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John P. Connors, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Staten Island, NY

Connors & Connors, P.C.
766 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone: 718-442-1700
Fax: 718-442-1717
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Defense, Transportation/Maritime, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

As president of Connors & Connors, P.C., John P. Connors, Jr., has spent over three decades defending clients in a wide array of liability cases including trucking, motor vehicle, pharmacy, negligent security and premises liability claims. He has a diverse client base including auto liability insurers, vehicle leasing and rental companies, public utilities, national retailers, national pharmacies, general liability insurers and academic institutions. His firm is consistently retained to represent defendants in both the state and federal courts in the New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties where the firm has handled over 27,300 cases.

Prior to his work in liability defense, Mr. Connors served as an assistant district attorney. It was there that he honed the litigation skills necessary to handle cases involving issues such as auto, trucking and transportation liability; pharmacy medication errors; co-op, condo and apartment building liability; retail store liability and negligent security; and products liability. He has given CLE presentations to various bar associations on issues including expert witnesses, trial tactics and depositions. 

Committed to the law, both in his practice and outside it, Mr. Connors was appointed in 2014 and reappointed in 2018 by the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department to chair the New York State Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh & Thirteenth Judicial Districts. In 2019 he was appointed to serve as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judical Districts. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Richmond County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute (DRI) – The Voice of the Defense Bar. He also serves as a director of Northfield Bank, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Notre Dame Academy. He previously served as the president of the Richmond County Bar Association, chair of the New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, and chair of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts.

Mr. Connors also has secured favorable outcomes for clients involved in employment discrimination, labor law and construction site liability claims, and he has successfully defended colleges against claims that include liability for sexual assault and academic and residential discipline liability. In recognition of his legal ethics and success for his clients, Mr. Connors holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1978, Mr. Connors graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University. He then earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981.

* 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
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 30%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Insurance, Insurance Defense


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

About John P. Connors, Jr.

First Admitted: 1982, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Weekly newsletter presenting verdicts and settlements in various personal injury cases., What's it Worth?, Insurance, Transportation, Retail And Hospitality, Academic And Religious Institutions

Representative Clients

  • New York State Insurance Fund
  • Catholic Mutual Group
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Wagner College
  • New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company
  • CNA 
  • Travelers Insurance Company
  • Costco
  • CVS Health
  • Con Edison
  • Geico
  • Ryder Truck Rental Inc. 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectured at the New York State Bar Association and New York County Lawyers Association on the topics of premises liability, negligent security, civil practice, jury selection, insurance coverage and cross examination of an expert witness

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court, District of Columbia, 1983
  • Member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the New York State Supreme Court Second Judicial Department., 2019
  • Member, Richmond County Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Independent Judicial Election Qualifications Committee 2nd and 13th Judicial Districts
  • Former Member, Richmond County Bar Association Judiciary Committee
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1983
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1984
  •  Former Chairperson, Grievance Committee for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts
  • Former member, Judicial Screening Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Past Chair, New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • New Jersey State Bar, 1984
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Past President, Richmond County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar, 1982
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Director, St. Elizabeth Ann Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Staten Island, New York
  • Former Trustee, St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond
  • Director, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
  • Trustee, Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island, New York
  • Director, Northfield Bank, Avenel, New Jersey
  • Former Director, St. Vincent’s Services, Brooklyn, New York

Educational Background

  • Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences, Washington, D.C., Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude, 1978

Industry Groups

  • Academic Institutions
  • Catholic Parishes and schools
  • Insurance
  • Retail And Hospitality
  • Trucking
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Office Location for John P. Connors, Jr.

766 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

Phone: 718-442-1700

Fax: 718-442-1717

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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