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James P. O'Connor

Company Information

Maroney O'Connor LLP
11 Broadway
Suite 831 New York, NY 10004
(212) 509-2009 (x102)
Member Bio
A graduate of Boston College and Hofstra University School of Law, Jim has been a practicing attorney in New York State for 24 years. For seven years he represented the Long Island Lighting Company as staff counsel assigned to defend the Company in personal injury and property damage lawsuits. In 1995, Jim was appointed by New York Governor George Pataki and The New York State Insurance Fund’s Board of Commissioners as General Attorney of the New York State Insurance Fund. In 2003, Jim was appointed by New York State Insurance Superintendent Gregory Serio to serve as Special Deputy Superintendent of Insurance with responsibility over New York’s insurance insolvency program. Jim served as Special Deputy Superintendent until forming Maroney O’Connor LLP in August 2005. Jim is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Defense Association of New York. He is a Distinguished Past President of the County Seat Kiwanis (Mineola, NY), and a former Vice President of the Nassau-Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America. He is also a former elected official, having served as a Town Councilman in the Town of North Hempstead from 1997-2001. He has written many articles and given numerous lectures on insurance industry issues.
Firm Information
The firm Maroney O’Connor LLP was formed in August 2005. The firm focuses its practice on providing quality legal services to insurance companies, municipalities and self-insured corporations.

Maroney O'Connor LLP works to cost effectively manage and defend litigation resulting from serious construction site, product liability, premises liability, professional liability and transportation incidents. The firm also represents New York employers with respect to Third Party Grave Injury cases.

The firm has served as U.S. and North America Coordinating Defense Counsel for product claims representing foreign and domestic manufacturers and distributors.

In addition to aggressively defending litigated matters, the firm's practice includes pre-suit activity to minimize allocated loss adjustment expenses, litigation audits and oversight, strategic consulting and advising clients with critical business initiatives including Safety Groups and Wrap Programs.

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Practice Areas
General Litigation
Insurance Fraud and Suspicious claims
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability
Trial Tactics
DRI Committees
Alternative Dispute Resolution
DRI International
Law Practice Management
Litigation Skills
Product Liability

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