Behind each claim is a client. Whether a claim is
large or small, simple or complex, it must be handled with skill and attention
to detail. I am committed to taking the necessary action to represent our
clients interests and to advocate, both in and out of the courtroom, on their
Tim O'Connor has extensive experience in a
wide variety of litigation matters. His diverse experience includes representing
clients in litigation involving motor vehicle and
dram shop/liquor liability,
premises liability, construction site accidents,
coverage issues, and many other matters. His clients range from Fortune 500
companies to governmental entities to small, locally owned businesses.
He has handled cases in a majority of Arizona counties and has
briefed and argued several cases in the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Recent Successful Defenses
Obtained a defense verdict for a national trucking company
and driver for a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 10
during a dust storm.
Defended a shuttle bus driver who struck a pedestrian in
an unloading zone at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Obtained a defense verdict for a cable installation
company that was sued by a homeowner who purportedly tripped and fell over a
cable that was installed on the residence’s flat roof.
Defended a bar that served a drunk driver while he was
alleged to be obviously intoxicated.
Defended a fitness machine repair company for allegedly
negligent repair of a weight machine that resulted in personal injury to
Defense Litigation Experience
Tim has extensive litigation experience with both complex and
routine tort motor vehicle actions, including general negligence, uninsured and
under-insured motorist claims, and property damage subrogation. He has defended
litigation involving pedestrians, motorcycle, busses and boats, many of which
involve catastrophic injuries or traumatic brain injuries. Tim's clients include
both commercial carriers and personal automobile owners.
He also offers substantial experience with dram shop and
alcohol impairment-related lawsuits. He has represented bars, restaurants and
social hosts in claims involving statutory and common law negligent over-service
of alcohol. He regularly handles issues involving industry standards of care
governing employee training and supervision.
In the area of products liability, Tim has handled matters
involving design defects, manufacturing defects, and informational/warnings
defects. Tim has litigated matters involving tire failures, pool equipment
malfunctions, and negligent food preparation and service. Tim has represented
manufacturers and distributors with both defending claims and securing
Tim also has significant experience in the area of premises
liability, including slip/trip and fall litigation, negligent security claims,
assault & battery, shootings and excessive force by security personnel. He is
intimately familiar with lighting and human factors issues.
His wide-ranging litigation experience includes toxic mold
exposure, negligent roadway design, libel and slander, and negligent
entrustment. Tim has represented both general contractors and subcontractors in
construction site accidents and contractual indemnity claims.
When not in the courtroom, Tim enjoys spending time with his
family in swimming, biking and snowboarding.