David J. O'Connor
The firm's founder, David J. O'Connor, is an award-winning trial attorney who has built a reputation of integrity and skill in the courtroom. For the better part of 20 years, Dave was a prosecutor and supervisor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. As a trial attorney, gang prosecutor, and felony supervisor, Dave has tried some of the most high profile and complex cases that have occurred in the history of Cook County. He not only has developed a reputation of excellence as a trial attorney, but he is also a published author and a well-respected instructor of law. He has provided over 100 lectures in over 20 states on topics ranging from trial advocacy, ethics, gang crimes, violent crime and drugs. He has held undergraduate and graduate faculty positions and has won accolades as a nationally renowned lecturer, where he has trained thousands of law students, defense attorneys, police officers, prosecutors and judges. Dave practices in all fields of litigation: criminal defense, civil, and administrative. Dave is also of counsel to the noted and prestigious Chicago personal injury law firm, the Cavanagh Law Group, who has successfully obtained over $400,000,000 in settlements and verdicts.