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Robert J. O’Connor


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Attorney Robert J. O’Connor
"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
Robert O'Connor headed the Riverside and Ventura County District Attorney Consumer Fraud Divisions in California before coming to the Commonwealth in 1983 to help establish its new Attorney General's Office in 1983. After a stint as the Acting Attorney General, he established this law firm on Saipan in 1985.Attorney Robert O'Connor is a practicing lawyer and an active member of the CNMI Bar, and appears as a lawyer before all of the courts of the Commonwealth. As a lawyer, he adheres to the highest ethical standards that apply to all lawyers in the CNMI. Robert works with the other lawyers of O’Connor Berman Dotts & Banes, and with the other lawyers of Pacific Lawyers.

Practice Focus


Robert O’Connor argued the first case ever filed before the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court. He has represented the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, The Gap, Liz Claiborne, Levi Strauss, Sears & Roebuck, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines and Philip Morris, among other companies in the mainland and Asia. Robert has concentrated his practice on governmental lobbying, complex litigation, construction law, legal malpractice and casino gaming. He was the lead counsel for the Commonwealth Garment Manufacturers in their class action RICO action in U.S. District Court.

Education


Tulane University. University of Michigan (B.G.S.) 1971
University of San Francisco (J.D.) 1974

Admission


California, 1974
Commonwealth, 1985
Republic of Palau, 1988
Guam, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships


Commonwealth Bar Association
Guam Bar Association

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