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Timothy G. O’Connell joined the Firm in 2023. He is a senior trial lawyer who has spent 40 years in Western New York advocating tirelessly on behalf of victims of injury claims and medical malpractice and achieving many million and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Mr. O’Connell has been senior trial counsel at Gelber & O’Connell, LLC and previously at Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn, LLP, where he successfully represented the interests of his injured clients before New York State and Federal Courts, the United States Congress, New York State Legislature and Erie County Legislature.

Mr. O’Connell received his Bachelor of Arts from Canisius College and his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association for the Western Region, an organization devoted exclusively to preserving the rights of and representing injured persons.

Mr. O’Connell has been recognized for decades for his successful representation of injured persons by being selected for membership in the Best Lawyers in America and New York State Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys, New York State Bar Association, and Erie County Bar Association.

He is proud to have helped many people throughout his long career and remains committed to righting the wrongs of injured persons in the civil justice system nationally, statewide and locally.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Association For Justice
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Academy Of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys


  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Law, J.D.
  • Canisius College, B.A.

Honors And Awards

  • Best Lawyers In America
  • New York State Super Lawyers


  • New York, 1986
  • USDC-Western District Of New York, 1986
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