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The News With James

Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett & McNagny is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2015. 
Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Recognized in Fort Wayne Monthly
Barrett & McNagny attorneys were recognized in Fort Wayne Monthly as Top Lawyers. 
Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2014.
Barrett & McNagny Listed in 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings
Legal Alliance TAGLaw Awarded “Elite” Ranking in Chambers Global 2013
Barrett & McNagny LLP has announced that its legal alliance, TAGLaw®, has been recognized as “Elite” in the Chambers Global 2013 rankings guide for legal networks.
Controversial NLRB notice posting rule vacated on appeal
The D.C. Circuit vacated a controversial NLRB rule requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the NLRA, upholding a challenge brought by several employer groups.

O`Connor, James J.


Phone: 260-423-9551
Fax: 260-423-8920
Email: jjo@barrettlaw.com



Litigation is one option to resolving disputes; but, it may not the right answer in every case. I prefer to think of what I do as “advanced problem solving” with the client. We will discuss your options; plan a cost-effective solution; and should the need to litigate develop, we will proceed accordingly. 


  • Represents businesses, insurers and individuals in these areas:
    • Contract Disputes
    • Insurance Litigation, Coverage Analysis & Examinations Under Oath
    • Workers Compensation 
    • Employment Practices & HR Investigations
    • Probate & Estate Litigation 
    • Employee Benefits Plan Litigation- ERISA
  • Experience as advocate in Jury Trials, Mediations and Arbitrations.
  • Registered Civil Mediator with extensive experience.
  • Admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts, and the United States Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. 


  • President, Allen County Bar Association- Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2014)
  • Member, Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Benjamin Harrison Chapter
  • Former Member, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Member, Allen County and Indiana State Bar Associations
  • Member, Defense Research Institute


  • Finance Committee Chair, Aldersgate United Methodist Church (2012-present)
  • Finance Committee Member, Aldersgate United Methodist Church (2010-current)
  • Former Member, Allen County SPCA, Board of Directors and Animal Care Committee (2007-2008)
  • "Future 40 Under 40" Award Recipient (2007)
  • Leadership Fort Wayne, Graduate (2006)
  • Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Leadership Institute, Graduate (2006)
  • Adjunct Professor, Paralegal Studies, Ivy Tech Community College (2002 -2004)
  • Speaker, "Ask Me What`s Great About America" program (2002, 2003)
  • Consultant, Junior Achievement (2002)


  • Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, LA (J.D., 2001)
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA (B.A. Psychology, 1997)

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