Andrew L. O’Connor

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. – 2000
  • Lafayette College
    • B.A. – 1997

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2000
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a Distinction held by the Top 2% of all Attorneys in New Jersey, 2007 – 2012
  • Named a Top 40 Attorney Under 40 Years Old by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Work, NJSBA Military Legal Assistance Program
  • Overview
  • Published Works
  • Notable Representations

Andrew O’Connor is a partner at Nagel Rice and focuses his practice on serious personal injury, mass tort litigation, and business litigation.

Andrew has successfully tried and resolved numerous catastrophic injury cases, including automobile accident, slip and falls, and premises liability cases.

Andrew recently successfully tried an automobile accident case resulting in a $7 million jury verdict. He also successfully resolved a case against a contractor for the New Jersey Turnpike authority for $9.75 million, which was featured on NBC.  Click here to see the video.

The New Jersey Law Journal named Andrew one of the “New Leaders of the Bar” in 2013, an honor awarded to only 50 attorneys in the State of New Jersey. Andrew was also named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 for the year 2012 and 2013 as well as named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 a distinction held by the top 2% of all attorneys in New Jersey under the age of 40.

Andrew is a graduate of Lafayette College and Seton Hall University School of Law. He is also actively involved doing pro bono volunteer work for the NJSBA Military Legal Assistance Program, providing pro bono legal services for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • $135,000 for Skeet Injury, Belton v. Storms, New Jersey Law Journal, Dec. 29, 2006
  • $4 million Settlement with construction company regarding improperly installed guard rail end treatment, which lead to the death of a passenger in an automobile
  • $4 million Settlement for pedestrian struck by an automobile
  • $2.9 million Settlement with limousine company, whose driver lost control on the New Jersey Turnpike
  • $2.25 million Settlement with engineering firm regarding automobile crash
  • $1.65 million Settlement for a pedestrian stuck by an automobile
  • $1.5 million Medical malpractice settlement regarding a negligently performed hernia repair
  • $1.25 million Settlement for pedestrian struck by an automobile
  • $1.1 million Settlement for minor injured in a pool
  • $1 million Settlement for injured minor
  • $850,000 Products liability / defective drug settlement
  • $725,000 Settlement for a medical malpractice case
  • $650,000 Settlement for pedestrian struck by automobile
  • $600,000 Settlement against engineering firm who negligently designed roadway features, leading to severe auto accident
  • $525,000 Settlement for an automobile case
  • $490,000 Settlement for driver injured in an automobile accident
  • $400,000 Settlement for individual injured in an automobile accident
  • $350,000 Settlement for a medical malpractice case
  • $300,000 Settlement for a minor bitten by a dog
  • $300,000 Settlement for a medical malpractice case
  • $260,000 Settlement for slip and fall
  • $250,000 Products liability / defective drug settlement
  • $250,000 Settlement for pedestrian struck by car
  • $250,000 Settlement against owner of pit bull which bit minor child.
  • $250,000 Settlement for passenger injured in private airplane crash
  • $242,000 Settlement for a slip and fall
  • $240,000 Settlement for an automobile case
  • $221,000 Products liability / defective drug settlement
  • $200,000 Settlement for a bicycle rider struck by a car
  • $185,000 Products liability / defective drug settlement.
  • $175,000 Settlement for a medical malpractice case
  • $165,000 Product liability / defective drug settlement
  • $160,000 Settlement for driver injured in an automobile accident
  • $150,000 Settlement for an automobile case
  • $150,000 Settlement for a slip and fall
  • $150,000 Medical malpractice / sexual assault settlement against doctor and dermatology practice.
  • $135,000 Settlement against homeowner whose skeet shooting machine unexpectedly discharged, injuring painter
  • $125,000 Settlement for a slip and fall
  • $105,000 Settlement for individual injured in an automobile
  • $100,000 Products liability / defective drug settlement
  • $100,000 Settlement for passenger injured in an automobile accident