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Michael J. O'Connor

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608 W Oak St
Frackville, Pennsylvania 17931


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 and Appointments Supreme Court of the United States of America
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Committee Member, 2011-2017
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Schuylkill County Bar Association
  • Northumberland County Bar Association
  • Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
  • Brehon Law Society, Philadelphia
  • Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers
  • AAJ, Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section, Committee Chair, 2010
  • St. Thomas Moore Society of Schuylkill County, Past President
  • Pennsylvania Society
  • Union League of Philadelphia
  • Frackville Rotary Club, Past President, 1989, 1999
  • Elks Lodge, Frackville
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville
  • Legatus Lehigh Chapter
  • Diocese of Allentown, former Board Member: School Board
    • Review Board
      • Catholic Charities
      • Pastoral Council
  • Knights of Columbus: Supreme Director, 2007-2021
    • Supreme Secretary, 2016-2021
    • Supreme Treasurer, 2013-2016
    • Pennsylvania State Deputy, 2006-2008
  • Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
  • Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Member
  • Best Lawyer by US News & World Report (2015- Present)
  • 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" honoree for Workers' Compensation Law-Claimants for the Allentown metro area in Pennsylvania by Best Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004- Present)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Named to Lehigh Valley Business 2023 Power List for Law
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell(R) Peer Review Ratings(TM)
  • Avvo Rating of 10
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Lehigh Valley Labor Council: 2011 Labor Partner of the Year
  • 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
Client Reviews
No improvements needed. Everyone was very friendly & helpful. Christine F.
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The services I received were exceptional. Robyn J.
I don't think there is need for improvement. My cases were handled with such care and consideration I would bring any case here. Angela S.
Would you recommend our services to others? Yes, I was so pleased, and so thankful for everything. Any additional comments... none, you are awesome, thank you again. Jamie B.