Nicholas O'Conner

Senior Counsel
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Nicholas O'Conner concentrates his practice on business, financial services and aviation litigation. Nicholas frequently defends companies in litigation involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state consumer fraud and unfair or deceptive business practices statutes.

Nicholas O'Conner concentrates his practice on business, financial services and aviation litigation. Nicholas frequently defends companies in litigation involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state consumer fraud and unfair or deceptive business practices statutes.

Nick has substantial experience drafting and filing pleadings, motions, and substantive briefs and assisting clients in preparation for a variety of proceedings before federal, state, municipal and administrative courts.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2010
    Elder Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • B.A., Aviation-Aircraft Systems, The Ohio State University, 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
Professional Affiliations
    • Chair, Steering Committee, Chicago Bar Association Leadership Institute
    • Member, Cook County Bar Association
    • Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Selected, Leadership Greater Chicago Signature Fellows Program (2021)
    • Fellow, Chicago Committee Pathway to Partnership Program (2020)
    • Selected, Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization’s 5 Under 40 legal professionals (2018)
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Star, Business Litigation (2019-2020)
    • Named, Lawyers of Color "Hot List" (2014)‎
    • Recipient, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Distinguished Service Award
Community Leadership
    • Locke Lord Team Captain, Legal Prep Charter Academy Mock Trial Team
    • Volunteer, Cabrini Green Legal Aid Helpdesk
    • Member, Locke Lord LLP "Pay it Forward" Committee
    • Member, Chicago Children's Museum Metropolitan Board