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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 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense
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Attorney Profile

Joseph has been practicing law for over twenty years and is currently the managing partner of the firm. He is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley and relies on his connections to the community to best serve his clients. Joseph graduated from Brown University in 1993 and played both division one football and golf for the Brown Bears. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1996. Joseph dedicates a majority of his time to representing seriously and catastrophically injured individuals harmed by construction, motor vehicle, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, as well as those harmed by defective products.

Joseph is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York. He has been admitted pro hac vice in New Jersey, Utah, and Texas.

Joseph is on the Board of Directors for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He regularly presents Continuing Legal Education lectures, statewide and nationally. Joseph is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Judicial Screening Committee, the American Bar Association, the Ulster County Bar Association, and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.

Joseph has continuously been named as one of the top 25 lawyers of the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York by Super Lawyers for 2015 through 2021. He carries a Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rating, as well as a perfect 10 rating with AVVO. Many of his cases have been featured on television, including the Today Show and Anderson 360. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the New York Journal have all featured cases he litigated.

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

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Arrest & Arraignment, Felony, Misdemeanor

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Joseph E. O'Connor

First Admitted: 1998, New York

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board Member
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Board Member
  • Bicycle/AAJ-American Association for Justice, Member
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York 2013-Present
  • 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

  • People's Place of Ulster County
  • Board of Directors – Bardavon Theater
  • Board of Directors – Ulster Performing Arts Center 
  • Make a Wish of the Hudson Valley

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 
  • $2,588,000.00 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 2019 Ulster County Court Bicyclist Hit By Car   $1,900,000.00 2018 Ulster County/Court Of Claims Plaintiff Was Injured On Work Site
  • $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
  • $1,900,000 Ulster County Case, Bicyclist Injured by Motor Vehicle $1,850,000 Ulster County Case, Bicyclist Injured by Motor Vehicle, 2020

Newsletters

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

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 

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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Honors/Awards

  • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 25 Attorneys in Upstate New York, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top Attorneys in Upstate New York, Hudson Valley Magazine, 2014
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Thomas Reuters, 2014
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, 2013
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013
  • Top Settlements of 2013, New York Law Journal, 2013
  • Top Attorneys in New York, New York Times, 2012
  • 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
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Office Location for Joseph E. O'Connor

255 Wall St
Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845-846-8255

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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