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Timothy J. O'Connor has been practicing Stockbroker and Personal Injury Law for more than 28 years. If you've lost money through the unsuitable, unauthorized, or fraudulent trading activities of your stockbroker, we can help you determine if it's possible to get your money back.

In addition, we provide legal representation in FINRA arbitration proceedings to pursue your claim and hopefully collect the money that's rightfully yours. We offer an initial consultation free of charge to help determine whether or not you have a valid claim for recovery.

Because we usually work on a contingency fee basis, we charge no legal fees unless a recovery is made. Clients remain responsible for all costs and disbursements incurred in pursuing a client claim. Please contact us for any additional information you might need.

Mr. O'Connor's approach to representing victimized investors includes using the resources of nationally-recognized expert witnesses and professionals to analyze and calculate trading losses and monetary damages, as well as the utilization of legal, professional, and industry standards.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German

Practice areas


  1. Securities & Investment Fraud: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Offices of Timothy J. O'Connor

29 Wards Lane
Albany, NY, 12204-2172


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015
NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical StandardsAV Preeminent2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Timothy J. O'Connor2005 - Present
Panel Member, Adjudicator & Public OfficerSurrogate Decision Making Committee for the Mentally Disabled1988 - Present
Visiting Clinical Instructor of LawAlbany Law of Union University2003 - 2005
PartnerAinsworth-Sullivan1990 - 2005
AssociateAinsworth-Sullivan1984 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Welch v. Board of Education of Saratoga Central School District, 287 A.D.2d 761 (3d Dept. 2001)Successful Appeal
Conley v. Gravitt, 133 A.D.2d 966 (3d Dept. 1987)Successful Appeal
Matter of Prudential Securities, Inc. (Purello) 206 A.D.2d 713 (3d Dept. 1994)Successful Appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Capital District Business ReviewRecent Regulatory Initiative Aimed to Protect Investors2002
Practicing Law InstituteUsing NASDAQ Market Reports in Arbitration Proceedings2000
Practicing Law InstituteThe Use of NASD Notice to Members as Persuasive Authority in Arbitration Proceedings1998
Practicing Law InstituteThe Use of Securities and Exchange Decisions as a Precedent in Arbitration Proceedings1997
Capital District Business ReviewSellers of Limited Partnerships Need to Know Tax Ramifications1996
Capital District Business ReviewWhat People Should Know About ERISA Plans1994
Capital District Business ReviewKnow What to Look for When Choosing a Broker1994
Capital District Business ReviewOpening an Account with an Investment Broker? Read Carefully Before Signing on the Dotted LineN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Middlebury CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980