Terence P. O'Connor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C.
 | 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-465-0400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner with O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C., Terence P. O'Connor is dedicated to serving clients in the Albany, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Glens Falls, New York, areas. He focuses his practice primarily on defending clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability.

After attending the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, Mr. O'Connor received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from St. Lawrence University in 1980. During his undergraduate years, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1983. Mr. O'Connor is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Vermont as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Recognized for his excellent legal skills and ethics, Mr. O'Connor has earned the respect and high regard of his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has additionally received the President’s Award from the Albany County Bar Association, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. An active participant in several legal groups, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. O'Connor has also served on the board of directors of the Center for Disability Services in Albany.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

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About Terence O'Connor

Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.1stlaw.com/Attorneys/Terence-P-O-connor.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 1% of Trial Lawyers in New York State, Medical Malpractice Lawyers, 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Award, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Top 50 Upstate New York Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Super Lawyers Top 10 Upstate New York Attorneys, 2008, 2014-2015
  • Upstate New York Medical Malpractice Defense, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Best Lawyers' Lawyer of The Year, Product Liability Defendants, Albany, New York, 2013-2014
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Albany, NY, 2014 and 2017
  • President’s Award, Albany County Bar Association, 2011
  • Attorney of the Year, OMS National Insurance Company
  • Federal Court Mediator, Appointed by Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.
  • Defending the Specialty of Oral Surgery, Continuing Excellence Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Consumer Guide
  • Top 50 Upstate New York Lawyers
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007-Present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Elected Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mediator/Arbitrator for Civil and Commercial Litigated Matters pending throughout New York State
  • Court Appointed Mediator, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2014
  • Vermont, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1984
  • New York, 1984
  • Albany County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, Chair
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Medical Malpractice, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dental Society of the State of New York, Council on Peer Review, Member
  • Tri-Village Little League, Board Member/Secretary
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Marathon fundraising/Jimmy Fund
  • Albany County Hospice, Wave Runner Program for Children of Cancer Patients
  • Siena College, Board of Associate Trustees
  • Center for Disability Services, Board of Directors, Chair
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Medical Malpractice Litigation from Soup to Nuts, Albany Medical College
  • Ethics in the Courtroom, Albany Law School
  • Tort Reform, Sky Radio and American Airlines
  • Lecturer, Trial Practice and Medical/Legal Issues, Albany Medical Center Hospital
  • Lecturer, Trial Practice and Medical/Legal Issues, Albany Law School
  • Lecturer, Trial Practice and Medical/Legal Issues, New York State Bar Association
  • Risk Management Course, Dental Society of New York, Third and Fourth Districts and the Greater New York Dental Conference
  • Proving and Defending Damages, New York State Bar Association, June 4, 1999
  • Jury Selection Techniques: The Basics for the Civil Practitioner, New York State Bar Association, May 14, 1999
  • How to Handle a Neck and Back Injury Case, New York State Bar Association, November 20, 1998
  • Cross Examining Plaintiff's Experts in Federal Court, New York State Bar Association
  • Medicine in the Courtroom, New York State Bar Association, December 12, 1997
  • Expert Testimony in Federal Court After Daubert and New Rule 26-From Discovery Through Trial, New York State Bar Association, May 21, 1997
  • Practical Skills Basic Civil Practice: The Trial, New York State Bar Association
  • Power Advocacy: Achieving Maximum Jury Impact During Trial, New York State Bar Association

Representative Clients:

  • Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company
  •  Zurich Canada Zurn Industries, Inc.
  • Westport Insurance Corporation
  • Weil-McLain Company
  • Wal Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Utica National Insurance Group
  • Travelers Insurance Company
  • T.I.G. Speciality Insurance Solutions
  • T.H.E. Insurance Company
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Sunoco Swiss Re
  • Specialty Risk Services
  • Specialty Insurance Agency
  • Selective Insurance Company of America
  • RUST International Safeco Insurance Company
  • Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Company
  • Riley Stoker Corp.
  • QBE Insurance Agency
  • Providence Washington Insurance Company
  • Professional Risk Management, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut of America, Inc.
  • Pilbrico Company
  • RRG Physicians Reciprocal Insurance Company
  • OMS National Ins. Co.
  • Northland Insurance Company OUM & Associates
  • Northeast Utilities Services Company
  • North American Specialty Group
  • North American Speciality Insurance Company
  • Nautilis Insurance Company
  • Mercury Insurance Group
  • Medmarc Insurance
  • Maytag Company
  • Markel Insurance Company
  •  Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Lever Brothers
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Insurance Services Professionals
  • HANYS Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Gillette Company
  • General Accident Insurance Company
  • Frontier Insurance Company
  • Fortress Insurance Company
  • First Specialty Insurance Corporation
  • Farm Family Insurance Company
  • Exxon/Mobil Oil Corporation
  • Employers Reinsurance Corporation
  • Dryden Mutual Insurance Company
  • CNA HealthPro DePuy, Inc.
  • CNA Insurance Company
  • Coregis Insurance Company
  • Chubb Insurance Company
  • Chevron Chemical Company
  • Caronia Corporation
  • Burlington Insurance Company
  • BP Amoco Buckingham Manufacturing
  • B.C.S. Management, Inc.
  • A.W. Chesterton Balboa Insurance Company
  • Atlas Copco Group
  • Allmerica Financial American Express Property and Casualty Companies
  • Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Admiral Insurance Company
  • Administrators for the Professions of Delaware, Inc.
  • AAO Insurance Company
  • CHART Risk Retention Group
  • UHS Hospitals, Inc.
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital
  • Wakefern Food Corp.
  • Western Litigation
  • Coverys
  • MedPro

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mediator/Arbitrator for civil litigation cases pending throughout New York State.

Educational Background:

  • St Lawrence University, Canton, New York, B.S., Honors: Magna Cum Laude, 1980, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, Honors: Faculty Scholar
  • University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1978

Industry Groups

  • International Academy Of Trial Lawyers
  • International Association Of Defense Counsel
  • The Best Lawyer
  • Office Location for Terence P. O'Connor

    20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
    Albany, NY 12211

    Phone: 518-465-0400

     

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