Michael J. O'Connor, founder of Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, was selected and named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of workers compensation law as published in the June 2006 edition of Philadelphia Magazine.
The Super Lawyer designation was born in 1991 when Law & Politics magazine published the first issue of Super Lawyers magazine in Minnesota. The magazine served as a guide in which consumers could research the best attorneys in the state. The annual magazine quickly gained popularity throughout the state and the publishers decided to introduce Super Lawyers in other states around the country.
Law & Politics introduced the Super Lawyers publication to Pennsylvania in 2004. Not only were profiles of those attorneys designated as Super Lawyers printed in Pennsylvania's first edition of Super Lawyer magazine, but a special section of the June Philadelphia Magazine was also dedicated to them. Attorneys named Super Lawyers are considered to be the top five percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. O'Connor was named a Super Lawyer in 2004 and each year following, making this his fourth year in a row to top the list of workers compensation attorneys in Pennsylvania.
To be named a Super Lawyer, an attorney must first go through a rigorous three-step process. Each year, Law & Politics sends a ballot to lawyers throughout the state that have been in practice for at least five years. Attorneys receiving this ballot are asked to nominate the best attorneys they have personally observed in action, rather than making a nomination based solely on reputation. The nominees are then grouped into their respective practice areas and those with the most votes are asked to serve on a "blue ribbon panel".
Next, the nominees are rated by a member of the "blue ribbon panel", from their practice area, and evaluated by Law & Politics on more than a dozen indicators including peer recognition and professional achievements. The discipline record of each candidate is reviewed and it is verified that each lawyer is active and in good standing with the appropriate licensing authority.
In addition to being featured in the Super Lawyers magazine and Philadelphia Magazine, profiles of attorneys named as Super Lawyers can also be found on the Super Lawyers website. O'Connor's profile can be viewed by clicking here .
O'Connor's eighth consecutive Super Lawyer designation makes evident his continued determination to uphold an outstanding level of legal representation. His dedication to injured workers is recognized amongst his peers and demonstrated in his professional achievements.
The workers compensation attorney team at Michael J. O'Connor & Associates is ready to begin tackling your legal problem today. Email or call our toll free number at (800) 518-4LAW for a free initial consultation and review of your case.