Serving injured workers

In Albany Since 1925

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : Workers’ Compensation Benefits in NY State has been significantly reduced by legislation that was passed in 2007 and 2017.

Timothy J. O’Connor

Timothy J. O’Connor

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Securities Brokerage Customer Claims
  • Financial Torts
  • Fiduciary Abuses
  • Personal Injury
  • Corporate and Private Company Shareholder Disputes
  • Trusts and Estates

Biography

Tim O’Connor was born in Albany, New York, and graduated from Middlebury College with an A.B. in economics in 1980.

“My interest in financial markets led me to the practice of law in the financial regulatory system; there I could find exciting challenges helping people victimized by greed and fraud.”

He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law with a J.D. in 1984. Tim was admitted to the New York Bar in 1985; Florida Bar and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York in 1986; and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in 1997.

Tim has been affiliated with BMCQ since 2005, and practices in arbitration, securities brokerage customer claims, financial torts, fiduciary abuses, personal injury, corporate and private company shareholder disputes, and trusts and estates. He is a member of the Albany County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.

Tim has been a pro bono panel member/public officer for the New York State Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled, Surrogate Decision-Making Committee since 1986. He has served as a securities arbitrator — American Arbitration Association, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), and Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He was appointed founding visiting clinical instructor, Investor Rights Project, and Securities Arbitration Clinic, Albany Law School of Union University, 2004-2005.

Tim has been handling securities brokerage customer claims since 1985. He utilizes the resources of nationally recognized expert witnesses and professionals to analyze and calculate trading losses and monetary damages in the implementation of legal, professional, and industry standards regarding investment professionals’ wrongdoing.

“Because every client’s case is unique, my approach to representation is ‘one on one’ rather than ‘class action’ to better serve the interests of victimized investors. Clients who have suffered devastating financial losses or personal injury need caring, devoted counsel, unafraid of facing large corporations.”

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Middlebury College
    • A.B. - 1980
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1985
  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1997

Professional Associations

  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Member
  • American Arbitration Association, , Securities arbitrator
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD)
  • Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney Of Counsel

Classes & Seminars

  • Founding visiting clinical instructor, Investor Rights Project, and Securities Arbitration Clinic, Albany Law School of Union University, 2004 to 2005

Pro-Bono Activities

  • New York State Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled, Surrogate Decision-Making Committee, panel member/public officer, 1986 to Present