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.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Motor Vehicle Accidents
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1998
Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 25: 2015 Hudson Valley Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 50: 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Upstate New York||Hudson Valley Magazine||2014|
|Top Settlements of 2013||New York Law Journal||2013|
|Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2013|
|2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorneys in New York||New York Times||2012|
|Partner||Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.||1999 - Present|
|Legal Clerk||NFL Management Council||1995 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|U.S. District Court Northern District of New York||Member||2013 - Present|
|Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America||Member||2013 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Southern District of New York||Member||2012 - Present|
|New York State Judicial Screening Committees||Member||2009 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2006 - Present|
|Ulster County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Ulster County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|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|
|The Lawyer's Logbook (Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America)||Truckers Using Illegal Substances to Combat Sleep Deprivation||2014|
|Verdict Search||Beaton v. Kraft||2013|
|Verdict Search||Hadden v. Boxberger||2013|
|Verdict Search||Barmann v. Babjeck||2013|
|St John's University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Brown University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Monthly Meeting||Motorcycle Saftey Awareness||2013|