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Terence P. O'Connor

Medical malpractice Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   16 reviews

Licensed for 38 years

About Terence

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I moved back to my hometown in Albany after graduating from Notre Dame Law School.  During my first dozen or so years, I was fortunate enough to have been taught how to defend medical malpractice and general tort cases by two legends im the field of defense - James Carter, Esq. and James Conboy, Esq.  In 1994, my brother, Michael Jude O'Connor and I founded O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C. along with Dennis First and Dianne Bresee.  Over the past 30 years, I have tried upwards of 100 cases to verdict throughout all of New York State in both State and Federal Court.  My practice areas include medical and professional malpractice, motor vehicle/trucking, New York State Labor Law, premises liability and commerical litigation.  My overriding goal has always been to obtain the best possible result for my clients in an ethical and professional manner. 

Licensed for 38 years
State VT
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/27/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1984
Updated 06/05/2022

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O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C.
20 Corporate Woods Blvd
Albany, NY, 12211-2396
O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C.
507 Main Street
Bennington, VT, 05201
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Posted by The matala’s | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Terry represented us for an accident my husband was involved in . He was very professional and caring and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him as an attorney. Terry and his staff treat you like family and make the whole process smooth and non stressful. You develop a few good friends in the process. We were very happy with the whole process and the end results.
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Posted by Steve | September 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I met Terry years ago and was very impressed with his work. Then when I needed legal help he was the first person I contacted. Terry and his staff are professional, efficient and effective. I highly recommend Terry for legal advice and representation!
Posted by Patrick | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney
Terry and his team are an exceptional group. I couldn’t have asked for any more from them. From the beginning to the end they were devoted to me and my family to get the best outcome possible. I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. I am forever grateful for Terry and his team. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Michael | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Terry is wonderful to work with. This is my second case with Terry, I have had great results from both cases. I would highly recommend using Terry if you should need a Attorney.mike
Posted by bob | October 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and great advice.
terry was the 1st to help me - dispute not having a match, he kindly gave me other names that might be able to help - one is a possibility. Nice man - Knowledable.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Genuine
Terry represented my son for an accident that he sustained awhile ago. He was very caring and professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him as an attorney. His office was very responsive and always made us feel like we were a priority.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly amazing!
Terry O'Connor represented my daughter when she was only 11 years old for injuries she sustained in an automobile collision. Although it was a very emotional time, my daughter and I felt blessed to have an attorney with true compassion and sincere devotion. Terry and his wonderful supportive staff treated my daughter and I like family and were truly amazing throughout the entire legal process. Terry obtained a very fair settlement for my daughter and even arranged for us to meet with Investment Advisors to help us invest wisely and ensure my daughter's future financial security. My daughter is now 27 years old and we both highly recommend Terry to others. We are forever grateful to Terry for his invaluable legal assistance in our time of need.
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Posted by Joan | November 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great Experience
Terry worked with us during a difficult and emotional time. He got us great results and was wonderful to work with!
Posted by Diana | November 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An absolute pleasure all around
I was a pedestrian hit by an Explorer in a mall parking lot. Even though I didn't want to be "that person who sues", my orthopedist saw that my injuries, and risk for long-term issues, were severe enough to warrant compensation. From the very first meeting, Terry demonstrated his acumen and caring for his clients. He explained absolutely every step, not only what was happening, but why. I never felt left in the dark, I never had a question (no matter how trivial) that went unanswered. He never gave me false hope and was clear about the process and what to expect, both practically and financially, and he came through 100%. I would be remiss to not also mention his staff, especially Rose (paralegal), who handled myriad questions, communications, and logistics with grace and professionalism. I would (and have!) recommended Terry to anyone who needs the advice of a most excellent attorney.
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Posted by Michael | November 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely The Best
I have had the need on a two separate occasions to consult and hire Terry as my attorney. One for a workman’s compensation case, another for a slip and fall case. In both cases Terry has been absolutely terrific in explaining the process of which these cases had to go through and the potential options and outcomes. Terry himself as well as his highly supportive staff always keeps you informed on the status of your case. Terry is extremely thorough and knowledgeable in his areas of practice and leaves you with a feeling of certainty that you have chosen the right attorney for your case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Our practice has hired Mr. O'Connor for legal advice and representation in the past. We have found him to be honest, professional and available to answer questions. We appreciate his devotion to our needs and are very pleased with the results that he has achieved. He has our highest recommendation for those requiring legal counsel.
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Posted by Taffela | May 27, 2015
Client feed back
Recently, a family member suffered an injury and required an attorney who specialized in personal injury law. We tried several other Attorney's and they were not interested because are case was " not severe enough". We contacted the Law office of O'Connor O'Connor Bresee & First. We meet with Terry and instantley liked him. We had regular and frequent contact with staffers of the firm during the initial intake of the claim. Through-out the legal process the legal assistants and attorneys were thorough, professional and explained each stage of what was happening. Terry eventually obtanined a more than fair resolution to our legal matter. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others who require legal assistance .
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Posted by Eric | September 10, 2013
Local lawyer
Terry is a consummate professional. I have had experience with Terry in a number of cases and venues, and always found his to be honest, intelligent, hardworking, insightful and eminiently qualified. If I were in need of an attorney myself, Terry would be the one I would hire to represent me. He deserves the highest rating possible.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2013
Second to None
Terry is second to none. He treats his clients like family, answers questions in a straightforward fashion, and contacs me every time he talks or corresponds with the insurance company. I can tell he definitely loves what he does - helping clients!
Posted by Jennifer! | June 11, 2013
Top Notch, Quality Attorney. Completely Dedicated to his Clients. He will make you feel comfortable instantly.
When you meet him, he will first insist that you call him - Terry. I was instantly at ease. I was in a serious car accident and anxious about meeting with an attorney regarding my injury. Terry educated me about my options and gave me time to consider them. Not to mention whether I would choose him to represent me. Clearly, My confidence was and is with Terry. He has so much experience on which to base wonderful longterm advice.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Terry O'Connor helped me with a very difficult situation and got the best possible result for me.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, PC
  • 1983 - 1994

