Craig O Connor
received his Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey in 1976. While there, he served as an editor of the Rutgers Law Review and received the Leo Kaplowitz Prize for excellence in the studies of criminal law. Furthermore, Mr. O Connor actively participated in the Prison Law Clinic and assisted Professor Robert Knowlton with the drafting of what later became the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice.
After graduating from the Rutgers School of Law, Mr. O Connor first served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Arnold M. Stein in the Superior Court of Morris County. Then from 1977-1980, he served as an Assistant Prosecutor for Morris County. In 1982, Mr. O Connor opened his law office in Morristown, where he has remained in practice for the last 34 years.
During his career, Mr. O Connor has represented many police officers in civil rights matters through the Morris County Joint Insurance Fund and the Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund. He also served as outside litigation counsel to Ticor Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. In addition, Mr. O Connor has been privileged to serve as the municipal prosecutor for the Township of Morris for nearly a decade.
His current practice is focused on real estate, estate planning, and civil rights litigation, along with representation of those charged with criminal offenses. Mr. O Connor is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he played lacrosse.