Mr. O'Connor also is deeply involved in a number of pro bono activities. He was named the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s 2012 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year and was honored by the State Bar of Texas with the 2012 Frank J. Scurlock Award. Of particular note, he was selected as Weil's 2011 Lend-A-Lawyer to the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, where he devoted a three-month period to representing indigent clients. In addition, Mr. O'Connor has obtained successful outcomes for individuals seeking political asylum due to persecution on account of political beliefs or sexual orientation.
Mr. O'Connor is a 2007 graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law, where he served as President of the SMU Law Review Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Dallas Chapter.