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Michael J. O'Connor

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Education
  • J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 1986
    Honors: Dean's List
  • M.A., Villanova University Villanova, PA, 1983
    Major: Political Science
  • B.A., Villanova University Villanova, PA, 1980
    Major: Political Science
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1988
  • The United States Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1995
  • The United States Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2000
Fraternities
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Schuylkill County Bar Association
  • Luzerne County Bar Association
  • Northumberland Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group
    Board of Directors
  • Workers’ Compensation Law and Advocacy Group
    Past Secretary
  • The Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section of the American Association for Justice
    Past Chairman
  • Hearing Committee Member Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board 2015-2017
  • Brehon Law Society, Philadelphia
  • St. Thomas Moore Society
  • Frackville Rotary Club
    President 1989, 1999
  • Allentown Diocesan Review Board
  • Knights of Columbus
    Board of Directors
    Past State Deputy
    Past State Advocate
    Past Grand Knight
    Past District Deputy
  • Elks Lodge, Frackville
  • St. Ann's Church, Frackville
    Financial Advisory Board
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
Awards
  • 12x Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004- Present)
  • Lehigh Valley Labor Council: 2011 Labor Partner of the Year
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell(R) Peer Review Ratings(TM)
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Rotary International: Paul Harris Fellow
Representative Cases
  • Leib v. Leib, 583 A.2d 483 (Pa.Super. 1990)
Speaking Engagements
  • Workers' Compensation Law and Advocacy Group: "National Issues in Worker's Compensation Law"
Past Employment Positions
  • Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas, Hon. Cyrus Palmer Dolbin Law Clerk, 1991

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