Barbara E. O’Connor

“Preeminent AV” rated Martindale Hubbell 1997 – present; Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Women Attorneys; “Super Lawyer” rating 2012-present; Martindale Hubbell 2015 Top Rated Lawyer/Litigation; Martindale Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer/New England 2013-2015; First Assistant Federal Public Defender/Vermont 1999-2006; Director/Federal Defender Training Group 1998-1999; Supervising Federal Public Defender/Los Angeles 1992-1998; Visiting Defender/US Sentencing Commission 1997;exclusive practice area in criminal defense, primarily federal; appellate experience including US Supreme Court, 9th Circuit en banc and general practice in both 9th and 2d Circuit Courts of Appeal. Various publications regarding federal sentencing issues and selective prosecution. Media experience including television and radio. Teaching experience including Williams College interim term seminars and trial advocacy at Southwestern Law School. Guest lectures at George Mason Law School and Vermont Law School, as well as various bar association presentations on criminal law and sentencing; CJA panel in Vermont and the Central District of California; CJA Rep for Vermont 2006-7.


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Contact info
O’Connor & Kirby Attorneys At Law174 Battery St Ste 3
Burlington, VT, 05401-6201

Office (802) 863-0112

VT Active 2003 02/29/2016
CA Active 1989 05/23/2016
CT Active 1986 08/15/2016
NY Currently registered 1986 07/10/2016

Work experience
Partner O’Connor & Kirby PC 2006 – Present
First Assistant Federal Public Defender 1991 – 2006

Pace University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1985

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