Veteran Attorney for Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Has Been Tireless in Representation
Attorney Jared P. O’Connor, a Shareholder/Director with Shaheen &
Gordon, was honored by the New Hampshire Association of Justice (NHAJ)
as the 2019 Granite State Advocate Award winner.
The prestigious award is bestowed upon the New Hampshire attorney who “pursues
and helps achieve substantial changes in the law of the state which improve
our civil justice system, enhance the rights of citizens’ access
to the courts, preserve the right of trial by jury or enhance the right
of everyone to obtain full, fair and timely remedies for civil wrongs.”
NHAJ President William D. Woodbury said O’Connor’s “advocacy
on behalf of New Hampshire’s Workers’ Compensation Claimants
has been nothing less than inspiring.” He added that O’Connor’s
work sets a powerful example for all future advocates of workers’ rights.
“This is a fitting honor for a lawyer who is tireless in his representation
of workers,” says Michael Noonan, President and Managing Director
of Shaheen & Gordon. “Jared has dedicated himself to fighting
on behalf of injured workers.”
O’Connor is listed among Super Lawyers®, a national rating service,
as a top-rated workers’ compensation attorney and was named a ‘Rising
Star’ by the organization in 2012 and 2013. He is also a past winner
of the NHAJ’s Board of Governors Award.
He has litigated cases to the Supreme Court that have secured job reinstatement
protection for part-time workers, established the compensability of successive
cumulative trauma injuries, and clarified the legal standard for determining
a recovering worker’s earning capacity. He routinely testifies on
proposed workers compensation bills at the New Hampshire Legislature,
has worked to enact legislation that modernizes workers compensation wage
payments, and is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars.
“It’s my privilege to represent the workers of this state,
and humbling to be in the company of the outstanding lawyers who have
previously received this award,” O’Connor says.
O’Connor was most recently appointed to the Governor’s Commission
studying the compensability of job-related PTSD in New Hampshire’s
About Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
Founded in 1981, Shaheen & Gordon has a team of more than 35 attorneys,
earning statewide, regional and national accolades for our legal work
throughout New England. Our firm’s practice covers a wide range
of individual, business and corporate legal services, including Personal
Injury, Criminal & DWI/DUI Defense, Divorce & Family Law, Elder
Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Trusts, Business & Corporate Law,
Worker’s Compensation, Litigation, Health Care, Employment Law,
and Government Relations.