Lisa O'Connor is a Senior Associate in the firm's Rockville, Maryland office. She represents asbestos manufacturers, contractors and suppliers in the defense of toxic tort and product liability claims. Ms. O'Connor also represents hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians, nurses and dentists in medical, dental and nursing malpractice matters. While in law school, Ms. O'Connor won the CALI Award for excellence in the study of Pre-Trial Litigation. After graduating from law school, Ms. O'Connor practiced law in New York as an associate attorney with a plaintiff's personal injury firm. She has seventeen years of litigation and appellate experience in the areas of medical malpractice, dental malpractice, New York Labor Law, premises liability, product liability and automobile liability in New York State Courts and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Ms. O'Connor relocated to Maryland in 2016 and in 2018, she joined the firm of Gavett, Datt & Barish, L.P., focusing her practice primarily in the defense of asbestos personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. O'Connor worked for fifteen years as a claims representative in the insurance industry handling medical, dental, nursing, and hospital malpractice, legal malpractice, other professional liability lines, general liability, automobile liability and property damage claims. As an insurance claims professional, Ms. O'Connor handled matters in many jurisdictions including Minnesota, Florida, New York, Ohio, California, Texas and Illinois.