Brian O'Connell Jr. Esq.


Brian O’Connell, Jr. is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and Pennsylvania.  He is one of Western New York’s and Northwestern Pennsylvania's most successful attorneys. By promoting his commitment to professional excellence, Mr. O’Connell has personally recovered millions of dollars for area clients. 

Mr. O’Connell grew up in Olean, New York just minutes from The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm. He attended Olean High School and received his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York and his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, New York.

Mr. O'Connell has been practicing law since 1993, focusing on serious personal injury and medical malpractice actions.

Due to his legal expertise, Mr. O’Connell has been sought as a frequent lecturer for Jamestown Community College’s continuing education program. He has also served as an adjunct professor in Jamestown Community College’s criminal justice program, teaching criminal law and criminal procedure. Mr. O’Connell also prosecuted numerous felony cases as a Cattaraugus County special prosecutor.

Mr. O’Connell lives in Olean, New York, with his wife, René, and his three children, Logan, Keenan and Makenna. He and his family actively participate in the community. Mr. O’Connell is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a National Irish Club, and is involved in Olean Youth Baseball as a sponsor and coach. Mr. O’Connell and his wife are the owners of the Olean Oilers Baseball Team which competes in  the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL), a wood bat development league for Major League Baseball.

Mr. O’Connell is also an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt and fish with his family and friends.

Kelsey Gardner-Legal Assistant

 Kelsey Gardner joined The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm in November of 2013. Mrs. Gardner is a 2013 graduate of Olean High School and currently resides in Olean with her husband. Kelsey is in the process of completing her paralegal degree.

Experts

Accident Reconstructionists

The Brian O'Connell Jr. Law Firm hires experienced experts in the field of accident reconstruction.  These experts will visit the scene of the accident, take measurements, photographs, video and run computer simulations to reconstruct how an accident occurred.  These experts may be used in court to provide detailed testimony for your case.

Private investigators

When a private investigator is needed The Brian O'Connell Jr. Law Firm retains investigators that are tailored specifically to your individual case.  Private investigators are often used to preserve evidence left at the scene of an accident through the use of photos, videos, and interviews of witnesses along with surveillance of adverse parties.  

Expert Medical Testimony

The Brian O'Connell Jr. Law Firm hires highly qualified and Board certified physicians, nurses and other medical personnel to review medical records and assess whether a health care provider or medical facility provided treatment below the standard of care causing injuries to our clients.