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Joseph Edward O'Connor

Car accident Attorney at Kingston, NY

5.0   17 reviews

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About Joseph

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Joseph E. O’Connor has been practicing law for over twenty years and is currently a managing partner of the firm. Joe is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley and relies on his connections to the community to best serve his clients. He graduated from Brown University in 1993 and played both division one football and golf for the Brown Bears. He graduated from St. John’s University, School of Law in 1996.  Over the next twenty years, Mr. O’Connor has prosecuted many of the highest profile cases in the Hudson Valley and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar and million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured victims. Mr. O’Connor dedicates a majority of his time in the representation of seriously and catastrophically injured individuals injured by construction, motor vehicle, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, as well as defective products. For Mr. O’Connor the practice of personal injury law it is not just a job but his passion.

Joseph is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court Northern New Jersey.

Joseph is a regular contributor to the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America’s LogBook. He has published multiple articles on commercial vehicle litigation including busing and tractor-trailer involved accidents. Mr. O’Connor has also lectured at various Trial Lawyer Association events concerning complex litigation issues and frequently address both motorcycle/bicycle/pedestrian associations to discuss to safety, and litigation related advice. Mr. O’Connor is continuously named as one of the top 25 lawyers in the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York by Super Lawyers ® 2015 through 2019, carries a Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rating as well as a perfect 10 rating with AVVO. Many of Mr. O’Connor cases have been featured on television on the Today Show and Anderson 360. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the New York Journal have all featured cases he has litigated.

Lastly, he is a member of Capital Region New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association of Justice, New York State Bar Association, The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, The American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association, and the Ulster County Bar Association. Joseph is a lecturer for the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Licensed for 24 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
255 Wall Street
Kingston, NY, 12401-2930
O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
356 Meadow Avenue
Newburgh, NY, 12401
O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
11 Market Street Suite 203
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
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Posted by Brandon | February 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney around.
Joe is a very determined and professional attorney. He always had my best interest in mind and he went above and beyond my expectations. Very knowledgeable and caring. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Posted by Frank | February 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I knew I had the right attorney the moment I met him
After hearing about Joe from multiple friends I was eager to have him as an attorney. I was not disappointed at all. From the moment you walk in his office you know you are in the right place. He is one of the most professional and confident attorney I've ever met and I will always call him first for any matter concerning law. He keeps you updated and has a staff that stays with you every step of the way. If you don't know Joe you need to. Respectful, honest, confident and most importantly he gets RESULTS.
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Posted by Scott | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Joe O'Connor goes above and beyond for his clients,he truly has your best interests at heart...Joe just settled a case for me so I know first hand ,I highly recommend him ...
Posted by AT | July 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I called Mr. O'Connor after several traumatic experiences to represent me. He not only put my mind at ease he was on top of my case from the very beginning. Him and his professional staff always let me know where I needed to be and what to expect. He is a dedicated attorney who cares a great deal about his clients and their wellbeing. I would highly recommend him to anyone who was searching for an honorable representative in the court of law.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2017
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Best lawyer in town!!
Joseph O’Connor is by far the best lawyer in town! I personally can tell you how great his whole staff is, from his welcoming receptionist, his understanding & hard working paralegals who work diligently. When I look back on my case, every step was completed with confidence and understanding of my feelings. Some steps were very hard for me but Joseph O’Connor and his staff made the hardest parts very comfortable. I today am very happy with the end result! I would definitely recommend him and would tell you to stop looking eles where! When you hire him you know the job will get done right!! Especially the first time !!! I thank MMO and especially Joseph O’Connor for helping me!! I will forever be grateful !!
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2017
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Simply the best
Joe has represented not only myself, but many family members. He is always available and very attentive. He is not only a five star lawyer he is a five star person. I highly recommend Mr. O'Connor for any legal services or great advice.
Posted by Jason | November 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp case
Best thing I️ ever did calling Mr O’Connor handled my case answered my phone calls promptly had my back the whole way couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer very happy
Posted by Sam | November 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He represented me, my family, and friends... I cannot recommend him enough.
I initially retained Mr. O'Connor several years ago. It was then that I realized how broad his knowledge is in every area of the law. He has since represented my brother and a couple other family members, and many of my closest friends have had similarly positive things to say about him. From mere criminal defense, to estate planning, to the more detailed civil cases that involve some very severe injuries, he has truly helped me and those I care about most. When you have a serious legal matter, you can sleep better at night just knowing Joe O'Connor is working for you... I say that with all the confidence in the world because I speak from experience. Thank you Mr. O'Connor!
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Posted by Chris | November 21, 2017
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Great Service
Joseph O’Connor has represented myself and my family on multiple occasions. He has always handled them with exceptional professionalism and discretion. In addition he has provided us with countless consultations to make sure we made the best of every situation we have faced. He has also connected us with top doctors and other professionals when we have needed an outside opinion. He has proven to be an outstanding lawyer and has stuck by us when we have needed him most. I would highly recommend him in any legal matter.
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Posted by Rene | November 21, 2017
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2017 Car Accident
Joseph O'Connor represented me and my family after a car accident. He was extremely knowledgeable about the law and I felt that I always knew where I was in the process at any given time. The communication between his staff (Cheyenne, Deborah) and myself was simply amazing. Anytime I wanted to speak directly with him, he always made personal time to answer my questions. Joseph would check in on me often to see how I was feeling which made the experience so much easier as he felt like family. I never had to retrieve anything for him as he reached out to all my doctors including Park Avenue radiology to retrieve any documents or information needed for my case. We are extremely happy with Mr. O'Connors help and we would recommend him to anyone who needs a legal representation.
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Posted by Donna | November 21, 2017
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The absolute best
Joe represented myself and family in a slip and fall accident. He was truly amazing. He was thorough and compassionate throughout the entire process. A true asset to the legal field.
Posted by Rachel | February 18, 2016
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Accident involving a motor vehicle
I suffered severe injuries after an accident in 2013. Joe O'Connor was my attorney and he fought to get me everything I deserved. He came to see me during my 3 month hospital stay and has stood by my side ever since. Joe handled the entire process with ease and was extremely thorough. I never had to worry knowing my case was in capable hands. I would recommend Joe and his law firm Mainetti, Mainetti, and O'Connor to anyone who has suffered an injury and wants the best to fight for adequate compensation!
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Posted by Allison | January 2, 2016
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Personal injury case
I retained Mainetti Mainetti and O'Conner for a personal injury case. The case ended up taking some time to settle, but never once did Joe and his team turn their backs on us! They stuck by us and helped in any possible way they could! They were always there no matter what the question was. The amount of work they put into my case was absolutely amazing! We felt very confident with any and all information the team passed over to us! We also had the pleasure to work with Michael, Al, and Vanessa along with a few others. This team is filled with caring supportive and understanding people, who will help you! They will treat you like family. I have recommended this Lawfirm to friends and family, and used them for other aspects of life. They didn't fail me in ANY way!! I have lawyers for life now!
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Posted by Greg | June 5, 2013
Job related injury
I would like to thank Mainetti Mainetti & O'Connor, PC for all their expertise in handling a personal injury case for me. Joe O'Connor took the time, and care in all aspects of my case. I left this case with positive results, and gained a good friend as well. On my behalf as well as my entire Family, Joe went the distance throughout the entire process. I would recommend this Law Firm to anyone who wants a just result!
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Posted by Marie | May 13, 2013
Trust Attorney Joe O'Connor
My family had a private matter that needed to be handled with discretion and I knew that others I knew had positive experiences with Mainetti, Mainetti and O'Connor, so we called them. Both Al Mainetti and Joe O'Connor tag-teamed to handle my dad's case, and the guilty party was brought to justice and my father was compensated for his injuries. It was stressful for our family but their firm handled it with complete privacy, professionalism and courtesy. We felt completely taken care of and have since referred the firm to other friends of ours. We are so grateful for their expertise and competence. I highly recommend them, without hesitation.
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Posted by Mark McGowan | May 12, 2013
Best attorney in town
I was hurt in a auto accident in 2009 and recieved a six figure settlement. I was very pleased with the way I was treated by the staff. Everybody at MMO were extremely profession. I felt like they all really care about me. I highly recommend Joseph Oconner.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2013
My 2007 Accident
I'd like to start out saying, if you are ever in a car accident, motorcycle or slip and fall mishap Mainetti Mainetti & O' Connor are the lawyers to call. In 2007, I was rearended waiting at a traffic light. My injuries included three herniated discs in my neck.The pain was unbearable. I contacted Joe O'Connor. He immediately had me come in for a consultation and he put me on the right track for recovery. The road to recovery was long but Mr. O'Connor was with me every step of the way. The office staff was always helpful and courteous. Mr. O'Connor was amazing at trial. The win has changed my life forever. Thank you for all your hard work on my case. My children thank you for their lovely Disney Vacation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Legal Clerk
  • NFL Management Council
  • 1995 - 1997

