Kelly C. O’Connor has significant experience defending employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation litigation. She frequently represents her clients before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and has guided them through trials, depositions of medical experts and appeals. Kelly is well versed on the complicated workers’ compensation and risk management issues related to prescription pain management and opioid addiction.
Kelly also focuses a segment of her practice on occupational safety and health law, advising clients in the construction industry on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions.
Kelly successfully earned OSHA-30 Construction Training certification from the U.S. Department of Labor and was recognized by the Upstate New York Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2016.
Bar and Court Admissions
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2006 – Kelly was president of the Student to Student Mentor Program
The University of Michigan, B.A., 2000