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Joseph Edward O'Connor

Joseph Edward O'Connor

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident

About Me

Joseph E. O’Connor, Esq. resides in New Paltz, New York with his wife, Olana and their daughter, Sophia.  Joseph is a Partner in the law firm of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. and graduated from St. John’s Law School in 1996.  While at Brown, Joseph played for both the Golf and Football team.

During Law School he was employed by the National Football League Management Council as a Legal Clerk.  After a short period as a solo practitioner in Kingston, Joseph joined Alfred B. Mainetti, Esq., and was introduced to the practice of Personal Injury Law, shortly after joining Mr. Mainetti; he became a Partner in 2002.  The law firm of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C., handles cases involving injuries resulting in death, brain damage, severe debilitating orthopedic injuries as well as simple whip lash.  Every year Mr. O’Connor litigates multiple multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his injured clients.

Joseph is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Association of Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers, New York State Bar Association, Ulster County Bar Association and Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

Joseph O’Connor is regularly recognized by SuperLawyers as one of the top lawyers in the State of New York.  This is a prestigious award that is given to only a small percentage of practicing attorneys in their given State.

Additionally, his cases have been featured on the Today Show and Anderson 360.  The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the New York Law Journal have featured cases he has litigated.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice

Construction Accidents

Labor Law

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    2 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    2 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    2 years
  4. Car Accidents: 25%
    2 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • John Arthur DeGasperis

    I give Joe O'Connor my highest endorsement. He is on top of his game and continues to perform at the highest level of excellence. Joe is the managing partner at one the busiest personal injury firms in the Hudson Valley. Joe consistently gets great results for his clients, and he is one of the most sought after personal injury attorneys in the area. If I ever get hurt my first phone call will be to Joe O'Connor.


    John DeGasperis Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Steven H. Klein

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Steven Klein Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.

130 North Front Street, Suite 100
Kingston, NY, 12401-2930

Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.

356 Meadow Avenue
Newburgh, NY, 12401

Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.

11 Market Street Suite 203
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.

2 Elting Court
Ellenville, NY, 12428

Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.

146 West 57th Street, Suite 53C
New York, NY, 10019



NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 25: 2015 Hudson Valley Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50: 2015 Upstate New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
2014 Upstate New York Super LawyersThomson Reuters2014
Top Attorneys in Upstate New YorkHudson Valley Magazine2014
Top Settlements of 2013New York Law Journal2013
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
2013 Upstate New York Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in New YorkNew York Times2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.1999 - Present
Legal ClerkNFL Management Council1995 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. District Court Northern District of New YorkMember2013 - Present
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMember2013 - Present
U.S. District Court Southern District of New YorkMember2012 - Present
New York State Judicial Screening CommitteesMember2009 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New YorkMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Ulster County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Ulster County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Grant v. Nembhard$7,000,000.00 settlement
Bell v. Crystal Run Villages, Inc.$3,500,000.00 settlement
Pultz v. Straightline Industries$5,025,000.00 settlement

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
The Lawyer's Logbook (Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America)Truckers Using Illegal Substances to Combat Sleep Deprivation2014
Verdict SearchBeaton v. Kraft2013
Verdict SearchHadden v. Boxberger2013
Verdict SearchBarmann v. Babjeck2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingMotorcycle Saftey Awareness2013