Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Litigation Shareholder Joanne O’Connor has been appointed as the Vice President / President-Elect of the Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter. Joanne will serve in her role as Vice President / President-Elect for a one-year term from 2018-2019. The Federal Bar Palm Beach Chapter focuses on the interests, education, and professional development of all federal court practitioners. With over 100 members from the federal legal community, private practice, and local law schools, the Chapter hosts monthly luncheons, an annual judicial reception, and various other programs throughout the year.
Joanne O’Connor is a Florida Bar Board certified specialist in Business Litigation and focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation including business torts, real estate disputes, and lawyer and law firm defense. Joanne has litigated a broad range of matters from arbitration and trials through appeals and has niche experience successfully defending national and regional law firms against legal malpractice claims.
Joanne has been listed among Florida’s Leading Lawyers in Litigation by Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world. She is recognized consistently by Best Lawyers in America and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and legal ability. Additionally, Joanne has been selected as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide, as a Legal Elite by Florida Trend, and as a 2018 Top Lawyer by Palm Beach Illustrated.