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 26 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; an Officer of the Defense Association of New York; and the New York State Representative of the Defense Research Institute.

In addition to Jim’s public service to the State of New York, Jim also served as the Building Commissioner in the Town of North Hempstead (November 2006 – February 2008), and as an elected Town Councilman in the Town of North Hempstead from 1997-2001. In 2015, Jim was the Republican, Conservative candidate for Suffolk County Executive. Jim has handled many significant cases; has lectured and spoke to many organizations; and has authored many articles and publications.

Email: joconnor@maroneyoconnorllp.com

Phone: 212.509.2009 x 102

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