Nicole L. O’Connor
Many individuals decide their career paths based on their own personal experiences; this is especially true in Nicole’s case. It was Memorial Day weekend in 1992 where Nicole and her mother were hit by a drunk driver. The accident left Nicole’s mother permanently handicapped and the man who hit them got away with it. Nicole knew at that moment she wanted to be a lawyer and help defend those in need.
Nicole began here studies at McHenry County College. Drury University was her next stop to higher education, she graduated with a B.S. in General Studies, later she would go on to attend Northern Illinois University College of Law and received her J.D. Animals are a major passion of Nicole’s, in Law School, Nicole became President of the of the NIU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund when she and other students at the College restarted the organization after nearly four years of inactivity. It was her and her colleagues who would go on to stop a fraudulent rescue in McHenry County and stop a potential puppy mill from popping up in Winnebago County.
Nicole is a native to McHenry County and has lived there her entire life. She is no stranger to the happenings that go on in and around McHenry County. Before joining Prime Law Group, Nicole worked as a paralegal, serving McHenry County for 18 years. She was responsible for a number of cases that varied widely such as personal injury, property damage, security disability and civil litigation. Nicole’s is passionate about all cases she represents, but when it comes to worker compensation, she is your go to. Earlier in life Nicole crushed her wrist at work in a conveyer belt, she is no stranger to the struggles that can present themselves when dealing with workers compensation.
Nicole views her clients in the lens that they are basically family to her, and family comes first. She will go to no ends to justify your satisfaction and assure that you and your case are dealt with appropriately. No matter the client, Nicole focuses to have a “work for them attitude”.
When she is not practicing law, you can probably find her in some field with her jeep off-roading. Nicole is a Moderator for the Illinois JeepHERS as she is a Jeep enthusiast as well as a member of various Jeep clubs and car clubs. Along with her love of jeeps, Nicole holds a strong love for animal rescue and volunteers for several animal rescues in her spare time.