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A Seasoned Litigator | Dedicated To Helping Injured New Yorkers

At The O’Connor Law Firm, customer service is a priority. My clients always get my complete attention as they work through a very difficult time in their lives. I treat them with the utmost respect and make sure that they feel like I hear and appreciate their concerns.

Personal attention is not the only aspect of customer service. When you have a legal matter, a great attorney also needs to have the requisite litigation skills and be willing to put in the effort necessary to help you obtain the best outcome possible. I pride myself on being that lawyer.

In the 20+ years I have been serving as an injury lawyer, I have developed a passion for representing injury victims and their families. The best part of my job is knowing that I have made a difference in a client’s life in helping them get back on their path and obtain the compensation they deserve.

A Former NYC Assistant Corporation Counsel and Insurance Defense Attorney

My career began in 1997, working for the City of New York. Within my first year as a lawyer, I had already tried many cases involving everything from pedestrian and school injuries to city-owned motor vehicle accidents. Not only did I become an effective litigator, but I also gained valuable insight into a very complex area of law.

When an international law firm with over 500 attorneys hired me, I was the only associate in the office who had tried a case. Even some of the partners could not say that they had done the same.

It was during my time as an insurance defense attorney that it became clear to me that insurance companies have one goal in mind: to deny, delay and defend legitimate claims by hard-working New Yorkers so they can increase their profits at the expense of injury victims.

I knew I needed to represent those that really deserved it –injured New Yorkers who were being taken advantage of by unscrupulous insurance carriers.

After representing injury victims in both state and federal court for a prominent NYC law office, I established The O’Connor Law Firm in 2006. I knew that I could provide more individualized personal service to clients if I limited the number of cases I accepted. Fewer cases leads to more time for each client which translates to better service, bigger settlements and larger verdicts.

About New York City and Staten Island Injury Lawyer Brian J. O’Connor

Brian is a native New Yorker. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and later moved to Staten Island where he graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School. Having grown up in the middle of 5 brothers, Brian learned early on that strong advocacy and smart negotiation skills would be keys to success. He obtained his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his law degree, cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan.

Brian currently lives in Staten Island with his wife Jenny, their three sons, Owen, Sean and Finn, and their rescue dog, Ranger. Brian is a long-suffering Mets fan and unfortunately has passed his blind loyalty on to his kids. When he is not working, Brian enjoys volunteering, serving on the Board of Directors for Sailor’s Snug Harbor Little League. He also coaches his sons’ little league teams as well as The Staten Island Patriots, a travel baseball team.

Schedule a Consultation with Brian Today

There is a reason that most of our clients come from word of mouth or attorney referrals: Brian is a man of his word and does not make promises he cannot keep. Brian will give you an honest assessment of your case and will not inflate your expectations just so you will hire him. As your New York City or Staten Island injury attorney, he will provide you with the information you need, including answers to your questions, so that you can make informed legal decisions about your case.

Call The O’Connor Law Firm today at 212-566-4868 or 718-948-3500 to schedule a free consultation with Brian so that we can start the process of getting you back on track. His offices are located in Manhattan and Staten Island. 

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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.

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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...

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

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

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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...

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

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