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Dennis R. O’Connor co-founded O’Connor & O’Connor with Kieran F. O’Connor in 2012. Dennis is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer focusing primarily on government tort and statutory liability, personal injury and wrongful death, and insurance defense cases representing clients throughout the state of Florida. Dennis has tried approximately 270 Civil Jury Cases.

Professional and Civic Activities 

  • Orange County Bar Association (Fee Arbitration Committee, past member) 
  • The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section member; Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division, 1992-1997; Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Past member) 
  • Florida Bar Foundation Legal Assistance for Poor (Past member) 
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominations Commission (Past member) 
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (Past member) 
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association 
  • Defense Research Institute 
  • Florida Legal Services (Past member, Board of Directors) 
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar (Board of Trustees, 1987 – 1996, Past President) 
  • University Club of Orlando, Board of Directors
  • Children’s Home Society (Past President) 
  • Crisis Nursery (Past Board of Directors) 
  • Parent Resource Center (Past Board of Directors)
  • The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section- Executive Committee, Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocate (ABOTA); Past President, Central Florida Chapter

Honors & Accolades 

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • AV rated, Martindale Hubbell (continuously since 1991)
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (1992-2002) – Re-certified 2002, 2007, 2012 – Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomat (1999 – Present)
  • Selected as Florida “Super Lawyer” (continuously since 2007)
  • Selected in the Guide to Leading Florida Attorneys in the area of personal injury defense law
  • 2009 Leading Providers Attorneys for the Southeastern United States – Forbes Magazine
  • Selected as Florida Legal Elite – Florida Trend Magazine.
  • Selected as Orlando Top Lawyer – Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine (2011 and 2012)
  • Selected by peers as Top Attorneys in Florida – American Registry (2012)