Maureen D. “Molly” O’Connor has practiced law since 2005 in Wisconsin and Georgia. As a result of Molly’s strong advocacy skills, she has won dozens of bench and jury trials for her clients as well as summary and declaratory judgments. She has also achieved hundreds of favorable results in settlements and mediations. Molly has defended a wide variety of cases throughout her career, including matters concerning automobile accidents, construction defects, contract and business disputes, premises liability cases, real estate matters, product liability, sexual assault, negligent security, toxic tort, environmental pollution, HOA/COA disputes, fraud and defamation. Her diverse practice has included clients such as gas companies, construction contractors, restaurants, transportation companies, daycares, franchisees, group homes, apartment management companies, security companies, mental and behavioral health care providers, churches and insurance companies.
Before becoming an attorney, Molly worked as a claims representative at Federated Mutual Insurance Company and GEICO, and she earned an Associate in Claims (AIC) credential. During her time in the insurance industry she worked on both customary and unusual personal and commercial lines cases which gave her vast knowledge of the field. This experience fuels Molly’s passion for zealously representing insurance companies and their insureds and it gives her a litigation edge because she is intimately familiar with how insurance companies work from the inside. In addition, she is able to effectively provide advice to her clients on issues such as risk management and fraud. Molly also spent time trying criminal cases as a student prosecutor providing giving her the experience to handle tort cases that involve crimes.
Molly is a straight shooter who prides herself on preparing her clients for all the possible strategies they will need to take in their cases, even if that means letting them know it is best to mitigate damages with a settlement rather than fight the case. She is extremely supportive of her clients and is there for them to address their questions or concerns.
Just as she works hard to advocate for her clients, she also does advocacy work on behalf of animals as well as for people who suffer from chronic illnesses such as dysautonomia, a dysfunction of the nervous system. In addition, Molly is a law student mentor and moot court competition judge.