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James O’Connor has experience in representing businesses, insurers, and individuals through the legal system in matters involving employment disputes, cybersecurity, contract disputes, insurance litigation, insurance coverage analysis, workers compensation, employment litigation, HR investigations, and data breach response. He is a registered civil mediator with extensive experience.
James is ranked an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney based on Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings. An active member in several professional and community organizations, he is or has been a member of associations such as the Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission, the Benjamin Harrison chapter of the American Inns of Court, the Allen County and Indiana State Bar associations, and the Defense Research Institute. He is a member of the Mastodons Athletics Advisory Board for Purdue Fort Wayne and a member of the Dan Quayle Vice Presidents Museum Board of Directors in Huntington, Indiana. He was a "Future 40 Under 40" award recipient from Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. He was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Indiana Super Lawyers® publication in the field of litigation and was recognized as a "Rising Star" by the publication for the years 2011, 2014, and 2015. James regularly presents at local and statewide seminars on employment topics, including cybersecurity protection, data breach response, and worker's compensation matters.
James received his B.A., Psychology, in 1997 from Emory University, Atlanta. He earned his J.D. in 2001 from Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
* AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her with a high level of professional excellence.