O’Connell Zavelo is a workers’ compensation defense boutique with a
focus on coverage, compensability, discrimination, compliance, fraud, Errors & Omissions.
Recognized expertise, unmatched attention to detail,
and creative problem solving allow O’Connell Zavelo to provide
extraordinary advocacy for its clients. O’Connell Zavelo has been
designed to better meet the needs of clients than the outmoded traditional
workers’ compensation defense firm model.
O’Connell Zavelo utilizes a civil litigation model, choosing clients and
cases carefully. This approach facilitates a quality of representation
unparalleled in workers’ compensation defense in New York with the result
that the cases selected by O’Connell Zavelo are resolved expeditiously and fairly.
O’Connell Zavelo provides general consulting
services to workers’ compensation carriers, showing carriers how to rationalize processes and reduce costs by taking advantage of the deep system changes in New
York State. This is accomplished in a number of ways, primarily by structuring and
supporting a complete internal legal services infrastructure, thereby reducing dependence
on outside counsel except for the most complex matters.
O’Connell Zavelo has developed a reputation
for settling cases expeditiously, particularly cases lost in the traditional
defense model limbo.