Joliet Office

60 North Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432


Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008
Springfield Office

Three West Old State Capital Plaza
Suite 5
Springfield, IL 62701

Tel: 217.801.9733
Fax: 312.277.3008
Chicago Office

901 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008

John J. O’Connor

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John J. O’Connor, (Equity Principal)
joconnor@knelloconnor.com

John O’Connor received a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in 1982 and a Juris Doctor degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1986 where he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Program. John was a Senior Arbitrator for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit and is a current member of the Illinois Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, and Illinois Defense Council. Mr. O’Connor has considerable experience in civil litigation with specialization in premises liability, construction litigation, institutional neglect, product liability and complex injury cases. John has represented clients in all areas of insurance litigation and tort defense. Mr. O’Connor is an experienced trial attorney and has successfully handled jury trials throughout his career. Mr. O’Connor has tried cases to verdict in various counties throughout the State of Illinois, including Cook, DuPage, Kane and St. Claire Counties. Mr. O’Connor also has successfully handled declaratory actions involving insurance coverage claims as well as first party uninsured and underinsured claims.

 

Admitted to bar

1986, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education

John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1986)
Illinois State University (B.A., 1982)

Member

Kane, DuPage County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations

Practice Areas

Third-party defense of employers
Civil liability defense
Insurance coverage defense
Labor and employment law