O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, PC

Insurance Defense Law Firm in Albany, New York

O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, PC

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, New York 12211

Phone(518) 465-0400 or(877) 886-4029
Fax (518) 465-0015

Website www.1stlaw.com
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Other Offices: Bennington, VT  

Law Firm Overview

O’Connor, O’Connor, Bresee & First, P.C. is an insurance defense and litigation firm located in Bennington, Vermont and Albany, New York, serving clients throughout Vermont and New York State. We represent insurance companies, self-insured businesses, and medical professionals in insurance defense, malpractice and litigation matters, insurance coverage disputes, medical malpractice defense, criminal law representation including white collar crimes and DWI, bankruptcy, appellate law, and alternative dispute resolution, as well as administrative issues, serving as panel counsel and acting as local counsel in other capacities.

We have extensive experience handling insurance defense matters, in-depth knowledge of the federal and state laws governing insurance matters, intimate familiarity with local jurisdictions, and knowledge of industry best practices. Our highly skilled team of attorneys has a broad range of experience and develops effective litigation strategies.

Highly regarded by clients and peers alike, O’Connor, O’Connor, Bresee & First, P.C. provides sound legal advice, determined advocacy, and attentive service while pursuing solutions to our clients’ legal problems.

Year this Office was Established: 1994

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Professional Negligence; Legal Malpractice; Environmental Litigation; Truck and Auto Liability; Americans with Disabilities Act; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Forgery; Alcohol-related Offenses; Driving while Ability Impaired (DWAI); Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License; Traffic Infractions; Property Offenses; Larceny; Criminal Mischief; Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Debt Reorganization; Chapter 13 Bankruptcy; Non-Dischargeable Debts; Credit Card Debts; Medical Debts; Stop Creditor Harassment; Defending Self-Insured Businesses; Commercial Liability Defense; Lead Paint/Poisoning; Ladder Fall; Medical Device Defense; Pharmaceutical and Dangerous Drug Defense; Property Damage; Construction Defect; Dog Bites; Negligent Security; Personal Injury Protection (PIP); Uninsured Motorist (UM); Supplementary Uninsured Motorist (SUM); Underinsured Motorist (UIM).

Areas of Law Description

- Insurance Defense

O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, PC is often retained as panel counsel for numerous insurance companies, handling a wide range of insurance defense issues, including declaratory judgment actions and coverage opinions.

- Medical Malpractice Defense

The firm provides experienced counsel and aggressive advocacy for medical professionals and institutions facing malpractice claims. We currently serve as regional counsel for several major medical malpractice insurance carriers.

- Defending Self-Insured Businesses

The firm helps self-insured businesses with a wide range of liability claims and insurance defense issues. We have represented numerous small and large corporations throughout the region and have a proven track record of success winning favorable results for our clients.

- Insurance Coverage

The firm represents insurers throughout NY and Vermont on a wide range of insurance coverage disputes including bad faith and extra-contractual litigation, environmental and complex torts coverage, general liability coverage, inland marine, builder's risk, directors and officers' liability coverage, and others.

- Appellate Practice

Our NY appellate law firm has the specialized skills necessary to assist in reversing an adverse ruling or protecting a favorable one. Our appellate lawyers utilize their special skills to obtain the best results possible for our clients.

- Mediation and Arbitration

Attorney Terence P. O'Connor has extensive experience serving as a neutral third party and assisting disputing parties in reaching favorable outcomes to their issues, thus avoiding litigation and preserving business relationships.


Dianne Bresee Ms. Dianne C. Bresee
Construction Law, Environmental Law, Equine Law, Insurance, Product Liability Litigation

Michael Cavanagh Michael P Cavanagh
Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Premises Liability, Product Liability

Dennis First Mr. Dennis A. First
Personal Injury

Anne Hurley Anne M Hurley
Health Care, Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Professional Malpractice

P. Baird Joslin, Jr. P. Baird Joslin, Jr.
Accident, Animal Bites, Automotive, Car Accident, Civil Litigation

Brian Krzykowski Brian P Krzykowski
Medical Malpractice, Municipal and State Law, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Retail

Danielle Meyers Danielle N Meyers
Civil Litigation, Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Professional Liability

Michele Monserrate Michele M Monserrate
Appellate Practice, Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Professional Malpractice

Terence O'Connor Mr. Terence P. O'Connor
Arbitration, Civil Litigation, Malpractice, Mediation, Medical Malpractice

Michael O'Connor Mr. Michael J. O'Connor
Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, Real Property Law


Steven Auletta Steven J Auletta
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability Litigation

Carol Crummey Carol E Crummey
Car Accident, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Litigation

Aaron DePaolo Aaron M DePaolo
Car Accident, Civil Litigation, Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability

Shannon Frazier Shannon D Frazier
Debt Relief

Dylan Gallagher Dylan S Gallagher
Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI, Embezzlement, Felonies



  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

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