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Brian K. O’Connor, Esq.

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Brian K. O’Connor, Esq. was born in Garden City, KS on September 23, 1956. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1979 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law in 1983. In June of 1986, he was admitted to practice law in the state of California; in 1988, the US District Court, Southern District of California; and in 1990, the US District Court, Central District of California. Over his career, he has tried approximately 50 jury trials and helped his clients receive over $20 million in damages.


Brian K. O’Connor, Esq. originally started his legal career as a Riverside County Deputy District Attorney. He moved to Santa Barbara in 1987, and between then and 1997, he focused primarily on defending personal injury, product liability, and professional negligence cases. After 1997, he turned his focus to helping individuals who had been injured in personal injury cases.


Outside of work, Brian is an active cyclist and sponsors the Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club and Team as well as the Santa Barbara Triathlon Club. He is also an amateur athlete, having done several triathlons and marathons.


Certificates and Training:

Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine School of Law, 2005


Member of:

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles


  • Distinguished Martindale-Hubbell, 2020    
  • Pro-Bono Attorney Award: Awarded for volunteering to provide services as Settlement Master in the Santa Barbara Superior Court since 2005
  • ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) Executive Committee Chair             
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How can we help you?

If you’ve been injured call (805) 730-7766 to schedule a free consultation.

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