Patrick J. O'Connor


Email: poconnor@hillbetts.com

Direct: (212) 589-7519


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Patrick received his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. At Roger Williams Patrick was the President of the Maritime Law Society and a member of the school’s Admiralty Moot Court Team. Patrick competed in the Ester Clark Moot Court Competition in 2013 and the John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition in 2014 and 2015.

Patrick joined Hill Betts & Nash in 2016 as a litigation associate. He made partner in 2020 and is active in all phases of the firm’s practice.

Patrick holds a USCG Third Mate License Unlimited Tonnage and sails recreationally.


Court Admissions:

State of New York
State of New Jersey
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, District of New Jersey


State University of New York Maritime College (B.S. Marine Transportation 2009)
Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2015)

Professional Affiliations:

Maritime Law Association of the United States
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
The Propeller Club of the Port of New York and New Jersey
Fort Schuyler Maritime Alumni Association