O'Connor is the managing partner at Oliver Maner, one of Georgia's oldest and most successful law firms.
O'Connor joined Oliver Maner as a partner on January 1, 1990, and has since concentrated his practice on business litigation, the defense of civil rights claims, the defense of legal malpractice and other professional negligence claims.
In addition, he represents plaintiffs in select personal injury and wrongful death cases.
O'Connor is licensed to practice in all Georgia courts including the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, and numerous federal courts including the U. Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.
As a result of his dedicated work ethic and service-oriented spirit, O'Connor was elected to serve as the 54th president of the State Bar of Georgia from 2016-2017 and was, in fact, the first State Bar president from Savannah, Ga., since Frank "Sonny" Seiler in 1973.
Prior to serving as president, he previously served as president-elect and treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia from 2015-2016.
A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, O'Connor has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (in the categories of commercial litigation, legal malpractice law and alternative dispute resolution) for more than 10 years.
He has been also been named one of the "Top 10 Georgia Super Lawyers" by Atlanta Magazine; listed in the Super Lawyers' Corporate Counsel Edition; and received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell many times over.
O'Connor has also been recognized as a member of the "Georgia Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine and by Best Lawyers in several categories.
An accomplished mediator and arbitrator, O'Connor is registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and The American Arbitration Association and has served as a mediator or arbitrator in more than 1,000 cases primarily involving personal injury, professional malpractice claims and commercial disputes.
In addition, he is a founding member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators.
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