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Michael J. O'Connor

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
michaelj@oconnorlaw.com
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Toll Free: 1 (800) 518-4LAW

608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, Pennsylvania 17931

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 
  • 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
Client Reviews
Valeen Hykes is very professional and an amazing asset to the firm. Her assistant Ana Lopez Vives was very professional and very helpful. She is also a great asset to the firm.
★★★★★
No improvements needed. Everyone was very friendly & helpful. Christine F.
★★★★★
I only talked to Anna she was super!!
I don't see anything you can do to make it better or easier. I feel bad it took me long to pay you. I never thought I would get approved in five months. I loved what you all did for me.
Sandra S.
★★★★★
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.
★★★★★