Joseph Daniel O'Connor
Joseph Daniel O’Connor was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 13, 1953. O’Connor attended the Benet Academy (Class of 1971), in Lisle, Illinois, before enrolling at Purdue University (B.S, 1975). He enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law in the fall of 1975 and received his J.D. degree in 1978. While in law school, O’Connor was a Graduate Assistant in the Business Law Department, was a Summer Associate at the Indianapolis firm of Locke, Reynolds, Boyd and Weisell, and clerked at the Bloomington firm of Bunger, Harrell & Robertson.
After graduation, O’Connor accepted a position with Bunger, Harrell & Robertson. He became a partner in 1983. O’Connor has represented individuals, insurance companies, and business clients across the state and in federal courts. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has served as President of the Indiana State Bar, and been actively involved in professional activities of the American Bar Association. Additionally, he served as Vice President and then President of the Board of the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum.
O’Connor teaches mediation as an adjunct faculty member at the Maurer School of Law and was named Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year in 1983. He has twice served on the law school's Board of Visitors. O'Connor is a devoted and active member of the Bloomington community, serving on numerous boards and committees. In particular, he served eight years as Chair of the Monroe County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Joseph Daniel O’Connor was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2016.
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