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Terence P. O'Connor, Mediator & Arbitrator, Albany, New York.

Terence P. O'Connor

O'Connor First
20 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211
Tel: (518) 641-6225
Cell: (518)366-1525
Fax: (518) 465-0015
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Additional office: Burlington, VT
Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2008
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)400
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)25
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


For more than 35 years, Terry's practice has been devoted to serious personal injury litigation throughout New York and Vermont. During this time, Terry has compiled an extraordinary record of successes, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Terry has successfully tried more than 150 cases to verdict and has successfully settled thousands more, including numerous million dollar settlements.

In addition to his personal injury practice, Terry is a Federal Court Mediator, Appointed by Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. He is also a frequent lecturer on personal injury matters. Terry has lectured at Albany Law School of Union University and at New York State Bar Association events and seminars. Some of Terry's past presentations include: "Power Advocacy: Achieving Maximum Jury Impact During Trial"; "Practical Skills Basic Civil Practice: The Trial"; Psychological and Neurological Injuries: An Overview - Medicine in the Courtroom"; "How To Handle a Neck and Back Injury Case"; "Jury Selection Techniques: The Basics for the Civil Practitioner"; Cross Examining Experts in Federal Court"; and "Proving and Defending Damages".

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


Terry O'Connor is a 1980 graduate of St. Lawrence University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. In pursuing his B.S. degree, Terry also attended the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1983, Terry received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

Memberships & Affiliations

Terry is admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also admitted to practice in the State of Vermont. Terry is a member of the American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Capital District Trial Lawyers Association; and Albany County Bar Association. He is a proud member of the International Association of Trial Lawyers.

New York Super Lawyers – Terry has been recognised as a Top Ten Lawyer in Upstate New York for the past decade. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including The President's Award from the Albany County Bar Association along with The Lawyer Of The Year Award fronm the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.

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