Director at Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center
Tom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker, and writer in the field of legal technology. A New England native who graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1972 with a BA in Political Science, he later earned a J.D. at an evening law school program while working as a consultant during the day.
That consulting experience is diverse and has included the BP litigation and several current opioid MDL matters as well as pro bono work with the Office of the Federal Public Defender.
A frequent lecturer about legal technology, Tom also teaches CLE courses nationwide and is a prolific writer. He has several blogs, written hundreds of articles including the 2006 award winning article, “In Katrina’s Wake”, about recovery efforts in the legal community of post Katrina New Orleans in which he participated and has authored three books, most recently EDiscovery for Small Cases, published by the ABA.
Tom currently resides down the Mississippi down in New Orleans as does his son Seamus, a litigation support analyst on Team PAR for Joy Murao. They both still mourn the death of legal marketing maven Gayle O’Connor, a wonderful wife and partner to Tom as well as a loving mother to Seamus.