PATRICK J. O’CONNOR, JR. Partner with the international law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP in its Minneapolis, Minnesota office. He received his B.A. degree from Hamline University in 1975 and his JD degree from The American University in 1981. He was law clerk to Miles W. Lord, Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Mr. O’Connor’s practice focuses on construction, suretyship and insurance. He has served as litigation or coverage counsel for contractors, owners, design professionals, and product suppliers in disputes venued in over 25 states and Canada. He also acts as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in construction and insurance disputes. Mr. O’Connor is co-author of Bruner & O’Connor on Construction Law (West Group 2002), a ten-volume construction law treatise. He was an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Third, Suretyship and Guaranty. He works closely with a number of industry organizations on Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery initiatives. Mr. O’Connor currently is Co-Chair of the BIMForum’s Legal Subforum.

Mr. O’Connor was outside counsel to the AIA’s Documents Committee during its effort to draft the Single Purpose Entity family of IPD documents and the Multi-Party family of documents. Mr. O’Connor has held LEED AP (New Construction) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a Fellow, member of the Executive Committee, and Immediate Past-President of the American College of Construction Lawyers. Mr. O’Connor is also a former member of the Governing Committee for the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. Mr. O’Connor is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” “International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers,” and “Minnesota Super Lawyers.”      

Pat O’Connor can be reached by phone at 612-766-7413 or email at