Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Kevin O’Connor is a partner on the Commercial Litigation team at Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and serves as co-chair of the firm's Labor and Employment practice. Kevin is a seasoned trial lawyer with a focus on employment defense, business and commercial litigation, including complex construction disputes. He represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation.
Kevin has extensive experience in the areas of EPLI and D&O defense; class action defense; partnership and corporate dissolutions; construction litigation; unfair competition; restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation; RICO and securities law defense and Computer Fraud & Abuse Act and Computer Related Offenses Act claims.
In 2019, Kevin was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation which is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. This prestigious distinction is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in a given jurisdiction.
In 2016, Kevin was invited to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”) in which he remains an active participant. Kevin is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute’s Retail & Hospitality, Employment Law, and Construction Law Committees.
He is a frequent lecturer on employment and construction law issues and has published numerous articles in those areas. Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Law Review.
• Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey
• New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2021
• Best Lawyers, 2020 - 2022
• Bergen Magazine, Top Lawyer - Labor & Employment, 2020
• Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2019 - Present
• NJBIZ Leaders in Law, 2022
• New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence Award, Mentor, 2022