Practice Areas

At Patrick O'Connell Law Offices in Bloomsburg, PA, we have experience in numerous practice areas of the law. Whether you need a trial lawyer, criminal lawyer, or someone to help you with a foreclosure, Patrick O'Connell Law Offices is on your side with the legal experience and representation you need.

Below find a detailed practice area list and learn what areas of the law we can help you with.

If you would like more information about our experience or what we specialize in feel free to contact us online or by phone at 570-380-1280. We look forward to assisting you with your legal needs.

Legal Specialties:

  • Criminal Law

    It is very unfortunate when good people face criminal charges. Patrick O'Connell has handled criminal cases in the following counties: Bloomsburg, Columbia, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Sullivan. He defends clients in criminal law cases with the intent of insuring the best possible outcome no matter what the criminal charges are. If the case needs to go to trial, rest assured we will use the appropriate legal experts and investigators, combined with our expertise, to give you the best possible chances of an acquittal. If it is a case for which there is no defense, then we will work equally as hard to mitigate the damage and get the best possible sentence or outcome. We have had great success in achieving probation sentences for people facing serious charges. Furthermore, we have had great success at getting people placed into the ARD Program which allows the individual to have his charges dismissed and his record cleared.
  • Felony Charges

    When an individual faces Felony charges, he or she needs aggressive and competent legal representation. Trust us to get you the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
  • Misdemeanors

    Classic Misdemeanor offenses include DUI, drug and drug paraphernalia possession, simple assault, criminal trespass and theft. Trust Patrick O'Connell law office to handle your case with diligence and enthusiasm.
  • Juvenile Proceedings

    Minors who are accused of a crime have special protections afforded by the law. When a minor has been criminally charged, make sure you hire our law office to protect the minor's rights and secure the best possible outcome.
  • Trial Law

    Attorney O'Connell is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been so certified for the past 10 years. Only 3% of the lawyers nationwide have achieved this certification. Attorney O'Connell has tried dozens of cases. Attorney O'Connell has settled hundreds of other legal cases. Trust our office to handle any civil or criminal trials which may be in your future.
  • Magistrate's Hearings

    In Pennsylvania, civil cases with a value less than $12,000.00 can be heard in the local District Magistrate's office. We have handled many hearings before local Magistrates. Trust our experience to get you the best outcome possible.
  • DUI/Driving Under the Influence

    DUI/Driving Under the Influence is one of the most common crimes charged. We have been successful in having DUI cases dismissed. We have also been successful in having individuals charged with DUI placed into an ARD Program which allows the individual charged to avoid pleading guilty and instead places them into a short probationary period which when successfully completed requires law enforcement to completely expunge (or clear) the arrest record.
  • Medical Malpractice

    Attorney O'Connell has had vast experience handling medical malpractice cases throughout Bloomsburg, Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania. We have handled cases involving surgical malpractice, failure to appropriately diagnose cancer or other diseases, failure to properly interpret x-rays and radiology cases and cases involving negligent emergency department treatment. Trust our law office to promptly evaluate and handle your medical malpractice claim.
  • Unemployment Compensation

    Losing one's job puts a tremendous financial strain on you and your family. If you are in this position and facing an unemployment compensation challenge, make sure to hire our law office in order to secure the benefits to which you are entitled.
  • Home & Mortgage Foreclosure Defense

    Facing the foreclosure of your home is devastating. Hire one of our experienced attorneys to fight the bank or lending company attempting to foreclosure. There are several defenses available which could be of benefit to you. Similarly, there are many programs available to help one achieve a mortgage modification and allow you to keep the home. Our law office will work exceptionally hard to keep the bank or lending company from foreclosing on you.
  • Credit Card Disputes

    Credit card companies are tenacious in the claims they bring against card holders. Often credit card companies charge excessive rates of interest and excessive late fees which make it impossible to square away a credit card balance. Our law office has successfully defended dozens of individuals who have been sued by a credit card company. Make sure to call our law office right away if you are in such a situation.
  • Motor Vehicle/Automobile Accidents

    If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered injuries or require answers to questions, call our law office right away. We have had extensive experience dealing with insurance companies who are required to cover someone's losses as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The law is very tricky and ever evolving regarding automobile accidents and insurance responsibilities. Get the answers you need from our law office.
  • Governmental Disputes

    Because of our reputation of being a law firm which likes to fight, we have often been hired to handle individual's disputes with governmental agencies. We have filed suit against Columbia County, Montour County, the Borough of Danville, the Town of Bloomsburg, the Borough of Berwick and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We have handled zoning disputes before municipal zoning hearing boards. We have even fought with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). If you have a dispute with a governmental agency, don't just sit back and take it. Hire our law office to obtain the justice you deserve.