Of Counsel

Anna O’Connor

In addition to nearly unmatched litigation experience with more than 50 jury trials over the course of her career, Anna has an unrelenting zeal for helping others, making her a great asset to SMBP’s clients.

Anna has extensive experience in all phases of litigation involving disputes in state, federal and multi-district proceedings, focusing her practice on general litigation, subrogation, real estate, personal injury, nursing home, family law and toxic tort matters.

Anna is a passionate advocate to those in need. She was previously accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist indigent veterans with a variety of cases. She also volunteers with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as a Guardian ad Litem, defending the best interest of minors.

A breast cancer survivor, Anna serves on the Executive Board and Board of Directors for the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and is on the founding committee for the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation benefitting the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, where she assists in the organization of fundraising efforts to find a cure for cancer and regularly mentors women facing breast cancer.

This work provides a valuable perspective for her legal practice and helps Anna work to obtain favorable solutions that meet her clients’ legal objectives.

Anna is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri, as well as in federal court in the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, and the Western District of Wisconsin.  Anna is also a member of the Federal Trial Bar and an accredited Cook County arbitrator.  Anna earned her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and is a graduate of Lake Forest College.

Outside of the office, Anna enjoys spending time outdoors on hikes and traveling to national parks with her husband and two young children.  She is also a certified managing real estate broker.