Attorney Profiles

Robert E. O'Connor

O'Connor received his J.D. in 1974 from Creighton University. He was admitted to Nebraska, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska and U.S. Court of Appeals in 1974. O'Connor was admitted to Eighth Circuit Court in Missouri in 2006 and the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia Circuit in 2011. His accolades include:

  • Omaha and Nebraska (President, 2001-2002) Bar Associations and Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Recipient, Best Lawyers of America 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Vice President, 1976-1978 and President, 1978-1979, Omaha Barristers Club
  • Adjunct Professor, Creighton University School of Law, 1991
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell®

O'Connor is an avid golfer and has been a licensed pilot for most of his adult life. While aviation law is his main focus, he also practices:

  • Employment law
  • Appellate practice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Civil trial

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The beginnings of the O’Connor Law Firm can be traced to 1950 when Robert E. O’Connor, Sr. entered the practice of law in Omaha, Nebraska. From inception the firm has had a strong aviation practice, in addition to personal injury and employment law.

Today, under the guidance of Robert E. O’Connor, Jr., the firm emphasizes aviation law and complex litigation. Based on more than 50 years of firm experience, these two sub-specialties continue to provide ample opportunities to demonstrate the depth of their skill and ability.

O’Connor’s primary focus has been civil trials. He has represented individuals, groups, corporations, trade associations and other business entities of all sizes throughout the Midwest. His trial practice has included issues of every size and type before juries, courts and appellate courts.

In aviation litigation O’Connor has represented professional and recreational pilots, mechanics, fixed base operators, repair stations, fractional owners and sellers before courts and administrative agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).