Kings College, B.A.
Widener University School of Law, J.D.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit
- Speaking Mandarin Chinese
Michael J. O'Connor is an Of Counsel attorney in our Lancaster, PA location. He graduated with his B.A. from Kings College and moved on to receive his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in 1995. Mike is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, together with the federal courts in the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania.
After graduation from law school, Mike was in house counsel at Lincoln General Insurance Co., an insurer of commercial vehicles. His work included bad faith claims and complex coverage issues, along with being responsible for litigating cases through trial in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and managing claims throughout the United States.
In March of 2008, Mike joined the law firm of Weber Goldstein Greenburg & Gallagher in Reading, PA. He continued to litigate insurance defense cases through trial as well as handle workers compensation cases. In April, 2000, Mike joined the firm of Killian & Gephart located in Harrisburg, PA. At that firm, he expanded his practice to include all aspects of labor and employment matters in the public and private sector, representing clients before state and federal administrative agencies, state and federal courts, and before arbitral panels. The cases typically involved discipline issues or interpretation of labor contracts. Mike also represented clients in various environmental and land use matters. Mike remained there until May, 2015, when he joined Bennett Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC.
When Mike is outside of the office, he enjoys several hobbies including swimming, running, cooking, and learning Mandarin Chinese with his family.