Brian J. O'Connor

Top rated personal injury attorney in Staten Island, New York

O'Connor Law Firm
Brian J. O'Connor
O'Connor Law Firm

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1998

Education: Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
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O'Connor Law Firm

3884 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10308 Visit website


Attorney Brian J. O’Connor is the founder and owner of O’Connor Law Firm, which has law offices in Manhattan and Staten Island, New York. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 22 years of legal experience, Mr. O’Connor focuses his practice solely on personal injury law, and he provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout New York City and surrounding areas who have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones as a result of any of the following:

·        Construction accidents

·        Motor vehicle accidents

·        Unsafe property conditions

·        Police misconduct

·        Some other act of negligence or wrongdoing

Over the course of his legal career fighting for the rights and entitlements of accident victims and their families, Mr. O’Connor has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. Among his many other awards and honors, he has also received a Lawyers of Distinction designation as well as designation as one of the nation's Top One Percent from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Mr. O’Connor also holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received top attorney designations from The National Trial Lawyers, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and America's Top 100 Attorneys as well as many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous five-star client reviews on various online rating sites along with many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1993 magna cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. O’Connor obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 1997, where he served as staff editor of the Arts & Entertainment Section of the school's law review. He is admitted to practice before all New York state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. O’Connor is a member of the Irish American Bar Association, the Richmond County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.

*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

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Top New York Verdicts - Verdict Search
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Nations Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2011
  • Lifetime Achievement, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff, National Trial Lawyers Top !00, 2016
  • Member, Irish Legal 100, 2017
  • Life member, Trial Masters, 2015
  • Lifetime Charter Member, Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Irish American Bar Association, Member 2015-Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2004
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2004
  • New York, 1998
  • American Association for Justice, 2015
  • Richmond County Bar Association, 2015
Educational Background:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo - B.A., magna cum laude, Major: Psychology, 1993
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Small Claims Court Arbitrator, 2016
  • $3.5 Million - Velez v. NYCTA (Index No.: 400280/04)(New York County), 2016
  • $2.3 Million - Mazzola v. Silverstein Properties (New York County), 2019
  • $2.7 Million - Ibrahimi v. NYCTA (Index No.: 13221/10)(Queens County), 2015
  • $1.175 Million - Johnson v. Authentic Renaissance (Index No.: 8949/13), 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Law

Office location for Brian J. O'Connor

3884 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10308

Phone: 646-791-7949


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

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