Firm Profile

... high-end expertise, superior results and an exceptional level of client service.

Founded in 1985, O’Connor, Schmeltzer & O’Connor is a litigation and transactional law firm that consistently provides high-end expertise, superior results and an exceptional level of client service.  We serve all of Southern California, from Los Angeles to San Bernardino to San Diego.

Superior Client Service
When you engage O’Connor, Schmeltzer & O’Connor, each case is handled by a partner, not an associate as is frequently the case in large firms.  Each of our partners has over two decades of experience. Our attorneys are supported by a group of outstanding staff members that have been with us for many years and provide phenomenal client service. 

We openly share with our colleagues that a key to our firm is that we spend an exceptional amount of time with each client to review their concerns, and to successfully plan and execute legal strategies for each specific legal matter.  This careful and deliberate approach results in efficiency, superior results and happy clients.  Clients find our attorneys to be prompt, responsive, approachable and supportive of their goals.  It is this kind of dedication and hard work that has led to the firm’s considerable success.

Scope of Services
O’Connor, Schmeltzer & O’Connor provides a full range of litigation and transactional services to individuals, businesses and insurance carriers.  We work diligently to help clients achieve their immediate goals, while protecting their long-term interests.  In transactional matters, we formulate solutions to our clients’ problems, frequently developing creative legal strategies.  In litigation cases, while we are strong courtroom advocates, we are often called upon to favorably dispose of cases without going to trial, in a quick and inexpensive manner.   We regularly counsel clients on prevention of litigation by careful legal planning, and anticipating and resolving problems before they result in lawsuits.

We litigate cases and claims in a variety of practice areas, including family law, business and employment law, insurance defense, and insurance coverage.   On the transactional side, our attorneys serve clients in a broad range of corporate matters including corporate structuring, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, environmental compliance, and general business services. Representation for individuals includes family law matters, estate planning and personal injury.

Cost-Effective Representation
A key differentiating characteristic of our firm is our ability to manage costs.  We combine a rate structure that is very competitive with high efficiency, resulting in the maximum return for the investment in legal services.  Our highly experienced senior attorneys are able to achieve outstanding results without wasteful preparation; we do not do unnecessary work and do not have extra attorneys work on a case to do on-the-job training.   

The reduced overhead of a smaller firm permits us to offer exceptional legal services at hourly rates that are lower than those charged by larger firms.  O’Connor, Schmeltzer & O’Connor consistently offers outstanding quality, service, and results for our clients.