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Dennis R. O'Connor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando, FL

O'Connor & O'Connor, LLC
800 N Magnolia Ave, Suite 1350
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-843-2100
Fax: 407-843-2061
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in Florida Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Defense (60%), General Litigation (20%), Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Government Tort and Statutory Liability; Personal Injury and Wrongful Death; Insurance Law; Medical Malpractice Defense; First Party Insurance Claims; Products Liability; Premises Liability; Commercial Litigation; Business Torts; Professional Negligence; Construction Law; Transportation Law.

About Dennis R. O'Connor

First Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Make/Manage Objection at Trial - NBI (2000) (Lecture)
  • Superior Deposition Strategies - NBI (2001) (Lecture)
  • The Basics of Cross Examination - NBI (2001) (Lecture)
  • First Civil Trial - NBI (2005) (Lecture)
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with Rambo Litigator (Lecture)
  • Powerfrul Techniques for Direct and Cross Examination - NBI (2008) (Lecture)
  • ABOTA - Masters in Trial - A trial Demonstration Seminar - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2008 (Teach)
  • Advance Trial Advocacy Seminar - 2012 (Teach)
  • LEGAL WRITINGS/CLE/TEACHING SEMINARS: Frequent lecturer on issues related to insurance and personal injury defense:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Bar Foundation Legal Assistance for Poor (Past member)
  • Parent Resource Center (Past Board of Directors)
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar (Board of Trustees, 1987 - 1996, Past President)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominations Commission (Past member)
  • Orange County Bar Association (Fee Arbitration Committee, past member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocate (ABOTA); President - 2013
  • Children's Home Society (Past President)
  • Florida Legal Services (Past member, Board of Directors)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (Past member)
  • The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section member; Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division, 1992-1997; Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Past member)
  • BAR ADMISSIONS: Florida, 1983; U.S. District Court, Middle Districts of Florida; U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
  • Crisis Nursery (Past Board of Directors)
  • Leading Florida Lawyers
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association


  • Dennis O’Connor has tried over 200 Civil Jury Trials


  • Selected by peers as Top Attorneys in Florida - American Registry (2012)
  • Selected in the Guide to Leading Florida Attorneys in the area of personal injury defense law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (1992-2002) – Re-certified 2002, 2007 - Present
  • Selected as Orlando Top Lawyer - Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine (2011 and 2012)
  • Selected as Florida “Super Lawyer” (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)
  • 2009 Leading Providers Attorneys for the Southeastern United States - Forbes Magazine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates. (1999 - Present

Educational Background

  • University of Florida (1980 B.A., Gold Key)
  • University of Florida College of Law (1983, J.D., University of Florida Moot Court Team)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar  (continuously since 1992)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Diplomat
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Office Location for Dennis R. O'Connor

800 N Magnolia Ave
Suite 1350
Orlando, FL 32803

Last Updated: 3/30/2021

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