Cozen O’Connor: O'Connor, Patrick J.

Patrick J. O´Connor

Vice Chairman

West Conshohocken

(610) 941-2375

(610) 941-2350

Recent News:

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Patrick J. O´Connor is vice chairman of Cozen O´Connor. He is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on litigation arising out of contracts, banking matters, estates, professional liability involving legal and accounting matters and health care. Prior to joining Cozen O´Connor in 1973, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Thomas J. Clary, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was an associate attorney at Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz.

Patrick is actively involved in many legal, professional, civic and educational organizations. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Patrick is chairman of the board of BNY Mellon Funds Trusts, a member of the board of Crowley Chemical Company of New York City, a member of the board of PCS and Advisor Trust.

Patrick’s educational affiliations include serving as chairman of the board of trustees of Temple University and as a current member (and former chairman) of the board of Consultors for the Villanova University School of Law. Patrick previously served as a member and chairman of the board of trustees of College Misericordia, and as a member of the board of directors at King's College. In 2013, Patrick received honorary degrees from two of Philadelphia's major universities, Temple University and the Villanova University School of Law. In 2014 he received an honorary doctorate from King's College.

Patrick earned his Bachelor of Arts at King's College, magna cum laude, in 1964 and his law degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1967. 

News

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2016

Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Patrick J. O’Connor to Address the King’s College Class of 2014 at the 65th Annual Commencement

May 02, 2014

Patrick J. O’Connor, firm co-founder and graduate of King's College, will provide the address at King’s 65th annual commencement exercises, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa. O'Connor will also receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree.

Patrick J. O’Connor Named by Legal Intelligencer as a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

February 11, 2014

Cozen O’Connor Co-Founder Patrick J. O’Connor has been named by the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer as a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. The Legal Intelligencer is honoring the great history of the legal profession in Pennsylvania by identifying some of the most important members of the legal community with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

46 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2013

Forty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.

Cofounder Patrick J. O'Connor Receives Two Honorary Degrees

May 15, 2013

Patrick was selected to receive an honorary degree from Temple University, which conferred Thursday, May 16. On May 17, he also received an honorary degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Patrick J. O'Connor to Receive Honorary Degree from Villanova

April 19, 2013

O’Connor will be awarded an honorary degree from Villanova University in recognition for both his personal and professional achievements, as well as the generosity and commitment he has shown to the broader Villanova community.

43 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

February 09, 2011

Forty-three Cozen O’Connor lawyers from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition based on a rigorous peer–review of more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations.

Forty-Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers in America

September 29, 2009

Forty-two Cozen O’Connor attorneys from seven of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Launches Public Strategies LLC - New Entity Offers Enhanced Government Relations Assistance in Public Policy Advocacy, Regulatory Compliance and Contract Procurement

September 22, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Launches Public Strategies LLC - New Entity Offers Enhanced Government Relations Assistance in Public Policy Advocacy, Regulatory Compliance and Contract Procurement

Patrick J. O’Connor Elected Chairman of Temple Board of Trustees

June 18, 2009

Patrick J. O’Connor Elected Chairman of Temple Board of Trustees

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 28, 2009

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 52 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2009 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Stephen A. Cozen And Patrick J. O’Connor Receive Musser Award From Temple’s Fox School Of Business

December 19, 2008

Stephen A. Cozen And Patrick J. O’Connor Receive Musser Award From Temple’s Fox School Of Business

Cozen O’Connor Vice Chairman Patrick J. O’Connor Joins Board Of St. Jude

November 24, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Vice Chairman Patrick J. O’Connor Joins Board Of St. Jude

Twenty-Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored As Best Lawyers In America

October 29, 2008

Twenty-five Cozen O’Connor attorneys from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 29, 2008

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 42 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2008 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Publications

Summer 2008 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

August 30, 2008

We take pride at Cozen O’Connor in addressing new developments that will affect our clients. In this issue, we include a special report on two new decisions from New Jersey on bad faith in the UM/UIM context.

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1967
  • King's College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1964

Awards & Honors

Selected by Best Lawyers in America  2009 - 2019

Honorary Degree: Temple University  – Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa, May 2013

Honorary Degree: Villanova University  – Doctor of Laws, May 2013

Honorary Degree: King's College – Doctor of Laws, May 2014

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2004-2019

  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honorable Thomas J. Clary, U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association