Joseph E. O'Connor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kingston, NY

O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
 | 255 Wall St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-846-8255
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    With a practice devoted to criminal defense and personal injury litigation, Joseph E. O’Connor represents clients in Newburg and Kingston, New York, as an attorney with O’Connor & Partners, PLLC. His practice areas cover the following: motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injuries, labor law, construction accidents and medical malpractice. Throughout his career, he has secured settlements and verdicts worth millions of dollars for clients who were injured at the hands of another.

    Mr. O’Connor is admitted to practice in the state of New York. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

    At Brown University, Mr. O’Connor was on the Dean’s List and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1992. He then moved on to law school at St. John’s University School of Law where he graduated in 1997 with his Juris Doctor. Listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he was also named by Hudson Valley Magazine in 2014 as a Top Attorney in upstate New York.

    Mr. O’Connor is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Judicial Screening Committee, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Ulster County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Mr. O’Connor does volunteer work for the Ulster Performing Arts Center, the Bardavon theater and Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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    About Joseph O'Connor

    Admitted: 1998, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.oconnorpersonalinjury.com/attorneys/joseph-e-oco...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rating as well as a perfect 10 rating with AVVO
    • Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rating as well as a perfect 10 rating with AVVO
    • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013
    • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Thomas Reuters, 2014
    • Top Attorneys in New York, New York Times, 2012
    • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, 2013
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Top Settlements of 2013, New York Law Journal, 2013
    • Top Attorneys in Upstate New York, Hudson Valley Magazine, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York 2013-Present
    • New York
    • Dutchess County Bar Association
    • Orange County Bar Association
    • New York State Judicial Screening Committees, Member
    • U.S. District Court Northern New Jersey
    • Appointed to the NY Governor's Third Judicial Department Judicial Screening Committee 2009-Present
    • New York State Bar Association 1997-Present
    • Ulster County Bar Association 1999-Present
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 2006-Present
    • American Association for Justice 2006-Present
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2012-Present
    • Ulster County Criminal Defense Bar Association 1999-Present
    • American Bar Association 1998-Present
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association 1999-Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors – Bardavon Theater
    • Board of Directors – Ulster Performing Arts Center 
    • Make a Wish of the Hudson Valley

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Truckers Using Illegal Substances to Combat Sleep Deprivation, The Lawyer's Logbook, 2014
    • National Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer 

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Grant v. Nembhard, 94 A.D. 3d 1397
    • Coole-Mahew v Timm, 18 A.D. 3d 948, 2005
    • *$7,770,000.00 2019 Orange County Case Construction Worker Injured At Work Place *$7,000,000.00 2013 Ulster County Case Infant Sustained A Brain Injury As A Result Of A Car Accident *$6,000,000.00 2019 Dutchess County Case Woman Injured In A Two-Car Collision While Riding In A Defective Car *$4,900,000.00 2019 Ulster County Case Woman Injured By Product Liability *$3,500,000.00 2015 Sullivan County Case Plaintiffs Were Injured Riding On A Motorcycle *$3,350,000.00 2013 Sullivan County Case Man Was Injured When He Fell Off A Roof Working *$2,750,000
    • Murtagh v Beachy, 6 A.D. 3d 786, 2004
    • *$2,588,000.00 2017 Ulster County Case Retired Police Sergeant Injured In Fall On The Job *$2,250,000.00 2014 Westchester County Case Professional Woman Injured In A Rear-End Collision *$2,050,000.00 2020 Ulster County Case Woman Injured When Hit On Bicycle By Truck *$1,985,000.00 2019 United States District Court *$1,900,000.00 2018 Ulster County/Court Of Claims Plaintiff Was Injured On Work Site *$1,900,000.00 2019 Ulster County Court Bicyclist Hit By Car  
    • *$1,500,000.00 2013 Ulster County Case Motorcyclist Rear-Ended *$1,500,000.00 2019 Ulster County Case Bicyclist Injured By Motor Vehicle *$1,400,000.00 2019 Ulster County Case Woman Injured In Home *$1,400,000.00 2010 Ulster County Case Man Injured In Motor Vehicle Accident

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Police Emerald Society of the Hudson Valley-Irishmen of the Year https://peshv.com/irishmen-of-the-year, 2019
    • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2013

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    Educational Background:

    • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York J.D., 1997
    • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island B.A.  Honors: Dean's List, 1992
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    Office Location for Joseph E. O'Connor

    255 Wall St
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Phone: 845-846-8255

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    Last Updated: 5/20/2020

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