Casey O’Connor, who completed TU’s post baccalaureate paralegal certificate program in 2012 and earned her certified paralegal credential from the National Association of Legal Assistants, recently was featured in Tulsa Lawyer Magazine.
O’Connor has served in her current paralegal position for the past year at Best & Sharp law firm where she works with 10 attorneys and enjoys the collaborative environment she shares with her peers. Her caseload primarily involves municipal law cases in federal court. O’Connor assists attorneys in defending small Oklahoma municipalities in wrongful termination, discrimination, excessive force and wrongful arrest suits.
Her curiosity and love for investigation is a valuable asset in researching potential witnesses, and she enjoys gathering information “behind the scenes.” In 2012, O’Connor witnessed a man fire shots at county sheriff’s deputies as they walked out of the Tulsa County Courthouse. As a result of the experience, she has a new and improved understanding of how eyewitness accounts often are difficult to accurately describe. O’Connor learned the surge of adrenaline and high stress in an emergency situation can confuse important details, and she applies that firsthand account to her paralegal work.
O’Connor’s father, Patrick, is a past president of the Tulsa County Bar Association. She is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants and the TCBA. To learn more about TU’s paralegal certificate program, please visit https://utulsa.edu/academics/continuing-education/lifelong-learning/paralegal-program/.