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James Robert O'Connor

Litigation Attorney

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also known as Jim O'Connor

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Commercial Litigation, contract disputes, construction law, and environmental litigation

  2. Employment and labor
    40%

  3. Civil rights
    10%

Jim O’Connor is an associate in the labor and employment practice group and regularly helps businesses navigate the complex world of state and federal employment laws and regulations. Jim has litigated employment matters through all stages of litigation, in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Division of Human Rights, Merit Systems Protection Board, and EEOC.  Jim is also an associate in the commercial litigation practice group, litigating all types of contract disputes and business torts.

His practice focuses on employment law, buisiness law and commercial litigation, environmental law, and construction law.  Prior to joining Rupp Baase, Jim practriced law at an international full-service law firm and a litigation boutique firm in Manhattan.  Prior to joining private practice, he gained experience clerking for a federal trial judge and a New York State Court of Appeals Justice.  While in law school, Jim was the Senior Notes & Comments Editor for the Hofstra Law Review and earned the Excellence in Contracts Award. 

James obtained degrees from University of Detroit Mercy, summa cum laude, and Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • 2018 - 2019

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law At Hofstra Univ.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • B.S., summa cum laude
  • 2010

Associations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Gang Crime Research Center
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hofstra Law Review
  • Senior Notes and Comments Editor
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Hofstra Law Review
  • Staff Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Contracts Award
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Service, Chief Judge William Skretny
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Academic Scholarship
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • 2011
  • Jerome Rozycki Criminal Justice Studies Award
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 2010
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 2010
  • Dean's Gold Key Award (4.0 GPA)
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Job Service Employer Committee Seminar
  • The Changing Landscape of Sexual Harassment Law in the Workplace, Investigations, and Handbooks: What Employers Need to Know
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
Endorse James
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is both knowledgeable and aggressive. He has excellent research and writing skills and advocates effectively for every client he represents. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"James has great attention to detail and analytical skills. He can get to the bottom of very difficult and complicated labor and employment matters. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"James is both knowledgeable and aggressive. He has excellent research and writing skills and advocates effectively for every client he represents. James will do everything within his power to get the best possible outcome for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is a knowledgeable and zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is a skilled and dedicated advocate for the rights of his clients."
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Litigation Lawyer James Robert O'Connor
James Robert O'Connor
Litigation Attorney
Licensed for 8 years