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • St Lawrence University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Albany County Bar Association, Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • United States District Court Northern District of New York
  • Mediator
  • N/A
  • Center for Disability Services
  • Board of Directors, Chair
  • N/A
  • Siena College
  • Board of Associate Trustees
  • N/A
  • Albany County Hospice
  • Wave Runner Program - Program for Children of Cancer Patients
  • N/A
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Boston Marathon
  • Jimmy Fund/Fundraising/Marathon Runner
  • N/A
  • Tri-Village Little League
  • Board Member/Secretary
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year 2014 - Medical Malpractice Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 - Lawyer of the Year - Products Liability Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2011 President's Award
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Attorney of the Year - 2008
  • OMS National Insurance Company
  • 2008
  • Continuing Excellence Award -Specialty of Oral Surgery
  • OMS National Insurance Company
  • 2004
  • Top 10 Upstate New York Lawyers 2008-2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • AV Rated-Very High to Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Top 50 Upstate New York Lawyers - 2007-Present
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Consumer Guide
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Basics for Civil Practitioner
  • Jury Selection Techniques
  • 1999
  • Proving and Defending Damages
  • Proving and Defending Damages
  • 1999
  • How to Handle Neck and Back Injury Case
  • Neck and Back Injury
  • 1998
  • Expert Testimony in Federal Court after Daubert and New Rule 26-From Discovery Through Trial
  • Expert Testimony
  • 1997
  • Medicine in the Courtroom
  • Medicine in the Courtroom
  • 1997
  • Achieving Maximum Jury Impact During Trial
  • Power Advocacy
  • N/A
  • Practical Skills Basic Civil Practice
  • The Trial
  • N/A
  • Crossing Examining Plaintiff's Experts in Federal Court
  • Cross Examinaton
  • N/A
  • Risk Management Course - Dental Society of New York - Third and Fourth Districts and the Greater New York Dental Conference
  • Risk Management
  • N/A
  • Trial Practice and Medical/Legal Issues Lecturer
  • Trial Practice
  • N/A
  • Trial Practice and Medical/Legal Issues - Lecturer
  • Trial Practice
  • N/A
  • Trial Practice and Medical/Legal Issues - Lecturer
  • Trial Practice
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Terry for many years. Not only is he phenomenal in the courtroom, he obtains great results for his clients overall.He is attentive to his clients and his files. You will love working with him."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Terry is the single best trial lawyer in Albany. I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent immigration attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience."
Personal injury

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Albany Medical malpractice Lawyer Terence P. O'Connor
Terence P. O'Connor
Medical malpractice Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 38 years