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7955 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85284-1050Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 602-241-7000
Fax: 602-241-7039
www.occlaw.com
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About Us
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1999

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Discrimination
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Business Law
  • Construction Defect
  • ERISA
  • Governmental Liability
  • Health Care
  • Homeowners
  • Labor and Employment
  • Securities
  • Transportation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dram Shop
  • Liquor Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Harassment
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Elder Abuse
  • Short Trials
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About Us
After years of practicing law at large firms, Daniel J. O'Connor and Dan Campbell began practicing law together in 1999. Michael Altaffer joined the firm in 2005. They have over 90 years of collective experience between them, which includes hundreds of trials, arbitration and mediations. The firm's practice focuses on civil trial and appellate work in all aspects of personal injury, products liability and insurance litigation, as well as commercial, real estate, construction law and defects, and labor litigation. The firm is Arizona counsel for several of our national clients and regularly appear in matters throughout the southwest region of the United States on their behalf.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACUITYAllied Insurance Company
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyChubb & Son, Inc.
Colorado Casualty Insurance CompanyCommonwealth Insurance Company
GAB Robins, Inc.Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Rainier Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Ace Haulers, Inc.Corporate Express Delivery Systems, Inc.
FedExKohler Company
Los Abrigados Resort & SpaNavajo Express, Inc.
Savers, Inc.Wyndham International
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Personnel Information
Partners
Daniel J. O'Connor, Jr.
Tempe, AZ
Telephone:602-241-7002
E-Mail:daniel.oconnor@occlaw.com
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Instructor, Mesa Community College, 1986; Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court, 1996-Present
Memberships:
  • American (Tort and Insurance Law Section) and Maricopa County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Illinois Benedictine College, B.A., 1978
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1984
Born:1956
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John Daniel Campbell
Tempe, AZ
Telephone:602-241-7025
E-Mail:dan.campbell@occlaw.com
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1978
  • Nebraska, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Seminar Instructor, NBI, Insurance Coverage, 1998
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Nebraska State and Maricopa County (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section) Bar Associations
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Certifications:
  • Certified Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
Education:
  • Arizona State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1975
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1978
Born:1953
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Associates
Shane P. Dyet
Tempe, AZ
E-Mail:shane.dyet@occlaw.com
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2006
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Arizona State Bar
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S., 2001
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1974
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Kristopher L. Smith
Tempe, AZ
E-Mail:kris.smith@occlaw.com
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Park University, B.S. (with distinction), 2010
  • Arizona Summit Law School, J.D., 2013
Born:1981
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Justin D. Holm
Tempe, AZ
E-Mail:justin.holm@occlaw.com
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2007
  • Colorado, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2012
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Arizona
Education:
  • Arizona State University, B.S. (cum laude), 2004
  • The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1978
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Angela L. Cooner
Tempe, AZ
E-Mail:angela.cooner@occlaw.com
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2001
  • Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Community Association Institute (Past President, Arizona Chapter CAI-AZ; Co-Chair of Legislative Action Committee for CAI-AZ LAC)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1998
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2001
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Jessica R. America
Tempe, AZ
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Education:
  • Arizona State University, B.A. Political Science, 2008
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2011
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Karen J. Stillwell
Tempe, AZ
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2015
Education:
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S., 2000
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D., 2003
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Terrence E. Harrison
Tempe, AZ
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1980
  • Idaho (Inactive)
Education:
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1976
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1980
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