Kevin T. O’Connor Jr. has over 8 years of diverse legal experience spanning military law enforcement, criminal justice, civil litigation, and beyond. He is admitted to practice in New York, as well as before several federal appeals courts and the U.S. Tax Court.
Kevin’s robust skills shine in drafting persuasive pleadings and motions, collecting compelling evidence, overseeing efficient discovery, and maintaining an organized client database. Clients benefit from his background in assisting with contracts, retainer agreements, filings, and research for Social Security and Veterans Affairs cases.
Prior to law school, Kevin honorably served over 6 years in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Team Leader and Patrol Supervisor. He led operations securing communities of 3,000+ personnel, managed maintenance and readiness for equipment and vehicles valued up to $300K, and provided tactical guidance translating rules of engagement into action. Through these progressive leadership experiences, Kevin developed skills in personnel management, policy enforcement, asset accountability, and administrative processes.
Kevin leverages his Military Police training in law enforcement investigation, interview interrogation, and evidence custody to provide clients with informed counsel. As a law student, he externed with the DOJ’s Civil Division and the NYPD. There, he investigated officer misconduct and analyzed complaints and policies to recommend appropriate disciplinary actions. During his studies, Kevin also volunteered to support disaster relief, children’s programs, veterans associations, and more.
Kevin earned his Juris Doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, which he most recently supplemented with an LL.M. in Taxation from Cardozo School of Law. He stays actively engaged with the New York legal community through writing, speaking, and membership in key professional organizations. In his free time, Kevin enjoys distance running, military history studies, and providing pro bono services to veterans in need.