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Attorneys from Michael J. O’Connor & Associates Address Attendees During the Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section of the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)

photo__1583971_deb_small.jpgOconnor.jpgAttorneys from Michael J. O’Connor & Associates addressed an impressive crowd of attendees during the Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section of the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Association of Justice (AAJ), held in New York City from July 9-13.

The AAJ WC & Workplace Injury Section CLE Program was held on July 10 at the Hilton New York. Section Chair was Attorney O’Connor, founder of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates. The title of the program was Acquiring and Protecting Clients, a theme that has been an important part of the O’Connor law firm in its 20 plus years of litigation. “Our firm focuses on workers’ comp because we believe in our clients – the blue collar men and women who are working hard to support their families,” said Atty. O’Connor.

Attorney Debra A. Matherne of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates spoke during this segment of the annual convention. Her discussion focused on Dealing with the Vocational Counselor. In addition to speaking at the convention, Attorney Matherne was elected secretary of the Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section of the AAJ for 2012. When asked about her election to this position, Atty. Matherne said, “It’s an honor to be named secretary to this section of the AAJ. It’s an opportunity to help ensure that those who are injured on the job receive the medical treatment, benefits, and compensation they and their families deserve.”

According to their website, the American Association for Justice, also known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), has supported plaintiff trial lawyers for 65 years – as the collective voice of the trial bar on Capitol Hill and in courthouses across the nation and by providing exclusive services designed for trial lawyers. The convention offers member of the AAJ the opportunity to earn a year’s worth of continuing legal education, to network with attorneys from across the nation, and to return to their practices reenergized and better able to represent their clients.

The law firm of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates includes fifteen offices located throughout Pennsylvania. The firm assists injured workers in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, as well as defending against insurance companies attempting to terminate, suspend, or modify lost wage benefits. For more information, visit our website at www.oconnorlaw.com or call us at 1-800-518-4LAW.


The law firm of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates includes fifteen offices located throughout Pennsylvania. The firm assists injured workers in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, as well as defending against insurance companies attempting to terminate, suspend, or modify lost wage benefits. For more information, visit our website at www.oconnorlaw.com or call us at 1-800-518-4LAW.