Patrick J. O'Connor

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association || GTLA || Protecting The Right to Trial by Jury || Champion 2019
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association || GTLA || Protecting The Right to Trial by Jury || Champion 2019

Patrick J. O'Connor

Atlanta, Georgia

Patrick J. O’Connor is a senior litigation and transactional attorney at Mitchell & Shapiro LLP. Mr. O’Connor has extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, including matters related to contract disputes, business divorces, non-compete / non-solicitation agreements (both in Georgia and other states) and commercial collections / creditors’ rights in the state and bankruptcy courts. He is also experienced in representing individuals in personal injury matters. Mr. O’Connor’s transactional practice focuses primarily on business and commercial contract formation, non-compete / non-solicitation agreements and representing sellers or purchasers in commercial real estate transactions. He was recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2007.

Mr. O’Connor is active in his community and has served on the Avondale Estates Historic Preservation Commission and Architectural Review Board, is on the Board of the Avondale Estates Cultural Affairs Foundation, Inc., and The Museum School of Avondale Estates’ Facilities Committee. In his spare time, he plays sports with his son, argues politics and plays drums.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors’ Rights & Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Commercial Collections
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Law Review: Georgia State University College of Law Review, Associate Editor
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    • B.S. - 1990
    • Major: History
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    • M.A. - 1993
    • Major: U.S. History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia State University Law Review, Member
  • Honorable Michael Stoddard of the Cobb County Superior Court , Clerked, 1999 - 2001

Past Employment Positions

  • Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Associate, 2001 - 2005
  • The Honorable Michael Stoddard, Judge, Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia , Law Clerk, 1999 - 2001