John D. O'Connor

John D. O'Connor: Attorney with O'Connor & Associates Attorneys at Law AV stamp icon


John O'Connor has tried over 70 cases in federal and state venues throughout the country, with highly enviable success in complex, contentious disputes. Retained by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as trial counsel in key cases, he has achieved a pretrial dismissal in each concluded action. A former Federal Prosecutor, Mr. O'Connor was chosen lead outside counsel in certain S&L crisis litigation, defended a California Attorney General in campaign-related litigation, and successfully represented Golden State Warriors basketball Coach Don Nelson in significant contract claims. His greatest successes have been in the satisfactory resolution of closely-held business disputes. He welcomes collegial association with regularly retained counsel. Mr. O'Connor has held the highest Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating for over 25 years, and has consistently been named a "SuperLawyer" by his Northern California peers. He has tried cases at the highest levels of practice since 1972.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Trial Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance
  • Creditors Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Environmental
  • Construction
  • Intellectual Property

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-693-9960  Phone
415-981-0222  Fax
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, A.B., magna cum laude, 1968
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1972
Year of First Admission:
1972, California, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1978, Indiana; 1986, U.S. Claims Court
Bar Association of San Francisco; Sonoma County, Federal and American (Member: Sections of Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice; Discovery and Commercial Litigation Committees, 1976—) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Litigation Section); Commercial Law League of America; California Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Seminar Association.
Birth Information:
December 29, 1946

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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San Francisco, California

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