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Tim O'Connor is a partner with Schneider & Onofry. He joined the firm in 1999 to advance his practice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Tim is a litigator with extensive experience in a wide variety of litigation matters. His diverse experience includes representing clients in litigation involving motor vehicle and dram shop/liquor liability case, products liability, premises liability, construction site accidents, insurance coverage issues, and many other matters. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to governmental entities to small, locally-owned businesses.
Tim has bench and jury trial experience in both state and federal courts, as well as considerable experience in arbitrations and mediations. He has handled cases in a majority of the counties throughout the State. He also has briefed and argued several cases in the state appellate courts.
Tim has extensive litigation experience with both complex and routine tort motor vehicle actions, including general negligence, uninsured and under-insured motorist claims, and property damage subrogation. He has defended litigation involving pedestrians, motorcycle, busses and boats, many of which involve catastrophic injuries or traumatic brain injuries. Tim's clients include both commercial carriers and personal automobile owners.
Tim O'Connor also has substantial experience with dram shop and alcohol impairment-related lawsuits. He has represented bars, restaurants and social hosts in claims involving statutory and common law negligent over-service of alcohol. He regularly handles issues involving industry standards of care governing employee training and supervision. Tim has defended clients throughout the Valley, including many well-known establishments in Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix.
In the area of products liability, Tim has handled matters involving design defects, manufacturing defects, and informational/warnings defects. Tim has litigated matters involving tire failures, pool equipment malfunctions, and negligent food preparation and service. Tim has represented manufacturers and distributors with both defending claims and securing indemnity.
Tim also has significant experience in the area of premises liability, including slip/trip and fall litigation, negligent security claims, assault & battery, shootings and excessive force by security personnel. He is intimately familiar lighting and human factors issues.
Tim O'Connor's wide-ranging litigation experience includes toxic mold exposure, negligent roadway design, libel and slander, and negligent entrustment. Tim has represented both general contractors and subcontractors in construction site accidents and contractual indemnity claims.
- Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, 1995
Honors: Dean's List - Pedrick Schola
Honors: Honors, Legal Research and Writing
- University of LaVerne, 1992
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major: Political Science