James P. O’Connor
A graduate of Boston College and Hofstra University School of Law, Jim has been a practicing attorney in New York State for 25 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 an officer and director of the Defense Association of New York. Jim is also 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 Defense Research Institute.
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 in his community, 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.
Phone: 212.509.2009 x 102
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