Patrick T. O'Connor


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Patrick T. O'Connor


Practice Areas

Government/Municipal and County Defense



U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1981

B.A., Auburn University, 1978

Patrick T. O'Connor joined Oliver Maner LLP as a partner on January l, 1990. His practice concentrates on business litigation, the defense of civil rights claims and the defense of legal malpractice and other professional negligence claims. Mr. O'Connor also represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. O'Connor has been licensed to practice in all Georgia courts including the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, as well as numerous federal courts including the U. S. Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.

Professional Associations

State Bar of Georgia, President (2016-2017)

State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (2005-2010)

U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, Lawyers Advisory Committee, Past Chair

Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission (2010-2018)

Savannah Bar Association, President (1995-1996)

Honors and Awards

American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)

Best Lawyers in America

Atlanta Magazine's Top 10 Georgia Super Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

Savannah Country Day School Board of Trustees, Chair (2014-2016)

Georgia Southern University Foundation Board of Trustees, Member (2006-2016)

Auburn University Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Liberal Arts, Member

Board of Directors of Horizons Savannah

Savannah Civitan Club, President

Savannah Quarterback Club, Captain

Deacon for the Ardsley Park Baptist Church

Coastal Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America, President