job with my case! I would definitely give him 5 stars and Highly recommend him”

- Carolyn A.

“I highly recommend Brian J. O’Connor to anyone looking for a hardworking and caring personal injury attorney. After being disappointed...

- John M.

“I made an appointment with Mr. O’Connor and we just hit it off from the beginning. He was very professional....

- Mike

“If you want an honest, knowledgeable, trustworthy, friendly, and helpful law firm to represent you, look no further than Brian...

- Joe P.

“Mr. O’Connor represented my daughter in a lawsuit where she was injured as a very small child. He was wonderful...

- Amy Z.

“He is an amazing person and an amazing lawyer. He is really on top of things and very understanding. I...

- N.E.

Brian O’Connor handled a recent case for my family and did an excellent job managing it to completion. He was...

- Stephen S

When my car was rear ended, I was advised to contact Brian O’Connor. I did so, and was pleased by...

- AC

Attorney Brian O’Connor handled a personal injury case for my family in the most professional manner. He listened to what...

- George D.

It was a pleasure to have The O’ Connor Firm take my case. When Mr Bryan O’ Connor became my...

- Luis M

I met Mr. O’connor a week after my serious injury and emergency surgery. He came to my home, took his...

- DJ

When I got injured and needed a lawyer, I was not sure how to proceed. I met with Brian O’Connor...

- AC

Brian O’Connor handled my case thoroughly and showed compassion and determination when I was getting frustrated with the lengthy process....

- AP

Mr O’Connor is a wonderful man, he is a man of his word . Mr O’Connor handle every situation with...

- Quay F