Manning O'Connor

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC 535 Smithfield Street, Suite 800 Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412.918.1194


J.D., Duquesne University, 1983
B.A., Duquesne University, 1980

Manning J. "Jim" O'Connor II is a Member at Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC. Jim has more than 30 years of trial experience in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and several other states. He represents businesses in a wide range of disputes involving all aspects of employment litigation. These include breaches of contract, harassment, and discrimination claims; non-compete/non-solicitation agreements; and trade secrets, among others. He also handles complex commercial litigation matters.

In addition, Mr. O'Connor has many years of experience in health care litigation, and he has represented hospitals and physicians in, and advised on, regulatory and patient care issues, contract disputes, licensing and credentialing matters, insurance disputes, and corporate compliance.

Mr. O'Connor has negotiated contracts for media personalities and other celebrities. He has also served as special counsel to numerous municipalities on a variety of legal issues.

An educator and frequent speaker, Mr. O'Connor serves on the adjunct faculty at Duquesne University School of Law, and he regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on the topics of trial evidence, employment litigation, commercial litigation and risk management. He was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Pennsylvania CLE Board, which oversees the rules and regulations for continuing legal education in the Commonwealth.


FALL 2018
Deposition Skills (01)

Pennsylvania Civil Procedure

FALL 2019
Deposition Skills (01)

Honors and Awards

Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pennsylvania CLE Board