Practice Areas

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.