A Full-Service
Litigation And
Defense Practice

When you need results, trust in a law firm with experience. Our attorneys pursue smart legal solutions that save our clients time and minimize costs.
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Sound Legal Guidance.
Determined Advocacy.
Attentive Client Service.

At O'Connor First, we represent insurance companies, self-insured businesses and medical professionals in a wide range of insurance defense and litigation matters. We are a full-service firm, handling litigation, administrative issues, serving as panel counsel, and acting as local counsel and in other capacities, such as mediators.

Serving clients throughout New York and Vermont, we have built a reputation for providing trusted legal counsel and skilled trial advocacy – which we believe are the key to achieving results. We understand the financial pressures our clients are facing and always work to provide cost-effective legal solutions.


Appellate Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Medical Malpractice Defense



Insurance Coverage

Professional Negligence Defense

Insurance Defense

Insurance Defense For New York State

Our firm has a proven track record of results handling litigation in state and federal courts throughout the region. We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive and holistic services for companies, small businesses and licensed professionals who need insurance defense representation. The scope of our practice includes:

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Insurance defense:
We represent the interests of insurance companies, claims managers, adjusters and other parties in a wide range of insurance defense matters, including insurance disputes arising from car accidents and other personal injuries.
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Every consumer has a right to a second chance when overwhelmed by their debts. We can help you explore your options.
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Defending self-insured businesses:
We represent small and large self-insured businesses throughout the region, including a number of large multinational corporations.
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Insurance coverage:
We handle insurance coverage litigation, including extracontractual and bad faith claims, as well as provide coverage opinions on a wide range of policies.
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Appellate practice:
Whether pursuing a reversal of an adverse ruling, or protecting a favorable one, our attorneys have the necessary skill and experience to effectively handle insurance litigation appeals.
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Our attorneys can help you explore mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Large Firm Experience, Small Firm Attention

We understand the importance of being available for our clients when they need us. Our size is well-suited to this purpose. We are large enough to have the depth, experience and resources to find an effective resolution to your legal issue – and simultaneously small enough to provide the personal, attentive client service that makes all the difference. Our attorneys go the extra mile to offer the one-on-one guidance you need to overcome your most difficult legal challenges.

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