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Brown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • 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
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Associations

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Judicial Screening Committees
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ulster County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 50: 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 50: 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 25: 2015 Hudson Valley Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Upstate New York
  • Hudson Valley Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Settlements of 2013
  • New York Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in New York
  • New York Times
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Verdict Search
  • Beaton v. Kraft
  • 2013
  • Verdict Search
  • Hadden v. Boxberger
  • 2013
  • Verdict Search
  • Barmann v. Babjeck
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Motorcycle Saftey Awareness
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe and I have been partners for 15 years. I have yet to come across another attorney with as much drive and charisma.He has a wonderful ability to connect with jurors when presenting a case. It has been my pleasure working side by side with him. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. O'Connor is one of the finest personal injury attorneys in the tri-state area."
Car accident Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There are very few lawyers who can match the commitment and dedication to the cause of injury victims than Joe O'Connor, Esq. I worked with Joe O'Connor, Esq. for two years in an extremely challenging liability case against the country's largest labor union. The issues were complex and our clients' chances of success seemed remote at best. But Joe never listened to the critics and kept plugging away despite twists and turns that would have made any other lawyer give up. After two years of intense work, including an appeal that overturned a dismissal of the lawsuit, Joe's exceptional work resulted in a $7 million settlement for a brain damaged 8 year old girl. Thanks to Joe's work a little brain damaged girl will have a trust fund that will pay for the best medical care available to anyone for the rest of her life. Her life has been changed dramatically."
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Kingston Car accident Lawyer Joseph Edward O'Connor
Joseph Edward O'Connor
Car accident Attorney
Kingston, NY
Licensed for 24 years
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